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Public Safety

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and kidnapping on Gales Road in Winnabow; suspect pushed victim through a glass table.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Fourth Street in Southport; suspect took victim’s vehicle and did not return it.

    •Simple assault on Sea Pines Drive in Southport; suspect assaulted two victims.

  • Thirteen arrested in second countywide child support roundup

    For the second time in as many months, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have conducted a countywide roundup targeting people who owe outstanding child support.

    On Thursday, Aug. 12, deputies arrested 13 suspects wanted on child support orders during the roundup from 2 p.m. to midnight, sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

    In July, deputies arrested 31 suspects wanted on child support orders. The July 28 roundup ran from noon until 11 p.m. that evening, Stanley said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

  • UPDATE: Rape charge against BCC student dismissed

    While most Brunswick Community College students were gearing up for school—locating classrooms, buying books, meeting their professors—BCC freshman Aaron Baker spent the night before the first day of class, and three nights after that, in jail.

    Charged with second-degree rape on Aug. 15, and under a $100,000 secured bond, Baker’s classmates began the next chapter of their scholastic lives while he sat in jail for four nights before being cleared of the charge.

  • Shallotte man wanted for drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit are searching for a Shallotte man wanted for multiple drug charges.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, drug agents executed a search and seizure warrant at a Shallotte residence Friday, Aug. 13.

    Stanley said deputies first responded to a home at 828 Farmers Court, Shallotte, when someone requested deputies investigate the resident’s well being.

  • Supply man charged with breaking and entering and larceny

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Supply man for breaking and entering into a Supply home in June.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, John Truman Holden III, 23, of 2827 Sea Vista Drive, Supply, was arrested Aug. 6.

  • Pill trafficker found with 11,000 prescription drugs sentenced

    Ritchie L. Carson, 46, of 555 Gilbert Road, Bolivia, has been sentenced to a minimum of 90 months and a maximum of 117 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine for trafficking by possession and transportation of the prescription pain medication oxycodone.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •James Melvin Hewett, 23, of Shallotte; charged with assault on a female on Al Street.

    •Larceny of camera at Las Palmeras in Shallotte; victim believes camera fell out of her car while taking a bag out of her vehicle.

    •Andrew Thomas Smeltzer, 36 of Ocean Isle Beach; charged with forgery of a check and uttering of a forged document. He attempted to cash a stolen check.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny from automobile on East First Street; suspect took registration plate.

    •Christopher R. Couch, 21, of Fulton, Ark.; charged with driving while impaired and open container.

    •Rachel Utsett, 19, of Fayetteville; charged with consuming alcohol while less than 21.

  • Damages, arrests in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police have investigated incidents of vandalism and reported arrests in separate incidents.

    On Aug. 6, a window was reported broken on a front-end loader belonging to East Coast Contractor. Deputy chief Steve Smith said someone took a bar or similar object to break the window on the machine that’s being used to install sewer line at Oyster Bay.

    Damage to personal property also was reported Aug. 6 to a mailbox on Shoreline Drive East.