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Public Safety

  • Two arrested for Lakewood Estates break-ins

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Two suspects were arrested Saturday, July 10, for allegedly breaking into a Lakewood Estates home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said around 2 p.m. Saturday, a neighbor called to report a suspicious vehicle behind a home at 5434 Lakewood Drive. The homeowners were out of the state, Stanley said.

    When deputies arrived at the Lakewood Drive home, Cpl. Ray Coarsey saw two suspects inside the residence.

  • Supply man arrested for rape

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a suspect for second-degree rape and kidnapping.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said Milton Perry Lewis, 26, of 1366 Glen Road, Supply, was arrested Monday, July 12.

    Lewis was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense and kidnapping for an incident that occurred Friday, July 9.

    Lewis was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he remains under a $100,000 secured bond.

  • Supply woman killed Saturday afternoon in single-vehicle wreck

    SUPPLY—A Supply woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck on Mount Pisgah Road in Supply.

    Renishia Nicole Jenrette, 21, of 886 Makatoka Road, Supply, died Saturday afternoon after her car flipped several times and she was ejected, N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. A. E.  Morris said.

  • Operation Firecracker nets 10 DWI arrests in Brunswick County

    Between June 28 and July 4, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office participated in Operation Firecracker, a statewide campaign targeting impaired drivers.

    During the weeklong campaign, sheriff’s deputies conducted saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout Brunswick County. Ten drivers were charged with driving while impaired.

  • Local prosecutors to appear on NBC’s ‘Dateline’

    District attorney candidate for the 13th Prosecutorial District Jon David and 5th District Attorney Ben David will appear on NBC’s Dateline at 10 p.m. Monday, July 12, to discuss the investigation and prosecution of Tyrone Delgado, 41, who is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of FBI secretary Melissa Mooney.

    Jon David calls the prosecution of Tyrone Delgado his greatest accomplishment as a prosecutor, and next week Dateline NBC will chronicle it.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit charged the following suspects last week:

    •Danny Joe Bass, of 2042 River St., Supply, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Bass was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Second-degree trespassing on Vale Street in Supply; suspect continues to enter victim’s property when told not to.

    •Possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Dosher Cutoff in Southport; suspect was stopped at a checkpoint while driving a stolen vehicle.

    •Lost/stolen tag on Sunset Drive in Bolivia; victim’s tag came off vehicle.

  • Two suspects arrested for Leland break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two suspects who were implicated in several investigations involving a Leland business.

    Landmark Properties, 2101 Enterprise Blvd., was broken into on three occasions, June 24, June 29 and July 6.

    Around 2 a.m. July 6, sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the business and caught suspects Jonathan Steven Terry and David Uegene Lee on the roof attempting to enter the building, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

  • Warrants pending in Sunset Beach purse snatching

    SUNSET BEACH—Warrants are pending for suspects in an attempted purse snatching incident that occurred Monday night.
    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said the incident was reported at 8:25 p.m. in the Food Lion parking lot.
    Smith said a white female jumped from the backseat of a car and tried to grab a purse from a female walking to her car with her children. The victim was able to fight off the perpetrator and retain her purse, Smith 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.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.