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Public Safety

  • Holden Beach man charged with DWI, careless and reckless driving after crash on bridge

    A Holden Beach man was charged with driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving after a crash on the Holden Beach bridge delayed traffic for several hours.

    Tony Lynn Whittington, 56, of 299 Sandpiper Drive, Holden Beach, was charged with driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving on Friday, June 4.

  • Missing Brunswick man found dead in Hyde County

    A Brunswick County man missing since May has been found dead.

    According to the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office, Tracy Paul Whalen, 49, was found dead June 8 in Hyde County. No foul play is suspected.

    Whalen was first reported missing to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, May 30, though he had been missing for about a week, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson April Stanley said.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Jack Russell Bellamy, 68, of 1520 Hickman Road NW, Calabash, with failure to yield right-of-way after a wreck on Main Street and Sellers Road in which his 2005 Ford was rear-ended by a 2005 Honda driven by Patrician Ann Morgan, 33, of 1538 North Wind Drive, Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Oak Island woman charged with bank robbery

    An Oak Island woman has been arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Karilyn Neely, 30, of 132 NE 16th St., Oak Island, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Neely was arrested Monday afternoon for her alleged role in a robbery at Waccamaw Bank, 3178 Holden Beach Road, Supply around 4:48 p.m., Stanley said.

  • Thefts reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a motor vehicle break-in and larceny reported June 7 on Sailfish Drive. A cell phone was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

    Another car break-in and larceny were reported June 8 on Sixth Street. A purse and wallet, credit cards, money and personal checks were stolen. The purse was recovered from the waterway.

    Damage to personal property was reported June 8. Someone slashed a tire in the Food Lion parking lot.

  • Man who left nursing home reported missing

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man who left a Brunswick County nursing home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said David “Sunny” Riggins, 62, of 1478 River Road, Winnabow, was reported missing June 13.

  • Sheriff’s office stepping up patrols for busy summer months

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram has a message for those hitting the roads during the county’s peak tourist months—slow down.

    Sheriff’s deputies have stepped up patrols and checkpoints, targeting impaired, aggressive and speeding drivers on Brunswick’s roadways as traffic volume swells during the bustling summer months.

    “It’s killing people,” Ingram said about speed, impaired driving and aggressive driving.

    “And we are going to do everything we can to stop it.” 

  • Stolen car recovered in Wilmington

    SUNSET BEACH—A car stolen May 29 while its owner left the engine running to go inside the Minuteman convenience store on N.C. 904 has been recovered.

    The 1998 Dodge Stratus was found June 1 in Wilmington, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said Monday.

    Musical equipment that had been inside the car was not recovered, Smith said.

    No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Nicholas Shaun Anderson, 26, of 9044 Shady Forest Drive, Calabash, with larceny and misdemeanor possession of one-half ounce of marijuana at Walmart. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of cash at Rourk Library; suspect took $15 gift card and $35 in cash from victim’s unlocked vehicle.

  • Convicted murderer sentenced to life in prison could be paroled in 2013

    A man convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison could be paroled by 2013.

    According to the N.C. Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission, Terrance Jones, 34, could be released on parole May 19, 2013. Jones was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Oct. 17, 1994 for his role in a Nov. 28, 1993 murder in Brunswick County.