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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Preliminary autopsy results inconclusive on woman found dead in pond

    WINNABOW—Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an incident in the Winnabow area Tuesday, where a body of a woman was found in a pond.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, around 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, sheriff’s deputies found the body of Juanita Mobley Shaw, 56, of Winnabow, in a pond at 1554 Queen’s Way in Winnabow.

    “It appears to be a drowning at this time,” Stanley said. 

  • Jury convicts Tennessee man of impaired driving on a golf cart

     BOLIVIA— On Friday, July 2, a Brunswick County jury convicted a Tennessee man for driving while impaired.

    According to the District Attorney’s Office, a Brunswick County jury convicted William McNabb of operating a golf cart while impaired for a 2008 incident on Bald Head Island.

    McNabb, a college student from Tennessee, registered a .20 blood alcohol level on the intoxilyzer, which is more than twice the legal limit.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From June 28-July 4, K-9 deputies answered 16 calls, wrote 16 citations and made 11 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Southport, Carolina Place and Sunset Harbor.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects, which are taken directly from citations and arrest reports:

  • Fourteen DWI cases dismissed because of Southport officer under investigation for stealing money

    BOLIVIA—Fourteen driving while impaired cases were dismissed Thursday, July 1, in Brunswick County’s DWI court.

    “It causes me physical pain to do that,” assistant district attorney Sarah Garner said of the dismissals.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Stolen car, keys at Jones Ford

    Shallotte Police are investigating the theft of a car and two sets of keys from Jones Ford.

    On July 6, Jones Ford employees reported someone had broken into the dealership, causing $600 in damage to a window, and stole a four-door Toyota Sequoia valued at $16,000 along with keys to a GMC Envoy and a Ford Fusion.

    Glass was on the floor underneath the window along with a large rock, the incident report states.

     

    Suspect under investigation in break-ins

  • Deputy cleared of wrongdoing after striking 14-year-old with vehicle

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy, whose vehicle struck a 14-year-old boy last Wednesday night, has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s deputy Andrew Lentz has been cleared after an investigation by the sheriff’s office professional standards division.

    “It has been determined deputy Lentz has violated no traffic laws or departmental policies, and he has been cleared of any wrongdoing in this incident,” Stanley said.