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Public Safety

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects June 15-22.

    •Douglas Wayne Piver, 47, of Midway Road, Whiteville, was arrested and charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, resisting a law enforcement officer, fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving, driving while license revoked and driving while impaired on June 16.

    •Larceny of fishing equipment was reported June 17 on Ocean Boulevard West.

  • 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 of bicycle on West Second Street.

    •Property damage on Fairmount Street.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle on East Second Street.

    •Marquise Weddington, 18, of Granite Quarry; charged with underage drinking on East First Street.

  • Property damage, arrests reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated damage to property reported June 17 at Sunset Oaks subdivision.

    Someone apparently shot a utility trailer multiple times with a BB gun, shooting holes through the roof and denting the sides.

    On June 17, police also charged Natasha Edwina Farroba, 44, of Calabash, with driving while impaired and having no insurance. She was stopped on Sunset Boulevard and taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Community complaints lead to two drug arrests in Sunset Beach

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two suspects after community complaints in the Seaside Road area of Sunset Beach.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, drug agents answered community complaints at 210 Seaside Road, Sunset Beach, on June 15. Drug agents searched the home and seized about 25 grams of marijuana, marijuana plants, diverted prescription pills and drug paraphernalia from the home.

  • 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 14-20, K-9 deputies answered 14 calls, wrote 11 citations and made 11 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Coastal Retreat, Shell Point, Southport and Cedar Grove.

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

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Koolabrew Drive in Calabash; suspect cut fence and entered victim’s premises, damaging fence.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Randolph Street in Bolivia; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole medication.

  • Supply man killed in camper fire

    A Supply man was killed June 3 when his camper caught fire.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Robert Houston Marshall, 51, of 3123 Canal View St., Supply, was killed when his camper caught fire around 2:35 a.m. Thursday, June 3.

    Capt. Sam Davis said the preliminary State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) investigation suggests the fire was accidentally started by cooking. The investigation is ongoing.

  • 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.

  • Shallotte crime report

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

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from coin-operated machines at the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, GoGas and Black’s Tire, causing $500 in damage to and stealing $100 from each machine. An officer was able to lift fingerprints and has put in a request for surveillance video.

    •Larceny of medication on Brooks Court; suspect took $5 worth of Carisoprodol pills from victim’s house.

  • Suspects arrested in break-in at Rutledge Community Center

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two suspects in connection with a break-in reported at the Rutledge Community Center near Shallotte.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said detectives arrested Jennifer Kathleen Lewis on June 18.

    A second suspect, Merton Robert Gainey III, was arrested Monday, June 21, Stanley said.