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Public Safety

  • Sunset Beach man arrested for operating mushroom lab

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sunset Beach man has been arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana and mushrooms.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, drug agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Ronald Ishman Grimsley, 20, of 8922 Carra Lane, Sunset Beach, on June 4.

    After executing a search warrant at Grimsley’s Sunset Beach home, drug agents discovered a clandestine laboratory, where drug agents seized 47 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms, 32 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • 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:

    •Larceny on Crabapple Road; suspect stole a washer, dryer and two air conditioning units from victim’s residence.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Wood Treatment Road in Leland; suspect cut locks on victim’s trailer and stole a torch kit and a saw.

    •Larceny on Shoreline Drive SW in Supply; suspect stole victim’s water pump.

  • Brunswick fugitive arrested in Texas, extradited back to North Carolina

    An anonymous tip has led to the arrest of a Brunswick County fugitive who was living in Texas.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, the sheriff’s office received an anonymous tip on its tip line May 19 about a wanted suspect, John Carl Wilson.

  • 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.

  • 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 7-13, K-9 deputies answered 17 calls, wrote nine citations and made eight drug arrests.

    Charges included three possession of marijuana charges and nine possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Magnolia Greens, Shell Point Acres, Seashore Hills, Forest Hills and Supply.

  • Former university tennis coach pleads guilty to DWI in New Hanover County

    A former university tennis coach arrested last year in downtown Wilmington has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team Sgt. Billy Caulk, Nick Keith Stutsman, 49, of 175 Plum Nelly Road, Athens, Ga., pleaded guilty to DWI in New Hanover County Court on May 27.

    At the time of his arrest, Stutsman was the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

  • 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.