Public Safety

  • Shallotte woman arrested for assault

    A Shallotte woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting several people.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said just after 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, sheriff’s deputies responded to 1244 Hale Swamp Road after receiving reports of “a large amount of subjects fighting in the roadway.”

    Three victims received lacerations from a pocketknife and were taken to Brunswick Community Hospital by personal vehicles before law enforcement officers arrived on the scene.

  • Upgrades at the Brunswick County Detention Center

    BOLIVIA—Sheriff’s office officials have recently made several upgrades at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the recent upgrades would “better serve the citizens of Brunswick County.”

    Upgrades include an Internet-based inmate visitation and kiosk system for inmates. The equipment and installation of both systems would not cost the county any money, but the county would make a small percentage using both services, Stanley said.

  • Board of education adopts interim budget

    BOLIVIA—Until the state and the county finalize their respective operating budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, the board of education is unable to adopt a formal budget resolution.

    Brunswick County Schools Finance Director Freyja Cahill said the board couldn’t adopt its formal fiscal year 2011-2012 operating budget until its funding sources—the state and the county—approve the upcoming fiscal year’s budgets.

    The 2011 fiscal year budget takes effect July 1.

  • 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:

    •Armed robbery on Walker Street in Leland; suspects entered victim’s business armed with guns.

    •Fire investigation on Cross Street in Shallotte; victim’s doublewide trailer caught on fire.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Robinsons Park Trail in Supply; suspect attempted to enter victim’s residence, damaging two doors and a screen window.

  • ACE roundup: Ten arrested for impaired driving charges

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested 10 people for impaired driving last week.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From June 6-12, ACE deputies issued 70 total arrests and citations, including four driving while impaired charges and 18 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 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 6-12, K-9 deputies issued 14 citations and made nine drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Albert Wayne Skipper, 30, of 518 Town Creek Road NE in Leland, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Jason Lee Calhoun, 40, of 2696 Craven St., Supply, was charged with resisting a public officer.

  • Calabash woman killed in single-car wreck

    LONGWOOD—A Calabash woman was killed Monday in a single-car wreck on Longwood Road.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. T.T. Daniels, Sarah Nicole Linker, 24, of Calabash, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Longwood Road near N.C. 130 Monday evening.

    Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, Linker was driving her 2008 Ford passenger vehicle north on Longwood Road.

  • Leland woman wanted for PTO embezzlement

    A Leland woman is wanted for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from a local parent-teacher organization.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives are searching for Dana Leigh Brooks, 38, of 3430 Andrew Jackson Highway, Leland.

    Brooks is wanted for twelve counts of embezzlement for allegedly embezzling more than $5,000 from the PTO at Lincoln Primary School, Stanley said.

  • Armed bank robbery suspect arrested

    A South Carolina man has been arrested for an armed bank robbery in Supply last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Lee Adelstone II for an armed robbery at Waccamaw Bank last week.

    Stanley said Adelstone, 22, of 709 48th Ave., North Myrtle Beach, S.C., entered the bank at 3178 Holden Beach Road just before 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 9, handed a note to the teller stating he had a gun and demanding she give him “all the money.”

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    A Cary man was arrested for several drug charges after being stopped at a driver’s license checkpoint last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies conducted a driver’s license checkpoint on U.S. 17 at the state line Sunday, May 29.

    Deputies seized 29 grams of cocaine, 22 grams of marijuana, $808 in cash, a BMW and various drug paraphernalia, including plastic bags, scales and rolling papers.