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Public Safety

  • 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.

    •Van Hewett, 23, of Supply; charged with carrying concealed weapons, including a handgun and knife.

    •Catherine Griffin, 23, of Chapel Hill; charged with less than a half ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    •Samuel Billings, 23, of Chapel Hill; charged with less than a half ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County man arrested in Wilmington

    Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested a Southport man on cocaine and firearms charges Friday night in Wilmington.

    According to a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office press release, detectives arrested Cornelius Keith Smith, 35, of Southport, after an undercover investigation.

    Smith was arrested on Oleander Drive in Wilmington. During the arrest, detectives seized an assault rifle, two automatic handguns, an extra magazine and a ballistic vest, the press release states.

  • 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.

  • 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 Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect pulled out cable cord from behind victim’s home.

    •Larceny on Twisted Lane in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s trailer.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Holden Beach Road in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s garage and stole tools and copper wire.

  • Man charged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police charged a man Friday with failure to appear.
    Sunset Beach police arrested Michael Holland, 25, on a warrant after they found him at a residence in Sea Trail.
     

  • 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 Megan Marie Gray, 24, of 2762 Flamingo Road, Shallotte, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and driving left of center. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.

  • Sheriff’s detectives searching for larceny suspects

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two suspects they say were involved in a larceny at Walgreens on Sabbath Home Road.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s detectives are searching for two unidentified suspects involved in a larceny from Walgreens at 1138 Sabbath Home Road in Supply around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20.

    Stanley said the suspects stole about $500 worth of concealed items from the store.

  • Woman with Brunswick ties found dead in Asheboro

    An Ash native living in Asheboro was found dead Tuesday in a wooded area off Brewer Street in Asheboro.

    Asheboro Police Lt. Richard Thompson said the body of 22-year-old Shaunna Walley was found around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday several feet from a trail off Brewer Street in Asheboro by a person who was walking on the trail.

    Walley’s great uncle, Jeff Carll, said Walley, who grew up in the Ash area and has ties to the Brunswick County community, had been living in Asheboro for about a year and a half.

  • Car hits Citgo building, injures employees

    Steven McInturff drove his 2006 Kia into the side of the Citgo station on Holden Beach Road Monday morning, pinning an employee between the car and the wall and also injuring the manager, according to Chief Doug Todd of the Tri-Beach Fire Department and Trooper Ricky Hooks of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Both employees were transported Brunswick Community Hospital for minor injuries, Hooks said. McInturff was charged with unsafe movement.

  • One suspect arrested, one wanted for breaking and entering in Leland

    LELAND—One suspect has been arrested; a second suspect is wanted and remains at large for breaking into a Leland home and stealing more than $8,000 worth of property.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said Christopher Wayne Lanier and Bradley Joshua Jarman have been charged for their alleged roles in the breaking and entering and larceny to a home off Shady Hill Lane in Leland between Monday, May 10, and Thursday, May 13.