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Public Safety

  • 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 May 3-9, K-9 deputies answered 13 calls, wrote 10 citations and made five drug arrests, including four possession of marijuana charges, five possession of drug paraphernalia charges and one possession of a schedule II controlled substance charge.

    K-9 deputies found 23 grams of marijuana and one Concerta pill.

  • Shallotte crime report

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

    •Police charged Shady Leonard Daniels III, 29, of 5161 Lakewood Drive, Shallotte, with two counts of worthless check and one count of obtaining property by false pretense. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged William David Salmon, 20, of 143 Wall St., Shallotte, with domestic assault. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under no bond.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man arrested for stealing steaks from Lowes Foods

     An Ocean Isle Beach man has been arrested for allegedly stealing steaks from a local grocery store and pulling a knife on an employee.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Joseph Earl Hill, 56, of 1046 Hale Swamp Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested April 24 for allegedly stealing steaks from Lowes Foods on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Hill was charged with one count of assault and battery and one count of shoplifting concealment of goods.

  • Teen charged with Leland break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Leland teen for a string of break-ins in the Town Creek Road and Palmer’s Branch area of Leland.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives Mike Murray and Justin Stadler charged Damian Michael Swan with multiple felony charges for a string of break-ins between April 21 and April 28.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests from April 27 until May 4:

    •Kristina Marie MacCall, 23, of 409 Cox Maddox Road, Sanford, was charged with driving while license revoked on April 25.

    •Johnny Truman Holden, 23, of 2311 Field St., Supply, was charged with driving while license revoked on April 28.

    •Brian Keith Garner, 30, of 3110 Old Ferry Road, Supply, was charged with failure to appear for a operating a vehicle with no insurance charge on April 28.

  • Men arrested in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a man April 25 in connection with an incident at Fibber McGees pub.

    Thomas Allen Gallagher, 32, was charged with delaying and obstructing justice after he got into an altercation with another man at the establishment on Queen Anne Street, deputy chief Steve Smith said.

    Damage to personal property was reported when someone returned the following morning to retrieve Gallagher’s mother’s car from the parking lot. All four tires on the vehicle had been slashed, Smith said.

  • Sheriff’s deputies searching for vehicle breaking and entering suspects

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the suspect or suspects involved in multiple breaking and enterings to motor vehicles in the Hood Creek Village neighborhood in Leland last weekend.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the breaking and entering incidents took place between 10 p.m. Saturday, May 1, and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 2.

    Stanley said the suspects are targeting vehicles that are left unsecured and appear to be looking for GPS systems, electronic devices, coins and cash.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested the following suspects last week.

    After executing a search warrant at 1305 Stevenson Road Lot 5 in Supply, on April 29, drug agents charged Tamara Paulette Clemmons, of the above address was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine. Cocaine and drug paraphernalia were seized from the residence.

    As a result of an ongoing investigation into prescription fraud and prescription pill diversion, the following suspects sere arrested April 26-29.

  • 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 Christos Chris Politis, 50, of 154 Southshore Drive, Holden Beach, with driving while impaired and driving left of center. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Daniel Keith Clinton Jr., 27, of 2022 Seashore Hills Drive, Supply, with breaking and entering an automobile and larceny; he was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • 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:

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on Little Lane in Calabash; suspect struck victim in the head with a baseball bat.

    •Simple assault on Walker Street in Leland; suspect hit victim in the head with a metal pipe.