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Public Safety

  • Shallotte man charged with stealing handguns from a pawnshop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Shallotte man for stealing two handguns from a local pawnshop.

    On Monday, May 10, detectives arrested Gregory Glen Schupman, 26, of 938 Palmer Drive, Shallotte, and charged him with two counts of felony larceny of a firearm, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley.

    According to Stanley, Schupman allegedly stole two handguns from Jenny’s Pawn and Jewelry on Holden Beach Road.

  • Supply man charged with methamphetamine possession

    A Supply man was arrested last week, charged with possession of methamphetamine.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Israel West, drug agents arrested Donald Weston Jr. after they intercepted a UPS package containing crystal methamphetamine. The package contained 7 grams of methamphetamine, which carries a $1,400 street value.

  • Two arrested for stolen golf carts, utility trailers in Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two suspects for golf cart and utility trailer thefts in the Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach areas.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detective Chris Barbour said detectives recovered two golf carts and one utility trailer stolen from the mainland Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach areas.

    Robert Dion Maldanado and Gary Lynn Thompson were arrested for the thefts May 5.

  • Oak Island woman killed by drunk driver

    An Oak Island woman and mother of three was killed Friday night when her car was struck head-on by a drunk driver.

    Satu Harris, 38, of Oak Island, died Friday, May 7, when her car was hit head-on by a truck driven by Daniel Harrison Brennick, according to a N.C. State Highway Patrol report.

    Brennick, 22, of Southport, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck north on N.C. 133 about 3.5 miles north of Southport around 11:29 p.m. May 7.

  • 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:

    •Stolen purse on Holden Beach Road; suspect stole victim’s purse from the side of the road.

    •Property damage and larceny on Chadwick Landing Road in Shallotte; suspect cut victim’s gas line and stole a gas tank.

    •Larceny on Chadwick Landing Road in Shallotte; suspect stole jewelry from victim’s jewelry box.

  • 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.