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Public Safety

  • K-9 Enforcement Team Round-up

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently launched its newest law enforcement initiative, the K-9 enforcement team.

    The team, comprised of five K-9 officers and their dogs, is similar to the sheriff’s office community policing program, which targets areas with high crime and drug activity, but the K-9 enforcement team is its own patrol division. The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny at Ocean Point; victim reported $200 bicycle missing.

    •Larceny on Jan Street; victim reported a 24-inch, 18-speed mountain bicycle and three fishing rods and reels missing, totaling $580.

    •Larceny on Concord Street; Victim reported a woodgrain skimboard and a black boogie board missing.

    •Larceny at Waves on Causeway Drive; the cash register was $100 short.

  • Former deputy clerk pleads guilty

    Former Brunswick County deputy clerk of court Sherry Lynn Carmichael pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement July 28.

    According to district attorney Rex Gore, Carmichael pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Gary Locklear. Locklear sentenced Carmichael to a probationary sentence, which included $3,400 in restitution, Gore said.

    Carmichael was arrested and charged with two counts of embezzling state property May 8, 2007. She was employed as a deputy clerk of court from Aug. 20, 2000 until she was terminated April 16, 2007.

  • Two charged with Sunset Beach car break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have arrested two teenagers and recovered numerous items in connection with a rash of recent car break-ins, most of them on the Sunset Beach island.

    Justin Darriel Carver, 17, of 1105 North Shore Drive W., Sunset Beach, and Dakota Alexis Reyna, 18, of 98 Field Planters Circle, Calabash, were each charged July 29 with seven counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, seven counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, and one charge of larceny of a firearm.

    Each is on a $73,000 bond at Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Leland Crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on Reed Road; suspect stole $50 worth of meat from Food Lion.

    •Timothy Barton Smith, 44, of 301 Savanna Branch Road, Leland; charged with driving while impaired.

    •Larceny of mail on Stone Bridge Lane; suspect stole various pieces of mail from victim’s mailbox.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Vandalism on Blockade Runner; suspect damaged an oil reservoir.

    •Vandalism on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect damaged victim’s mailbox.

    •Joseph Raymond Montgomery IV, 18, of 4629 Buckline Circle, Atlanta; charged with possessing/concealing stolen property.

  • Leland Crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Shoplifting on New Pointe Boulevard; suspect shoplifted from Wal-Mart.

    •Shoplifting on New Pointe Boulevard; Barbara Karen Hewett, 45, of 1328 Goley-Hewett Road, Bolivia, was cited for shoplifting and issued a trespassing violation warning.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on Sandpiper Bay Drive; victim reported a green club golf cart missing but was later recovered.

    •Larceny on Palm Court; victim reported a golf cart missing but was later recovered.

    •Larceny, breaking and entering and property damage on Causeway Drive; victim reported a broken plate in the door and a gumball machine stolen.

  • K-9 Enforcement team report

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently launched its newest law enforcement initiative, the K-9 enforcement team.

    The team, comprised of five K-9 officers and their dogs, is similar to the sheriff’s office community policing program, which targets areas with high crime and drug activity, but the K-9 enforcement team is its own patrol division.

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on James Way in Leland; suspect broke passenger window of victim’s vehicle and took a purse.

    •Larceny and trespassing on Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect came onto victim’s property and stole a Suzuki Cougar.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Ocean Haven Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a CD player/stereo.