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Public Safety

  • Can you identify this vehicle?

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office South End Task Force is asking for the public's help in identifying the owner/driver of a white truck. The subject is a person of interest in the April 11 larceny of a utility trailer from Ocean Isle Beach as well as additional larcenies in the southern end of the county. 

    Approximately five utility type trailers have been stolen in the past month from the south end of the county from Ocean Isle Beach to Calabash.

  • Leland Police report

    The Leland Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last three weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    March 25

    Corey Prather, 35, 211 Davie Drive, Wilmington, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant and charged with misdemeanor larceny.

    Dog bite; Jo Anna Lynn Tysinger was bitten by a dog on North Palm Drive in Winnabow.

    March 27

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    Shallotte Police

    Department report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    March 12

    Obtaining property by false pretense and embezzlement/larceny by an employee at Belk; suspect took $279.15 in merchandise and $278.17 in cash.

    March 29

    Disorderly conduct at the BB&T in Shallotte Crossing.

  • Sheriff's Corner: Community service doesn’t have to be formal

    April is widely recognized as Community Service month. Being a native of Brunswick County, I have a deep love for this community—it’s one of the reasons I chose to go into law enforcement—to give back to the community that has been so good to me and my family for such a long time.

    I would like to encourage the citizens of this great county to consider getting involved in some form of community service. There are multiple organizations throughout our area with various opportunities to serve on many different levels.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests during the last three week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

     

    March 28

    Larceny of a teak wood table and six chairs from underneath a house on Baywatch Street.

    March 31

    Simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on East Sixth Street.

  • Special Operations Report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team. The 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 set up checkpoints on Thomasboro Road, Ash-Little River Road, No. 5 School Road and Bridges Road.

    From April 1 through April 7, special operations deputies arrested and charged the following suspects:

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week.

    April 2

    Vandalism to a vehicle on Amberwood Drive, Bolivia.

    False report to a police station on Stamp Act Drive, Bolivia.

    Larceny of credit/debit card on Neese Circle, Leland.

    Vandalism to an electrical box on Gause Landing Road, Ocean Isle Beach.

    Larceny of an outside camera from a Brunswick Electric substation near Virginia Williamson Elementary School.

    Larceny on McKeithan Lane, Leland.

  • Sheriff’s office arrests 50 in Operation Spring Sweep

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice- Narcotics Unit conducted a mass roundup of drug offenders on Wednesday, April 3. Law-enforcement officers from departments throughout the county joined the BCSO to assist in the roundup.

    A list of approximately 70 individuals with various drug offenses was distributed at an early morning briefing.

    Officers dispersed throughout the county and issued warrants simultaneously.

  • Fire department feeling squeezed

    CIVIETOWN—When money owed isn’t paid, how does a fire department continue to run emergency calls?

    That is the tough question faced by many area fire departments including Civietown Volunteer Fire Department.

    Federal and state regulations mandate required equipment, testing procedures and more that must be in place for a department to be operational and to receive a Department of Insurance rating—a rating that directly affects homeowners’ pocketbooks.

  • Sheriff's Corner: Theft on the rise

    Theft on the rise in Brunswick County

     

    Theft is on the rise in our county. We have seen an increase of breaking and entering and larceny incidents over the past year.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is committed to investigating these incidents thoroughly. There are numerous ways our citizens can help protect themselves:

    •Keep doors and windows of the home locked.

    •Always lock vehicles.

    •Never keep valuables inside of the vehicle.