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Public Safety

  • Crime report

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

    •Larceny on Bay Tree Court in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole medicine and money from victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on White Oak Drive in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect broke victim’s back window and stole several guns.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon on Liberty Street in Ash; suspect assaulted victim with a baseball bat.

  • 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.

    •Pursuant to a traffic stop on Lanvale Road, Barry Hern, 46, of 9196 Highland Hills Drive, Leland was charged with possession of marijuana. Norma Jean Holden, 47, of 9196 Highland Hills Drive, Leland was also charged with possession of marijuana.

  • Man steals tractor, causes accident; charged with DWI

    A Holden Beach man allegedly stole a farm tractor from a Shell Point Road home before taking off on it and causing an accident.

    Jason Cale Fulford, of 194 Ocean Boulevard, is accused of stealing a man’s 1973 farm tractor from his home around 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

    N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Strangman said Fulford was traveling south on Shell Point Road when he collided head-on with an on-coming vehicle. The other driver saw Fulford swerving as he drove and attempted to move out of Fulford’s way, but was unable to do so.

  • Two arrested after three-month investigation

    After a three-month investigation, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two suspects after executing a search warrant at the suspects’ Bolivia home.

    Kendrick Lavar Bellamy, 30, and 31-year-old Robyn Kascina Davis, both of 50 Dan Reaves Road, Bolivia, were arrested and each placed on a $500,000 secured bond at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    According to Sgt. Steve Lanier, the investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected.

  • S.C. man convicted of wire fraud in Calabash

    RALEIGH—A South Carolina man has been convicted in federal court for defrauding hundreds of customers in a furniture store scam.

    Henry Rayford Privette Jr., 49, of Johns Island, S.C., was convicted on Aug. 13 for 10 counts of wire fraud by a federal grand jury.

    Privette was first indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 28, 2007.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Privette operated Carolina Furniture, an Internet-based furniture store in Calabash, from 2000 to late 2003.

  • K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    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.

  • K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    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 sheriff’s office incident reports.

    •Larceny and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle at the Farmstead Golf Course in Calabash; suspect opened victim’s vehicle and stole a wallet from the center console.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Wilson Avenue in Calabash; suspect stole vehicle from victim’s yard.

    •Fraudulent prescription on Beach Drive SW in Calabash; suspect altered a prescription for Percocet.

  • 'Booze It & Lose It' blitzes through Brunswick

    The statewide initiative aimed at curbing drunk driving blitzed through Brunswick and New Hanover counties last Friday.

    “Booze It & Lose It” checkpoints were set up throughout the state on Aug. 8, or “08-08-08” to remind drivers of the legal blood alcohol limit for driving, .08.

    “We did arrest 16 impaired drivers for the two counties,” 1st Sgt. J.O. Holmes of the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

    “The checkpoints floated around, but we had saturation patrols throughout the entire day,” Holmes explained.

  • Man arrested for failing to register as a sex offender

    On Aug. 5, Leland Police officers arrested Donald Edward Young for failing to register as a sex offender. Young was an inmate in the N.C. Department of Corrections for seven years and was released in 2006, according to a press release.

    Police officers determined Young has lived in Leland for a year and a half. He had been convicted of sex-related crimes against children in the state of Massachusetts, which required him to register as a sex offender.