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Public Safety

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Property damage on Sanford Street; unknown victim caused $3,500 damage to paint on an Acura.

    •Property damage on Concord Street; subject cut four tires on victim’s truck causing $300 worth of damage.

    •Matthew Timothy Kales, 20, of Cottage Grove; charged with underage drinking less than 21 years of age.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports and arrest reports.

    •Assault on Pigott Road; suspect pushed one victim and cut a second victim’s leg.

    •Vehicle fire on Ocean Highway West in Shallotte; a Pontiac minivan caught fire in a parking lot.

  • Community policing roundup

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies issued the following citations and made the following arrests last weekend through its community policing program.

    The sheriff’s office community policing program targets areas in the county with high crime and drug activity through increased patrols.

    Areas targeted last week include Goodman Road near Leland and Hickman Road near Calabash.

    •Glen Allen Brown, 44, of 165 Goodman Road NE, Leland; cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Holden/Sunset beach police reports

    Holden Beach and Sunset Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    All information is taken directly from incident logs and citations.

    •Larceny on Ocean Boulevard East; suspect stole victim’s concrete stepping stones.

    •Larceny at the Winding River Clubhouse beach access; suspect stole victim’s Trek mountain bike.

    •Vandalism on Ocean Boulevard East; suspect damaged light bulbs and safety latches for gates.

  • Crime report

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

    •Larceny on McMilly Road in Shallotte; suspect removed speakers from victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Lanvale Road in Leland; suspect took victim’s vehicle without permission.

    •Larceny on Maple Road NW in Ash; suspect took items off victim’s trailer.

    •Vandalism on Settlers Way in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect broke victim’s yard light.

  • Drug court to begin July 17

    Beginning July 17, Brunswick County will have the first night court in southeastern North Carolina.

    Twice a month, from 5-6:30 p.m., Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis will oversee Brunswick County’s drug court.

    For a defendant to be eligible for drug court, which is a felony drug court, not a first offender drug court, they must be eligible for an intermediate sentencing.

    Intermediate sentencing means prison and probation.

  • Shallotte police report

    Shallotte police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week.

    All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police arrested Phillip Warren Riley, 44, of Hall Street, Shallotte, on charges of defrauding the innkeeper after leaving Chili’s without paying for alcohol he consumed.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of money at Bojangles; suspect took $3,100 out of the safe.

  • Drug report

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

    The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Rodney Troy Williams, 39, of 2510 Maco Road, Leland; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Melissa Dawn Todd, 23, of 2510 Maco Road, Leland; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Frink murderer to be paroled

    In September 1999, John Paul Counts was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering an 18-year-old Shallotte woman in 1994.

    But on Friday, July 11, after serving less than nine years of his prison sentence, Counts is scheduled to be paroled.

    Counts, 40, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Amy Frink, and began his sentence in the N.C. Department of Correction on Sept. 14, 1999.

    On June 23, 1994, Amy Frink was driving from her home near Shallotte to Cherry Grove, S.C., to visit her sister, but never made it there.

  • 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 Loblolly Lane in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole an antique table and chairs, a TV antenna, a water pump, two ladders, rakes, shovels, copper tubing, fence fitting and a bush trimmer.

    •Larceny on Makatoka Road in Supply; suspect removed box from victim’s home.