Public Safety

  • 'Theft' misplaced in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a reported larceny that later turned out to be a case of a misplaced item.

    A woman met with Sunset Beach police last Friday, Oct. 22, to report her jewelry had been stolen while she was staying at Sea Trail.

    She later learned she had placed the jewelry in her suitcase and found it when she got home, deputy chief Steve Smith said.

  • Operation Bad Candy suspect list

    •Orlando R. Jones, 22, of 625 Middle River Road, Supply, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Tobias Ian Lupek, 23, of 1874 Woodard Road, Supply, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    •Juan Manuel Briceno, 41, of Ocean Isle Beach; charged with driving while impaired.

    •Jeremy Wood, 33, of Supply; charged with probation violation-absconder.

    •Uttering a forged check and forgery of a check at First Bank; suspect wrote checks on account he didn’t own.

    •Worthless check at Lowes Foods; suspect passed check on a closed account.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken from police reports.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Concord Street; suspect entered residence and damaged property.

    •Nicholas Paul Rupp, 17, of Ocean Isle Beach; subject was 17 years old and possessed malt beverages.

    •Larceny on Causeway Drive; suspect took food items from Minuteman.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Lee Street; subject forced way into home.

  • ELECTIONS 2010: Constitutional amendment to ban felons from serving as sheriff

    A constitutional amendment to ban convicted felons from serving as sheriff in North Carolina will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

    The constitutional amendment in this year’s midterm election is the first constitutional amendment since the 2004 General Election, Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy said.

    N.C. State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, was a co-sponsor of House Bill 1959, No Felon as Sheriff, introduced in the state House on May 25.

  • 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.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Pantano closes money gap with McIntyre

    The race to Washington, D.C., it seems, is recession-proof.

    Campaign contributions for federal candidates for the third quarter, which ran through Sept. 30, were due to the Federal Election Commission by Oct. 15.

    North Carolina candidates running for federal office boasts millions of dollars in their respective war chests, with U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., leading the charge.

  • 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:

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Randolphville Road; suspect failed to return victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Ocean Highway East in Leland; suspect stole money from victim.

    •Larceny on Cumbee Road in Supply; suspect stole manhole covers and water meter covers from construction site.

  • 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 Oct. 11-17, K-9 deputies answered 15 calls, wrote 16 citations and made 13 drug arrests. K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Pireway Road, N.C. 130, Village Road and Shell Point Road.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Crow Creek, Carolina Shores, Shell Point Acres, Palmetto Creek, Seashore Road and Ash.

  • Break-ins, thefts investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating several residential break-ins and accompanying thefts reported in the last week.

    On Tuesday, police discovered a break-in at a house on 17th Street on the Sunset Beach island. An LCD television was stolen.

    On Oct. 16, a report of larceny was reported on Avian Drive in Sea Trail. A renter reported his cell phone and charger he had left on a table in an apartment were gone when he returned to the unit.