Public Safety

  • Shallotte Crime Report


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

    •Robert Stokes, 40, of 4918 Lakewood Dr. SW, was charged with larceny after stealing an 18-pack of beer from Scotchman’s store. He was found consuming the stolen alcohol behind the building. He fled on from officers until he dropped to his knees in Shallotte Cleaner’s parking lot.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on W Ocean Isle Boulevard; subject entered house and removed a 32-inch TV.

    •James Allen Villarreal, 26, of Fayetteville; charged with drunk and disruptive and second-degree trespassing at Second Street Bar and Grill.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    •Property damage on Black Chestnut Drive in Leland; suspect threw a rock through victim’s back window.

    •Property damage on Pearl Boulevard in Calabash; suspect cut victim’s trees and burned bushes.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Long Beach Road in Southport; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a pocketbook.

  • 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 Nov. 15-21, K-9 deputies answered 12 calls, wrote five citations and made six drug arrests. Deputies patrolled the following communities: Seashore Hills and Brunswick Forest.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects:

    •Janice Michelle Evans, 35, of 7299 Carlon Road, Longwood, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for having a crack pipe.

  • Home invasion reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a home invasion and thefts reported Friday night, Nov. 19, in Sunset Beach.

    Two males, one of them masked, entered a condominium on Queen Anne Street and allegedly threatened the victims with a silver-plated revolver, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    Money, a cell phone and marijuana were reported stolen.

    Smith said on Monday no warrants had been drawn but probably are soon coming.

  • Detectives arrest Supply man for breaking and entering, larceny

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect around 12:30 p.m. Monday, shortly after they say he broke into a Supply residence.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Tony Lee Johnson entered a home on Little Macedonia Road around 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident reports and information provided by the police department.

    •Shawna Shirlene Jackson, 32, of Ocean Isle Beach; outstanding warrant for failure to appear. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where she was placed on a $500 secured bond.

  • Shallotte Police add additional charges in South Carolina prescription fraud ring

    Shallotte Police have added additional charges to suspects charged in connection with a South Carolina prescription fraud ring.

    Shallotte Police Detective Ed Marti said Shallotte police have added additional felony charges to three suspects arrested last month as part of a prescription pill diversion investigation.

  • Man arrested in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a man Friday after a rider was seen traveling on a moped with no helmet.

    Hector H. Montalbo, 20, was charged with resisting and obstructing a public officer.

    According to a police report, an officer followed a man on a moped leaving the Minute Man store down Beach Drive. The officer turned on his blue lights and siren.

    The man on the moped rode down to a house on Newton Street where, according to the report, he tried to “jump and run inside.”