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Public Safety

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and arrested the following suspects. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    •Ritchie Leon Carson, 44, of 555 Gilbert Road, Bolivia; charged with larceny. Carson was charged with stealing $181 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart.

    •William Henry Bryant, 58, of 4147 Ruby Way, Shallotte; charged with open container, resisting an officer and failure to register with N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Information exchange program to link sheriff's office with other departments

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up to link to more than 400 law enforcement agencies throughout the state and the country through the Law Enforcement Information Exchange, or LInX.

    Last Tuesday, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram joined other police chiefs and sheriffs from North Carolina in signing a memorandum of understanding with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the agency that runs the LInX program.

  • Noxious smell at Microtel sends four people to hospital

    SHALLOTTE—Four people were sent to the hospital Sunday after a noxious smell was reported in one of the rooms at the Microtel off U.S. 17.

    Three housekeepers and one guest were treated and released from Brunswick Community Hospital, according to Lt. Scott Branning, of the Shallotte Police Department.

    Branning said hotel management called 911 Sunday afternoon after three housekeepers were overwhelmed with noxious fumes coming from a third-floor room.

  • 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:

    •Malcom Lamont Jackson, 35, of 212 W. Smith St., Chadbourn; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of up to ounces of marijuana, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and two counts of simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from arrest reports.

    •William Eugene Abernathy II, 26, of 2325 Shoreline Drive, Supply; charged with breaking and entering and larceny from buildings.

    •Mary Cathern Steinbach, 48, of 347A Brunswick Ave. W., Holden Beach; charged with simple assault.

  • Crime report

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

    •Larceny on Devane Road in Shallotte; suspect removed sign from victim’s property.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Blue Banks Loop in Northwest; suspect kicked in victim’s door and damaged home.

    •Mail tampering at the Bolivia Post Office; suspect went through victim’s mail.

  • 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.

    •Fictitious information to an officer at U.S. 17 and Ploof Road; Ferquan Jamiel Williams, 18, of 7460 Ocean Highway West, Shallotte, gave false information to an officer, saying his name was Tyrese Williams, and his date of birth was Jan. 18, 1991.

  • 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:

    •April Laquan Daniels, 28, of 6308 Apt. 2 Kerry Lane, Ocean Isle Beach; charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Melanie Jeanine Hayes, 24, of 3006 Harvest Road, Castle Hayne; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Larceny at Tomco of Shallotte; a $2,500 brake machine was reported taken from vehicle.

    •Larceny on Nicklaus Court; a $400 Honda Quatro Cut self-propelled lawn mower was reportedly removed from the back of victim’s truck overnight.

    •Communicating threats at Kangaroo; suspect made threats and swung pipe at the victim.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police investigated vandalism May 7.

    According to an incident report, the victim reported the right side of a truck bed being damaged on Lions Paw Street. The damage is valued at $500.