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Public Safety

  • Suspect arrested in OIB break-ins

    The man suspected of causing a string of break-ins on Ocean Isle Beach has been arrested. He was jailed on a $121,000 bond on May 19.

    Detective Donna Simpson said Jackie Lee Miles Jr. III, 32, of Atkinson, broke into about a half a dozen homes, where he stole televisions, a stereo and speakers and DVD players.

    Simpson said officers realized the break-ins were all similar in entry, which brought focus to a single suspect.

  • 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 and arrest reports.

    •Larceny on Hooper Road in Leland; suspect stole a motorcycle from victim’s residence.

    •Larceny on Hillcrest Road in Supply; suspect took property from victim’s yard and from under the house. Fence posts and a computer monitor were reported stolen.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department’s incident/investigation reports:

    • Mitchell Tanner Kusche, 20 of Oak Ridge. Subject was wanted in North Carolina.

  • 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:

    •Thomas Frank Mullins Sr., 55, of 715 E. Boiling Springs Road, Southport; charged with possession of less than ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of cocaine.

  • 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 Lincoln Road in Leland; suspect knocked down victim’s privacy fence.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny of a gun and property damage on Funston Road in Winnabow; suspect kicked in victim’s front door, entered residence and stole a rifle and a scope.

    •Larceny on Woodthrush Lane in Shallotte; suspect removed victim’s necklace from the bedroom.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from the OIBPD’s incident/investigation reports.

    •Jackie Lee Miles, 32, of Atkinson, charged with breaking and entering to a residence, breaking and entering to a vehicle and larceny of a motor vehicle.

    •Robert Kenneth Lee, 52, of Shallotte, charged with driving while intoxicated.

    •Cindy L. Luper, 52, of Pittsboro, charged with driving while intoxicated and left of center.

  • 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.