Public Safety

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at 871 Mill Creek Road in Bolivia on Nov. 4, after receiving community complaints that heavy drug traffic was occurring at the home.

    Agents investigated the residence for about two months before ending the investigation with the search warrant and arrest of Michael Rethanial Davis, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    An officer with the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department stopped Willie Johnson, 41, of Calabash, on a motor vehicle violation Friday, Nov. 5.  Johnson told the officer his name was Terry McCray. He was charged with outstanding warrants and traffic violations under that name. The following day, the arresting officer discovered his real name was Willie Johnson. Johnson was then charged with resist, obstruct and delay for providing a false name and driving while license revoked.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    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 and arrest reports.


    • Breaking and entering; suspect attempted to pry open an ATM located at First Citizens Bank on Main Street in Shallotte.

    • Vandalism; suspect broke items belonging to victim including a bedroom wall, bedroom door, a storm door, drinking glasses, a picture frame and other household items.

  • Shallotte man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

    A Shallotte man was arrested this week, charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson April Stanley said Robert Keith Cooper was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 3, after the North Carolina Probation and Parole department received anonymous information he was living in the Supply area.

    Stanley said Cooper had been wanted by deputies since late September.

  • 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:

    •Assault on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect hit victim with a glass bottle.

    •Armed robbery, larceny and assault on Shell Point Road in Shallotte; suspect pointed a gun at victim and demanded money. The suspect stole $180 from victim.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Nov. 1-7, K-9 deputies answered 12 calls, assisted various search warrants and conducted K-9 tracks.

  • 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.

  • Stolen license plate investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police are investigating the theft of a stolen license plate reported Saturday, Nov. 6.

    A man who lives in New York and has an apartment down here reported the license plate was removed from a vehicle he keeps parked at the unit on Great Egret Circle.

    The man had not been here since August. When he got down here, the license plate was gone, deputy chief Steve Smith said.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Vandalism and property damage on West First Street; suspect damaged tire.

    •Vandalism and property damage on West First Street; suspect damaged tire and side mirror.

    •Vandalism and property damage on West Fourth Street; suspect damaged tire.

    •Breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny and property damage on East Second Street; suspect entered residence and removed flat screen TV.

  • Break-ins, thefts investigated in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents in the past week.

    •On Oct. 28, a breaking and entering was reported in one of the River Creek condominiums at Sea Trail. Someone broke into a room and stole a thin-screen TV.

    •On Oct. 25 breaking and entering with property damage was reported at a residence on 29th Street on the Sunset Beach island. A door was pried open with a tool; however, nothing was taken.