Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Operation Bad Candy nets 27 arrests, more than 60 related drug charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office launched its fifth countywide drug roundup in the Sheriff John Ingram administration Monday morning, this one dubbed Operation Bad Candy.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Ocean Isle Beach Police officers searched for more than 50 suspects wanted for various violations of the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act beginning around 6 a.m. Monday.

  • 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. 4-10, K-9 deputies answered 14 calls, wrote five citations and made five drug arrests. K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Pireway Road, Holden Beach Road and Chapel Loop Road. Deputies patrolled Carolina Shores, Cedar Gove and Belville.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick, New Hanover joint drug investigation leads to Leland man’s arrest

    After completing a long-term joint investigation between the Brunswick and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Offices’ narcotics units, drug agents uncovered a large-scale indoor marijuana growing operation in a Leland neighborhood Sept. 14.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said an anonymous call promoted an investigation into a residence at 9437 Night Harbor Drive in Leland.

  • 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:

    •Lost or stolen purse on Long Beach Road in Southport; victim left a purse in a store.

    •Communicating threats on Colin Mintz Road in Leland; suspect communicated threats to victim by phone.

    •Harassing phone calls on Mount Misery Road in Leland; suspect called the victim and made obscene gestures.

  • BCSO: We did send out automated calls

    After several concerned residents called the sheriff’s office after receiving automated calls about an endangered missing person, sheriff’s office officials want to confirm it was the sheriff’s office calling, not a fraudulent agency.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the sheriff’s office used the 911 center’s Reverse 911 system Friday night to alert people of an endangered missing person.

  • Two suspects arrested for breaking into Supply business

    Two suspects were arrested Saturday, Oct. 9, for breaking into a Supply business.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, two suspects forced their way into Beach Realty, 3247 Holden Beach Road, Supply, between the evening of Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9.

    About $150 worth of property was damaged and another $500 worth of property was stolen from the business, Stanley said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Duneside Drive; suspect broke into home and items.

    •Breaking and entering to a storage room and misdemeanor larceny on West Second Street; suspect removed trolling motor from storage room.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate credit card fraud, break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a case of credit-card fraud reported Oct. 11.

    Someone obtained credit-card numbers and information of a Sandpiper Bay resident. The resident’s bank’s fraud department contacted her and told her someone had tried to use her card online, which was flagged.

    The victim stated she had not made the orders. A phone number used in the attempted transactions was that of another Sunset Beach resident who was not involved in the misuse of credit-card information.