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Public Safety

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Police have recovered most of an estimated $37,300 worth of jewelry stolen last month from a local residence.

    A gold and diamond necklace valued at $15,000 is the only item still missing, Sunset Beach deputy police chief Steve Smith said Monday.

    A suspect told police the necklace was sold to an area pawn shop following the felony larceny reported Feb. 22 at a home on West Shoreline Drive.

  • Traffic stops yields four arrests for heroin possession

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested four suspects for heroin possession stemming from a traffic stop last Thursday. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

  • Drug report

    Drug agents arrested the following suspects last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Mario Andre Wright, 32, of 1909 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown; charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Richard David Johnson, 19, of 2822 Midway Road, Bolivia; charged with possession ounces or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • LELAND POLICE REPORT

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Sherrill Kay Gilmore, 49, of 6514 Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, was arrested for shoplifting at the Piggly Wiggly on Village Road.

    •Pursuant to a driver’s license checkpoint on Mount Misery Road, Jeffery Jamaal Simpson, 24, of 6209 Bells & Williams Road, Currie, was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sheriff's deputies search for burglary suspect

    CAROLINA SHORES—Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a first-degree burglary suspect wanted for the breaking and entering and larceny of a Fairway Court home.

    The suspect, who deputies say has been involved with other breaking and enterings and larcenies in the Calabash business district and the Carolina Shores residential district, entered the victim’s home around 1 a.m. March 6.

  • Artwork, supplies stolen from second art gallery

    SHALLOTTE—A Main Street art store has been robbed, marking the second time artwork has been stolen from a Brunswick County gallery in as many weeks.

    The owner of Calabash Art Gallery, formerly River Bend, at 4806 Main St., reported to Shallotte Police on Feb. 29 that suspects removed a $300 original watercolor, two original art pieces by the same artist worth a total of $200, $150 worth of foam core, three tubes of spacers worth $150 and a $25 box of framing supplies.

  • 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.

    •Larceny of motor fuel at Murphy USA; suspect pumped $43.44 worth of gas and did not pay for it.

    •Pursuant to a traffic stop on U.S. 74-76, Krystal De Leon, 21, of 7014 Bronwyn St., Fayetteville, was cited and released for speeding, careless and reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach Police made the following arrest last week. All information is taken directly from OIB incident/investigation reports.

    •Sam Harrison Gaddy, 20, of Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia including a multicolor pipe with marijuana residue and an electronic scale, and failure to wear a seat belt.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Gary Andre Wilson, 22, of 788 Fremont Road, Longs, S.C.; charged with felony possession of cocaine.

    •Frances Diane Vazant, 56, of 435 Orchard Lane, Bolivia; charged with 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:

    •Larceny and trespassing on Funston Road; suspect took tractor and several items from victim’s property.

    •Larceny on Whiteville Road in Ash; suspect stole items from victim’s yard.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Bird Drive in Shallotte; suspect broke victim’s bedroom window and entered residence, damaging several pieces of furniture.