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Public Safety

  • Suspected gang member arrested in Leland

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a man suspected in being in the Hispanic-based street gang “18th Street.”

    Jose Ascencion Ibarra, 23, of 9591 Holly Hills Drive, Leland, was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, one count of manufacture cocaine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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.

    •Pursuant to a traffic stop on U.S. 17, Michael Brian Picarella, 36, of 624 Alexander Court, Riegelwood, was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, open container, expired inspection and a red light violation.

  • Shallotte police report

    Shallotte police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Police arrested Anthony Turner, 27, of Deerfield Place, Winnabow, on charges of attempted breaking and entering, larceny from buildings, safe cracking and injury to real property. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $15,000 secured bond.

  • Man gets life for killing his cousin

    A 19-year old Supply man has been found guilty of the 2006 murder of his cousin. He now faces life in prison.

    Superior Court Judge Thomas Lock sentenced Gregory Demontrey Simmons to life in prison after a jury found Simmons guilty of first-degree murder.

    In May 2006, Simmons was charged with the first-degree murder of his cousin, 23-year-old Alfred Louis Scott, also of Supply.

    According to assistant district attorney Brooke Leland, Scott was shot four times with a .357 Smith and Wesson revolver. Scott was pronounced dead in his backyard.

  • Credit card fraud reported in Sunset Beach area

    A case of credit card fraud was reported to local police April 16 in Sea Trail.

    A suspect fraudulently used a resident’s card to pay a cell phone bill, the victim told police.

    No arrests have been made.

    Also on April 16, police arrested Richard Morris for failure to appear for the state of North Carolina.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Shell Drive; suspect stole TV/VCR/stereo equipment.

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle and burglary on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect stole a GPS, a GPS mount and a telephone headset.

  • 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:

    •Dylan Wayne Lovin, 21, of 1321 Carlisle St., Supply; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Justin Christopher Feldt, 23, of 1784 Spruce St., Supply; charged with possession of up to ounce 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.

    •Breaking and entering on Village Road; suspect broke into a storage shed and stole three lamps and drop cords. There were no signs of forced entry. The padlock was missing from the door.

    •Larceny on New Point Boulevard; suspects Dana Sherell McKiver, 23, of 606 Emory St., Wilmington, and Airel Carter, 16, of 483 Pheasant Court, Wilmington were cited and released.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    •Grayson Cosper Mann, 22, of 2504 Harptree Court, Raleigh; cited for speeding 55 mph in a 20 mph zone.

    •Tracey Finch Colvin, 40, of RR 2 Box 2118, Townsend, Ga.; cited for expired inspection.

    •Vandalism on East First Street; suspect put building debris in victim’s pool.

    •Larceny on East First Street; suspect removed the lower housing of the victim’s boat.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Police arrested Carrie R. Zercher, 32, of Shallotte, for driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and driving left of center. According to the arrest report, the responding officer saw Zercher’s vehicle driving south on Main Street weaving over the centerline. The officer pulled her over and determined the driver was intoxicated. Her driver’s license was also suspended.