Public Safety

  • Update: Missing teen returns home

    Update: According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Tyquanna Bullard returned home Wednesday.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing teen.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Tyquanna Shaquitta Bullard, 16, of Leland, has been missing since July 12.

    Bullard was reported missing Aug. 3.

  • 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 July 26-Aug. 1, K-9 deputies answered 15 calls, wrote five citations and made two drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies conducted checkpoints at South Navassa Road and N.C. 211 at Little Macedonia Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Gina Larae Wilson, 34, of 5110 Mill Branch Road, Ash; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police charged the following suspects and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Maniel Wayne Evans, 38, of Supply, was arrested in Lancaster, S.C., and transported back to North Carolina on felony charges from 2009. Evans was charged with breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, credit card theft and credit card fraud.

    •Dennis Raymond Dempsey, 41, of Madison, Ohio, was charged with property damage for pushing another vehicle with his own.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Report

    UPDATE: Jay Jenrette turned himself into the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. He was taken to the detention center, where he was placed under a $10,500 secured bond.

    On July 30, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the SWAT team executed a search and seizure warrant for drug violations at 583 Tree Acres Circle in the Pine Crest community near Calabash.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on River Street SW in Supply; suspect broke into front door of victim’s residence and damaged victim’s car.

    •Larceny on Pine Hill Road in Shallotte; suspect stole victim’s scooter from driveway.

    •Larceny of a dog on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia; suspect chased victim’s dog in a yard and then took another dog.

  • 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.

  • Thirty-one arrested in child support roundup

    Thirty-one people were arrested last week and taken into custody during a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office roundup on child support orders.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said the sheriff’s office criminal and civil divisions teamed up Wednesday, July 28, to round up suspects wanted on child support orders.

  • Missing truck recovered in South Carolina

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have recovered a 2001 Ford pickup truck a resident reported as stolen on July 29.

    The man told police he let a girl named Kelly take the truck for a test drive two months ago and she never brought it back.

    The vehicle was later found in Little River, S.C, and returned to the owner.

    The man did not wish to place charges after getting his truck back, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said. 

  • Fiire damages McMilly Road mobile home

    Firefighters from the Shallotte Fire Department responded to a fire in the kitchen of a mobile home on McMilly Road Friday afternoon.

    According to fire chief Paul Dunwell, the fire started in the area of a window-mounted air conditioner in the kitchen. The cause may have been an electrical or mechanical failure in the unit. The fire was controlled by Shallotte firefighters shortly their arrival.

    The fire damage was limited to the kitchen, but smoke and heat damage was throughout the structure. The property was uninsured.

  • Leland mom, lifelong resident dies in Columbus County crash

    Dawn Baldwin-Ivey of Leland, a former Miss Brunswick County and lifelong county resident, died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center related to injuries received in a traffic collision July 23.

    Her friends and colleagues remember her as someone who loved “giving back” to the community through her work with local nonprofits and schools and was proud of her home county.

    Baldwin-Ivey was the wife of officer Tillman Ivey of the City of Wilmington Police Department and the mother of three children Jacob, 12, Shelby, 9, and Bryanne, 5.