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Public Safety

  • Shallotte crime report

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

    •Police arrested Aaron Evans, 26, of 1812 Pintail Ave., Supply, and Angela Beecher, 33, of the same address, on misdemeanor larceny charges for allegedly walking out of Rent-A-Center with a $1,400 computer tower.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week:

    •Breaking and entering on Ocean Boulevard West on March 20. Nothing was reported stolen from the residence.

    •Larceny on Rothschild Street on March 21. Several power tools were reported stolen from a construction site. Police have charged Christopher Whittington, 35, of Franklinville, with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.

  • 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 to a vehicle and larceny on Intracoastal Drive in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect entered victim’s car and stole a CB radio.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Hawks Bill Drive in Leland; suspect damaged victim’s door.

    •Larceny on Old Forest Drive in Leland; suspect stole construction materials from a construction site.

  • Brunswick man sentenced to more than 19 years for child pornography charges

    RALEIGH—A Brunswick County man and former Calabash firefighter has recently been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison for transmitting child pornography over the Internet.

    U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced Collier Douglas Sessoms, 32, of 1074 Captain Court, Calabash, to 235 months in prison and a $5,000 fine for transporting child pornography and obscene materials over the Internet.

    Sessoms pleaded guilty to federal charges in December 2006, according to a U.S. Attorney’s office press release.

  • County crime roundup

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny of utilities on Eagles Nest Drive in Leland; suspect tampered with power meter box.

    •Larceny on Myrtlehead Road; suspect took items from victim’s vehicle.

    •Communicating threats on River Road in Leland; suspect left a threatening message on victim’s phone.

  • Calabash man faces 26 charges including burglary, larceny

    A Calabash man has been arrested and now faces 26 breaking and entering, larceny and burglary charges.

    Donald Edward Varner, 53, of 87 Calabash Drive, is in custody at Brunswick County Detention Center on $450,000 bond, facing the following charges: five counts of first-degree burglary, seven counts of breaking and entering, two counts of attempted breaking and entering, nine counts of felony larceny, two counts of auto larceny and one count of attempted larceny.

  • 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. 74-76, Alethea Black, 45, of 1506 South 15th St., Wilmington, was charged with possession of stolen property.

    •Pursuant to a traffic stop on U.S. 17, Derek Michael Cozzolino, 18, of 800 Commons Drive, Jacksonville, was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shallotte crime report

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

  • Two arrested for stealing copper in Holden Beach

    Holden Beach Police officers have arrested two men for larceny of copper.

    •Olin Chad Ivey, 23, of 1620 Olin Drive SW in Supply, was charged with larceny of copper, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of stolen goods and damage to personal property on March 13. In February, Ivey was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretences, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and possession/concealing stolen property.

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Sunset Beach police investigated a breaking and entering reported March 14 on Waterway Drive.

    Sometime between November and March 14, someone kicked in a rear door and drank a bottle of liquor, the only item reported taken at the vacation home.

    Police also arrested Calvin Roy Mendenhall III, 19, of Weaverville, for DWI and reckless driving. His vehicle crashed into a pole on Lakeshore Drive.