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Public Safety

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    March 11

    Vandalism to vehicle tires on Pool Road, Leland.

    Simple physical assault on Benton Road, Bolivia.

    Larceny of a battery and battery charger on Beach Drive, Calabash.

    Larceny of jewelry valued at $4,700 on Blossom Tree Lane, Bolivia.

    Larceny of prescription medication on Etheridge Road, Longwood.

    Larceny of $200 cash on Maco Road, Leland.

  • Sunset Beach police report

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Alan Dale Smith, 38, 1301 Beach Drive, felony probation violation/child support on Marcy 8.

    Marybob Wilson Anderson, 43, 1735 Ocean Haven Road, DWI and simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

    Larceny of a plastic plumbing valve cover was reported March 11 on Cobia Street.

    Breaking-and-entering and larceny of cash were reported March 16 on Sunset Oaks Lane. There was no sign of forced entry.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    The Holden Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

     

    March 6

    Breaking and entering—forcible entry, larceny from buildings, criminal damage to property; a suspect or suspects broke into a house on Brunswick Avenue West, causing $300 in damage, and took a 42-inch flat-screen television valued at $500.

     

    March 8

  • Suspect and deputy taken to hospital after high-speed chase

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy and a suspect were taken to the hospital after a high-speed chase on Wednesday night.

    According to the BCSO, at approximately 8:20 p.m., deputies were conducting a checkpoint for motor vehicle violations in the area of Oxpen Road in Supply. A vehicle driven by Darrell Levon Curry, 24, of Longs, S.C. initially stopped at the checkpoint and then ran through it.

  • Leland Police report

    The Leland Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

     

    March 1

    Andrew Joseph Williams, 45, 55 Black Rock Road, Warwick, N.Y., outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

    Keith Allen Simmons, 28, 9097 Timber Lane, outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

  • Abandoned dog left near death in foreclosed home

    A Brunswick County woman faces charges after investigators say she left a dog locked in a cage without food or water for several weeks.

    An Australian shepherd mix was found alone inside a foreclosed home in Leland on Feb. 22. A real estate agent was changing the locks on the house when the dog was found.

    Leland animal control and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services (BCAPS) officials rescued the dog.

    According to officials, the dog was locked in a wire crate, severely dehydrated and malnourished.

  • Husband and wife arrested for drugs, sexual battery

    A husband and wife are in jail for conspiring to sell opium. The husband also has been charged with sexual battery and soliciting a crime against nature.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Task Force arrested Dargon Lewis Parker and Julia Grandy Parker on March 5 at their Calabash home.

    According to warrants, the Parkers conspired to sell opium and hydrocodone and were in possession of 28 grams or more of opium. They sold 15 10-miligram hydrocodone tablets to an undercover agent.

  • BCSO Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

     

    March 5

    Larceny of dog food, dog treats, dental dog treats, dog pills for eating grass, vitamin dog toothpaste and a dog harness at Ace Hardware on Beach Drive, Calabash.

    Assault on a female on Old King Road, Ash.

    Larceny of a wallet and fraud at Handee Hugo on East Ocean Highway, Winnabow.

    Larceny of a motor vehicle, yellow extended cab truck with a black hood, on Industrial Boulevard, Leland.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Counterfeit currency at Walmart; a counterfeit $5 bill was found in a register.

    Worthless check on Owendon Drive; suspect gave victim a worthless check.

  • Special Operations Report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team. The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From March 4 through March 10, special operations deputies charged the following suspects:

    Michael A. Smith, 26, 120 West 9th Street, Southport, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.