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Public Safety

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

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

    April 2

    Vandalism to a vehicle on Amberwood Drive, Bolivia.

    False report to a police station on Stamp Act Drive, Bolivia.

    Larceny of credit/debit card on Neese Circle, Leland.

    Vandalism to an electrical box on Gause Landing Road, Ocean Isle Beach.

    Larceny of an outside camera from a Brunswick Electric substation near Virginia Williamson Elementary School.

    Larceny on McKeithan Lane, Leland.

  • Sheriff’s office arrests 50 in Operation Spring Sweep

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice- Narcotics Unit conducted a mass roundup of drug offenders on Wednesday, April 3. Law-enforcement officers from departments throughout the county joined the BCSO to assist in the roundup.

    A list of approximately 70 individuals with various drug offenses was distributed at an early morning briefing.

    Officers dispersed throughout the county and issued warrants simultaneously.

  • Fire department feeling squeezed

    CIVIETOWN—When money owed isn’t paid, how does a fire department continue to run emergency calls?

    That is the tough question faced by many area fire departments including Civietown Volunteer Fire Department.

    Federal and state regulations mandate required equipment, testing procedures and more that must be in place for a department to be operational and to receive a Department of Insurance rating—a rating that directly affects homeowners’ pocketbooks.

  • Sheriff's Corner: Theft on the rise

    Theft on the rise in Brunswick County

     

    Theft is on the rise in our county. We have seen an increase of breaking and entering and larceny incidents over the past year.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is committed to investigating these incidents thoroughly. There are numerous ways our citizens can help protect themselves:

    •Keep doors and windows of the home locked.

    •Always lock vehicles.

    •Never keep valuables inside of the vehicle.

  • 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 25 through March 31, special operations deputies arrested and charged the following suspects:

    Jacqueline Holly Stevens, 55, 534 Twisted Oak Lane, Sunset Beach, driving while under the influence (DWI) and expired registration.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Crime Report

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

    March 25

    Burglary with forced entry and larceny of auto parts and accessories at Fullwood’s Auto Service on Ocean Highway, Ocean Isle Beach.

    Calls for service on Pineclair Drive, Calabash.

    Burglary with forced entry on Cherry Tree Road, Winnabow.

    Burglary with forced entry and larceny of a flat-screen TV on Fawn Haven Lane, Supply.

  • 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.

    March 22

    Obtaining property by false pretense at Pawn USA on Main Street; suspect pawned stolen items.

    March 25

    Larceny of a quart of oil from Walmart.

    Larceny of a wallet from a purse in a vehicle at Scotchman.

  • Holden Beach Police report

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

    March 19

    Larceny of a purse containing $210 in cash, a wallet, two credit cards, driver’s license and North Carolina identification card, a checkbook, makeup bag and two rings worth $200 from Paradise Café on Jordan Boulevard.

    March 22

  • Leland Police report

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

     

    March 15

    Forgery of notes, checks and other securities at the BB&T on Village Road in the amount of $2,480.

    Larceny of a 10-speed bicycle, valued at $350, on Veranda Court.

    Financial card forgery; a suspect used a stolen ATM card to withdraw $366 from the victim’s bank account.

     

  • Female officer makes detention center history

    BOLIVIA—She is the keeper of the keys.

    She’s seen it all. She’s heard it all. She’s done it all—except be a prisoner herself.

    Capt. Jane Evans has been employed by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office as a detention center officer for the past 18 years.