Public Safety

  • Drugs, paraphernalia land three in jail

    Heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia landed three people in the Brunswick County jail last week.

    Kirby Elizabeth Williams, 29, 1655 Empire Road, Supply, was arrested by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and charged with two counts each of possession of heroin, a schedule I controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Williams was also charged with one count of felony possession of cocaine, a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

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


    Jan. 24

    Larceny of prescription medication on Kristen Lane, Supply.


    Jan. 28

    Domestic trespass, domestic assault on a female and burglary with forcible entry on Hooper Road, Leland.


    Jan. 29

    Missing person on Brown Trail, Leland.

    Assault on a female and burglary with forcible entry on Elon Drive, Supply.

  • 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 Jan. 28-Feb. 3, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Benton Road, Mount Misery Road, Leland School Road, Grey Bridge Road, Shell Point Road, Pireway Road, McLamb Road, Bridgers Road, N.C. 904, Red Bug Road, Maco Road, Blue Banks Road, N.C. 133.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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


    Jan. 22

    Adam Scott Wright, 33, 502 Longwood Road, Ocean Isle Beach, arrested on a fugitive warrant from Florida. He was also in possession of two bindles of heroin, Xanax and drug paraphernalia.

    At the time of arrest, Wright gave police the wrong name and date of birth.

  • $1,000 reward offered for return of stolen tools

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—For one victim of a recent crime in Ocean Isle Beach, its personal.

    A recent theft is about more than just the materials, it’s about a person’s livelihood.

    On Monday, Feb. 4, an Ocean Isle Beach-based builder reported a breaking and entering to a utility trailer on a construction site.

    It occurred at 126 West 3rd St. There was damage to the trailer and larceny.

  • 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.


    Jan. 29

    Mail fraud on Sanguine Lane, Shallotte; victim received suspicious mail.

    Shoplifting from Walmart; suspect grabbed a digital camera and cut it out of the box.

    Identity theft at CVS; suspect presented a false Social Security card.


    Jan. 30

  • Alert: Car break-ins


    Recently the south end of Brunswick County, specifically in the area of Calabash Drive, Spring Hill Plantation and Oceanside Place, has experienced multiple incidents of breaking and entering of vehicles.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office urges everyone to follow these guidelines:

    •Don’t leave your vehicle unlocked.

    •Don’t leave valuables inside your vehicle.

    •Be vigilant; watch for suspicious people in your neighborhood.

  • Carolina Shores: public input sought on gates, medians

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners want to hear residents’ views about maintenance of gate-roads and entrance medians.

    A public hearing is scheduled Thursday during the town board’s monthly meeting at 2 p.m. at town hall.

    The Carolina Shores Property Owners Association recently indicated in a letter to the town it could no longer maintain such properties the POA believes are owned by the town.

  • Sunset Beach police blotter

    On Jan. 31, Sunset Beach police investigated a breaking and/or entering and larceny reported at a villa on Clubhouse Road. A television was reported stolen.

    Also on Jan. 31, Thomas Aaron Voivedich, 24, of 605 Live Oak Drive, Sunset Beach, was charged with injury to personal property.

    On Jan. 22, police charged Scott Garrel Benton, 28, 668 Love Mill Road, Whiteville, with driving while impaired, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • New flag, new identity for Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office

    BOLIVIA—There is a new way to identify the men and women who serve Brunswick County—a flag.

    The newly designed Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office flag represents honor, tradition and pride.

    “The flag represents all of us and those who came before us, living or deceased,” Sgt. Del Routh, public information officer, said. “It will always be displayed in the sheriff’s office, the chief’s office and as a part of the color guard carried alongside of national and state colors for all to see.”