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Public Safety

  • Man arrested for trafficking Ecstasy

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Task Force along with the Special Operations Unit arrested Thomas Michael Price, 20, of 520 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, during a vehicle stop on March 21.

    Price has been charged with possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDA/MDMA also known as Ecstasy), possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of trafficking in MDA/MDMA. Price was in possession of 3.2 ounces of MDMA. 

  • Statewide, 690 DWI arrests made during three-day campaign

    Six hundred and ninety impaired drivers were arrested during a statewide campaign against driving while impaired.

    Statewide, 409 law enforcement agencies participated in the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s St. Patrick’s Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. The campaign began March 16 and ended March 18.

    Wake (54 arrests), Forsyth (31), Guilford (33), New Hanover (28) and Robeson (27) counties had the most DWI arrests.

  • Shallotte man dies in single-vehicle wreck

    A Shallotte man died early Saturday morning after losing control of his vehicle. He had just celebrated his 50th birthday six days before on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

    Teddy Dwayne Long, 50, of Shallotte, died after a vehicle car crash on Persimmon Road in the Calabash area.

    The North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the wreck at 6:07 a.m. March 23. According to 1st Sgt. Troy Pope, it was a one-car crash on Persimmon Road about two miles north of Calabash.

  • 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 1

    Suspicious activity at Coastal Cinemas on Bridger Road; suspect photographed the safe.

    March 9

    Larceny of jewelry on Main Street; suspect took two gold chains with three diamonds.

    March 15

  • 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 18 through March 24, special operations deputies arrested and charged the following suspects:

    Zachary Conrow Blosser, 26, 233 Weeping Cherry Lane, Columbia, S.C., possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    March 7

    Breaking and entering, property damage and larceny of a television on Duneside Street.

    March 16

    Property damage to a vehicle and a light fixture at Islander Inn on West First Street; damage was caused during a fight.

  • Leland Police report

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

    March 5

    Larceny; a suspect took a cell phone from a residence on Blake Circle.

    March 6

    Tampering with town property; suspects tampered with a town-owned dog trap on Ricefield Branch Street.

    Larceny; a suspect took medications valued at $60 from a home on Basin Street without permission.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    The Holden 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.

    March 13

    Fraud; a suspect used a credit card to make $162.11 worth of fraudulent purchases.

    March 15

    Breaking-and-entering with forcible entry, larceny from home; a suspect or suspects broke into a house on Ocean Boulevard West, causing $500 damage, and took a flat-screen television.

    March 16

  • Zero tolerance for driving while impaired in Brunswick County

    An impaired driver crashed his way into handcuffs while law enforcement prepared to set up a checkpoint Friday night.

    Local law-enforcement officers were preparing for a roadblock at U.S. 74/76 at the Brunswick River Bridge in Leland when Patrick Deon Davis, 28, of Wilmington rear-ended the car in front of him.

    According to law-enforcement officials, he was so intoxicated he vomited repeatedly, making it impossible for law enforcement to give him a breathalyzer test. He was given a blood alcohol test onsite in the Bat Mobile.

  • 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 11-17, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on U.S. 74, Midway Road, N.C. 133, N.C. 87, Green Swamp Road and Boones Neck Road.

    The following suspects were charged: