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Public Safety

  • Cause of Calabash fire investigated

    The cause of a fire that broke out early last Saturday at a Calabash apartment complex is still under investigation.

    Firefighters were called to the 7136 building at The Tides at Calabash on Town Center Road off Old Georgetown Road at 2:35 a.m. Oct. 17.

    Damage was confirmed to a third-floor breezeway wall and ceiling, according to apartment management.

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork lauded the complex’s external sprinkler system for quickly extinguishing the fire and preventing it from spreading.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 1

    Christopher Darrel Ford, 26, was arrested on an order for arrest on a charge of failure to appear in court.

    Oct. 5

    Injury to personal property; someone cut the wires on an ATMC box on Yellowwood Drive.

    Oct. 6

    Larceny of keys to two vehicles from a Main Street residence.

    Oct. 7

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 1

    Terrance Brown Jr. was cited and released after taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard without paying for it.

    Two-vehicle traffic crash on U.S. 17 and Brunswick Forest Parkway resulting in property damage.

    Identity fraud; someone used victim’s name and address resulting in a property lien.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 9

    Missing person reported from Heron Drive.

    Oct. 12

    Resisting public officer on Ocean Boulevard West.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Oct. 7, 2015

    Sunset Beach Police Department

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

    Oct. 7

    Larceny reported at Eastwood Landing.

    Shoplifting reported at Food Lion on Clippers Way.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 28

    Credit card fraud; someone used the victim’s credit card without authorization to make $4,554.07 in transactions.

    Larceny of $268.89 in baby formula from Walmart on Main Street.

    Sept. 30

    Larceny; someone took a registration plate off a vehicle parked at Comfort Inn on Whiteville Road.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 22

    Amanda Louella Barnhill was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

    Samod Dwight Chandler was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a concealed weapon, driving while license revoked and open container after a vehicle stop on U.S. 74 East at the U.S. 17 South exit ramp.

  • Calabash Fire Department September 2015

    Calabash Fire Department

    During September, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 151 calls: one structure fire, eight motor vehicle accidents, one rescue, 12 public assistance calls, two other, and 127 EMS first-responder calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 21-23

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 21

    Michael Edward Elks, 47, 2413 Calvert St., Supply, charged with second-degree sexual offense.

    Sept. 23

    First-degree burglary reported on Clubhouse Road.

    Identity theft reported on Medcalf Drive.21-25Sept. 25

    Amber Marie Lawson, 25, 1724 Pembroke St., Ocean Isle Beach, charged with drunk and disruptive.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 15

    Fraud; someone obtained $3,000 in cash by false pretenses from a Charlotte Street residence.