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Public Safety

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Lost or stolen purse on Long Beach Road in Southport; victim left a purse in a store.

    •Communicating threats on Colin Mintz Road in Leland; suspect communicated threats to victim by phone.

    •Harassing phone calls on Mount Misery Road in Leland; suspect called the victim and made obscene gestures.

  • BCSO: We did send out automated calls

    After several concerned residents called the sheriff’s office after receiving automated calls about an endangered missing person, sheriff’s office officials want to confirm it was the sheriff’s office calling, not a fraudulent agency.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the sheriff’s office used the 911 center’s Reverse 911 system Friday night to alert people of an endangered missing person.

  • Two suspects arrested for breaking into Supply business

    Two suspects were arrested Saturday, Oct. 9, for breaking into a Supply business.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, two suspects forced their way into Beach Realty, 3247 Holden Beach Road, Supply, between the evening of Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9.

    About $150 worth of property was damaged and another $500 worth of property was stolen from the business, Stanley said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Duneside Drive; suspect broke into home and items.

    •Breaking and entering to a storage room and misdemeanor larceny on West Second Street; suspect removed trolling motor from storage room.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate credit card fraud, break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a case of credit-card fraud reported Oct. 11.

    Someone obtained credit-card numbers and information of a Sandpiper Bay resident. The resident’s bank’s fraud department contacted her and told her someone had tried to use her card online, which was flagged.

    The victim stated she had not made the orders. A phone number used in the attempted transactions was that of another Sunset Beach resident who was not involved in the misuse of credit-card information.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents during the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Pick-pocketing at Walmart; suspect removed $85 from victim’s purse.

    •Larceny on Ritz Circle; suspect took an iPAQ III without permission.

    •Communicating threats at Varnam Family Wellness Center; suspect made statement to employees by phone.

    •Harold Eugene Gaskins, 34, of Shallotte; charged with worthless check.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny on East First Street; suspect removed $3 in change from vehicle.

    •Douglas Aubrey Bartlett, 34, of Ocean Isle Beach; charged simple possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.

    •Steven Michael Mouro, 20, of Cary; charge for consuming alcohol while underage.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny on East First Street; suspect removed $3 in change from vehicle.

    •Douglas Aubrey Bartlett, 34, of Ocean Isle Beach; charged simple possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.

    •Steven Michael Mouro, 20, of Cary; charge for consuming alcohol while underage.

  • Credit card fraud reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating an incident involving credit card fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

    The incident was reported Oct. 4 and involved unauthorized purchase of items online, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    Larceny and damage to real property was reported Sept. 30 at a residence on North Shore Drive. Someone broke open an outside door and stole a trolling motor, battery and the door.