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Public Safety

  • Drug agents make arrests

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit made the following arrests last week:

    •Christian Orion Russ, 20, of 1610 Russtown Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Russ was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $10,000 bond.

  • Incidents, arrest in Sunset Beach

    An Ocean Isle Beach man has been arrested and charged by Sunset Beach police for driving while impaired.

    Kenneth Wayne Gardner, 55, of Sunset Dock, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with DWI on Jan. 28.

    Sunset Beach police also investigated two separate, reported incidents of breaking-and-entering and larceny to real property. The incidents were reported Jan. 28 at a residence on Resort Circle, and on Jan. 26 at a residence on East Main Street.

  • 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:

    •Motor vehicle theft on Shell Point Road SW in Shallotte; suspect stole victim’s golf cart.

    •Burglary and larceny on Pine Lake Drive in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole an iPhone and a power cable.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Turkey Trap Road in Supply; suspect pried open victim’s front door and stole a TV, DVDs and clothes.

  • 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.

    •Discharging a bow on other’s property on Paisley Drive; suspect discharged a bow on someone else’s property.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; suspect took a golf cart without permission.

    •Domestic on Brooks Court; suspect struck victim.

  • Three arrested for DWI in Sunset Beach

    Three people were recently arrested for driving while impaired.

    •Parna Hopkins, 64, of 1830 Unit 209, Seaside Road, was charged with DWI Jan. 8 by the Sunset Beach Police Department.

    •Virginio Velaz Dominguez, 31, of 8987 Jennis Ave., Calabash, was charged with DWI.

    •Luis Caricio, 32, of 6864 Eastbrook Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with DWI.

  • Oak Island police warn of break-ins

    Since Nov. 1, detectives with the Oak Island Police Department have investigated a string of breaking-and-entering cases. The thieves target TVs and other electronics.

    Police from Myrtle Beach, S.C., and up the North Carolina coast all report multiple breaking-and-entering incidents.

    Numerous leads are being followed-up on and new leads are reported daily, according to Oak Island police officials.

    Since November, Oak Island police say 43 break-ins, mainly to vacant homes, have been reported. From those homes, 48 TVs have been stolen.

  • 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:

    •Larceny on Lycia Lane in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole item from victim’s boat.

    •Burglary and larceny on Lula Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect kicked in victim’s front door and stole radio/TV/stereo equipment.

  • Sheriff’s detectives search for missing Shallotte man

    Update: Stephen Jeffery Stutts was found in Supply on Monday. He has returned to his residence.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Shallotte man.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Del Routh said detectives are searching for Stephen Jeffery Stutts, 25, of Shallotte, who has been missing since Friday, Jan. 13.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    •Devona Michelle Yount, 40, of 2109 Seashore Hill Road, Supply, was charged with shoplifting at Walmart.

    •Vandalism by slashing tires in the Autumn Care parking lot.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Doogle Lane; suspect removed two chainsaws, a shop vac, a weed eater and a electric tiller from the victim’s storage building.

  • 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.

    •Larceny on Scotland Street; someone entered master bedroom and removed jewelry including a gold chain and locket, a herringbone necklace with a 2-karat diamond, gold bracelet, charm bracelet with charms, a gold chain and a pink and white jewelry case.

    •Larceny on Second Street; subjects removed four fishing rods without permission.