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  • Leland crime report

    Leland Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects Jan. 28- Feb. 9. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Police responded to an attempt to locate called in by Wilmington Police to the Brunswick County 911 Center. The vehicle was located and police contacted the victim, who had the car towed for vehicle recovery.

    •During a routine traffic stop on U.S. 74-76, Bobby Mack Eldridge, 66, of 3839 Old Maco Road, Leland, was charged with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Feb. 2-8, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 16 calls, issued nine uniformed citations and made nine drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Mount Misery and Blue Banks Loop roads, N.C. 133 and Belville School Road, Mount Misery Road and Natures Trail, N.C. 211 and Big Macedonia Road and Ocean Isle Beach and Watts Road.

  • 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, driver’s license and criminal information 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.

  • 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:

    •Suspicious fire on Beach Drive in Calabash; fire started on inside and outside of structure.

    •Larceny of mail on Ashfield Place; suspect took mail from victim’s mailbox.

    •Breaking and entering on Maco Road; suspect entered victims’ home and stole money, TVs, jewelry and a safe.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects from Jan. 20-Feb. 9. All information is taken directly from citations and arrest reports.

    •James Edward Townsend, 53, of 238 Brunswick Ave., Holden Beach; charged with parole and probation violations. After police stopped Townsend for expired registration, they determined he was wanted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Texas with full extradition. Townsend was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $40,000 secured bond.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on East First Street. Suspect stole a 42-inch plasma TV and left burns in the carpet from cigarette ash.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street. Subject damaged an exterior door and frame while breaking into a home.

  • West Brunswick 'Thinks Pink' all week

    SHALLOTTE—Breast cancer awareness may only be nationally recognized during one month, but at West Brunswick High School, students and staff help raise awareness all year long.

    The school is preparing for its second annual “Think Pink” night by participating in daily spirit activities.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Robert Leslie Hines, 42, of 1154 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, with breaking and entering, larceny from a motor vehicle and auto larceny. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $30,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Janice Marie Fullwood, 38, of 419 Starboard Knoll Road, Shallotte, with driving while impaired and simple assault at Walmart. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Board approves calendar for 2009-2010 school year

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Schools’ board of education approved the calendar for the 2009-2010 school year Tuesday night.

    The calendar was presented to the board’s 2009-1010 calendar committee, which was made-up of one parent and one teacher from all 18 schools.

    The 2009-2010 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 25. Labor Day is the first observed holiday and falls on Sept. 7. The first early release day is Friday, Sept. 25.