• Shallotte resident charged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Shallotte man was arrested Saturday and charged with the theft of a DVD player from a car.

    Sunset Beach Police Detective Woody Dunn charged David Colin Hernandez, 39, of 3005 High Meadows Dr., Shallotte, with breaking and entering to an automobile and felony larceny.

    Earlier in the day, at 12:30 p.m., a Sony in-dash flip-out DVD player was reported stolen from a car. The player was valued at $1,250 and damages were estimated at $1,500.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 19, 20, 21 and 24 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 19

    Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Gina Essey and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    William Lord Abbott, improper equipment, costs.

    Robin M. Alexander, exceeding safe speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    Brian James Allen, expired registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    April Poole Anderson, improper equipment, costs.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Police charged Abby A. Woodell, 22, of 53 Holmes St., Supply, with larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $10,500 unsecured bond.

    •Police charged William Tyler Miller, 22, of 4387 Owendon Drive, Shallotte, with drunk and disruptive and trespassing at Planet Fun. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken from police incident reports:

    •Burglary, larceny and property damage were reported Aug. 19 on Ocean Boulevard West.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle were reported Aug. 18 on Ocean Boulevard East.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle were reported Aug. 18 on Ocean Boulevard West.

    •Larceny was reported Aug. 20 at the Ocean Boulevard East beach access.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week, which are taken directly from arrest warrants and citations:

    •Craig Allen McKamey, 19, of 117 NE 78th St., Oak Island; charged with conspiracy to sell/deliver a schedule VI controlled substance.

  • 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 Aug. 24-30, K-9 deputies answered 23 calls, wrote 10 uniform citations and made 10 drug arrests.

    Deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Pireway Road, Ash-Little River Road, Stone Chimney Road, Old Ocean Highway and Chappell Loop Road.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • Speeding leads to three drug arrests

    CHADBOURN—Three Brunswick County residents were arrested Sunday, Aug. 30, in Columbus County for possession with intent to sell marijuana.

    According to Whiteville’s The News Reporter, N.C. State Highway Patrol trooper Ronnie Walker stopped the suspects’ car for speeding on Sunday north of Chadbourn.

    Around 4 p.m., Walker called for a sheriff’s deputy and a drug-detecting dog to go to U.S. 74 near the N.C. 410 interchange, after Walker saw evidence of marijuana on the shirt of a front-seat passenger, according to a sheriff’s office report.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a cell phone and a pack of cigarettes.

    •Property damage on the Brick Landing Golf Course; suspect drove on the golf green, damaging the course.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Lisa Gore returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Aug. 3:

    Laura Earlene Albright, 21, of 620 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia; felony conspiracy, felony common law robbery.

    Victor Basily, 40, of 9650 Shore Drive Apt. 208, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two counts felony trafficking opium or heroin, felony obtain controlled substance by fraud/forgery, felony identity theft.