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Public Safety

  • Shallotte Police Department reports

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

    June 4

    Worthless check cashed at Crescom Bank on Smith Avenue for $7,652.

    June 5

    Larceny of a truck and trailer worth $6,000 from Beach House Harley-Davidson on Harley-Davidson Drive.

    Vandalism, destruction of property totaling $4,000 and theft of $500 from coin-operated drink machines in the parking lot of GoGas on Main Street.

    June 6

  • Leland Police Department

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

    May 30

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a $300 Yeti cooler from a motor vehicle parked at a Northgate Drive residence.

    June 1

    Larceny of a pickup truck worth $30,000 parked at an Ashland Way residence.

    Larceny of $30.01 in gas from Murphy USA gas station on New Pointe Boulevard.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, July 8-12 2018

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

    July 8

    Demiko Dion Hernandez, 32, of Royal Poste Road was arrested on charges of possession of crystal methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Warrants show Hernandez had an unspecified amount of heroin, methamphetamine and buprenorphine and a syringe and two wax bindles July 8.

    July 9

  • Leland police seek information on woman’s 1995 disappearance

    Leland police are looking for information on the disappearance of Tammy Kay Ferguson 23 years ago.

    Ferguson was 37, lived in the old Leland Mobile Home Park at 114 Old Fayetteville Road and worked as a housekeeper at the old Town and Country Motel in Belville when she vanished in July 1995.

    She had followed her husband Benny from Alabama to Leland for his job as a construction worker, although a Leland police news release does not say when.

  • Sheriff’s deputies arrest three men in separate county sex crime cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested three men charged with felony sex crimes in separate cases.

    Earn Vern Williams, 57, of Randolphville Road NE in Bolivia is charged with indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child by adult.

    Warrants show the crimes involving an 11-year-old happened July 6 and 7.

    Williams was arrested July 8 and remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.

  • South Carolina motorcyclist arrested after chase and crash in Supply

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Myrtle Beach, S.C., motorcyclist after he led them on a chase in Supply.

    Tristan Blunier, 22, of Hickory Oak Court was arrested July 7 and charged with felony fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, failure to heed a light or siren, resisting a public officer and reckless driving to endanger.

  • Deputies arrest men in separate heroin cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men July 2 in two separate heroin cases.

    Charles Lamon Brown, 27, of Jenrette Way NW in Sunset Beach is charged with conspiring to sell or deliver heroin and two counts each of conspiring to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Brown conspired with an unnamed person to sell and deliver 1.2 grams of heroin and had a wax bindle Feb. 7.

    Brown remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail.

  • Supply man gets two life sentences for raping child

    BOLIVIA — A Supply man will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to impregnating a 9-year-old girl in his care in 2016.

  • Calabash Fire Department June 2018

    During the month of June, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 182 calls: 14 structure fires, three woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, six fire alarms, six motor vehicle accidents, a rescue, a gas leak, two mutual aid, six other, 22 public assistance and 120 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 22-July 1 2018

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident reports. 

    June 22

    Damaged mailbox reported on Canal Street.

    June 25

    Larceny of jewelry reported at a home on Shoreline Drive.

    July 1

    Stolen bike reported on Sunset Boulevard. Victim said bike was taken while parked in a lot.