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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, Nov. 9-18 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 9

    Breaking and entering on Live Oak Drive where several TVs were stolen.

    Nov. 10

    Breaking and entering on Live Oak Drive where several TVs were stolen.

    Nov. 13

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle from which a handgun and radar detector were stolen.

    Attempted break-in at a Shoreline Drive West residence.

    Nov. 14

  • Bolivia man gets 17 years for drug trafficking

    A federal judge sentenced a Bolivia man to 17 years for drug trafficking in a case investigated by the FBI Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force.

    U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever III also sentenced 50-year-old Rodney Troy Williams to five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon announced in a news release issued Nov. 16.

  • NCDOT Bicycle Helmet Initiative under way

    The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Division is issuing a call for applicants for its annual Bicycle Helmet Initiative.

    The NCDOT uses funds from the sale of “Share the Road” specialty license plate to pay for bike helmets that are distributed at bicycle safety events for underprivileged children.

    Helmets save lives. While less than half of all children typically wear one while biking, helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by nearly 90 percent.

  • Animal collisions increase as temperatures cool

    The falling leaves and lower temperatures enjoyed in North Carolina’s autumnal seasons results in rising rates of deer collisions. Fall weather continues to correspond with high numbers of car accidents spurred by the darting of deer onto roadways, increasing the risks of vehicle damage and personal injuries.

    The reported number of animal-vehicle collisions in North Carolina in 2017 was 18,540 — 629 more than the year before. Brunswick County had the state’s 10th-highest number.

  • Fire marshal receives fire prevention grant

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Andrew Thompson received a fire prevention grant from FM Global to purchase a fire investigation hydrocarbon detector.

    FM Global offers financial support to organizations that work to combat fire loses through a fire prevention grant program to support national, state, regional, local and community organizations.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2018

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

    Oct. 31

    Report taken on West Canal Drive about obtaining property by false pretense. Victim paid for work on his home and subject never came back to do the work.

    Nov. 1

    Report taken on Elderberry Lane about breaking and entering a motor vehicle. Unknown subject(s) entered vehicle and took some coins from inside the center console.

  • Duke Energy to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

    The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will be sounded at least once during the test at full volume. Residents will hear an audible tone lasting for about three minutes.

    This full volume test is performed annually, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • Agents arrest two men after attempted Calabash traffic stop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two men after an attempted traffic stop in Calabash on Friday night yielded the seizure of three guns and 2.5 grams of cocaine.

    Quinton Demarr Richburg, aka Quinta D. Richburg, 24, of Brooks Court in Shallotte is charged with fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and two counts each of possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.