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Public Safety

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Aug. 1, 2019

    Aug. 1

    Report taken on Stoke Drive in reference to breaking-and-entering to motor vehicle.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, July 22-28, 2019

    July 22

    Stolen trailer and lawn mower reported on Shoreline Drive East.

    July 24

    Robbie Neal Knight, 43, of Chimney Rock Lane, Sanford, arrested on two counts of felony larceny in connection with stolen property reported July 22 on Shoreline Drive East. He was taken to Chatham County Detention Center.

    July 28

    Christopher Britt Smith, 49, of Socastee Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, was arrested on an out-of-state warrant and taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • South Carolina woman charged with injury to personal property

    The Sunset Beach Police Department has charged a South Carolina woman with injury to personal property in connection with damage to a car.

    Kellie Pepitone, 43, of Wilderness Trail in Liberty, S.C., was charged Friday, July 12, after police investigated a report of damage to a vehicle door on 33rdStreet on the Sunset Beach island.

    The investigation was in reference to reports the department received of “several vehicle unlocks” within town limits, according to a department report.

  • Woman sought on elder exploitation brought back to Brunswick County

    A Maryland woman sought on a charge of exploiting disabled/elder trust in Sunset Beach was extricated and booked last week at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Pamela Anne Trainor, 56, of Shefford Road in Baltimore, Md., was booked Thursday, June 27, under a $10,000 bond.

    On June 20 Sunset Beach police took a report at an address on Oyster Bay Drive in reference to the cited charge. Later that day warrants were issued for Trainor.

  • Maryland woman charged with disabled/elder exploitation in Sunset Beach

    A Maryland woman has been arrested and awaits extradition on a charge of exploitation of a disabled / elderly person’s trust in Sunset Beach.

    On June 20 Sunset Beach police took a report at an address on Oyster Bay Drive in reference to the cited charges.

    Later that day warrants were issued for Pam Anne Trainor, 56, of Sheffield Road in Baltimore, Md.

    When detectives went to the Sunset Beach house to arrest her they learned she had gone to Maryland. She was later arrested at an address in Maryland and waits extradition back to North Carolina.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, May 25-June 6, 2019

    May 25

    Breaking and entering reported on Live Oak Drive.

    Hit and run reported at 36thStreet and North Shore Drive.

    May 27

    Unknown male subjected reported stealing a lighter at Food Lion.

    May 28

    Nicholas Alan Morales, 21, issued state citation for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Larceny reported on Sunset Boulevard South.

    June 6

    April Cordevant Dandron, 46, of Holly Lane, Sunset Beach, arrested for outstanding warrants.

  • Calabash Fire Department, May 2019

    The Calabash Fire Department set a new record for number of calls last month, responding to even more calls in May than it did in previous months when there were hurricanes, according to spokeswoman Honey Shore Chiocco.

    During the month of May 2019, the department responded to 240 calls: eight structure fires, seven woods/brush fires, one vehicle fire, nine fire alarms, eight motor vehicle accidents, two investigations, one mutual aid, 49 citizen assistance, three other and 152 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, May 7-9, 2019

    May 7

    Tina Margaret Badcock, 40, of Jennis Avenue, Sunset Beach, issued citation on charges of driving while license revoked and possession of marijuana less than ½ ounce.

    Report taken at Food Lion about a victim who was scammed out of several hundred dollars.

    May 9

    Shoplifter reported at Family Dollar. Officers arrived on scene and located subject. The item was returned and store did not want to prosecute.

  • Bravo, county commissioners, on nixing Leland ETJ

    To the editor:

    I was pleased to see the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners vote a solid no to the town of Leland’s request to establish an extraterritorial jurisdiction outside town limits.

    My concerns are for existing industries that would be included in the jurisdiction.

  • Calabash Fire Department, April 2019

    During the month of April 2019, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 192 calls: two structure fires, two woods/brush fires, one motor vehicle fire, 12 fire alarms, 14 motor vehicle accidents, two gas leaks, one investigation, two mutual aid, eight other, 32 public assistance and 116 EMS first-response calls.