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Public Safety

  • Federal judge sentences Shallotte man to more than 5 years for drug conspiracy

    A judge sentenced a Shallotte man Wednesday to more than five years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.

    Senior U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced 53-year-old Delmas Carlyle “Trampus” Gause, 53, to serve 71 months, followed by five years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    Aug. 16

    Property damage by opening a car door and hitting a parked car at Zaxby’s.

    Aug. 21

    Theft by switching price tags on $95.74 in clothing at Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Theft by pushing shopping cart with $500 in merchandise out of the Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Aug. 22

  • Leland Police reports

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

    Aug. 17

    Obtaining property by false pretenses and communicating threats by tricking the victim into spending $700 and threatening him at a South Palm Drive, Winnabow, residence.

    Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle by taking $150 from the victim’s belongings at a Garden Club Way residence.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 14-27 2018

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

    Aug. 14

    Cash reported missing from the register at Subway.

    Aug. 15

    Breaking and entering reported on Magnolia Street.

    Domestic situation reported on Sandpiper Bay Drive. Both subjects were advised of their rights.

    Breaking and entering reported on Dogwood Drive.

    Aug. 20

  • Sunset Beach man accused of raping child

    A Sunset Beach man is accused of raping a child.

    Melvin Martin Sheppard, 54, of Live Oak Drive was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with statutory sex offense with a child younger than 15 and two counts of first-degree rape of a child.

    Warrants show Sheppard committed the crimes between March 26, 2015 — when the child was 9 and he was 52 — and the date of his arrest.

    North Carolina Department of Public Safety records show Sheppard was convicted in October 1984 of common law robbery in Cleveland County.

  • Man sentenced on federal heroin charges linked to Brunswick County

    ars in prison for conspiracy to sell drugs in Brunswick County and elsewhere in the United States.

    U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Nicholas Skinner, 33, on Aug. 13 to seven years in prison, followed by supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, as well as unspecified amounts of cocaine and buprenorphine.

  • Man sentenced on federal heroin charges linked to Brunswick County

    A federal judge sentenced a Pikesville, Md., man to seven years in prison for conspiracy to sell drugs in Brunswick County and elsewhere in the United States.

    U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Nicholas Skinner, 33, Aug. 13 on to seven years in prison, followed by supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, as well as unspecified amounts of cocaine and buprenorphine.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Aug. 15-16 2018

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

    Aug. 15

    Report taken at the post office about a stolen license plate.

    Aug. 16

    Report taken on Magnolia Street about breaking and entering.

  • Missing Shallotte man found safe

    A Silver Alert issued for a Shallotte man earlier this month was canceled after he was found safe.

    James K. Clarida Jr., 45, was reported missing Aug. 7 fromTryon Road.

    He was found safe Aug. 16, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Aug. 6-10 2018

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

    Aug. 6

    Peggy Williams, 49, of Clubhouse Road was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Facility and held until sober.

    Aug. 7

    A stolen John Deere Ski Steer was recovered from 826 Live Oak Drive in Sunset Beach. The equipment was reported stolen Dec. 21, 2000, from Mecklenburg County.

    Two kayaks reported stolen from 18thStreet.

    Aug. 8