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Public Safety

  • Two Brunswick County women arrested for employee embezzlement at dental office

    Two Brunswick County women were recently arrested for their alleged roles in an employee embezzlement scheme.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh, the two women are charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from their employer, Tidewater Dental Office in Calabash.

    “It was discovered that over a period of several years, two of the employees, Jada Willoughby Atkinson and April Ferris Winch, had embezzled $115,000,” Routh said.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    The Shallotte Police Department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    The Shallotte Police Department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    •An attempted breaking-and-entering was reported July 11 on Balmore Drive.

    •Breaking-and-entering and larceny from a motor vehicle were reported July 16 on Dunbar Drive.

    •Aimee Renee Moree, 26, of 210 Wildwood Road, Shallotte, was charged July 5 with larceny by employee.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team roundup

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From July 9-15, special operations deputies issued 85 total traffic citations and charges.

  • Brunswick County crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents:

    •Vandalism on Palm Street and Main Street in Navassa on July 13; suspect damaged passenger side of victim’s van.

    •Assault on a female and communicating threats on Long Beach Road SE in Southport on July 13.

    •Larceny on Main Street in Shallotte on July 13; suspect stole victim’s laptop computer.

    •Simple physical assault near Woods Court in Bolivia on July 13.

  • Sheriff’s detectives investigate shotgun death in Ash

     ASH—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shotgun death, which they have preliminary determined was “accidental.”

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh, deputies responded to a home at 1228 Ash-Little River Road around 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 16.

    When deputies arrived, they found Wendall Padgett, 49, who suffered a shotgun wound to his left side. Padgett was taken to Sea Coast Hospital in Little River, S.C., where he was pronounced dead.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate incidents, make arrests

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Injury to personal property was reported in four separate incidents on 38th Street, at two addresses on 40th Street and one incident on 36th Street. The incidents were reported June 29 and July 1.

    An incident of obtaining property by false pretense was reported July 2 on Clubhouse Road.

    An attempted breaking and/or entering and injury to real property was reported July 3 on 30th Street.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Possession of a stolen motor vehicle, breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny and underage drinking on Causeway Drive; subject was in possession of a stolen motor vehicle (a golf cart). The golf cart was recovered in the possession of a minor. The case is listed as under further investigation.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.