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Public Safety

  • Three face cocaine charges in separate cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested three people on cocaine charges in two separate cases April 13.

    Kenneth Levern Miller, 28, of Cypress Court NW in Calabash, is charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute cocaine and misdemeanor possession of more than a half-ounce but less than one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Deputies seek man in Shallotte robbery

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man accused of robbing three people in Shallotte.

    Hamilton John Ortiz Bones, 39, is wanted on charges of first-degree burglary and two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny from the person, larceny after breaking and entering and assault by pointing a gun, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    An incident report shows two men robbed three people, including a 16-year-old girl, after 11 p.m. April 11 at 3005 High Meadows Drive. No one was injured.

  • OIB police seek man in business break-in

    Ocean Isle Beach police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man who broke in to Sheffield’s Seafood and Grocery on April 15

    The man removed cash from the safe and stole cigarettes from the business at 57 Causeway Drive SW early that morning, police said.

    The man, described as white and last seen wearing a blue shirt and black flip-flops, faces charges of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and injury to real property

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rich Heycock at 274-1746 or 579-4221.

  • Wilmington man arrested in Leland burglary

    New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of breaking into a Leland residence and stealing jewelry.

    Michael Jimmy Pappas, 39, of Pleasant Dale Drive, is charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

  • Leland woman accused of stealing drugs from employer

    A Leland woman is accused of stealing drugs from the Winnabow nursing home where she worked.

    Michelle Margaret Whitney Miller, 36, of Quail Hollow Road was arrested April 10 and charged with three counts of embezzling a controlled substance by an employee and two counts of trafficking opium or heroin.

  • Robber uses 2x4s to steal $140 from man in Leland

    Someone used 2x4s to rob a man of $140 in cash at Tommy’s Mini Mart in Leland on April 14.

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident report, which labels the case as an aggravated assault and robbery, shows it happened after 6 p.m. at the store, 3280 Mount Misery Road.

    The victim, a 59-year-old man, was not taken to a medical center for treatment, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    No description of the robber was available.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 8-13 2018

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

    April 8

    Alan Shaw, 18, of Wickersham Road, Charlotte, was cited on a possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana charge.

    April 13

    Edward Ronald McCormick, 17, of Sunset Bluff, Beaufort, S.C., was arrested on charges of speeding and consuming alcohol while younger than 21.

  • Shallotte man sought in Sunset Beach break-in arrested in S.C.

    A Shallotte man wanted in a Sunset Beach break-in was arrested April 13 in Little River, S.C.

    Sunset Beach police charged 24-year-old Antaun Linear Miller, 24, of Forest Drive with breaking and entering, larceny, safecracking and injury to real property in an April 12 break-in on Cotton Mill Court in Sea Trail.

    Someone broke in through a back window and stole several items around lunchtime when no one was home, according to an incident report. Some evidence was left behind and arrest warrants were issued the next day.

  • Suspicious vehicle sought in Sunset Beach after break-in

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is seeking a suspicious vehicle following a break-in Thursday afternoon, April 12, in Sea Trail.

    A residence off Rice Mill Circle was broken into by force. The residents were not home at the time of the entry.

    A suspicious vehicle has been identified as a four-door black Honda or Nissan with a white hood.

    Anyone seeing a vehicle matching this description is asked to contact the Sunset Beach Police Department at 910-579-2151 or 911 after hours and on weekends.

     

  • Leland police seek cash thief

    Leland police are looking for a man who stole almost $900 from a wallet belonging to a fellow Wal-Mart shopper.

    The thief took the money about 8:15 p.m. April 2 and left the store on New Pointe Boulevard in a black sedan, according to a police news release issued Thursday.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Kazee at 371-0274.