Public Safety

  • Gas station owner cited for synthetic cannabanoid arrest

    NORTHWEST—Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit continue to cite people who sell synthetic cannabanoid, which became illegal in North Carolina June 1.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said drug agents have been “diligently working to keep synthetic cannabanoid off the streets of Brunswick County.”

  • Incidents reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents reported within the past week.

    •Dan Michael White Jr. was charged with DWI and failing to stop for a blue light/siren on July 1.

    •Thomas Whiting Archer, 25, of Matthews, was charged with DWI on July 3.

    •Jonathan Theimer, 22, of Sunset Beach, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and simple possession of a Schedule II substance.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit assisted officers with the North Carolina Probation and Parole Department on a search warrant last week, which led to the arrest of two local suspects.

    On Thursday, June 23, drug agents assisted probation officers at a residence at 3627 Dogwood Drive, Lot 8, Leland.

    Rashawn Brooks and Kenya Waddell, both of whom lived at the Dogwood Drive home, were arrested for multiple drug charges.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Ocean Highway in Supply; suspect broke into several trucks and stole copper wire.

    •Larceny on Percy Place in Supply; suspect stole victim’s moped.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny on Blue Bird Lane in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole money.

  • Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Units makes multiple arrests

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a Boiling Spring Lakes man on several drug violations last week.

    The vice narcotics unit is made up of drug agents from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Oak Island Police Department and Shallotte Police Department.

    On June 23, vice narcotics agents searched a residence on Pine Lake Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, where they seized 3 pounds of marijuana, 50 grams of hashish and more than $1,700 in cash.

  • Cell phone returned after repeated calls in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A thief returned a cell phone after the device was repeatedly called and then texted.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said the phone, valued at $700, was reported stolen after its owner accidentally left it at the checkout counter at Food Lion on June 22. The man went to his car, realized he had left his cell phone behind and immediately returned to the store to retrieve it only to learn it was gone.

  • Detectives search for armed robbery suspect

    SUNSET BEACH—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for an Ocean Isle Beach man wanted for armed robbery.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the suspect is wanted for an armed robbery at a convenient store in Sunset Beach earlier this month.

    On Tuesday, June 7, a suspect entered the Kangaroo at 927 Seaside Road, pointed a gun at the store clerk and demanded money from the business, Stanley said.

  • Detectives searching for man wanted for Calabash, Carolina Shores break-ins

    Detectives are searching for a suspect who has been involved in multiple crimes in Carolina Shores and Calabash.

    From May 16-June 21, multiple residential and vehicle break-ins have been reported in the neighboring towns.

    Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said more than $3,000 in property has been stolen from the homes and vehicles, including watches, electronics, TVs, money, jewelry and other miscellaneous items.

  • One suspect arrested, one wanted in Carolina Shores armed robbery

    One suspect has been arrested and a second suspect remains is wanted for their roles in an armed robbery last month.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives have arrested one suspect in the May 15 armed robbery of Christopher’s Pizza in Carolina shores.

    Stanley said on May 15, a suspect entered the pizza shop and demanded money from the employee at the register, but left the business without any money before law enforcement officers arrived.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects during the last two weeks.

    •Larceny of electrical equipment was reported on Ocean Boulevard West on June 10.

    •Larceny of a street sign was reported by the Dunescape Property Owners Association on June 14.

    •Ralph Teal, 58, of Supply, was cited for operating a motor vehicle with an expired registration June 9.

    •Kelsey Yoder, 18, of Supply, was cited for operating a motor vehicle with no operator’s license June 11.