Public Safety

  • Detectives search for assault suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect who was involved in an assault last weekend in Supply.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies are searching for Perry Randolph Bryant, 56, of 1786 Percy Place Circle, Supply.

    Bryant is wanted for one count of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury.

  • No charges against Oak Island police in suspect suicide

    BOLIVIA—District Attorney Jon David recently announced no charges would be filed against Oak Island Police Officers regarding a suspect suicide.

    According to a press release from David’s office, on June 30 detectives from the Oak Island Police Department went to a residence on NE 39th Street in Oak Island.

    Prior to visiting the residence, investigators had received information that the occupant of the residence, Marion Edward Cape, had allegedly committed various crimes of a sexual nature.

  • More car break-ins investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Local police are investigating several more car break-ins reported in the past week.

    •A Garmin GPS, Sony CD player and 10 music CDs were reported stolen Aug. 7 from a vehicle parked on Fourth Street.

    •A Sirius Starmate 4 satellite radio was reported stolen Aug. 4 after someone entered an unlocked vehicle on 39th Street.

    •A Kodak EasyShare camera was reported stolen Aug. 3 from a vehicle on Fourth Street.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects last week:

    •A 15-year-old juvenile from Boiling Spring Lakes was arrested and taken to the New Hanover County Juvenile Detention Facility for charges of felony breaking and entering and larceny.

    •Samuel Chad Hodges, 16, of Shallotte, was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny.

    •Kayne Ross Severson, 17, of Supply, was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny.

  • South Carolina man arrested for Supply armed robbery

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a South Carolina man for an armed robbery that took place in Supply last week.

    On Thursday, Aug. 4, a suspect entered an occupied residence on Junction Way in Supply, sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

    The suspect, who was carrying a handgun, then led the resident into the master bedroom and demanded money from her purse, Stanley said.

    The suspect fled from the home in a white BMW before law enforcement arrived on the scene.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Assault and robbery on Riverside Drive in Supply; suspect hit victim with a bottle, then took his handgun.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Hood Creek Trail in Leland; suspect took victim’s vehicle from residence without permission.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Stone Chimney Road in Supply; suspect broke victim’s window and entered building.

  • Leland woman arrested for insurance fraud

    RALEIGH—A Leland woman has been charged with insurance fraud.

    N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Lakeia C. Freeman, 28, of 136 Parsley St., Leland, last week.

    Freeman was charged with one count of insurance fraud and one count of obtaining property by false pretences.

    According to a Department of Insurance press release, in March 2011, Freeman reported to Allstate Insurance Co. she unintentionally backed her boyfriend’s 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe into her 2002 Acura, causing more than $5,000 in damage.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    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 Aug.1-7, ACE deputies issued 106 total arrests and citations, including four driving while impaired charges, 20 driving while license revoked charges, 18 no operator’s license citations and 23 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Sharon Lynn Beck, 49, of 548 Chatham Circle, Calabash, was charged with driving while impaired.

  • Detectives search for shooting suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a shooting suspect.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said detectives are asking for help from anyone who was in Grissettown area between 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.

    Stanley said the victim was confronted by a white male possibly in his twenties on the side of the road at the intersection of Seaside Road and U.S. 17. The suspect was driving a black passenger vehicle and exited the vehicle to confront the victim.

  • Counterfeit bill confiscated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Local police are investigating the passing of a counterfeit bill that was turned in to the department on Monday.

    A man from Graham, N.C., said he received the bill while paying for groceries at Food Lion. He then went to McDonald’s, and when he tried to pay for some food, he was told the bill was counterfeit.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said the Secret Service takes all counterfeit bills.