Public Safety

  • Suspects wanted for coin machine larceny

    The Brunswick County South End Task Force is searching for three suspects wanted for breaking and entering and larceny of money from a change machine at the Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier.

    Ocean Isle Beach Assistant Police Chief Ken Bellamy said the incident took place about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department at 579-4221.

  • 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.

    •Holly Nichole Thomas, 22, of 4824 Pigott Road, Shallotte, was arrested for drunk and disruptive at McDonald’s. The subject was having a disagreement with her boyfriend and making rude comments in front of customers. She refused to leave when officers asked her to and began making a scene.

  • Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrests three suspects for cocaine trafficking

    BOLIVIA—It was a good day for the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit.

    The fledgling task force announced on Monday the arrest of three suspects for cocaine trafficking, which included agents seizing two kilos of cocaine and more than $12,000 in cash.

    The cocaine had a street value of $200,000, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said.

    Ingram was joined by police chiefs Van Eddinger of Oak Island and Rodney Gause of Shallotte—the two other agencies in the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office ACE Roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • 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:

    •Property damage on Main Street in Shallotte; suspect broke into victim’s residence.

    •Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and property damage on Ocean Highway West in Shallotte; suspect fired into victim’s residence, damaging a door and a glass window.

    •Property damage on Elk Road SW in Supply; suspect hit victim’s mailbox, damaging it.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 report

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From April 25-May 1, K-9 deputies issued 14 citations and nine drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte, Shell Point Road in Supply, N.C. 130 and Seashore and Kirby Roads in Supply.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two Supply residents Monday.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, agents performed an investigation at the residence of Kaulska Ohlund at 389 Baker Drive in Supply, where they made multiple undercover controlled substance purchases from the residence.

    Drug agents seized three grams of crack cocaine, and the following suspects were arrested:

  • Theft, accidental shooting in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a theft of a Honda generator reported May 1 from a carport on Inlet Street.

    They also responded to a call about an accidental shooting victim who shot himself in the hand on High Market Street.

  • Brunswick native found dead in Asheboro featured on America’s Most Wanted website

    On May 18, 2010, Ash native Shaunna Walley, 22, was found dead just steps away from a walking trail in Asheboro.

    Almost a year since Walley’s body was discovered, no one has been arrested for Walley’s murder or suspected sexual assault. Walley’s family and Asheboro Police officers have enlisted the help of America’s Most Wanted to seek information about Walley’s killer.

  • May is zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, underage drinking

    BOLIVIA—It’s more than zero-tolerance month for Sarah Garner.

    For Garner, while May has been declared zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, the state’s safety resource prosecutor says it’s more than that.

    “It’s the zero-tolerance millennium,” Garner said at Monday’s kickoff event for Zero-Tolerance Month at Brunswick Community College.

    Impaired driving, Garner stressed, is not accidental.