Public Safety

  • Three dead, one injured in weekend wreck

    Three people died in an early-morning wreck Saturday, Sept. 11, in Leland.

    According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. C.M. Hardee, three people died and one person was injured around 2:24 a.m. Saturday on Malmo Loop Road in Leland.

    Hardee said Michael Johnston, 28, of Leland, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck east on Malmo Loop Road near the intersection of Colin Mintz Road in Leland.

  • 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 K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

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

    From Aug. 31-Sept. 5, K-9 deputies answered 11 calls, wrote 17 citations and made 11 drug arrests. K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Beach Drive, Shell Point Road, Pireway Road and U.S. 17.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Larceny of a firearm on Driftwood Drive.

    •Teresa Ann McLean, 47, of Shallotte; charged with driving while impaired, driving left of center and driving while license revoked on Causeway Drive.

    •Matthew George Davis, 27, of Shallotte; charged with second-degree trespassing at Second Street Bar and Grill.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Justin Christopher Fedt, 25, of Supply; charged with driving while license revoked, possession of a schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Counterfeit currency at Walmart; suspect passed counterfeit $10 bill.

    •Vandalism at Shallotte Laundry; fire extinguisher sprayed in bathroom.

  • S.C. man charged with DWI in Sunset Beach


    SUNSET BEACH—A South Carolina man was stopped and charged with DWI and failure to stop for a flashing red light Monday.

    Bradley Einerson, 25, of Columbia, S.C., was charged shortly before noon Sept. 6 by Sunset Beach police. 

  • Drug raid busts alleged gang leader

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit simultaneously executed two search warrants last week, leading to two arrests and the seizure of drugs, guns and money.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s office spokesperson, drug agents executed the search warrants Sept. 2 at a home at 979 Hickory Drive in Leland and at Stump Jumpers Garage at 90 Edgewood Drive in Winnabow.

  • UPDATE: Three people dead in Sunset Harbor murder-suicide

    Three people are dead after a shooting incident Saturday evening in Sunset Harbor.

    Sheriff’s detectives believe what began as a domestic confrontation around 9 p.m. Saturday escalated to a double homicide-suicide.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident at the end of Sunset Harbor Road around 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4.

    Deputies found Dennis Blalock, 52, of Sunset Harbor, deceased in the driver’s side of a vehicle at the end of the road.

  • Calabash man wanted for South Carolina thefts

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a Calabash man wanted for multiple thefts in South Carolina.

    Sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said several boat motors were stolen from homes in the Little River, S.C., area between Aug. 20 and Aug. 21.

    During a sheriff’s office investigation, detectives recovered two of the stolen boat motors in Brunswick County, a 60-horsepower Yamaha motor and a 50-horsepower Mercury motor, which have been returned to the owners in South Carolina.

  • Longwood man arrested for Sunset Beach armed robbery

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect for an armed robbery Tuesday night in Sunset Beach.

    According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, a black male suspect entered the Kangaroo on Seaside Road in Sunset Beach. The suspect, later identified as Curtis James Robinson, threatened the store clerk with a knife and ordered the clerk to the floor.