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Public Safety

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 7

    Fraud, obtaining property by false pretense by contacting the victim through Facebook to convince them to send $1,990 via iTunes cards.

    Communicating threats on New Pointe Boulevard.

    Dec. 8

    Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle by not returning the victim’s vehicle at the agreed time.

  • Chism graduates from FBI National Academy

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Chism is one of four North Carolina enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy during a Dec. 13 ceremony in Quantico, Va.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 27

    Obtaining money by false pretense by posing as the victim’s family member to steal $4,800.

    Breaking and entering and injury to real property by cutting open a screen door to enter a Red Bay Place residence.

    Nov. 28

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 27

    Keyon Lee Waddell, 18, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of larceny in New Hanover County and no operator’s license.

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by scamming a victim out of $55,000.

    Nov. 29

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by scamming victims out of $150,000.

    Nov. 30

  • Watts to retire as county emergency services director

    Brunswick County Emergency Services director Brian Watts is retiring after 16 years with the county, effective Dec. 31, according to a county news release issued Tuesday.

    Watts served as Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services Division director for 12 years before being named emergency services director in 2014. He previously worked for Mecklenburg EMS and spent 16 years as a volunteer with Union Road Volunteer Fire Department in Gastonia, the last two years as chief.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Dec. 5-7, 2018

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Dec. 5

    Lois Henderson, 69, of 506 Dogwood Drive, Sunset Beach, arrested for DWI.

    Dec. 6

    Gregory Edward Leonard, 67, of 108 Discovery Lake Drive, Sunset Beach, arrested for assault on a female.

    Dec. 7

    Breaking-and-entering reported on Marlin Street. Unknown subject(s) entered residence and took several TVs.

  • Sunset Beach fire displaces residents

    A fire attributed to an electrical problem damaged an unoccupied townhouse in Sunset Beach on Friday night, displacing its residents until repairs can be done.

    The first fire engine responding to an alarm arrived at the scene on Queen Anne Street at 7:36 p.m. Dec. 7, Sunset Beach Fire Chief Paul Hasenmeier said.

    After smoke was spotted in the second and third-floor windows of the unit over Sunset Nails Salon, the incident was elevated to a fire call. Additional mutual-aid response engines from Calabash, Ocean Isle Beach and Grissettown fire departments arrived.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2018

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

    Nov. 30

    Ryan Lee Darby, 31, of Elvira Street in Fayetteville was extradited from J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., to face several financial card theft charges and several financial card fraud charges. He was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Center and held under $60,000 bail.

    Dec. 2

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Nov. 13

    Breaking and entering and stealing $1,100 in golf clubs from a South Willis Drive Rental Storage facility.

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Main Street, causing $572.87 in damage.

    Nov. 14

    Identity theft using the victim’s information to obtain a Home Depot credit card.

    Larceny of $435 in electronics from Wal-Mart on Main Street.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 8

    Terry Lynn Rogers, 42, of Chesnut Street, Wilmington, was cited on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge.

    Nov. 11

    Gabrielle Deshon Gause, 26, of Oak Lane was arrested on a warrant for arrest.

    Communicating threats and harassing phone calls to Harris Teeter on Olde Regent Way.