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Public Safety

  • Police: Leland man used knife to rob shoe store Tuesday

    A Leland man is accused of using a knife to rob a shoe store Tuesday.

    Jared Lamar Galloway, 31, of Ploof Road is charged with armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping, Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release.

    Police responded to the robbery at 12:28 p.m. to Shoe Department at 1114 New Pointe Blvd, Suite 70, where they were told the robber was last seen going into Wal-Mart, Humphries said.

  • Southport fisherman’s body found at Lake Waccamaw

    The body of a Southport fisherman who went missing Thursday morning at Lake Waccamaw in Columbus County was found Friday morning.

    North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Katie Hall identified the victim as 72-year-old Charles Gambino.

  • Sheriff’s office accreditation assessment team seeks public comment

    Sheriff John W. Ingram V announced a team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Brunswick County on Monday, March 5. The team will examine all aspects of the sheriff’s office’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services to verify it meets the commission’s standards.

  • Two 12-year-olds charged in threats at South Brunswick Middle School

    A 12-year-old South Brunswick Middle School student who said he was going to bring a gun to school and shoot people Tuesday has been suspended and charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. 

    “Students alerted school staff and the school resource officer (Ken Medlin) took the student into custody where he admitted to saying it. There is no believed danger to students,” Brunswick County Schools spokesman Daniel Seamans said in a news release issued early Tuesday afternoon.

  • Southport man wanted in bank robbery arrested

    A Southport man accused of robbing a Southport bank last week has been captured in Henderson, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

    No other details about the arrest of 36-year-old Johnathan Brooks Faulkner, of East Boiling Spring Lakes Road, was available by press time Tuesday. He was wanted on a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Investigators said a man robbed the Bank of America at 5070 Southport-Supply Road SE at 4:50 p.m. Feb. 14.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 5-11 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Feb. 5

    Johnathon Williams, 17, of Freeboard Lane, Carolina Shores, was arrested on failure to register a motor vehicle and driving without a motorcycle license charges.

    Feb. 6

    Harassment and cyber-stalking reported.

    Feb. 8

    Larry Fowler, 29, of Willow Street, Supply, was arrested on an assault on a female charge.

  • Leland man dies after Saturday motorcycle crash

    A 44-year-old Leland man died after crashing his motorcycle Saturday night in Brunswick County.

    Douglas Raymond Barker succumbed to injuries he suffered in the crash Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Matthew W. King said in a news release issued Monday morning.

  • Wilmington man arrested in Sunset Beach armed robbery

    Officers arrested a Wilmington man Thursday, Feb. 8, in an armed robbery last year at Hardee’s in Sunset Beach.

    David Ashley Bates Sr., 46, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, communicating threats, and two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun.

    Sunset Beach police responded to the armed robbery just after 4 a.m. Sept. 22, 2017, at the restaurant at 1671 Seaside Road.

  • 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.

    Jan. 29

    Call for service for someone stepping into an uncovered water meter box on Main Street.

    Fraud by scamming the victim out of $350.

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by using the victim’s credit card to make $300 in purchases.

    Jan. 30

  • Leland Police reports

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

    Jan. 24

    Assault on a female at a Wedgwood Drive residence.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a border collie from a Golden Sands Way residence.

    Breaking and entering, injury to personal property causing $60 in damage and larceny of $30 in electronics from a motor vehicle at a Royal Pine Court residence.

    Jan. 25