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Public Safety

  • Leland National Night Out block party Aug. 7

    Join Leland Police Department, Leland Fire/Rescue and Town of Leland staff for their National Night Out block party.

    Enjoy music, food for sale from Poor Piggy’s BBQ food truck, safety demonstrations, games and more from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Leland Municipal Park, 113 Town Hall Drive.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 28, 2018

    Sunset Beach police made the following arrest in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from arrest reports. 

    July 28

    Alvin Sabatell, 23, of Fayetteville Avenue, Calabash, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

  • Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal linked to salmonella outbreak

    Inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have issued a warning to consumers to not purchase or consume Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal because of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka. The outbreak has spanned 33 states with more than 101 cases of infections, at least four of those are in North Carolina.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, July 18-21 2018

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

    July 18

    Shoplifter reported at Coastal Outfitters.

    July 21

    Fake $100 bill reported at Food Lion. The fake bill was collected and sent to the U.S. Secret Service.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, July 8-12 2018

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

    July 8

    Demiko Dion Hernandez, 32, of Royal Poste Road was arrested on charges of possession of crystal methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Warrants show Hernandez had an unspecified amount of heroin, methamphetamine and buprenorphine and a syringe and two wax bindles July 8.

    July 9

  • Leland police seek information on woman’s 1995 disappearance

    Leland police are looking for information on the disappearance of Tammy Kay Ferguson 23 years ago.

    Ferguson was 37, lived in the old Leland Mobile Home Park at 114 Old Fayetteville Road and worked as a housekeeper at the old Town and Country Motel in Belville when she vanished in July 1995.

    She had followed her husband Benny from Alabama to Leland for his job as a construction worker, although a Leland police news release does not say when.

  • Sheriff’s deputies arrest three men in separate county sex crime cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested three men charged with felony sex crimes in separate cases.

    Earn Vern Williams, 57, of Randolphville Road NE in Bolivia is charged with indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child by adult.

    Warrants show the crimes involving an 11-year-old happened July 6 and 7.

    Williams was arrested July 8 and remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.

  • South Carolina motorcyclist arrested after chase and crash in Supply

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Myrtle Beach, S.C., motorcyclist after he led them on a chase in Supply.

    Tristan Blunier, 22, of Hickory Oak Court was arrested July 7 and charged with felony fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, failure to heed a light or siren, resisting a public officer and reckless driving to endanger.

  • Deputies arrest men in separate heroin cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men July 2 in two separate heroin cases.

    Charles Lamon Brown, 27, of Jenrette Way NW in Sunset Beach is charged with conspiring to sell or deliver heroin and two counts each of conspiring to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Brown conspired with an unnamed person to sell and deliver 1.2 grams of heroin and had a wax bindle Feb. 7.

    Brown remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail.

  • Supply man gets two life sentences for raping child

    BOLIVIA — A Supply man will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to impregnating a 9-year-old girl in his care in 2016.