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Public Safety

  • Special Operations Report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Nov. 19- 25, special operations deputies patrolled and set up checkpoints on N.C. 133, Pireway Road, N.C. 904, U.S. 74 off-ramp, Pigott Road, Mount Misery Road and Maco Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign under way

    Last year, 397 unbuckled motorists died in crashes on North Carolina roads.

    In an effort to decrease the number of fatalities, N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has launched a statewide Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign to crack down on motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts.

    State and local law enforcement officers across the state will increase seat belt enforcement activities during the campaign, which runs through Nov. 25.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

     

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

     

    Nov. 16

    Recovered water pump on Shadow Circle in Longwood.

    Larceny of a rifle, a 14-karat gold and diamond heart pendant, miscellaneous gold items, a 10-karat gold, blue stone ring and a telephone on High Point Avenue in Calabash.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Identity theft on Main Street; someone used victim’s information to obtain a credit card.

    Joe Floyd Davis, 77, 1113 Stanley Road SW, Supply, charged with trespassing and stalking.

    Obtaining property by false pretense on Main Street; suspect fraudulently used victim’s credit card.

    Larceny of a laptop computer, keyboard and hat from Walmart.

  • Sheriff’s Corner

    Sheriff’s Corner: Heating up with winter suggestions

     

    We are now starting to see some of that winter season upon us. Even though our winters are not as severe as those in other places, they can at times be just as bad.

    Inspecting and checking heaters and chimneys prior to starting out another winter is a good idea. We will offer some suggestions that may be useful for gearing up for winter.

    Chimneys

  • Special Operations Report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

  • Sheriff's Office Volunteer Report

     

     

    During October, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office V.O.I.C.E Citizens Patrol contributed 1,213 hours of service at a value to the Brunswick County taxpayers of $18,527.64. 

    Volunteers served in administrative services, detention center and courthouse visitor screening, animal-protective services, community events and reviewing unsolved cases for the detective division. 

    Using the service of 37 volunteers, they conducted 36 community patrols logging 3,295 miles in two Citizens Patrol cars.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents:

     

    Nov. 9

    Fire investigation on Taft Road in Supply.

    Death investigation on Arbor Branch Road.

    Lost pocketbook on Old Shallotte Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Vandalism by stabbing tires on Palmers Branch Drive in Leland.

    Breaking and entering and vandalism on Eastbrook Avenue in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Burglary with forcible entry and vandalism on Jolly Roger Drive in Supply.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Identity theft on Main Street; someone used victim’s information to obtain a credit card.

    •Burglary on Northside Drive; suspect entered residence and harassed victims.

    •Joann Michelle Hardy, 24, of 3999 Big Neck Road, Ash was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine.

  • Brunswick County ranks third for DWI arrests statewide during campaign

    State and local law enforcement officers cited 729 motorists for driving while impaired during the Booze It & Lose It Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 26-31. A total of 24,363 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

    In Brunswick County, 364 traffic and criminal violations and 35 DWI charges were issued during the six-day campaign including two younger than 21 DWI charges. Brunswick County issued the third highest number of DWIs in the state.