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Public Safety

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    Larceny of a laptop at Pawn USA; suspect took a laptop computer without paying for it.

    Larceny at Walmart; suspect stole a bakery oven from Dumpster.

    Larceny of a motor scooter on Main Street; suspect took victim’s motor scooter without permission.

  • 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 Sept. 10-16, special operations deputies conducted patrols on N.C. 133, Holden Beach Road, Stanley Road, Boones Neck Road, Bridgers Road, Gray Bridge Road, U.S. 74 on ramp at N.C. 133, Mount Misery Road, N.C. 130, Kirby Road and Long Beach Road.

  • Crime report

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

     

    Sept. 13

    Larceny from a motor vehicle of an auto title on Bacon’s Bluff in Supply

     

    Sept. 14

    Communicating threats at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Larceny from a motor vehicle of a laptop computer and burglary with forced entry on Windsor Drive in Belville.

    Criminal damage to property (vandalism) of an automobile on Sweet Baby Lane in Ash.

  • Booze It & Lose It works to get dangerous drivers off the road

    Between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3, Brunswick County law enforcement agencies took part in 135 checkpoints and patrols as part of the state’s Labor Day Booze it & Lose It campaign.

    The checkpoints resulted 92 DWI citations being issued. Another 86 charges were issued for people not wearing appropriate safety restraints in their vehicles.

    Seventy-five people were charged for various drug offenses during the campaign here in Brunswick County and 13 fugitives were apprehended.

  • 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.

    Thurston Avery Etheridge, 66, of 825 Crusoe Road, Whiteville, was charged with sexual battery based on an outstanding warrant.

    William Kenneth Wilson, 22, of 3018 Mount Misery Road, Leland, was charged with simple affray after a fight on Paisley Drive.

    Tiffany Ann Wilson, of 12 Paisley Drive, Shallotte, was charged with simple affray after a fight.

  • Sheriff’s Office volunteer report

    During August, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office V.O.I.C.E Citizens Patrol conducted 41 patrols county-wide with 35 volunteers, totaling 347 volunteer hours and logging a total of 3,874 miles.

    This represents a program historical high for number of patrols and volunteers, and miles traveled.

  • Shallotte Fire Department report

    During the month of August, the Shallotte Fire Department responded to 136 total incidents with an average response time of 4.96 minutes.

  • Shallotte Police report

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

    •Larceny of a cellular phone and larceny of currency at the Comfort Inn; items were taken from the victim’s room.

    •Identity theft at Walgreen’s; victim’s license number is being used fraudulently.

    •Larceny of trailer harness and vandalism at Ocean City Chevrolet; suspect removed a harness from a trailer causing damage.

  • Ocean Isle Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs

    From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired , unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

    Bring your medications for disposal to Lowes Foods Ocean Isle Beach, at 6278 Beach Drive. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police report

    The Ocean Isle Beach 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.

    •Felony larceny at Eagles Beachwear Store; suspect took a jewelry case from the store.

    •Jason Wayne Ganey, 26, of 2919 B Street SW, Supply, was charged with felony larceny.

    •Assault on a female on Raeford Street; suspect hit the victim in the face.