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Public Safety

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    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 Oct. 10-16 ACE deputies issued three driving while impaired charges.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Kevin C. Cook, 40, of 1692 Lincoln Road, Leland, was charged with driving while impaired.

    •Stanley Ray Aldridge, 52, of 145 Lullwater Drive, Apt. 206, Wilmington, was charged with driving while impaired.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 27, 28, 29 and Oct. 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Tuesday, Sept. 27

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Karen Richards and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Man charged with breaking and entering

    A Vermont man has been charged with breaking and entering after someone broke into a house on the Sunset Beach island.

    John J. Ennis, 20, was charged after a man broke into a house on Second Street and began staying there, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said. Ennis was also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle from Vermont in the incident reported Oct. 5.

    In another case reported Sept. 26, an Ocean Isle Beach man told police money had been taken from his account at a Sunset Beach bank.

  • 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.

    •Leroy Junior Johnson, 39, of 756 Etta Lane, NW, Supply, was arrested at the Kangaroo on Main Street after asking a police officer for a ride to Cardinal Point. Johnson was found to have an active warrant for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    •Larceny of a bicycle on Sanquine Lane; a hand-painted Huffy was taken without the owner’s permission.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at Sanddwellers II; someone entered the home and removed a 32- inch flat screen TV.

    •Assault on a female on West First Street; male subject dragged a female by the arms.

    •Eric Grant Woodard, 40, of 1625 N Lafayette St., Shelby, was arrested for assault on a female.

  • Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrests

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit made several arrests last week. The vice narcotics unit is made up of agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Shallotte Police Department and Oak Island Police Department.

    •Fred Wilson Pittman III, 27, of 1734 Green Pine Drive, Supply, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Mark Alexander Battles, 40, of 4808 Apt. A Port Loop Road, Southport, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Death investigation on Carlon Road in Longwood; victim was fatally shot.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon and robbery on Ruby Way in Shallotte; suspect pointed a gun to victim’s head and stole the victim’s cell phone and wallet.

  • Supply man arrested in pizza armed robbery

    SUPPLY—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Supply man for an armed robbery in which he stole a pizza.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said investigators responded to the armed robbery around 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The victim told law enforcement he was delivering a Domino’s Pizza to an area home, when he was threatened and forced to hand over the pizzas.

  • Detectives investigating armed robbery at sweepstakes café

    SUPPLY—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for suspects responsible for the armed robbery of a Supply sweepstakes café early last Saturday morning.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, two male suspects entered the Gold Strike Internet Sweepstakes Café at 2869 Holden Beach Road in Supply.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Fleetwood Drive in Southport; suspect stole victim’s fishing rods and reels from his house.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Andrew Jackson Highway in Leland; suspect stole victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Galloway Road NE in Bolivia; suspect entered victim’s property and stole a dog box.