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Public Safety

  • South Carolina man arrested for Supply armed robbery

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a South Carolina man for an armed robbery that took place in Supply last week.

    On Thursday, Aug. 4, a suspect entered an occupied residence on Junction Way in Supply, sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

    The suspect, who was carrying a handgun, then led the resident into the master bedroom and demanded money from her purse, Stanley said.

    The suspect fled from the home in a white BMW before law enforcement arrived on the scene.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Assault and robbery on Riverside Drive in Supply; suspect hit victim with a bottle, then took his handgun.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Hood Creek Trail in Leland; suspect took victim’s vehicle from residence without permission.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Stone Chimney Road in Supply; suspect broke victim’s window and entered building.

  • Leland woman arrested for insurance fraud

    RALEIGH—A Leland woman has been charged with insurance fraud.

    N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Lakeia C. Freeman, 28, of 136 Parsley St., Leland, last week.

    Freeman was charged with one count of insurance fraud and one count of obtaining property by false pretences.

    According to a Department of Insurance press release, in March 2011, Freeman reported to Allstate Insurance Co. she unintentionally backed her boyfriend’s 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe into her 2002 Acura, causing more than $5,000 in damage.

  • 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 Aug.1-7, ACE deputies issued 106 total arrests and citations, including four driving while impaired charges, 20 driving while license revoked charges, 18 no operator’s license citations and 23 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Sharon Lynn Beck, 49, of 548 Chatham Circle, Calabash, was charged with driving while impaired.

  • Detectives search for shooting suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a shooting suspect.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said detectives are asking for help from anyone who was in Grissettown area between 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.

    Stanley said the victim was confronted by a white male possibly in his twenties on the side of the road at the intersection of Seaside Road and U.S. 17. The suspect was driving a black passenger vehicle and exited the vehicle to confront the victim.

  • Counterfeit bill confiscated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Local police are investigating the passing of a counterfeit bill that was turned in to the department on Monday.

    A man from Graham, N.C., said he received the bill while paying for groceries at Food Lion. He then went to McDonald’s, and when he tried to pay for some food, he was told the bill was counterfeit.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said the Secret Service takes all counterfeit bills.

  • 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 July 25-31, ACE deputies issued 91 total arrests and citations, including three driving while impaired charges and 37 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •William Standland, 43, of 7193 Gore Road, Longwood, was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, no helmet, no insurance, headlight violation and fail to register with the N.C. DMV.

  • Missing 'no parking' signs investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating the loss of three “no parking” signs on island streets.

    On July 22, someone cut down the signs on Eighth, 30th and 31st streets, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.

    The following incidents and arrests were also reported:

  • Shallotte man arrested for selling prescription pills

    SHALLOTTE—A Shallotte man was arrested July 18, after a two-month investigation into selling prescription pills.
    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit seized a 1997 Ford F-150 truck during the arrest.

  • Two arrested for cocaine trafficking that led to K-9’s death

    ASH—Two suspects were arrested for cocaine trafficking in an incident that led to the death of a sheriff’s office K-9.

    Deputy Jared Zeller, handler for K-9 Viper, who died from exposure to cocaine found in a cornfield, said Viper died after being exposed to chemicals in the drug.

    Called out to assist the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the cocaine found by Viper weighed 1,162 grams, which carried a street value of more than $100,000.