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Public Safety

  • Leland woman wanted for PTO embezzlement

    A Leland woman is wanted for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from a local parent-teacher organization.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives are searching for Dana Leigh Brooks, 38, of 3430 Andrew Jackson Highway, Leland.

    Brooks is wanted for twelve counts of embezzlement for allegedly embezzling more than $5,000 from the PTO at Lincoln Primary School, Stanley said.

  • Armed bank robbery suspect arrested

    A South Carolina man has been arrested for an armed bank robbery in Supply last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Lee Adelstone II for an armed robbery at Waccamaw Bank last week.

    Stanley said Adelstone, 22, of 709 48th Ave., North Myrtle Beach, S.C., entered the bank at 3178 Holden Beach Road just before 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 9, handed a note to the teller stating he had a gun and demanding she give him “all the money.”

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    A Cary man was arrested for several drug charges after being stopped at a driver’s license checkpoint last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies conducted a driver’s license checkpoint on U.S. 17 at the state line Sunday, May 29.

    Deputies seized 29 grams of cocaine, 22 grams of marijuana, $808 in cash, a BMW and various drug paraphernalia, including plastic bags, scales and rolling papers.

  • 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 Maplewood Drive in Calabash; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole a laptop.

    •Breaking and entering to an auto, larceny and property damage on Ocean Highway West in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole medication and money. The suspect also damaged the vehicle’s door handle.

  • ACE roundup: Ten arrested for impaired driving charges

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested 10 people for impaired driving last week, which included the Memorial Day holiday.

    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 Sunday, May 30, through Sunday, June 5, ACE deputies issued 74 total arrests and citations, including 10 driving while impaired charges and 14 speed violations.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Officers with the Holden Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    •Two victims reported larceny of money on Cole Street on May 26.

    •Larceny of a surfboard was reported on Ocean Boulevard West on May 30.

    •Shane Michael Britt, 18, of 701 Hazel Road, Charleston, W.Va., was arrested and charged with assault with injury to real property, consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and drunk and disruptive.

  • Shallotte man arrested for rape on Holden Beach

    A Shallotte man has been arrested and charged with rape.

    According to Holden Beach Police Sgt. Justin Hewett, Joshua Ray George, 18, of 536 Columbus St., Shallotte, was arrested on May 31 and charged with second-degree rape.

    Hewett said a 15-year-old girl reported being raped on the beach strand at 109 Ocean Boulevard West on Holden Beach island on May 29.

    The Brunswick Beacon does not identify victims of sexual assault.

    George was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed under a $200,000 secured bond.

  • Thefts, DWI investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police reported the following incidents in the past week:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle were reported on Medcalf Lane.

    •Daniel Scott Manning, 25, of Chapel Hill, was arrested and charged June 3 with DWI on Sunset Boulevard.

    •A man on Medcalf Lane reported an identity theft June 2.

    •A larceny of potted plants and containers from property was reported June 2 at Sloan Realty, 420 Sunset Blvd.

  • Drug robbery at CVS in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A man robbed a local CVS store of drugs one afternoon last week, then made his getaway through a drive-through window and ran into the woods.

    A suspect entered the store around 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, and handed a note to a clerk at the pharmacy counter. The note said the suspect had a gun and demanded OxyContin and oxycodone.

    The clerk then handed the note to the pharmacist, and drugs were given to the suspect.

    The suspect is described as a white male dressed in a white T-shirt, skinny jeans and a white baseball cap.

  • Longwood man arrested for shooting

    LONGWOOD—Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a local man Wednesday, May 25, for a shooting in Longwood earlier in the week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies responded to a home at 7688 Etheridge Road in Longwood on Monday, May 23.

    When they arrived at the home, deputies found two victims who had suffered gunshot wounds, Stanley said.