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Public Safety

  • Cell phone returned after repeated calls in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A thief returned a cell phone after the device was repeatedly called and then texted.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said the phone, valued at $700, was reported stolen after its owner accidentally left it at the checkout counter at Food Lion on June 22. The man went to his car, realized he had left his cell phone behind and immediately returned to the store to retrieve it only to learn it was gone.

  • Detectives search for armed robbery suspect

    SUNSET BEACH—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for an Ocean Isle Beach man wanted for armed robbery.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the suspect is wanted for an armed robbery at a convenient store in Sunset Beach earlier this month.

    On Tuesday, June 7, a suspect entered the Kangaroo at 927 Seaside Road, pointed a gun at the store clerk and demanded money from the business, Stanley said.

  • Detectives searching for man wanted for Calabash, Carolina Shores break-ins

    Detectives are searching for a suspect who has been involved in multiple crimes in Carolina Shores and Calabash.

    From May 16-June 21, multiple residential and vehicle break-ins have been reported in the neighboring towns.

    Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said more than $3,000 in property has been stolen from the homes and vehicles, including watches, electronics, TVs, money, jewelry and other miscellaneous items.

  • One suspect arrested, one wanted in Carolina Shores armed robbery

    One suspect has been arrested and a second suspect remains is wanted for their roles in an armed robbery last month.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives have arrested one suspect in the May 15 armed robbery of Christopher’s Pizza in Carolina shores.

    Stanley said on May 15, a suspect entered the pizza shop and demanded money from the employee at the register, but left the business without any money before law enforcement officers arrived.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects during the last two weeks.

    •Larceny of electrical equipment was reported on Ocean Boulevard West on June 10.

    •Larceny of a street sign was reported by the Dunescape Property Owners Association on June 14.

    •Ralph Teal, 58, of Supply, was cited for operating a motor vehicle with an expired registration June 9.

    •Kelsey Yoder, 18, of Supply, was cited for operating a motor vehicle with no operator’s license June 11.

  • Brunswick County drug report

    After a three-month investigation, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a Supply man on multiple heroin and opium trafficking charges.

    Agents made several undercover controlled purchases during the three-month investigation.

    On June 16, agents arrested Eduardo Johnson, 32, of 2137 Seashore Road, Supply. Johnson was charged with eight counts of trafficking opium or heroin.

    He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $500,000 secured bond.

    Other suspects arrested include:

  • 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, larceny and property damage on Seashore Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole a computer, Guitar Hero video game and a Playstation game console.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle on Forest Drive in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole $200 in cash.

  • ACE roundup: Two arrested for impaired driving charges

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested two people for impaired driving last week.

    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 June 13-19, ACE deputies issued 84 total arrests and citations, including two driving while impaired charges and 36 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Shallotte woman arrested for assault

    A Shallotte woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting several people.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said just after 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, sheriff’s deputies responded to 1244 Hale Swamp Road after receiving reports of “a large amount of subjects fighting in the roadway.”

    Three victims received lacerations from a pocketknife and were taken to Brunswick Community Hospital by personal vehicles before law enforcement officers arrived on the scene.

  • Upgrades at the Brunswick County Detention Center

    BOLIVIA—Sheriff’s office officials have recently made several upgrades at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the recent upgrades would “better serve the citizens of Brunswick County.”

    Upgrades include an Internet-based inmate visitation and kiosk system for inmates. The equipment and installation of both systems would not cost the county any money, but the county would make a small percentage using both services, Stanley said.