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Public Safety

  • Shallotte Police searching for check scammer, accomplice

    SHALLOTTE—Shallotte Police are searching for a suspect involved in a check scam.

    Shallotte Police Sgt. Eric King said a male suspect has been repeatedly using stolen checks and IDs at the Shallotte Walmart.

    “The case involves the suspect using victim’s checking account numbers that have been taken from the victim’s mailboxes in Brunswick County area and the suspect uses the victim’s ID number and makes a fake ID card, which he shows at Walmart when asked for ID,” King explained.

  • Mother of murder suspect arrested for attempting to smuggle weapon to son in jail

    BOLIVIA—A Supply woman has joined her son in jail after attempting to bring him a weapon while in custody.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson April Stanley, Delphia Mae Marlow Bryant, 76, of 1820 Stone Chimney Road, was arrested for attempting to smuggle a weapon to her son, murder suspect Craig Bryant, in the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Sheriff’s deputy injured in wreck; Driver charged with DWI

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a wreck when an impaired driver ran into his vehicle.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said deputy Jeremy Borowski “placed himself in harm’s way” to protect other drivers on the road from the impaired driver, who was later arrested. 

    Stanley said around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, the county’s 911 center received several calls about a reckless driver traveling east in the westbound lane on U.S. 74-76 in Leland.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents within the past two weeks. Information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at the Winnabow beach access; suspect entered vehicle and took a debit card, driver’s license and miscellaneous items.

    •Larceny at the Winnabow beach access; suspect entered vehicle and took victim’s purse, which contained a cell phone, prescription glasses, camera, bank card, gas card, credit card, other cards, a driver’s license, $40 and keys.

  • Suspects wanted for coin machine larceny

    The Brunswick County South End Task Force is searching for three suspects wanted for breaking and entering and larceny of money from a change machine at the Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier.

    Ocean Isle Beach Assistant Police Chief Ken Bellamy said the incident took place about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department at 579-4221.

  • 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.

    •Holly Nichole Thomas, 22, of 4824 Pigott Road, Shallotte, was arrested for drunk and disruptive at McDonald’s. The subject was having a disagreement with her boyfriend and making rude comments in front of customers. She refused to leave when officers asked her to and began making a scene.

  • Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrests three suspects for cocaine trafficking

    BOLIVIA—It was a good day for the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit.

    The fledgling task force announced on Monday the arrest of three suspects for cocaine trafficking, which included agents seizing two kilos of cocaine and more than $12,000 in cash.

    The cocaine had a street value of $200,000, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said.

    Ingram was joined by police chiefs Van Eddinger of Oak Island and Rodney Gause of Shallotte—the two other agencies in the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office ACE Roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • 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:

    •Property damage on Main Street in Shallotte; suspect broke into victim’s residence.

    •Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and property damage on Ocean Highway West in Shallotte; suspect fired into victim’s residence, damaging a door and a glass window.

    •Property damage on Elk Road SW in Supply; suspect hit victim’s mailbox, damaging it.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 report

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From April 25-May 1, K-9 deputies issued 14 citations and nine drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte, Shell Point Road in Supply, N.C. 130 and Seashore and Kirby Roads in Supply.

    The following suspects were charged: