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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Board of education adopts interim budget

    BOLIVIA—Until the state and the county finalize their respective operating budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, the board of education is unable to adopt a formal budget resolution.

    Brunswick County Schools Finance Director Freyja Cahill said the board couldn’t adopt its formal fiscal year 2011-2012 operating budget until its funding sources—the state and the county—approve the upcoming fiscal year’s budgets.

    The 2011 fiscal year budget takes effect July 1.

  • 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:

    •Armed robbery on Walker Street in Leland; suspects entered victim’s business armed with guns.

    •Fire investigation on Cross Street in Shallotte; victim’s doublewide trailer caught on fire.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Robinsons Park Trail in Supply; suspect attempted to enter victim’s residence, damaging two doors and a screen window.

  • 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.

    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 6-12, ACE deputies issued 70 total arrests and citations, including four driving while impaired charges and 18 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged: