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Public Safety

  • DWI arrests made in Sunset Beach

    Five people were arrested on driving while impaired charges last week.

    •Merrick Joseph Kacer, 37, of 226 Sea Trail Drive West, Sunset Beach, was charged with DWI on Nov. 27.

    •Teresa Mendez Ramirez, 41, of 6749 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with DWI on Nov. 26.

    •Laura Singleton Jenkins, 43, of 716 Pebblebrook Drive, Raleigh, was charged with DWI on Nov. 25.

    •Shelly Lynn Yates, 49, of 7185 Westbrook Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, was charged DWI on Nov. 23.

  • Holden Beach man pleads guilty to indecent exposure

    A Holden Beach man has pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent exposure for a 2010 incident.

    Assistant District Attorney Meredith Everhart said Benjamin Stroup Korb, 48, of Holden Beach, pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday, Nov. 28, via an Alford plea.

  • 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:

    •Motor vehicle theft on Sweetbay Drive in Southport; suspect stole victim’s vehicle from driveway.

    •Larceny on Waterview Lane in Calabash; suspect stole medication from victim’s home.

    •Vandalism and larceny on Sourwood Court in Leland; suspect damaged victim’s property and stole a TV, computer tower and cable box.

  • Seven drivers arrested for DWI over Thanksgiving holiday

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested seven suspects for driving while impaired over the Thanksgiving 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. ACE deputies issued 61 total charges from Nov. 21-27.

    ACE deputies charged the following suspects:

    •Frank Pruitt, 54, of 1530 Hickman Road, Calabash, was charged with DWI and no operator’s license.

  • 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.

    •Jonathan Cortes Molina, 27, of 1993 Deer Vista St. SW, Supply, was arrested on three counts of felony breaking and entering, three counts of misdemeanor larceny after breaking and entering and six counts of felony probation violation.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Assault on a female, resist arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia on West First Street; police responded to a domestic violence call.

    •Kevin Cordevant, 33, of 1011 John Godfrey Road, Sanford, was arrested for assault on a female, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Burglary and vandalism on Highfield Court in Shallotte; suspect damaged victim’s door.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Blackwell Road in Leland; suspect pried open victim’s office door and stole a tool set, seven-piece wrench set, impact sockets, air ratchet, an electric impact air gun and a torque socket set.

  • Break-ins, DWIs reported in Sunset Beach

    Town police investigated seven incidents of breaking-and-entering reported along Main Street on the Sunset Beach island in the past week.

    Police also charged two men with driving while intoxicated in separate incidents.

    Reported break-ins include:

    •A CD player, a 26-inch Sanyo flatscreen TV and a 19-inch Dynex flatscreen TV were reported stolen in Nov. 15 incidents involving three separate addresses on East Main Street.

  • 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.

    •Angela Marie Hewett, 43, of 631 Westwynd Drive, Supply, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to cultivate and stealing from Walmart.

    •Communicate threats and disturbance at Confederate Rose; suspect caused a disturbance.

  • Incidents investigated in Sunset Beach

    An Ocean Isle Beach man was arrested during a traffic stop Sunday in Sunset Beach.

    Alberto Gallegos, 29, of 6764 Beach Drive, was wanted on failure-to-appear and simple assault warrants, according to detective Joe Smith.

    Sunset Beach police also investigated a theft of a television reported Sunday at a unit on Resort Circle at The Colony II.