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Public Safety

  • 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:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two Supply residents Monday.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, agents performed an investigation at the residence of Kaulska Ohlund at 389 Baker Drive in Supply, where they made multiple undercover controlled substance purchases from the residence.

    Drug agents seized three grams of crack cocaine, and the following suspects were arrested:

  • Theft, accidental shooting in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a theft of a Honda generator reported May 1 from a carport on Inlet Street.

    They also responded to a call about an accidental shooting victim who shot himself in the hand on High Market Street.

  • Brunswick native found dead in Asheboro featured on America’s Most Wanted website

    On May 18, 2010, Ash native Shaunna Walley, 22, was found dead just steps away from a walking trail in Asheboro.

    Almost a year since Walley’s body was discovered, no one has been arrested for Walley’s murder or suspected sexual assault. Walley’s family and Asheboro Police officers have enlisted the help of America’s Most Wanted to seek information about Walley’s killer.

  • May is zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, underage drinking

    BOLIVIA—It’s more than zero-tolerance month for Sarah Garner.

    For Garner, while May has been declared zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, the state’s safety resource prosecutor says it’s more than that.

    “It’s the zero-tolerance millennium,” Garner said at Monday’s kickoff event for Zero-Tolerance Month at Brunswick Community College.

    Impaired driving, Garner stressed, is not accidental.

  • Bolivia man arrested for shooting

    BOLIVIA—A Bolivia man was arrested for a shooting at his home late Monday night.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting incident at 450 Colonial Landing Road in Bolivia around 11:45 p.m. Monday, May 2.

    Donas Jermaine Johnson, 21, of 259 Colonial Landing Road, suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck. Johnson was taken to Brunswick Community Hospital before deputies arrived at the scene, Stanley said.

  • Two deputies transferred for incident in Shallotte

    Two Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have been transferred from the road patrol unit following an incident in Shallotte last month.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, deputies Tony Henson and Joshua Smith were transferred from road patrol following an incident April 12. Henson was given a written reprimand.

    Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, Henson and Smith were on patrol in the Copas Road area near Shallotte when they saw a person walking on the side of the road.

  • Sheriff’s office searching for missing Southport man

    UPDATE: William Tyler Wood was found Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Southport man.

    William Tyler Wood, 27, of Southport, has been missing since April 21.

    Wood has a light complexion, red hair and blue eyes. He is 6-feet-2-inches tall and has a scar on the right side of his forehead.