Wilmington Police officer injured over the weekend

A Wilmington Police officer sustained minor injuries after his patrol car was hit by a man later charged with driving under the influence. Police say at 4:37 a.m. Saturday, Nicholas Lamastus, 27, of Wilmington hit a patrol officer in the 6100 block of Market Street.  Lamastus was driving a 2004 Land Rover when he rear-ended Officer Frederick Elder […]

Wilmington man pleads guilty to wire fraud, money laundering

RALEIGH – A Wilmington man has pleaded guilty to committing more than $3.7 million in mail and wire fraud in federal court. Daniel P. Ostby, 41, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in U.S. District Court on Dec. 7, 2011. According to U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker, U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle […]

Man faces multiple breaking and entering charges

Investigators with the Wilmington Police Department have charged a Wilmington man in connection with multiple break-ins.  Police say evidence recovered from pawn shops aided in their investigations that led to 39 total charges. Michael Shane Leonard, 31, was taken into custody after being charged last week with one of the break-ins.  After obtaining a warrant, detectives were […]

Man wanted in Brunswick County

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted for burglary. According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh, Allen Odell, 21 is wanted in the first degree burglary and attempted felony larceny of a residence in Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland. The burglary occurred at about 12:30 a.m. […]

Pender County seeks to build new jail

A new jail may be in store for Pender County. At its regular meeting Monday, the Pender County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a contract toward the $850,000 purchase of a 112-acre lot, though it did not disclose the location. Officials say the plan is to build an elaborate law enforcement complex that will hold […]

Brunswick County detectives search for missing teen

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing teenage girl. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh said Carla Pedroza Ibarra, 15, of Leland, was last seen at a laundromat on 9645 Old Mill Road in Leland around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Ibarra is a Hispanic girl with black […]

Convicted felon arrested for stolen gun

A convicted felon faces felony charges after he was found with a stolen weapon Monday night. A patrol sergeant with the Wilmington Police Department stopped Antonio Lavone Newsome, 43, of Wilmington riding a bicycle with no light at 9:49 p.m. in the 2100 block of Princess Place Drive.   Wilmington Police Department Public Information Officer Lucy […]

Deputy charged in fatal wreck

A Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy has been charged in the death of a motorcyclist. Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating the wreck, which occurred on U.S. 17 near Calabash in Brunswick County Monday afternoon. Adam Lockner, 59, a patrol deputy who has been with the sheriff’s office since 2009, has been […]

Two arrested after a year-long investigation

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division announced that after a year-long investigation, two were arrested on Friday, September 14, at their residence at Bird Nest Court, in Wilmington. Joseph Scott Apodaca, 44, of Wilmington has been arrested on 20 criminal charges. Jessie Layne McCallie, 29, of Wilmington has been arrested for seven criminal charges. […]

Wilmington man arrested for multiple drug charges

Following an eight-week investigation, New Hanover County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Wilmington man on multiple drug charges. According to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. J.J. Brewer, Darryl Bernard Pearsall Jr., 30, was arrested for possessing four pounds of marijuana with a street value of $9,500. Brewer said the arrest was made after […]