Wilmington Police investigate string of weekend armed robberies

Wilmington Police officers are investigating a string of armed robberies reported over the weekend. Lucy Crockett, spokeswoman for the police department, said two of the three robberies occurred in the same block of Tulane Drive, and were reported within six minutes of each other. Suspect descriptions are similar in both cases. Around 9:40 p.m. Saturday, […]

Woman dies in New Hanover County jail

A woman serving a 60-day sentence at the New Hanover County jail died Monday. According to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. J.J. Brewer, Judith Kay Balloon, 55, of Wilmington, died at the medical unit of the jail after she started having trouble breathing. Staff in the medical unit administered CPR until EMS crews […]

New Hanover detectives investigate weekend stabbing

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a stabbing at a party that left two people injured. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer said detectives responded to the stabbing around 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. When they arrived at the home at 5505 Sidbury Road, detectives found two people […]

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. […]

Two arrested for car break-ins in Brunswick County

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two suspects for car break-ins. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Sgt. Del Routh said detectives arrested Timothy Lane Inman and Amy Denise Horne on Sept. 19. “The suspects have been charged in a ring of car breaking and enterings that occurred on the night of Sept. […]

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 […]

Reward offered in Brunswick shooting case

Detectives in Brunswick County are searching for a suspect wanted in a shooting. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Sgt. Del Routh said detectives have arrest warrants for Brandon Lamar Stevenson, 23, of 2526 Burnice Lane, Bolivia. Stevenson is wanted for allegedly shooting into an occupied vehicle just before 6 p.m. Saturday on Burnice Lane in […]

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. […]