Office Closing

****ATTENTION****

The North End Substation will be closed Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29th, as well as Tuesday, November 4.  Please come to the Sheriff’s Office in Bolivia for any necessary business.  We apologize for any inconvenience!

BCSO Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery

At approximately 10:55pm on Tuesday, 10/21/2014, the Brunswick County 911 Center received a call in reference to an armed robbery at the Exxon/Kangaroo gas station, located at 927 Seaside Rd SW in Ocean Isle Beach.

Detectives are searching for a suspect described as a young, thin, black male, around 5’5″ tall wearing a blue short sleeve shirt, black or blue pants with design on the back pocket and possibly white tennis shoes. He also entered the store with a red bandana covering his face and head. He is possibly the passenger in a blue 2005 Altima with TN tag P0034C. The description of the suspect also matches that of a suspect described in two other armed robberies in Horry County that occurred earlier Tuesday evening. The subject was able to get away with some cash.

Anyone with any information should contact Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777 or call 911.

BCSO Continues to Ask for Public's Assistance in Locating Rachel Owens

Owens – Missing Person Poster – Spanish

Owens – Missing Person Poster – English

Today marks three years since Rachel Natacha Owens was reported missing.

On May 5, 2011, Rachel was seen getting off her school bus at South Brunswick High School in Boling Spring Lakes.  Surveillance video on the school’s campus captured Rachel entering a small, dark-colored car with what may have been South Carolina license plates.  She has not had any contact with her family or friends since leaving the school.

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are again asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information that might lead to the whereabouts of Rachel Natacha Owens.  Detectives continue to follow up on any and all leads and advise that no detail is too small.

Rachel would be eighteen years of age now.  She has hazel eyes and blonde hair although frequently changes her hair color and previously been known to have brown or black hair.  She is approximately 5’5” tall and at the time she was reported missing, weighed around 120 pounds.  Rachel often expressed a desire to go to Mexico.

Printable posters and links to share via social media can be found at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/rachel-natacha-owens/view.  The public is encouraged to share these posters and alert authorities of any information that might result from sharing of information.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Rachel Natacha Owens should contact Sgt. Candi West at 910-880-4962 or agentcwest@gmail.com, Capt. Laurie Watson at 910-880-4842 or itaygmf@gmail.com or Special Agent Richard Novelli at 910-342-2957.

 

School Bus Safety

school-busBrunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Brunswick County Schools have teamed up to raise awareness about school bus safety.  Here are a few reminders in regards to what to do when a school bus is stopped.

Two-lane roadway: When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop.

Two-lane roadway with center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop.

Four-lane roadway without a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop

Divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus must stop.

Roadway of four lanes or more with a center turning lane: when school bus stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus must stop.

Additional information about NC School Bus Laws and Safety can be found at http://www.ncbussafety.org/index.html.