BCSO Seeking Info from Victims of a Possible Scam

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are looking for anyone who may have been approached by, or donated any toys or money to, subjects operating a red pick-up truck with an American Red Cross logo on the side. The local American Red Cross reported today that they received a call indicating that a older model pick-up truck, red in color, was seen driving around the northern end of Brunswick County. Later in the evening, Navassa Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description but the subjects fled. After a brief chase, the subjects stopped the truck, but exited the vehicle and continued to flee on foot. Numerous toys were found in the truck and are believed to be donations from the community who believed the subjects were with the American Red Cross.

Anyone who may have seen this truck in their area or donated items or money should contact Det. Scott Bright with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777.

BCSO Detectives Arrest Leland Woman in Connection to Juvenile Reported Missing

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Dana Nichole Grabowski, 38, of Palmers Branch Drive, Leland with abduction of a child, common law obstruction of justice, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

These charges stem from an incident involving Tanner Ryan Alderton, a juvenile who was reported missing on 12/10/14. Grabowski is charged with aiding and encouraging the juvenile to run away from his legal custodian, then mislead law enforcement about his whereabouts.

Grabowski is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $500,000 bond. This investigation is on-going.

BCSO Detectives Search for Larceny Suspect

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man suspected of larceny at a Subway in Calabash.

The incident occurred on December 5 at approximately 6:25pm at the Subway Restaurant located at 9869 Ocean Highway in Calabash. Two males walked into the restaurant. The suspect walked into the area designated for employees only and took an employee’s purse.

The subject is a black male. He was wearing a red hat, a wind breaker (possibly Chicago Bulls) and dark pants. The second man was also a black male, wearing a white sweater.

The two males were driving a white minivan.

Anyone with any information should contact Det. Ashley DiBella at 910-880-4871.

BCSO Detectives Looking for Supply Man Wanted for Rape of 13 Year Old Girl

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit are searching for a Supply man wanted for raping a 13 year old girl.

Kody Devin Medford, 21, of Tanglewood Drive SW in Supply, is charged with statutory rape and crime against nature for an incident that occurred in July of this year.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Kody Devin Medford should contact Det. Tony Henson at 910-253-2777 or call 911.

BCSO and BSLPD Arrest Two on MDMA Charges

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, along with the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, executed a search at a home in Boiling Spring Lakes last evening resulting in the arrest of two.

Christy Joyce Anderson, 34, and Scott Eldred Anderson, 31, of Elm Street, Boiling Spring Lakes, have each been charged with felony trafficking in MDA/MDMA, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver MDA/MDMA, maintaining a dwelling used for keeping and selling a controlled substance, and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Christy Anderson was also charges with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia while Scott Anderson had additional charges of misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

*More than 400 grams of MDMA, with an estimated street value of over $46,000, was seized from the home. The investigation was in response to numerous tips and complaints from the community.*

Both Anderson’s are currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under $200,000 bonds.

Sheriff John Ingram would like to once again thank the community for advising the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office of illegal and suspicious activity in their area.

Holiday Safety

Many of you will be headed out for lots of shopping over the weekend and the next few weeks. Please take a moment to watch this video that offers some important tips to keep you safe!

 

BCSO Detectives Searching for Man Wanted for B&E

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man wanted for breaking and entering.

Henry Wade Rutledge, 46, last known address Rock Street, Archdale, NC (Randolph County), is wanted for two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony after breaking and entering, and obtaining property by means of false pretense.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred in October of this year in the Holden Beach area. He is also wanted by the Shallotte Police Department for felony larceny for an incident that occured in October as well. Rutledge may be driving a black 2005 Nissan Armada with NC tag number XNW-9917. He also may be in the company of a white female, Amber Mandell, and may be in the High Point or Rockingham areas.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Henry Wade Rutledge should contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777 or call 911.

BCSO Detectives Looking for Supply Man wanted for Felony Larceny

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a Supply man wanted for felony larceny.

Rodney Wayne Suggs, 46, of Pisgah Road, is wanted for felony larceny stemming from an incident that occurred at the Walgreens in Supply on September 15, 2014. Additionally, Suggs has outstanding warrants for assault on a female, false imprisonment as well as probation violation.

Suggs is a white male, stands 5’9″ and weights approximately 200lbs. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Rodney Wayne Suggs is asked to please contact Det. Ian Evans at the BCSO 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.