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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Mother of disabled child learns of son's reported sexual abuse nearly one year later

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video After her disabled son was reportedly sexually abused, the boy's mother says she was not informed for nearly a year and now wants justice. Full story...
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NHSO investigates armed robbery in Castle Hayne

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early-morning armed robbery. Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer said it happened around 1 a.m. at 2407 Castle Hayne Road. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fewer deputies at future New Hanover Commission meetings

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Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer says there will not be as many deputies at future meetings as yesterday. Brewer says there were six deputies this week to make sure the new system worked and to cover an alternative handicap entrance. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Security ramped up at New Hanover Co. Commission Meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioners met today to discuss everything from the county budget to signs on Carolina Beach Road. One of the more interesting aspects of the meeting though was what it took to get in. There was additional security at the door and in the board room. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: NHSO closes investigation into Berger leak

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has closed its investigation Commissioner Brian Berger's claim that someone in county government may have broken the law by leaking information to the press. Full story...
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Sheriff's Department investigating who leaked Berger unemployment information

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At the request of Commissioner Brian Berger, Sheriff Ed McMahon has initiated an investigation into a possible breach of the state’s personnel policy regarding access to information contained in a personnel file. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Laney assistant principal accused of inappropriate relations with student

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A Laney High School assistant principal is off the job after an allegations surfaced about an inappropriate relationship with a student. School district spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum says Stephanie Robin Lamberty is suspended with pay as the district and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office investigate. Full story...

ONLY ON 3: Check thieves target area businesses

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videoIf you own a small business, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has a warning for you. Two local businesses have recently fallen prey to theft. Dustin Mintern owns Diesel Addiction off Castle Hayne Road. He tipped us off to this story after a group of men came into his shop and walked away with checks they cashed for more than $10,000. Full story...
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Local law enforcement unveil fallen officers memorial

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video On a cool, spring evening, heroes were remembered. Tonight, law enforcement, government leaders and members of the community honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, by unveiling a new memorial. Full story...
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Remembering fallen officers

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Local police departments and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office will pause tonight to remember their fallen comrades. Full story...
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Two arrested for murder in New Hanover County

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Less than a week after a man was found shot to death in New Hanover County, deputies have arrested two men for his murder. Full story...
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New Hanover man shot and killed

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Sunday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff's chopper officially sold

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New Hanover County no longer owns a helicopter. The county says Kenneth Pyatt from Sky Helicopters out of Garland, TX, came to town today. Pyatt had the highest bid in an online auction for the helicopter. Full story...
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NHSO makes major pot bust

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After an extensive investigation, with the assistance of Wrightsville Beach Police, Detectives intercepted a shipment of marijuana and executed a control delivery to Phuc Van Tran, a 39 year old Asian male. Tran was arrested on April 8, 2011 at 1405 Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach. Detectives confiscated over 33 pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $150,000.00 Full story...
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