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Pender County Sheriff's Office

Pender deputy suspended for drinking before alcohol test training

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videoA Pender County Sheriff's deputy is back on duty after being suspended without pay for more than a week last month. Sheriff Carson Smith says Jan. 11 Dep. Nick Carter was attending a class to re-certify operating an alcohol breath test in Jacksonville. During a practice exercise at around 10 a.m., Dep. Carter blew a 0.02. Full story...
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School bus tires slashed at Topsail High

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videoSome students in Pender County got a late start to their school day after vandals apparently targeted school buses. A statement from Pender County Schools says at 5:15 a.m., bus drivers arrived to begin their routes and found flat tires on 15 buses parked at Topsail High School. Full story...
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Burgaw man charged with sex crimes against child

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video A Burgaw man is in jail accused of sex crimes against a child. Pender County Sheriff's deputies arrested Cheyne Martin Potrafka, 29, Friday. Full story...
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Pender Co. man charged with more than 27 sexually related counts

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Danny Dewitt Strickland today on 27 different sexually related charges. Strickland has been previously charged with four sexually related counts. Full story...
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Law enforcement wants Pender Memorial to hire private security

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video They provide vital services to the citizens of Pender County, but budget issues may keep law enforcement from continuing to help Pender County's only hospital. Full story...
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UNCW employee charged for having child pornography

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video In August, the Pender County Sheriffs Office arrested and charged 41-year-old Harvey Darrell Porter with six counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor after child pornography was found on his computer. Full story...
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Man arrested for attempted murder

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videoA man is in jail in New Hanover County charged with trying to kill a woman. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says Rusty Randall, 29, is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and other crimes. Full story...
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Two arrested after library break-in

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Two men are charged with a break-in at the Pender County Library in Hampstead. Full story...
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Two arrested, one wanted for string of Pender Co. break-ins

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Pender County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two teens and are looking for another in a string of car break-ins in Hampstead. Investigators says the break-ins happened between July 20 and September 4. Full story...
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Detectives unsure what led to Maple Hill shooting

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video Investigators are searching for two people wanted for a shooting last night in Pender County. They're also trying to figure out why the victim from Onslow County was there to begin with. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender County shooting under investigation

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in Maple Hill this evening. Full story...
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Pender County man wanted for assault on a female, resisting arrest

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office needs help finding a wanted man. Jeremiah Joshua White, 31, is wanted for assault on a female, two counts of resisting a public officer, habitual misdemeanor assault and probation violation. Full story...
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Pender Co. Sheriff says inmate commits suicide, investigation underway

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An investigation is underway after the Pender County Sheriff's Office says an inmate committed suicide this morning in the county's jail. Full story...
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Men charged with sex offense against mentally handicapped boy

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video Investigators are looking into two men accused of sexual offense against a mentally handicapped boy in Pender County. Sheriff's investigators say the 16-year-old boy visiting Hampstead for Easter was the victim of second-degree sexual offense. Full story...
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"Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" Headlines

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videoAndy Pettigrew, the Editor-In-Chief of the "Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" sat down with anchor Ashley Jacobs to talk about the smooth transition with the sheriff's department taking over animal control. Full story...
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