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Pender County Sheriff's Office

Pender Co. deputy totals patrol vehicle

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videoA Pender County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering from an accident suffered while on patrol. Full story...
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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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