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July 14, 2021Please join us in congratulating Detention Sergeant J. Sturm and Detective L. Foy on their recent  promotio...
07/14/2021

July 14, 2021

Please join us in congratulating Detention Sergeant J. Sturm and Detective L. Foy on their recent promotion!

Sgt. Sturm and Lt. Foy were pinned in front of family and peers during a ceremony on July 12, 2021. Sgt. Sturm was promoted to 1st Sergeant of the Detention Center Training Division. Lt. Foy was promoted to Captain and will be second-in-command in the Investigations General Crimes Unit.

Congratulations First Sgt. Sturm and Capt. Foy!

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying persons of interest ...
07/14/2021

July 14, 2021

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying persons of interest in several crimes.

On June 17, 2021 deputies responded to a residence on Oyster Landing Drive in Sneads Ferry for a vehicle break-in. During the investigation, it was learned that suspects from the break-in used the victim’s stolen credit cards and fraudulently purchased items throughout Onslow and surrounding counties.

Video surveillance from Home Depot in Shallotte, N.C. show a white male and white female using the stolen credit card. The only description we can provide at this time is that the female was wearing a jean jacket, black dress, white shoes and a floppy hat. The male was wearing a navy blue tee shirt with unknown writing on it, a baseball cap and sunglasses. The suspects left Home Depot in a small, silver SUV in an unknown direction of travel.

If you know who the persons are in the 2 photos attached, please contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Det. D. Tollefsrud at 910-989-4041 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2021-007100 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

July 13, 2021Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputy K. Clark had the honor and privilege to es**rt a wounded warrior to h...
07/13/2021

July 13, 2021

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputy K. Clark had the honor and privilege to es**rt a wounded warrior to his new home, made possible by the “Homes For Our Troops” Organization.

The warrior, USMC Sergeant Christopher Hancock, accepted the keys to his custom-built home in a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, July 10, 2021. Shown joining Sgt. Hancock are members of the Homes For Our Troops Organization, the N.C. Patriot Guard Riders Motorcycle Club, the 3MC Car Club of Jacksonville and OCSO Deputy Clark.

Congratulations Sgt. Hancock on your new home! Thank you for your service to the great United States of America.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

7-12-21From a citizen expressing gratitude for making her son's birthday a special one:"Thank you to Sgt. J. Seifert fro...
07/12/2021

7-12-21

From a citizen expressing gratitude for making her son's birthday a special one:

"Thank you to Sgt. J. Seifert from the Onslow County Sheriffs Department for coming to the house for vins birthday! They gave him a bag full of goodies and he got to play in the car. I can’t thank them enough for making our boys day. Especially when daddy couldn’t be home to celebrate with him. Even in this weather he stood out in the rain so Vinny could play in the car. If you guys ever need anything please don’t hesitate to contact me. Even if you need someone to volunteer for a event. My door is always open and I always have coffee ready. Thank you again. It means the world to my family."

7-12-21

From a citizen expressing gratitude for making her son's birthday a special one:

"Thank you to Sgt. J. Seifert from the Onslow County Sheriffs Department for coming to the house for vins birthday! They gave him a bag full of goodies and he got to play in the car. I can’t thank them enough for making our boys day. Especially when daddy couldn’t be home to celebrate with him. Even in this weather he stood out in the rain so Vinny could play in the car. If you guys ever need anything please don’t hesitate to contact me. Even if you need someone to volunteer for a event. My door is always open and I always have coffee ready. Thank you again. It means the world to my family."

July 12, 2021Blood supplies in our area are critically low. In an effort to help, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office will be...
07/12/2021
The Blood Connection - Donor Portal

July 12, 2021

Blood supplies in our area are critically low. In an effort to help, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting another blood drive July 30, 2021 at the Sheriff’s Office from 10:00AM – 3:00AM.We hope you will consider donating. You never know when you or a loved one may need blood.


The Blood Connection will be at
Onslow County Sheriff's Office
(717 Court St. Jacksonville, NC 28540)

07/30/2021 from 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM!

Click the link below to make an appointment NOW:
https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/175389

Fill Out Your Online Health History Questionnaire
Must be filled out the same day as your appointment.

July 7, 2021Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we, in partnership with Onslow County Parks and R...
07/07/2021

July 7, 2021

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we, in partnership with Onslow County Parks and Recreation, will be hosting a summer youth camp, “Operation Jumpstart.” The program gives kids the chance to connect with their local Sheriff’s Office through fun and games.

There is NO fee for the camp. Our next camp is Sunday, July 11, 2021 and will be held at the Richlands Steed Park. We hope you will consider bringing your child to this fun-filled camp!

If you need more information, please contact someone in our COPS/SRO division at 910-455-3113.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

July 6, 2021On April 11, 2021, Onslow County Deputies responded to Burgaw Hwy for a report of larceny of catalytic conve...
07/06/2021

July 6, 2021

On April 11, 2021, Onslow County Deputies responded to Burgaw Hwy for a report of larceny of catalytic converters. Video surveillance photos were shared on the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office page shortly thereafter. Detectives received numerous tips identifying Jeffery Gurganus and Stephen Edward Smith as the suspects taking the converters.

Warrants for Smith, 49-years-old of Gurganus Road in Maple Hill, were obtained, who was currently in the Onslow County Detention Center. The warrants were served, and Smith was arrested July 1, 2021.
His charges include:

(4) Counts Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts
Felony Conspiracy

He was given a $6,000 secured bond by the magistrate.

Anyone with information about this may call Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Detective C. Simmons
at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case number 2021-004132 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

July 6, 2021

On April 11, 2021, Onslow County Deputies responded to Burgaw Hwy for a report of larceny of catalytic converters. Video surveillance photos were shared on the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office page shortly thereafter. Detectives received numerous tips identifying Jeffery Gurganus and Stephen Edward Smith as the suspects taking the converters.

Warrants for Smith, 49-years-old of Gurganus Road in Maple Hill, were obtained, who was currently in the Onslow County Detention Center. The warrants were served, and Smith was arrested July 1, 2021.
His charges include:

(4) Counts Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts
Felony Conspiracy

He was given a $6,000 secured bond by the magistrate.

Anyone with information about this may call Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Detective C. Simmons
at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case number 2021-004132 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

7-6-21  UPDATE:   Ms. Morris has been located. Thank you for all of the tips and phone calls.Onslow County Sheriff's Off...
07/01/2021

7-6-21 UPDATE: Ms. Morris has been located. Thank you for all of the tips and phone calls.

Onslow County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a missing person, Devin Norris. If anyone has any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Onslow County Sheriff's Office. Thank you.

All of us at Onslow County Sheriff's Office wish you a safe and happy Independence Day! Remember:  don't drink and drive...
07/01/2021

All of us at Onslow County Sheriff's Office wish you a safe and happy Independence Day! Remember: don't drink and drive; traffic is expected to be very heavy through Monday.

If you do drink call a cab, Uber, Lyft or a friend!

All of us at Onslow County Sheriff's Office wish you a safe and happy Independence Day! Remember: don't drink and drive; traffic is expected to be very heavy through Monday.

If you do drink call a cab, Uber, Lyft or a friend!

June 30, 20214th of July Traffic SafetyWith the approach of the July 4th weekend,  Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller ask...
06/30/2021

June 30, 2021

4th of July Traffic Safety

With the approach of the July 4th weekend, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.

Traditionally during the July 4th holiday, our highways experience one of the highest traffic flows of the year. The Sheriff reminds all residents to follow these safety tips:

• Always shift your attention every few seconds, constantly scanning the road ahead and behind you. Never blankly stare ahead nor fix your gaze on one point on the road.

• When passing an automobile, always glance at the ground beside the front wheel of the car you intend to pass. You will know instantly if the car is about to veer - giving you an extra few seconds to respond.

• You should pull out into the opposite lane of traffic when passing while you are still well behind the car in front. This should give you some time and space to build up speed and will enable you to pull back into your own lane should the need arise. Never cut abruptly out of your lane into the opposite lane when passing.

• Always signal your intentions with your brake lights, turn signals, horn and/or headlights so that other drivers will see you well before you change course.

• Drivers should always “aim high” in steering. That is, you should glance frequently at points well ahead of you. Not only will this help your steering, but it will also help you check the position of vehicles in front of you as well as on-coming ones.

• Never follow too close. Remember that, as your speed increases, it takes you substantially longer to stop. Also remember that it’s good to have an extra cushion of space in front of you if you’re being tail-gated, on a slippery road, or in low visibility conditions.

● If it is raining, turn your headlights on.

“Lastly, I would remind all motorists to practice the Golden Rule when driving. Be courteous and tolerant of other drivers. Please don’t get angry with bad drivers or reckless ones – just get out of their way,” Sheriff Miller said in closing, “Let’s make this summer a safe one on the roads in Onslow County.”

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

June 30, 2021

4th of July Traffic Safety

With the approach of the July 4th weekend, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.

Traditionally during the July 4th holiday, our highways experience one of the highest traffic flows of the year. The Sheriff reminds all residents to follow these safety tips:

• Always shift your attention every few seconds, constantly scanning the road ahead and behind you. Never blankly stare ahead nor fix your gaze on one point on the road.

• When passing an automobile, always glance at the ground beside the front wheel of the car you intend to pass. You will know instantly if the car is about to veer - giving you an extra few seconds to respond.

• You should pull out into the opposite lane of traffic when passing while you are still well behind the car in front. This should give you some time and space to build up speed and will enable you to pull back into your own lane should the need arise. Never cut abruptly out of your lane into the opposite lane when passing.

• Always signal your intentions with your brake lights, turn signals, horn and/or headlights so that other drivers will see you well before you change course.

• Drivers should always “aim high” in steering. That is, you should glance frequently at points well ahead of you. Not only will this help your steering, but it will also help you check the position of vehicles in front of you as well as on-coming ones.

• Never follow too close. Remember that, as your speed increases, it takes you substantially longer to stop. Also remember that it’s good to have an extra cushion of space in front of you if you’re being tail-gated, on a slippery road, or in low visibility conditions.

● If it is raining, turn your headlights on.

“Lastly, I would remind all motorists to practice the Golden Rule when driving. Be courteous and tolerant of other drivers. Please don’t get angry with bad drivers or reckless ones – just get out of their way,” Sheriff Miller said in closing, “Let’s make this summer a safe one on the roads in Onslow County.”

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

SHERIFF MILLER OFFERS TIPS FOR A SAFE JULY 4TH WEEKENDWith the 4th of July weekend approaching, Onslow  County Sheriff H...
06/30/2021

SHERIFF MILLER OFFERS TIPS FOR A SAFE JULY 4TH WEEKEND

With the 4th of July weekend approaching, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Onslow County citizens should remember that fireworks, as enjoyable as they are to watch, can be dangerous and should only be handled by professionals. According to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, there are nearly 13,000 emergency room-treated injuries associated with fireworks a year. You can enjoy a safe Fourth of July by following these safety tips:

• Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
• Keep a supply of water close-by as a precaution.
• Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
• Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
• Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
• Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
• Stay at least 500 feet away from professional fireworks displays.
• Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.
Sheriff Miller also wants citizens to use caution when swimming at a beach or at a pool. Sheriff said, “Sadly, most deaths from drowning occur within a few feet of safety.” The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim. The Red Cross has swimming courses for people of any age and swimming ability. To find out where lessons are offered, or to enroll in a CPR/AED or first aid course, contact your local Red Cross chapter.
At a swimming pool, take the following precautions:
• If no lifeguard is on duty, do not let children swim unless they are accompanied by a responsible adult who knows lifesaving techniques and first aid.
• Post CPR instructions and directions to call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number in the pool area.
• Look around the pool area to be certain lifesaving devices are readily available for emergency use.
• Be sure covers are installed on all drains of a swimming pool or in a wading pool. The suction created by the pool’s circulating pumps can be very dangerous unless it is reduced by covers.
• Take frequent breaks (about once an hour) where everyone gets out of the water, drinks water, reapplies water resistant sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) and rests.
• If a child is missing, check the pool first. Go to the edge of the pool and scan the entire pool, bottom, and surface, as well as the surrounding pool area.

• To reduce the risk of eye, ear, nose or throat infection from contaminated water, swim only in pools in which water quality is properly maintained. The water should appear crystal clear, be continuously circulated and be maintained at a level that allows free overflow into the gutter or skimmer. There should not be a strong odor of ammonia or chlorine.

At the beach, take the following precautions:

• Swim in a supervised, marked area with a lifeguard present, and swim with others. Never swim alone.
• If you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Once you are free, turn and swim toward shore. If you can't swim to the shore, float or tread water until you are free of the rip current and then head toward shore.
• Watch out for the "dangerous too's" – too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity.
• Look for water that is reasonably clear and free of floating materials and odors. Avoid swimming at beaches where there are large populations of ducks, geese or gulls. The waste produced by these birds causes high bacteria levels in the water.
• Look for movement in the water; it helps keep the water clean. Do not swim in stagnant or still water.
• Do not swim at any beach right after a heavy rain. Runoff following a heavy rain may result in a high bacteria level.
• When diving at a beach, exercise extreme caution. Beach water is not as clear as water in a pool, so underwater obstructions may not be visible.
• Avoid having beach water in your mouth or nose.

Sheriff Miller states “Following these precautions will help the children and citizens of Onslow County stay safe and healthy this holiday weekend and throughout the summer.”

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

SHERIFF MILLER OFFERS TIPS FOR A SAFE JULY 4TH WEEKEND

With the 4th of July weekend approaching, Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Onslow County citizens should remember that fireworks, as enjoyable as they are to watch, can be dangerous and should only be handled by professionals. According to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, there are nearly 13,000 emergency room-treated injuries associated with fireworks a year. You can enjoy a safe Fourth of July by following these safety tips:

• Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
• Keep a supply of water close-by as a precaution.
• Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
• Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
• Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
• Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
• Stay at least 500 feet away from professional fireworks displays.
• Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.
Sheriff Miller also wants citizens to use caution when swimming at a beach or at a pool. Sheriff said, “Sadly, most deaths from drowning occur within a few feet of safety.” The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim. The Red Cross has swimming courses for people of any age and swimming ability. To find out where lessons are offered, or to enroll in a CPR/AED or first aid course, contact your local Red Cross chapter.
At a swimming pool, take the following precautions:
• If no lifeguard is on duty, do not let children swim unless they are accompanied by a responsible adult who knows lifesaving techniques and first aid.
• Post CPR instructions and directions to call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number in the pool area.
• Look around the pool area to be certain lifesaving devices are readily available for emergency use.
• Be sure covers are installed on all drains of a swimming pool or in a wading pool. The suction created by the pool’s circulating pumps can be very dangerous unless it is reduced by covers.
• Take frequent breaks (about once an hour) where everyone gets out of the water, drinks water, reapplies water resistant sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) and rests.
• If a child is missing, check the pool first. Go to the edge of the pool and scan the entire pool, bottom, and surface, as well as the surrounding pool area.

• To reduce the risk of eye, ear, nose or throat infection from contaminated water, swim only in pools in which water quality is properly maintained. The water should appear crystal clear, be continuously circulated and be maintained at a level that allows free overflow into the gutter or skimmer. There should not be a strong odor of ammonia or chlorine.

At the beach, take the following precautions:

• Swim in a supervised, marked area with a lifeguard present, and swim with others. Never swim alone.
• If you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Once you are free, turn and swim toward shore. If you can't swim to the shore, float or tread water until you are free of the rip current and then head toward shore.
• Watch out for the "dangerous too's" – too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity.
• Look for water that is reasonably clear and free of floating materials and odors. Avoid swimming at beaches where there are large populations of ducks, geese or gulls. The waste produced by these birds causes high bacteria levels in the water.
• Look for movement in the water; it helps keep the water clean. Do not swim in stagnant or still water.
• Do not swim at any beach right after a heavy rain. Runoff following a heavy rain may result in a high bacteria level.
• When diving at a beach, exercise extreme caution. Beach water is not as clear as water in a pool, so underwater obstructions may not be visible.
• Avoid having beach water in your mouth or nose.

Sheriff Miller states “Following these precautions will help the children and citizens of Onslow County stay safe and healthy this holiday weekend and throughout the summer.”

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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