Wilmington Police release Berger incident report (FULL REPORT ATTACHED)

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Submitted: Thu, 09/01/2011 - 3:52am
Updated: Thu, 09/01/2011 - 8:07pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have released the incident report regarding their stop at New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger’s house Monday night. It refutes much of what Berger said in an e-mail today to Police Chief Ralph Evangelous in which he claims officers lied on a police report.

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Police also released a photo Berger’s girlfriend forwarded them that is reportedly of of Berger’s arm. The records also include a text Blaylock forwarded reportedly from Berger thant reads "You will never have to worry about me ev er again. I’m sorry."

In his e-mail to Evangelous, Berger disputed claims that he had injuries from a razor or that he had a pistol in his home, but that he did have a rifle. The narrative, though, says after Berger finally agreed to open his backdoor and talk with officers, he showed them cuts on his arm and gauze wrapped around his wrist. The narrative says Berger told police he had cut himself on purpose. The narrative also says that when an officer accompanied Berger into the house so the commissioner could change clothes to go to the hospital, the officer noticed and seized a rifle Berger said he had loaded that night.

In his e-mail Berger also disputed the report mentioning that alcohol or drugs were involved. According to the narrative, Berger told an officer he had been depressed since his June arrest, and that he had been taking anti-depressants and receiving professional therapy.

According to the narrative, Berger only went to the hospital after police gave him a choice of going voluntarily or being committed. Police say Berger chose to go voluntarily on the condition no one alert the media and if he was given a ride home after treatment. The commissioner eventually returned home in a taxi, according to the narrative.


  • Straight Shooter says:

    Our county has serious business to deal with, Berger is nothing more than a distraction. We should push and support our county leaders in finding a way to get rid of this IDIOT!

  • Guest says:

    It’s hard to have empathy for Berger when he continuously lies, and doesn’t takes responsibility for his actions. He is always the victim. I do agree that he needs professional help. Maybe his family should get involved.

  • Schizophrenic-watch says:

    Please tell your viewers to appear today Thursday September 1 at 5pm 3rd & Princess for the planning meeting vote on this issue for everyone that is downstream on the Cape Fear River through Wilmington, through Carolina & Kure Beach and past Southport

  • newshog says:

    I believe Dr. Phil should get involved. He can do joint therepy with Berger, R C Soles, and Frog……Wait a second, maybe it should be Jerry Springer instead of Dr. Phil.

  • Realist says:

    “YOU” elected the “IDIOT”

  • Carol Kramer says:

    And I thought to myself, if an election were held tomorrow, I’d still vote for Mr. Berger over Mr. Caster.

  • Northchase says:

    Brian Berger got elected because Sid Causey, the former Sheriff, who was running for county commissioner also; had been embroiled in a 2 million dollar county lawsuit with his department; accepting responsibility for the death of college student Peyton Strickland.

  • Straight Shooter says:

    If you had seen my many posts in opposition to this wacko since long before the election, you would know I didn’t vote for Berger! Now the issue is how to get rid of him! He is too stupid to do the job and too stupid to step down!

  • Guest3293 says:

    You are so right!!! It will definately take more than officials in Columbus and New Hanover Counties to manage these idiots. These have been ongoing issues for a while now…it is obvious that nothing will be done on the local level. My vote is for Jerry Springer, he seems to have more experience with these types low lifes.

  • smythe says:

    This guy complains that the report is a lie and that one of the lies is a handgun was seized. Nowhere in the report does it say a word abotu a handgun, just the rifle that he happened to be loading for no reason at night. This guy is way out of touch with reality even when he’s not loaded. And I thought Katherine Moore was as crazy as it could get.

  • Sadend says:

    Ben McCoy: You have a horrible tendency of supporting and defending crazy politicians. Breazeale and Berger

  • whatisthetruth says:

    “Ben McCoy: You have a horrible tendency of supporting and defending crazy politicians. Breazeale and Berger”

    Wait a minute, while your at it, put Benson on the crazy list of politicians McCoy supported. Benson and Berger sharing a billboard together that was nothing more than a large white sheet spray painted with their names on it. Peas in a pod…

  • Guest1141 says:

    The tea party elected this idiot, what did we expect.

  • Guest421 says:

    Berger, you’re a damned liar. Go away. And take RC Soles with you.

  • Guest757 says:

    I am very sure the police in Wilmington and New Hanover County have better things to do than play these games with Berger. He needs to resign. For all his friends out there please see he gets the help he needs.. Before it’s too late. You all know he has problems.

  • Guest432 says:

    Two simple things. Put Berger and Strickland in the same padded cell. They are both nuts and that is all we ever see on the news anymore. Let’s find something else to report on, like the great job that Progress Energy did to get the power on, the NCDOT for going out in the storm and clearing the roads of trees, the Fire Depart for rescues and also clearing trees, the Law Enforcement and anyone else involved during the storm.

  • Peyton Garrett says:

    Well, I tried to give Mr. Berger the benefit of the doubt. Guess what? He let Me down again. It is now plain to see who the liar is. And to Ben McCoy, He apparently lied to You also. That is unless You are His spin doctor. It is clear something went on and Police and rescue followed protocol. Apparently, Mr Berger begged off on an overnight at the Oaks. Now it is time for Him to fess up, if only in private , and do what He needs to do. Resign and put this tenuous eight months behind Him.

  • Jason says:

    You know it never ceases to amaze me how rude our society has become. Just because you can sit in the safety of your home and say hurtful things to about someone doesn’t mean you should. Some of the comments on here are just down right cruel. If you don’t like Mr. Berger that’s fine. However, have some class and show some restraint. He is another human being having difficulties in life, be careful how you judge another person, because it will be measured back to you.

  • Challengetheworld says:

    Nice of you to comment Mr. Berger; however, you have more 911 calls then the average community does in a lifetime. Time for you to take your drama elsewhere. Your credibility is gone and has been for sometime. You are wasting our resources.

  • Guest5555555555555555555555555 says:

    Why go into politics!!! Serious. You already have people that say they are your friends, and people who say they voted and support you. Then when things go wrong they and the others who hate you are ready to eat you. I vote but would never go into politics ever!!! I care nothing about how his life, unless he is an illegal. I assume it was his political opponents, or it was someone who says they are his friend / and or family.

  • Guest2020 says:

    I have never met Mr. Berger and I don’t live in New Hanover County so I don’t have a dog in the fight that is his life or the county’s affairs. What I do know is the pain and darkness that is depression, which is clearly evident in Mr. Berger based on this incident. Unless you’ve been there you cannot begin to understand how lonely and miserable depression can be. You can’t know the frustration of not being able to get rid of the pain. Whether or not you support Mr. Berger as a county leader, you should support him as a human being and show a little compassion.

  • jmm says:

    Leave the man alone…..don’t you all have enough to report on with Allen Strickland back in the “limelight”.
    Find something else to “rib” people about, oh yeah how about the lack of decent jobs…..

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