BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — One Boiling Spring Lakes resident is simmering mad at the city’s mayor and says she has many reasons why.
Natascha Yarolin says Mayor Richard White has a vendetta for the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department. She says her husband got caught in the crossfire, and she won’t stand for it.
Yarolin says this is not the first problem Mayor White has had with the police department, and she is afraid if she does not say anything, it will not be the last.
“Everyone’s gonna know what this man is really about and all his skeletons he’s tried so hard to hide in the closet,” Yarolin said. “I’m gonna reveal them.”
Yarolin says she will not stop until justice is served. She says White is corrupt and spiteful, and she has had enough.
“He overstepped his boundaries in his position,” she said. “He has a lot of people snowballed into thinking that he is out for the public, for the citizens of Boiling Springs, but if you read this, he obviously does not care. It’s a personal vendetta for him.”
Yarolin says when she made requests to the city for public e-mails from the mayor, she was given blacked out copies. When she compared those copies to e-mails she had gotten in 2010, she saw that the section that was blacked out was about her husband and how the mayor did not want him considered for a job with the city’s police department.
The older copy of the messages shows White says Yarolin’s husband Paul has a criminal history and that the city didn’t need any bad press. He continues that Paul Yarolin has a probation violation, so he should not be considered.
Yarolin says her husband has never had a probation violation and that he was even cleared by Training and Standards in Raleigh to serve as a police officer anywhere in the state, so the mayor’s reasoning is hollow.
She says the mayor continually tries to attack the police department, from attempting to get the police chief fired for misusing his vehicle to stating that the department misused funds. Yarolin says this is the icing on the cake. She says White is abusing his power as mayor, and she will work until something is done to stop it.
“I came up with all of this in a week. One week,” Yarolin said. “Imagine what I can do in a month, ’cause it’s there. I’ve already got phone calls out. It’s there.”
Yarolin says she is going to the Boiling Spring Lakes City Council meeting tonight to confront the mayor and pass out information and documents she has found.
We spoke with Mayor White by phone today. He says he has nothing against the police department and is not aware of the issues with Yarolin and her husband.
We are going the meeting tonight and plan to speak with the mayor.