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Boiling Spring Lakes Police

Former BSL police chief pleads guilty

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The former police chief of Boiling Spring Lakes has pleaded guilty to a crime involving his son. District Attorney Jon David says Emmett Ballree entered the plea today to willfully failing to discharge his duties as a police officer. Full story...
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Son of former BSL police chief charged with heroin possession

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The son of a former Boiling Spring Lakes police chief was arrested Thursday in Wilmington with several bags of heroin, according to police. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former BSL police captain arrested for assault, battery

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video Curtis Ledbetter was arrested today for assault and battery after spitting on and hitting 48 year old Jonathan Cummings in the mouth on Friday. Full story...
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Suspect admits human trafficking in prostitution case involving cop, firefighter

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video A man connected to a prostitution case involving a former police officer and a former firefighter has pleaded guilty to human trafficking of a minor. Shawn Christopher Conley entered the plea today in Brunswick County Superior Court, the District Attorney's Office says. Full story...
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Woman charged with DWI twice in three hours

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videoA Brunswick County woman was arrested for DWI over the weekend twice in just a matter of hours. Both arrests happened early Saturday morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police called to slain teen's home 32 times since 2006

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Dep. Samantha Lewis went to the hospital for ear discomfort after the gun shot that killed Keith Vidal Sunday in boiling spring lakes was fired close to her ear. Plus, we're learning more about how often law enforcement had to go to Vidal’s home Full story...
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Police Benevolent Assoc. says officers followed law during BSL shooting

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videoThe Police Benevolent Association says officers followed the law when they responded to a call Sunday that ended with a Boiling Spring Lakes teen being shot and killed. Full story...
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BSL officer, deputy cleared in incident that ended in teen's death; 911, radio traffic provide more detail

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videoBoiling Spring Lakes Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office say internal reviews have cleared their officers of any wrongdoing in Sunday's incident that ended with a teen dead. Meanwhile new information reveals the police officer who reportedly pulled the trigger was only on the scene for 70 seconds before shooting and killing Keith Vidal, 18. Full story...
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Family of teen shot and killed by cop want justice, answers

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video The family of a Boiling Spring Lakes teen shot and killed by a police officer at his home yesterday is demanding answers and justice. Full story...
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Father says 18-year-old son murdered by Southport Police officer

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videoA Boiling Spring Lakes father says his son was murdered by police this afternoon. Mark Wilsey says he called police when his 18-year-old, 90 lb. son had a screwdriver that he would not let go. But Wilsey says he never expected calling for help would end with son being shot and killed by someone sworn to serve and protect. Full story...
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Fired deputy the latest in string of cops accused of bad behavior

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videoThis is the latest incident involving law enforcement accused of wrongdoing in our area. Taking a look at just the past 18 months, we found nearly 20 cases where officers were disciplined, arrested or even convicted. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New details emerge as prostitution suspects appear in court

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video The five suspects connected to a prostitution investigation in Boiling Spring Lakes appeared before a judge today. Meanwhile, we're learning more about the crimes they're accused of committing. Full story...
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Police: Firefighter arrested in BSL prostitution case; cop was robbed during encounter

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video Police say two more people have been arrested in connection with a prostitution case in Boiling Spring Lakes, including a firefighter. Meanwhile, investigators say a police officer arrested in the case was robbed during the incident in question. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Northwest cop quit before prostitution arrest; warrant details allegations

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videoLast week he was a police officer. Today he's out of a job and has been in and out of jail. A former Northwest police officer was charged in connection to an ongoing prostitution investigation in another Brunswick County town. Full story...
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BSL Police arrest two men on prostitution charge involving minor

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videoBoiling Spring Lakes Police have charged two Brunswick County men in connection with a prostitution investigation that began in November. Full story...
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