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Leland Police Department

POLICE: Former Leland officer involved in high speed chase

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videoA Former Leland police officer is accused of leading a multi-state police chase. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fired Leland cop Blasingame sues town

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videoA former Leland police officer has sued the town claiming it fired him improperly. John Blasingame was fired in 2012. Two years later, he filed a lawsuit against the town first in state court, then in federal court. Full story...
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Two Leland officers quit amid investigations, third fired

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videoThree Leland police officers are off the force amid state and internal investigations. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two officers suspended; Leland PD asks SBI to probe missing evidence

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videoLeland police have asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into one of their own. The SBI says agents are now investigating an issue involving missing evidence. But that's not the only issue within the department. Full story...
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Sex crime suspect arrested in Idaho now in Brunswick Co. Jail

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A man charged with sex crimes involving a child in Brunswick County is in the Brunswick County Jail after being arrested earlier this month in Idaho. Full story...
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Honeymooning drug suspects wanted for sex assault in NY

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videoA couple who had their honeymoon cut short after Leland Police say they found them with drugs and cash in their car face more charges back home. Full story...
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Four charged in Leland construction site thefts

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Leland Police have charged four men wanted for months for allegedly stealing from construction sites. Police say a three-month-long investigation ended with 70 counts of felony larceny from a permitted construction site for Kenneth Russ, William West, Thomas Jones and Daniel Barnes. Full story...
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Man wanted for child sex crimes in Brunswick Co. arrested in Idaho

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videoA man wanted for alleged sex crimes involving a child has been arrested in Idaho. Now he is in jail awaiting extradition to North Carolina. Full story...
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Theft ring suspect arrested at court house

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One of five suspects wanted by Leland Police in a theft ring has been arrested. New Hanover County Deputies arrested Thomas Lynn Jones at the New Hanover County Court House Friday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Leland woman says she lost $5,400 in jury duty phone scam

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videoA 63-year-old woman says she is still shaken up after a man fooled her out of thousands of dollars. She is not the first victim to fall prey to this scam that now has the attention of federal investigators. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland residents want to put the brakes on town parking ordinance

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videoYou won't find many cars parked on the street in Leland. The town requires you to obtain a permit days in advance or else you might find yourself with a $50 ticket. There are no markings informing drivers of the local law, that's why some folks are speaking out against this town ordinance. Full story...
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Fugitive wanted in Leland arrested in Texas

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A man wanted for a sexual assault in Leland late last year has been arrested in Texas. Leland Police Sgt. Nick Jacoby says Raul Antonio Cortez was arrested last week in Midland, TX. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Leland officer offers his take on firing

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video After Leland Police Chief Mike James released the details around why Richard Roman was let go on Tuesday, Roman says he could no longer keep his silence, and now he’s firing back at the once troubled department. Full story...
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Leland Police: Sergeant fired for trying to falsify training records

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videoA Leland police officer has been fired after the department says he tried to falsify training records. Police Chief Mike James says the town upheld Sgt. Rich Roman's appeal of his termination. Full story...
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Search continues for man wanted for Leland murder

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video The search continues for a man wanted for a murder in Leland. James Ketchum, 44, is wanted for the shooting death of Jason Anderson, 33. Full story...
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