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Leland Police Department

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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Leland Police search for murder suspect

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video Leland Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed another man early this morning. James Ketchum, 44, is wanted for the murder of Jason Anderson, 33. Full story...
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Teen charged with kidnapping his grandfather

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video A New Hanover County teen has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his own grandfather. The Sheriff's Office says late last night Tyler Balcombe, 18, asked his grandfather Robert Covil for a ride to pick up a friend in the Castle Hayne area. Full story...
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Leland police officer goes to hospital after woman rams patrol cars, leads police on chase

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videoA Leland Police Officer was hospitalized Thursday night after a woman slammed into his patrol car. According to Leland Police Chief Mike James, the loss prevention team at the Walmart on New Pointe Blvd. had been tipped off by the Walmart in Wilmington to watch out for a woman they suspected of shoplifting. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dashcam captures incident between Leland, Navassa officers

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video New details on the traffic stop that ended with a Leland Police officer's resignation last month. We now have the dashcam video that paints a clearer picture. "Just remember: once you leave your jurisdiction you are just a normal citizen," Sgt. Anthony Nathan is heard telling a Navassa officer on the video. Full story...
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Leland officer quits after incident involving Navassa officer

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video A Leland Police officer has resigned after an altercation with an officer from a neighboring department. Full story...
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WPD cruiser involved in crash in Leland

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A Wilmington Police car was involved in an accident this morning in Brunswick County. Leland Police say it happened just after 8 a.m. on Village Road. Full story...
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