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Leland Police Department

DA: Officers were justified in June checkpoint shooting

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videoBrunswick County's district attorney says officers were justified in using lethal force when they shot at a vehicle that tried to leave a DWI checkpoint in Leland in June. Full story...
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Man behind bars after reportedly robbing employer

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videoA Wilmington man is behind bars after police say he kidnapped, assaulted, and robbed his employer over a paycheck. Police say John Gatewood wasn't happy with the amount of money he earned from Manale Landscaping after a job in Leland. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland Police officer beaten during field sobriety test

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videoA Leland Police officer was beat up Thursday night while trying to give a field sobriety test. Warrants show Officer J. Keel possibly has a fractured elbow and needed stitches for cuts on his head and arm. Full story...
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Leland Police officer resigns after internal investigation

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A Leland Police officer has quit after an internal investigation into his involvement in a shooting at a multi-agency DWI checkpoint last month. Full story...
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Deputies involved in checkpoint shooting back on duty

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videoThe sheriff's deputies involved in a shooting at a DWI checkpoint in Leland last month are back on the job. Full story...
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Suspect from checkpoint shooting out of hospital, in jail

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videoA second suspect involved in a shot by officers at a DWI checkpoint earlier this month is out of the hospital and in jail. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland Police officer also under investigation for checkpoint shooting

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video A Leland Police officer is also part of the investigation into a shooting at a DWI checkpoint Friday night. The town put Ofc. Anthony Bernard on administrative leave with pay Monday. 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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Teens reported missing face charges after police chase

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Two teens reported missing now face charges after a chase with Leland Police over the weekend. The Leland Police Department says officers responded Saturday to a tip that the two juveniles were spotted in the Walmart on US 17. Full story...
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Elderly bicyclist struck and killed by vehicle

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A 74-year-old man was struck while riding his bicycle on Old Fayetteville Road near Woodburn Avenue in Leland. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Police officer quits amid wrongful arrest claim

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video A Leland Police officer named in a wrongful arrest claim has resigned. Hank Smith is one of two Leland Police officers Darryl Langley accused of falsely arresting him two years ago. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man wants $100,000 from Leland for incident with police

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videoNew trouble for the Leland Police Department. A man police arrested during a June 2011 domestic situation says officers went too far. Now he wants the town to pay up to the tune of $100,000. Full story...
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Juvenile charged, victim in ICU after Leland shooting

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Leland Police are investigating a shooting that happened near the Walgreens on Village Road Sunday night. Full story...
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Leland Police search for home invasion suspect

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videoLeland Police need help finding a home invasion suspect they say is armed and dangerous. Detectives have charges pending on Torie Nesbitt for a break-in on Greensview Circle Thursday. They've already arrested a 14-year-old for first degree robbery in connection with the crime. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Former Leland cop not among those who lost certifications

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video The North Carolina Department of Justice now says one of five former Leland Police officers it said had lost their law enforcement certification was not part of the criminal investigation. Full story...
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