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Leland Police Department

Former Leland police officers stripped of certification

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video A North Carolina Department of Justice spokeswoman says five former Leland police officers are no longer sworn law enforcement officers. Former Deputy Chief Karl Smith, Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia, Ofc. Michael Landen and Ofc. John Blasingame all either quit or were fired last spring as the SBI investigated allegations of problems within the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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Police search for missing teens

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videoWilmington and Leland police need help finding two missing teenagers. Kelsey Harmon, 14, of Wilmington, and Aynton Clemmons, 16, of Leland were last seen around 1 a.m. yesterday. Full story...
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Operation Christmas Crackdown busts drug suspects

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video The cells at the Brunswick County Detention Center are a little more crowded after Operation Christmas Crackdown rounded up 29 criminals on various charges. Full story...
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Thieves target unlocked cars in Leland

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videoA rash of car break-ins has residents in Leland uneasy. Leland Police got seven calls yesterday alone, all in the area of Magnolia Greens, Waterford and Brunswick Forest. Full story...
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Interim Chief Mike James officially appointed Leland police chief

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video The town of Leland officially has a new top cop. Interim Chief Mike James officially got the job at tonight's Town Council meeting. Full story...
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Suspended Leland cops quit

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Two Leland Police officers suspended after a fight in downtown Wilmington over the weekend have resigned from the police force. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Witness says Leland cops looked for fights

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video Two Leland police officers are off the clock tonight after a fight in downtown Wilmington this weekend. Wilmington Police cited the officers with misdemeanor affray. One witness, who served as a military police officer, says the officers were asking for trouble. Full story...
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Leland Police to accept text tips

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The Leland Police Department is the first department in Brunswick County to offer text tip services to its citizens. Starting next week, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Leland Police Department by way of text. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland dance teacher makes first court appearance on child sex charges

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video A Leland dance studio is temporarily closed. The owner is behind bars facing child sex charges. Revolutionz Dance Studio and Entertainment just opened in a strip mall on Village Road in Leland August 1. Now a handwritten sign on the door claims it's closed for maintenance. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland dance studio owner charged with child sex crimes

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The owner of a Leland dance studio is behind bars charged with first degree sexual offense of a child. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland upholds officer firings

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video Leland Town Manager David Hollis says he is upholding the terminations of three police officers fired earlier this year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Leland chief's house foreclosed

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video According to an online listing, former Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne's home in is under foreclosure. The four-bedroom, four-bath home in the Brookhaven neighborhood is listed for close to $340,000. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: SBI done with Leland PD probe

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The SBI is done with its investigation into the Leland Police Department, but the results have not been finalized. Full story...
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Fired Leland officers make appeal

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video The town fired Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and officer John Blasingame back in April after an internal investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. Today, the three men made one last attempt to clear their names. Full story...
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Leland police stepping up fight against elderly heat cases

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The dangers of heat can especially impact the elderly community. The Leland Police Department is expanding their efforts to keep at risk residents safe through these hot summer months. Full story...
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