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Leland Police Department

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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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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