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Southport Police Department

Family of teen shot and killed by cop want justice, answers

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video The family of a Boiling Spring Lakes teen shot and killed by a police officer at his home yesterday is demanding answers and justice. Full story...
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Father says 18-year-old son murdered by Southport Police officer

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videoA Boiling Spring Lakes father says his son was murdered by police this afternoon. Mark Wilsey says he called police when his 18-year-old, 90 lb. son had a screwdriver that he would not let go. But Wilsey says he never expected calling for help would end with son being shot and killed by someone sworn to serve and protect. Full story...
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Southport's first black police chief remembered, laid to rest

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videoSouthport's first black police chief died in his sleep Monday. Southport's first black police chief, George McCracken, 72, died in his sleep Monday. His funeral will be held today at Southport Baptist Church on Howe Street at 2 p.m. Full story...
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Southport chief says officer won't park in apartment's handicap spot

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Southport's police chief says there's a reason one of his officers was parking in a handicapped spot at an apartment complex. Full story...
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Southport police chief apologizes after employee arrested

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video Southport's police chief is speaking out after one of his employees was arrested over the weekend. Last week the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office received a complaint about Anthony Buntyn, a clerk for the Southport Police Department. Saturday deputies arrested Buntyn and charged him with disseminating obscenity and impersonating a police officer. Full story...
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Southport Police Department employee arrested

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An employee of the Southport Police Department was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly impersonating an officer. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man wanted for robbery spree in jail

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video A man wanted for what police called a crime spree is in jail facing more than two dozen charges. William Randolph Spencer is in the New Hanover County Jail under $228,600 bond. Full story...
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Reward offered in search for Southport bank robber

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Police in Southport are looking for a man who robbed a bank this afternoon. Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove says it happened about 1:55 p.m. at the First Citizens Bank at Howe and W. West Streets. Full story...
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14 DWI cases dismissed after officer resigns

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More than a dozen DWI cases lost, because a cop quit the Southport Police Department. The officer resigned in the face of an investigation by the SBI. Now Brunswick County prosecutors are dealing with the set-back. Full story...
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Southport police chief honored

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videoOne of Southport's own has received the biggest honor of his career. Chief Jerry Dove says the beauty of Southport will keep him the town for a while. Full story...
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