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Archive for April, 2012

City of Wilmington survey shows downtown safety perception depends on time of day

Monday, April 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A recent survey recently completed for the City of Wilmington shows city residents are still skiddish about being downtown after dark.

In response to the question, “Please indicate how safe you feel in the downtown business district during the day,” almost 85 percent said they felt “very safe” or “safe.” Only 4 percent said they felt “unsafe” or “very unsafe” while there was daylight.

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But once the sun goes down, the numbers start to change a bit. In response to the question, “Please indicate how safe you feel in the downtown business district at night,” almost half said they felt “unsafe” or “very unsafe.” Only 3.5 percent said they felt “very safe” and almost 20 percent said “safe.”

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Five suspended Leland officers to get pay, Sheriff’s Office asked to investigate

Monday, April 16th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The five Leland police officers suspended Friday will receive pay during their suspension.

Interim Chief of Police Mike James says after he spoke with the suspended officers Deputy Chief Karl Smith, Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia, Officer Michael Landen and Officer John Blasingame he reinstated pay for the days off and any pay the officers would have earned since Friday.

James says he hopes to have the matter completely resolved soon and asks that the community refrain from judgement until all the facts are released from the on-going SBI investigation.

Meanwhile, we’ve also learned that James asked the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office to help investigate his department as well. In a letter to Sheriff John Ingram April 4, James asked that two of Ingram’s Internal Affairs Division “perform an investigation of all personnel within the Leland Police Department.” The letter asked for Capt. Gene Caison and Sgt. Mark Francisco “to administer all interviews and any other investigative functions needed to perform a full and thorough investigation.”

Sheriff Ingram had offered the same service to then Chief Tim Jayne and the town last fall, but the town declined. Jayne was fired back in February.

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Assistant County Manager for New Hanover named

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Finance Director Avril Pinder has been promoted.

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Five suspended Leland officers to get pay

Monday, April 16th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The five Leland police officers suspended Friday will receive pay during their suspension.

Interim Chief of Police Mike James says after he spoke with the suspended officers Deputy Chief Karl Smith, Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia, Officer Michael Landen and Officer John Blasingame he reinstated pay for the days off and any pay the officers would have earned since Friday.

James says he hopes to have the matter completely resolved soon and asks that the community refrain from judgement until all the facts are released from the on-going SBI investigation.

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Two people killed in Jacksonville robbery attempt

Monday, April 16th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — Police say two people were shot and killed while trying to rob a Jacksonville home.

Three people living at the home told police that they were attacked by intruders when they got home just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

All three residents were taken to the hospital and have been released. Police have not given details on how the alleged burglars died or released their names.

Police are still investigating and said they planned to release more details later.

The shooting marked the second time in a week an occupant has killed an alleged intruder in Onslow County.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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