Wilmington Police to give ‘cease fire’ update

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Submitted: Wed, 08/07/2013 - 7:36pm
Updated: Thu, 08/08/2013 - 4:29pm

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — August 11 marks the 45th day of the 90-day Cease Fire initiative sparked by Boots on the Ground, community leaders and law enforcement officials. Thursday Chief Ralph Evangelous and his staff will give an update on the most recent crime picture for the City of Wilmington and the results of Operation Tranquility launched on July 3.

Thursday’s news conference will include information on Shotspotter Calls for Service, aggravated assaults, firearms seized and the number of individuals arrested since the Cease Fire initiative began on June 27.

“We attribute the reduction in crime to the hard work and combined efforts of our local pastors, community leaders and state,federal and local law enforcement agencies”, said Chief Ralph Evangelous of the Wilmington Police Department. “We also applaud the efforts of the citizens in our community who have called in to report crimes and helped us to make key arrests”.

The 90-day Cease Fire Initiative officially ends Friday, September 27.


  • Guest611 says:

    Yeah, um, we told people not to shoot guns in violence anymore. So, uh, yeah, that didn’t work.

  • Guest5050 says:

    Are they kidding? They must be democrats if they call that a “cease fire”

  • Guest1948 says:

    I take offense at you insulting me because of my political party affiliation.

  • Guest777 says:

    Why were the comments under the article about the Carolina Beach chief of police taken down? Too many people sided with the chief over WWAY?

  • Guest Reply Redux says:

    A Potential Slander lawsuit, tizz why.

  • guesty says:

    It wasn’t Carolina Beach, it was Topsail Beach.

  • guesty says:

    …and go back into never never land. The cease fire hasn’t stopped thugs from shooting people. Can the chief really be as clueless as he appears? The results from the unofficial survey say he is and this proves it.

  • antithug says:

    Then what? This is such a silly thing to declare. How about simply enforcing the law and being proactive by profiling and taking down the thugs. And don’t let them out. The is the other problem, they get out to only commit more crime. And why announce these operations? It would be more effective to up the man power with joint task forces without making it known. You can get your credit for doing a good job when you show the results. Enough of the show of, “we are trying, or we are handling it” Just do it, and the results would be obvious. It would be great to see justice served with some public hangings. That would send the message of “do the crime, and die” Not, “do the crime, do the time” Because in the hood, “doing time” is like becoming a man and gaining fame. Time to reform the justice system, which in return would help any of the good law enforcement officials that we do have, to better do there job that they set out to do.

  • Guest Reply Redux says:

    But the “Powers at Be” won’t listen to your remarks and or suggestions. I agree…that is the most stupidest thing the WPD Chief can enact, about ending a program to curtail crime.
    Are they that stupid? I repeat…are they that stupid?????
    Once again…where is Saffo on this ordeal? He ain’t saying Nuthin’!

  • RSimmons says:

    Many of these gang bangers we have were run out of NYC and migrated here. As much I am against how Rudy Guilanni walked all over black folks (some white folks too)using the NYPD” to “stop and frisk). I have to admit his policies(and Bloomberg’s since)ran most of the violent drug gangs out of Manhattan and Harlem.
    Perhaps it is time to get that aggressive here.

  • Guest1313 says:

    WPD needs to team up with other area agency and do a Number 6 on the gangs. Anyone that has seen “Blazing Saddles” will know what a Number 6 is.

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