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Submitted by Chris Brown on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:11pm.READ MORE:
The police department is asking the federal government to declare our area a high intensity drug trafficking area. With thousands of bindles of heroin taken off the streets just over the past few weeks they say it's a problem worth fighting. Full story...
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:16pm.READ MORE:
Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:04pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Chris Brown on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 9:45pm.READ MORE:
On the heels of the ‘critical incident’ Tuesday evening questions arose about just what the police response entailed. We're getting an inside look into those crucial moments where one officer’s life was on the line. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:35pm.READ MORE:
It took police negotiators more than 11 hours, but the standoff in Mayfaire ended peacefully Tuesday night. Now we are learning more about what happened inside the apartment where a police officer barricaded himself with a gun, and why the situation was handled with such secrecy. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:58pm.READ MORE:
In the last several months the Wilmington Police Department has seen low morale, problems in the K9 unit, and several SBI investigations. Despite these issues, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham says crime rates have gone down virtually every year for the last 10 years. Full story...
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 6:46pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:56pm.READ MORE:
Wilmington's police chief and the district attorney say they side with the family of a woman who died in a confrontation with police in disputing an autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Grace Louise Denk died Jan. 28 after police say she raised a gun at officers, who then opened fire killing her. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:08pm.READ MORE:
In what can probably best be described as a bizarre news conference, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous told reporters today the department has asked the SBI to investigate a use of force incident WPD discovered during a review. He said the investigation did not stem from a citizen complaint. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:38pm.READ MORE:
Recent surveys and studies have identified problems at the Wilmington Police Department, including moral and issues with the K-9 Unit among others. But many of the same problems were identified by another study conducted for the department a decade ago. Full story...