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Wrightsville Beach Police Department

Police: Man robs Oceanic employee at gunpoint near restaurant, takes off with cash

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Police are investigating after they say an Oceanic employee was robbed at gunpoint while walking to a public parking lot across the street from the restaurant. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: WBPD releases video, says state cleared officers

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videoWrightsville Beach has released videos that show what happened inside its police station Nov. 8, 2011, that has led a town alderman's son to file a federal lawsuit against the town and two police officers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach releases officers' personnel files, not video of incident

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videoWrightsville Beach town leaders still have not released a video that the son of a town alderman says shows two police officers assaulting him in 2011. But the town is releasing information about the officers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Wrightsville Beach not yet releasing video of incident that led to lawsuit

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video As we told you last night Wrightsville Beach and two of its police officers face a federal lawsuit for allegedly violating the civil rights of a town alderman's son. Today we hoped to get a look at what happened, but the town said no. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alderman's son files federal suit against Wrightsville Beach, police officers

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video In 2011 Darryl Mills was elected to be an alderman in Wrightsville Beach. Just a few hours later his son Adam was stopped by Wrightsville Beach Police and charged with DWI. That stop now has the town in federal court facing allegations of civil rights violations. Full story...
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Man charged with rape, strangulation on Wrightsville Beach

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videoWrightsville Beach Police charged a man with second-degree rape, assault by strangulation and assault on a female. Police say Paul Allen Smithey, 30, attacked a woman around 1:30 a.m. yesterday on the beach. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man charged with assault after cutting off-duty officer at bar

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video A man who pulled a knife on an off-duty officer at a bar and sent another to the hospital early Friday faces assault charges. Wilmington police say it all started when Rochi Kevin Sutton began groping girls in the bar. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach PD goes high tech to fight crime

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video Wrightsville Beach police are turning to technology to target criminals. Officers are equipped with personal body cameras and automated license plate recognition systems, looking for anyone who may be breaking the law. But is it all too extreme for a small beach town? Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits after DWI arrest

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video A Wrightsville Beach Police officer is off the job. He quit this morning four days after being arrested for allegedly drinking and driving. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Citizens accuse demoted Wrightsville Beach cop of misconduct

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video A day after details were released in the investigation of three Wrightsville Beach Police officers, citizens are coming forward with their own allegations of police misconduct. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Police Chief responds to investigations of officers

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video We told you this week that investigations into three Wrightsville Beach Police officers have led to them being placed on administrative leave. Thursday the Board of Aldermen held a special meeting and went into closed session to discuss the personnel matter. We spoke with Police Chief Daniel House afterwards about the progression of the investigations and the next step in dealing with the officers. Full story...
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Child bitten by "marine animal" at Wrightsville Beach

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A child swimming at Wrightsville Beach was bitten by a "marine animal" according to Wrightsville Beach Police. It happened about 4 p.m. off access number 8 near Moore's Inlet. Full story...
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