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Wrightsville Beach Police Department

Police: Man found on Wrightsville Beach likely died of heart attack

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video Wrightsville Beach Police say it looks like a man found dead on the beach this morning died of natural causes. Full story...
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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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WBPD raises bridge to trap reckless driver

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videoFebruary’s in Wrightsville Beach are generally slow, but say one man quickly changed all of that with a joy-ride around the island. Full story...
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Area police chiefs meet in Wrightsville Beach

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video Police chiefs from around the Cape Fear region gathered today in Wrightsville Beach for their annual meeting to talk about law enforcement issues. 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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Fired deputy the latest in string of cops accused of bad behavior

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videoThis is the latest incident involving law enforcement accused of wrongdoing in our area. Taking a look at just the past 18 months, we found nearly 20 cases where officers were disciplined, arrested or even convicted. Full story...
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