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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

47 arrested during Operation Coastal Watch

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videoWilmington Police, the New Hanover County's Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety partnered together for Operation Coastal Watch this week. Full story...
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New Hanover Sheriff receives $500,000 in forfeited currency

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United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced Thursday the transfer of $505,503.06 in forfeited currency to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department. Full story...
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NHSO cracking down on illegal sweepstakes parlors

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on illegal sweepstakes parlors. Vice and narcotics officers raided Spin City Sweepstakes Parlor next to the Walmart on Sigmon Road in Wilmington this afternoon. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy fired after internal investigation

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been fired because of information he gave during an internal investigation. Full story...
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Friday night DWI checkpoint results

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Multiple agencies participated in a DWI checkpoint Friday evening in the Port City. According to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department the checkpoint resulted in numerous charges and several arrests. Full story...
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UPDATE: Four people safe after boat runs aground off Carolina Beach

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch says all the people aboard a boat that ran aground off Carolina Beach are safe and back on land. Full story...
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More law enforcement to patrol Masonboro Island for holiday weekend

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the state Division of Coastal Management are coordinating an increased law enforcement presence for this year’s Independence Day holiday at the Masonboro Island Reserve in Wilmington. Full story...
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Deputies involved in checkpoint shooting back on duty

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videoThe sheriff's deputies involved in a shooting at a DWI checkpoint in Leland last month are back on the job. Full story...
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New Hanover, Brunswick sheriffs join Mobile Patrol

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videoThe New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriff's offices are now on Mobile Patrol. They say the free app for smartphones allows them to communicate more effectively with the community. Full story...
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Witness: Suspects in home invasion armed with semi-automatic weapon

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Deputies are searching for three people who witnesses say broke into their home and forced them to ground with a semi-automatic weapon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mobile apps tip drivers to police checkpoints

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video In today's world social media constantly changes the way things around us work. But are new apps affecting the way that local law enforcement does its job? Full story...
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Suspect from checkpoint shooting out of hospital, in jail

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videoA second suspect involved in a shot by officers at a DWI checkpoint earlier this month is out of the hospital and in jail. Full story...
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Sheriff provides details of Friday night checkpoint shooting

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videoWe are finally getting answers about a shooting that happened at a DWI checkpoint in Brunswick county Friday night. Today the sheriff described what happened that left two men injured and facing charges and seven deputies from two counties under investigation. Full story...
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UPDATE: 7 deputies on leave, 2 injured after shooting at checkpoint

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videoA shooting around midnight Friday at a DWI checkpoint along Highway 17 in Leland involved seven deputies and two suspects who were taken to the hospital. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies ask for help finding missing teen

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing 15-year-old boy. Ian Vanderhaar, a white male, approximately 6'0", 145 pounds, was last seen wearing a red shirt, plaid shorts, white sneakers and backpack. He was last seen Sunday at his grandmother's home in the 4800 block of Milford Rd. Full story...
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