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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

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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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. lieutenant fired amid SBI drug investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has fired Lt. Joesph A. Leblanc, who was serving as the Assistant Division Commander in the Vice and Narcotics Division. 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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School lockdown over as deputies catch break-in suspects

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video The final day of class at Wrightsboro Elementary School lasted a little longer than planned thanks to a lockdown as New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies tried to solve a home invasion. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man arrested for allegedly taking pictures up women's skirts

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video Could you be a victim of a peeping tom? A New Hanover County man is out of jail after being arrested for allegedly taking inappropriate pictures of women around town. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman needs help paying for K9's surgery

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videoIt's not only law enforcement officers who help keep you safe, it's also their K9s. And, after those dogs retire, sometimes they need your help. Full story...
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New Hanover County attempts to save lives faster

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office wants citizens to take part in its new Yellow Dot Program. The program alerts emergency responders to an individual's vital medical information to speed up help during emergencies. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Deputy won't be cited for parking issue

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy will not be cited for the way parked at a Wilmington business last week. Full story...
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