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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Several people hurt in string of afternoon crashes

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video It was a busy afternoon for law enforcement in Wilmington and New Hanover County dealing with several injury accidents. One near downtown Wilmington sent two children to the hospital. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission to consider plan for deputies at more schools

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Wednesday night, the New Hanover County Board oE education called a special meeting to discuss ways to protect students. One possibility is having deputies stand guard at elementary schools. Now they need county commissioners to support the plan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Ashley student arrested for violence hoax

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video An Ashley High School student has been charged with starting rumors about planned violence at the school. New Hanover County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Dylan Greg Merten, 17, is charged with disorderly conduct by disrupting students after admitting to starting the rumor. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board pushes for deputy in every elementary school

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videoIn light of the tragedy in Connecticut the New Hanover County Board of Education says it has received numerous questions from parents regarding school safety in the past few days. Tonight, the board called a special work session to discuss school safety. Full story...
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All clear after brief lockdowns at three New Hanover Co. schools

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video With a heightened sense of security since Friday's school shooting in Connecticut, three New Hanover County schools went on brief lockdowns today in two separate incidents. Full story...
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Fired deputy makes first court appearance on peeping charge

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video A former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy made his first appearance in court this morning after SBI agents arrested him yesterday. Harold Lamont Fletcher, 37, is charged with one count of secret peeping and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. Full story...
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Fired New Hanover Co. deputy to appear in court on felony charges

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video A former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is set to appear in court this afternoon on felony charges. The State Bureau of Investigation arrested and charged Harold Lamont Fletcher, 37, with one count of secret peeping and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. Full story...
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Pet Pals: Cat needs loving home

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videoIf you're looking for the perfect companion to cuddle up with this winter, there are plenty of pets up for adoption at New Hanover County Animal Services. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies search for missing teen

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking for helping finding a missing teen. Michael Moore, 17, was last seen Friday night by his mother as he left their home at 161 Halyburton Memorial Parkway Apt. 307. Full story...
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Weekend checkpoint takes dozens off the highways

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video A weekend checkpoint pulled more than a dozen unlicensed drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Warrant: Mom accused of poisoning left note

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video New details in the case of a New Hanover County mom arrested for allegedly poisoning her nine-year-old daughter and cat. Search warrants provide a more detailed look at what happened. Full story...
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Four face alcohol charges after underage party

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North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents charged four people following an investigation of a Castle Hayne house party Sept. 22 where two people were stabbed. Charges were filed during the past two weeks and included multiple counts of aiding and abetting an underage person in the consumption of alcohol. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies looking for witness

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New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives need help finding a witness wanted for questioning in an assault case from 2009. Mario Ramirez Mendoza is a 35-year-old Hispanic male. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioner approve more jail staff, ABC CEO bonus

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video The New Hanover County Detention Center will soon have more deputies staffed to help with growing safety issues. Commissioners also approved a bonus for the ABC Board CEO. Full story...
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