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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Cops on Top for a good cause

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You are probably used to seeing something on top of the Chick-fil-A at Oleander and Independence. Friday the familiar cow was up there, but so was a New Hanover Sheriff’s Deputy. Deputies along with Wilmington fire fighters are on top of the popular chicken restaurant to raise money for Special Olympics. Full story...
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Four people safe after boat sinks off Wrighstville Beach coast

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The U.S. Coast Guard's office at Wrightsville Beach says four people have been located and are safe after their boat sank off the coast of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES: Suspects sought in Walmart thefts

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Detectives are asking for help searching for two suspects wanted for multiple thefts from local Walmarts over the last couple of weeks. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing New Hanover County man found dead

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New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have found the body of a man missing from Figure Eight Island. Full story...
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Two teens charged in attempted abduction of 10-year-old

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video Two Wilmington teenagers are in some big trouble after investigators say they tried to abduct a child heading home from school. Full story...
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Law enforcement warns about synthetic drug "Pump-It"

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Law enforcement is warning of another synthetic drug on the streets of Wilmington. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department joint Downtown Task Force encountered Pump-It this weekend. Full story...
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Sheriff's Office conducts training exercise with Emergency Response Team

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office developed a scenario for the exercise, detailed in about 40 pages, where an inmate from the prison system escaped and corralled himself inside a building at ILM. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two Laney students return to campus after skeet shooting; Arrested for bringing guns

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video Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Thomas Lloyd Kimball III and Richard Blake Sutherland had been skeet shooting and returned to campus to pick up their girlfriends when a school resource officer asked to see what they had in their vehicle. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. man arrested for kidnapping and domestic abuse

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According to the report Dailey and the mother of his children got into an argument Sunday morning. The victim stated that during the argument Dailey grabbed her face, choked her and bound her hands with cords. At one point the victim fled the house, followed by Dailey carrying their 11 month old in his arms as her attempted to restrain her and drag her back into the house. Full story...
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School district says despite recent staff arrests, students safe at school

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video An Ashley High School teachers assistant is out of jail after being charged with indecent liberties with a 17-year-old girl. He's the second TA at a New Hanover County High School charged with a crime against a student this month. Full story...
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NHSO: Family of thieves busted

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say they've made arrested suspects in a breaking and entering that show crime can be a family business. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ashley High School assistant teacher arrested for indecent liberties with student

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A New Hanover County teacher is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a 17-year-old girl. The victim is a student at Ashley High School, where White worked, according to an arrest warrant. Full story...
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Citizens Academy shows law enforcement works with a bang

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Citizens Academy program is very well received. This is the fifth such academy to give people a chance to view life as a deputy. Full story...
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Seven girls face charges in alleged gang fight at school

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is preparing juvenile petitions against seven girls allegedly involved in a fight at a Wilmington middle school last week. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says investigators believe the fight Thursday at Williston Middle School was gang related. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Families say coach came looking for alleged victims night before assaults

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video An assistant football coach at Hoggard High School has been arrested after an incident at the school last week. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph Clinton Brown Jr. with five counts of simple assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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