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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

ABC Board mulling cutting downtown task force funding

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videoIt's budget season, and the New Hanover County ABC Board is looking for ways to save money. Director Dan Sykes says one proposal on the table would have the board cut the $180,000 it gives to a joint task force meant to cut down crime downtown. Full story...
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Gas station robbed, detectives searching for armed suspect

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for an armed suspect after the Wilco Hess gas station at 7413 Market Street was robbed early Saturday morning. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get heart pumping while learning self defense

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videoEven though crime in Wilmington is down, sometimes statistics still don't make you feel more safe. But, one thing that can help you feel more safe is learning self defense. A class can get your heart pumping a bit making you more prepared for when it really starts pumping. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy involved in car crash released from hospital

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is out of the hospital this morning after another driver running a red light caused him to crash his patrol car yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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Causey, McMahon could square off in sheriff primary

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Sid Causey's 2009 retirement paved the way for New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon's ascension. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD, NHCSO named in illegal strip search suit

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A complaint filed in federal district court alleges that two WPD officers and a NHCSO deputy violated a man’s rights when they performed a strip search on him in public. Full story...
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R.A.D. comes to New Hanover County

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videoWomen can help themselves feel more secure with the help of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said, for the first time, the agency is teaming up with the Rape Aggression Defense System, better known as RAD, to offer self defense classes to women at the Cape Fear Community College north campus. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Checking out icy roads we find man passed out in median

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video After hearing reports that Snow’s Cut Bridge had iced over our crews found a man incapacitated in the median on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Museum transforms into crime scene

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videoThe Cape Fear Museum was transformed into a crime scene Saturday. Organizers say they created a plot where a piece of scientific equipment goes missing from the Learning Center. Full story...
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Deputies investigate shots fired

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videoNew Hanover County deputies are investigating shots fired at the Palm Mobile Home Park. Full story...
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Deputies search for man who tried to rob store with shotgun

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who tried to rob the Pit Stop convenience store at 4902 Carolina Beach Rd. Full story...
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Teen charged with kidnapping his grandfather

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video A New Hanover County teen has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his own grandfather. The Sheriff's Office says late last night Tyler Balcombe, 18, asked his grandfather Robert Covil for a ride to pick up a friend in the Castle Hayne area. Full story...
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Woman arrested after questions about credit cards

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman yesterday after responding to a call about possible credit card fraud. Full story...
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