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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

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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Hoggard teacher assistant suspended after incident

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New Hanover County Schools has suspended a teacher assistant today at John T. Hoggard High School pending the outcome of an investigation. Full story...
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'Run and You're Done' law hasn't yet paid out in New Hanover Co.

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videoLast night we told you about a new law that lets law enforcement seize and sell cars that lead them on chases. There are a handful of cases in New Hanover County that have fallen under the "Run and You're Done" law. So far, though, none have paid off. Full story...
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New law lets sheriff's office seize vehicle involved in chase last week

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videoCriminals who run from flashing lights face more punishment than just spending time behind bars. The "Run and You're Done" law that went into effect in December, allows law enforcement to seize chase vehicles and sell them at auctions. All the money goes to the county school board. Full story...
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Badges battle and ball for buddies

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videoDozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies converged on downtown Wilmington this weekend. No, it wasn't a drug bust or a stand-off, it was a shoot out... on the basketball court. Full story...
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Animal Control officers join Sheriff's Office ahead of change

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Kind of. The Sheriff's Office takes over Animal Control Services tomorrow. Full story...
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Teens charged with dozens of crimes in Ogden break-ins

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people suspected in a series of break-ins, most of which involved cars, in the Gordon Road, White Road and Ogden areas. The breaking and enterings took place from December to February. Full story...
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Volunteers help Sheriff's Office in new VIPR program

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New Hanover County citizens are helping make the county a little safer. The Sheriff's Office announced the launch of its new VIPR program this morning. Full story...
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ABC Board helps law enforcement fight crime downtown

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Members of the New Hanover County ABC Board recognized area law enforcement for trying to make downtown Wilmington a safer place. Full story...
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Mom, girls charged after fight at school

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A New Hanover County mother is charged for assaulting a teenager during a fight at Ashley High School. Full story...
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School lockdowns ended

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The lockdowns at Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are over. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies say suspect may be involved in other crimes

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say they caught a man last night they think may be involved in several other crimes. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Deputies bust alleged weed dealer

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A Wilmington man is in jail after investigators say they found drugs in his home. Full story...
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Deputies ask for s help identifying suspect

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance in identifying a male subject as a part of an ongoing investigation. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff to take over Animal Control

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Add dog catcher to the list of duties for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. County Manager Bruce Shell announced this afternoon the Sheriff's Office will take over Animal Control beginning March 1. Full story...
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