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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Residents taking steps after man arrested for breaking into homes, stealing identities

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video When thieves break into your home, your high-dollar electronics may not be what catches their eye. New Hanover County deputies just arrested a man accused of entering homes and stealing personal information to commit identity theft. Full story...
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Berger escorted from DSS Board meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was escorted out of a DSS Board meeting today. Berger, who fellow commissioners removed from several boards, including DSS, yesterday, says what is happening to him is against the law. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors describe scene as feds search for suspect still at large

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video A Castle Hayne neighborhood was shut down for several hours today as local and federal law enforcement surrounded a home. Startled neighbors say they have never seen something like this on their street. Full story...
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Using social media out of town could make your home target for thieves

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video The month of December sees a high rate of burglaries year after year, and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says many times people using social media are making themselves a target for thieves. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Boy kidnapped during Ogden break-in

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video Every family fears having their home broken into, but one Wilmington family went though something worse. Their 10-year-old son walked into the house while two people were still ransacking the home making him a victim of two crimes. Full story...
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Ex-Marine charged with wife's murder under $1M bond

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video A former Marine accused of killing his ex-wife is in jail under $1 million bond. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Keith Waters last night for the murder of his wife Kay at their home on Hanover Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Minister arrested for indecent liberties with a minor

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a minister on multiple sex crimes, including five counts of indecent liberties with a minor and five counts of first-degree sex offense. Full story...
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Arrest made in Wednesday restaurant robbery

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in the robbery of a fast food restaurant Wednesday night. Stevan Shawn Hess, 22, is charged with common law robbery, larceny from a person and attempted larceny. Full story...
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Deputies search for Bojangles robber

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Investigators say around 10 p.m. a white man wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt. black shirt with white skulls and black pants with black face paint entered the Bojangles at 7155 Market Street. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: School lockdown ended as WPD investigates shooting

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A security lockdown has ended at New Hanover High School, Gregory School of Science, Mathematics and Technology and New Hanover High's Jap Davis Field House, according to New Hanover County Schools. The schools were on lockdown for about 30 minutes after a shooting was reported near the campuses. Full story...
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Investigators searching for gas station robber

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery at a gas station in Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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Local sheriff's deputies train with underwater robot

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video The New Hanover county sheriff's office is hoping some new technology will help them with underwater searches. Thursday, sheriff's deputies were learning how to operate the department's new remotely operated vehicle. In situations not conducive for divers, the machine will help deputies with search below the water's surface. The department acquired the remotely operated vehicle through a port security grant. It's equipped with all the latest technology from sonar to a GPS. Full story...
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Lockdown lifted at schools as search for car chase suspect continues

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Pine Valley Elementary School and Holly Tree Elementary School were under lockdown this afternoon as law enforcement officers searched for a suspect involved in a car chase earlier this afternoon. The lockdowns were lifted in time for normal dismissal for students. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free ride leads to carjacking

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A weekend carjacking landed a suspect in jail and an alleged victim in the hospital. One of the victims says the situation could have been much worse. Full story...
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Berger served with protective order from ex-girlfriend, due in court next week

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies served New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger with a protective order a short time after his Thursday evening news conference. A Sheriff's Office spokesman says the 10-day protective order was filed by Berger's ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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