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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

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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Man charged with rape of child

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Jabarr Johnson has been in prison for kidnapping since April 2009. Now he's charged with first degree rape of a child and two counts of sex offender use of a social website. Full story...
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Man, woman arrested in largest heroin bust in New Hanover history

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A drug arrest last week turned out to be the largest heroin bust in New Hanover County history. They say it was enough to produce more than 15,000 bags of heroin. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver in fatal crash identified; deputy out of hospital

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video A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is out of the hospital after an overnight crash that left another driver dead. LISTEN TO RADIO CALL FROM DEPUTY AFTER CRASH. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies arrest alleged heroin trafficker

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office's Vice and Narcotics unit wrapped up a three-week investigation yesterday that netted more than 300 bags of heroin, large amounts of packaging material and paraphernalia. Full story...
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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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