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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

ONLY ON 3: Check thieves target area businesses

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videoIf you own a small business, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has a warning for you. Two local businesses have recently fallen prey to theft. Dustin Mintern owns Diesel Addiction off Castle Hayne Road. He tipped us off to this story after a group of men came into his shop and walked away with checks they cashed for more than $10,000. Full story...
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Local law enforcement unveil fallen officers memorial

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video On a cool, spring evening, heroes were remembered. Tonight, law enforcement, government leaders and members of the community honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, by unveiling a new memorial. Full story...
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Remembering fallen officers

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Local police departments and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office will pause tonight to remember their fallen comrades. Full story...
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Two arrested for murder in New Hanover County

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Less than a week after a man was found shot to death in New Hanover County, deputies have arrested two men for his murder. Full story...
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New Hanover man shot and killed

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Sunday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff's chopper officially sold

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New Hanover County no longer owns a helicopter. The county says Kenneth Pyatt from Sky Helicopters out of Garland, TX, came to town today. Pyatt had the highest bid in an online auction for the helicopter. Full story...
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NHSO makes major pot bust

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After an extensive investigation, with the assistance of Wrightsville Beach Police, Detectives intercepted a shipment of marijuana and executed a control delivery to Phuc Van Tran, a 39 year old Asian male. Tran was arrested on April 8, 2011 at 1405 Lumina Ave. Wrightsville Beach. Detectives confiscated over 33 pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $150,000.00 Full story...
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New Hanover Co. waits to close chopper sale

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New Hanover County is waiting on the top bidder in an online auction for the Sheriff's old helicopter to decide if he'll buy it. Full story...
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New Hanover willing to accept top bid for chopper

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The top bid in an online auction for the chopper was $425,000. The county had set the reserve at $438,000. Full story...
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Sheriff gives grant money to SABLE

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Now that they share a helicopter, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office gave Wilmington Police some big bucks to help pay for it. Full story...
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Queen Azalea pretty in pink for official portrait

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The Queen has arrived, and could not be happier to represent the 64th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies make "major" heroin bust

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On Friday, April 1st, New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics detectives wrapped up a month long investigation and arrested one subject for numerous heroin trafficking charges. Detectives arrested Johmar Monte Galloway, after completing a vehicle stop at the intersection of 12th and Wright Street. Galloway was found in possession of 100 bags of heroin and was taken into custody. Full story...
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Federal grant to buy boats for port security

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At their meeting tonight, New Hanover County Commissioners will discuss accepting a federal grant for boats to patrol near the State Port. Full story...
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Murder victim, suspect may have been friends

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video A friendship gone horribly wrong. Micheal Smith, whose body was found in a Monkey Junction parking lot may have been friends with his accused killer Charles Saliba. Full story...
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Three arrests clear dozens of car break-ins

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video Wilmington Police and New Hanover County deputies say three arrests have solved dozens of crimes. The two agencies say they also found thousands of dollars worth of stolen items. Full story...
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