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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Witness description of crooks, car leads to quick arrest

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say a suspected thief was caught not long after the crime was committed. A spokesman says deputies were called Tuesday to a breaking and entering in progress at 4484 Amelia Ct. The witness gave investigators a description of three suspects and the license tag number of the car they used. Full story...
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NHSO, WPD to move gang, housing, downtown units under same roof

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videoA new initiative is joining some forces of the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and the Wilmington Police Department under one roof. They are transforming the former "Shaw Speaks" building downtown into a "law enforcement fusion" building. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Watch McMahon & Causey square off in fiery debate for New Hanover Co. Sheriff nomination

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videoIt's been five years since Sid Causey recommended Ed McMahon to succeed him as New Hanover County Sheriff. And to say over that time the relationship has deteriorated between the current and former sheriff, would be an understatement. Both men admitted that during a live, televised debate on WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man charged with stealing deputy's car

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videoA man is in jail charged with stealing a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy's patrol vehicle late last week. Full story...
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Adrian Point surrenders to face attempted murder charge

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videoA man wanted along with two of his brothers for allegedly trying to kill a man last month turned himself in yesterday. Adrian Point, 22, turned himself in at the front desk of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Bringing Easter to the community: one church's new approach to an annual event

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videoSaint Luke AME Zion Church took their egg hunt up a notch. They invited New Hanover County sheriff's office and other local resources to the event in an effort to strengthen the community. Full story...
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Youth violence is a 'crisis' in Wilmington

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videoCity Manager Sterling Cheatham presented a report on reducing youth gun violence in Wilmington Tuesday after hosting several forums over the winter for the report. Cheatham said they found the youth often lack family structure, good education and meaningful jobs. Full story...
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UPDATE: Friday's double murder-suicide victims' names released

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is releasing more information on the three people killed in the Plantation Village Retirement Community Friday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Evidence indicates murder-suicide in Porters Neck deaths

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video Investigators say right now, evidence reveals that the crime appears to be a murder-suicide. They say further information will be released once the autopsies are completed on today. Full story...
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DEVELOPING: Ogden Papa Johns armed robbery, investigators looking for suspect

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Investigators searching for suspect in armed robbery in Ogden Friday night. Suspect held up employee and demanded money from the cash register and safe of Market Street Papa John's Pizza. Suspect described as a Black Male approximately 5’10” tall. Full story...
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Law enforcement beefing up for Azalea Festival

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videoThe Azalea Festival is in full bloom now, and with that comes thousands of people from out of town, and more law enforcement officers. With more than 200,000 expected to attend the street fair alone, law enforcement has its hands full this weekend. Full story...
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Local school safety concerns rise again after Pennsylvania stabbings

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videoThe recent violence in Murrysville, Pennsylvania is once again raising some questions about local student safety. New Hanover County deputy superintendent Rick Holliday says, "It makes us go back and reexamine what we're doing." Full story...
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UPDATE: Police investigating after man is shot three times

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videoPolice are investigating after they say a man was shot three times near Greenfield Lake last night. When officers got to the scene, they found Gregory Nixon, 25, with three gunshot wounds. Full story...
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Deputies bust man for allegedly selling heroin out of home in Creekwood

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say was selling heroin out of a home in Creekwood. Full story...
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Former deputy guilty of tasing utility worker

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videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy accused of tasing a utility worker took the stand in his own defense in Burgaw this afternoon. It was not enough, though, as a judge found Reed Roberts guilty of simple assault. Full story...
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