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Wilmington Police

Man robbed at gun point after fireworks

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videoWilmington Police say a man was robbed at gun point after the fireworks early Saturday morning. Police say the male victim met a woman during the show and the pair planned to head back to her house just after 2 a.m. While the couple was walking to her home, the victim says they were approached by three mean near S. 5th Avenue and Meares Street. Full story...
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Police search for suspect after Family Dollar robbed

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videoWilmington Police are searching for a man they say robbed Family Dollar on Market Street. Investigators say a Hispanic male, with curly, shoulder length hair, about 5'11" tall and 175 pounds talked with the cashier for 90 minutes before stealing money from the register Thursday night. Full story...
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July 4th celebration runs smoothly in Wilmington

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Wilmington Police say 4th of July celebrations went smoothly in Downtown. In a media release, they say more than 20,000 people showed up to watch fireworks in downtown. Full story...
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Suspect charged with murder in home invasion

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videoWilmington Police and US Marshals arrested a man for murder in connection to a Friday home invasion that left one man dead and sent another to the hospital. Full story...
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Police searching for suspect they say robbed Wilmington cab driver

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Police are investigating after they say a customer robbed a Wilmington cab driver Wednesday night, getting away with cash. Full story...
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Four taken to hospital after all were ejected from flipped car

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Wilmington Police investigate after an early morning rollover crash that threw four people from a car on Oleander Drive. Police say the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the 6100 block of Oleander Drive, near Greenville Loop. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with growing marijuana and mushrooms

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A Wilmington man is facing several charges after a late night drug bust by Wilmington Police uncovered a house filled with marijuana and Psilocybin, also known as mushrooms. Full story...
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Woman recovering after hit-and-run crash with stolen car

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A woman is recovering from serious injuries after a hit-and-run accident Wednesday afternoon. Police say the accident happened just before 1:30 p.m. at N. 29th and Chestnut Streets. Full story...
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Teen hit by bullet during drive-by shooting in Wilmington

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Wilmington Police are investigating a drive-by shooting after they say a teenage girl was hit by a bullet. Full story...
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Family in shock as search for missing woman continues

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videoInvestigators are still looking for answers after finding a body in Pender County they now say is most likely not a missing Wilmington woman. Family and friends of Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk say it’s back to square one after Thursday’s discovery. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man steals prescription pills from Walgreens pharmacist at gunpoint

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Police are searching for a man they say jumped over the counter at a Wilmington Walgreens, held a pharmacist at gunpoint, before getting away with the prescription pills he demanded. Full story...
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Man charged with possession after shooting

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A Wilmington teen is charged with possession of heroin after police say he was shot in the buttocks Wednesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington man faces murder charge in January shooting

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A Wilmington man, who police say is making his way back to the Port City now faces a murder charge. Investigators say Adron Whitted was arrested in Dougsville, GA on Wednesday. Full story...
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Impaired pedestrian hit by car at 17th and Wooster Streets

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Wilmington Police say an impaired pedestrian was hit by a car Monday afternoon near 17th and Wooster Streets. Full story...
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WPD looking for a man who stole car at gunpoint

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Wilmington Police say they are investigating after a man stole a car from the Costco parking lot Sunday morning. Investigators say the victim was in his car with the door slightly ajar, when the suspect threatened to shoot him, then told him to get out. Full story...
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