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Wilmington Police

Community members discuss concerns over growing gun violence

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video After several weeks of violence and numerous shootings, community members rally together to end violence in their neighborhoods. Residents living in Precinct W29 met for their monthly meeting Monday to discuss a number of issues including the recent spike of violence. Full story...
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Friday night DWI checkpoint results

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Multiple agencies participated in a DWI checkpoint Friday evening in the Port City. According to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department the checkpoint resulted in numerous charges and several arrests. Full story...
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Wilmington Police launch "Operation Tranquility"

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video The Wilmington Police Department has launched the second phase of “Operation Tranquility.” More than 30 officers from local, state and federal agencies took to the streets Wednesday night to reduce gun and gang violence. Full story...
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Overturned truck causes temporary road closure

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videoA Wilmington road was shut down this afternoon after a truck overturned. It happened in the six-hundred block of Sunnyvale Drive between Carolina Beach Road and River Road just before 12:30 p.m. Full story...
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Fired deputy the latest in string of cops accused of bad behavior

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videoThis is the latest incident involving law enforcement accused of wrongdoing in our area. Taking a look at just the past 18 months, we found nearly 20 cases where officers were disciplined, arrested or even convicted. Full story...
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Man shot at Robert Strange Park

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A man was shot around 8 o'clock Sunday evening at Robert Strange Park in the 500 block of 9th Street, according to the Wilmington Police Department. The man is about 35 years old and has been transported to the New Hanover County Regional Medical Center. Police say his gunshot wound is not life-threatening. Full story...
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One suspect in custody, police search for two more after breaking and entering

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Wilmington Police have one suspect in custody and are looking for two more after a reports of breaking and entering at Buffaloe's Market on Wrightsville Avenue. Full story...
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Motorcyclist hurt after overnight hit-and-run in Wilmington

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A motorcyclist was injured during a hit-and-run in Wilmington early Wednesday. Full story...
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Wilmington Police bust meth lab

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videoWilmington Police busted a meth lab at the Travel Lodge on Market Street Tuesday afternoon. Once there, detectives learned that the hotel's cleaning staff had cleaned a room that had some methamphetamine and the precursors associated with manufacturing methamphetamine. Full story...
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Two arrested after bizarre bank incident

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video A local man is in jail after a bizarre incident inside a local bank Tuesday afternoon. Around 1:30 Tuesday the Wilmington Police Department responded to a call at State Employees Credit Union on Converse Drive. Full story...
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Wilmington police searching for three armed robbers

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Police are searching for three suspects in connection to two armed robberies in Wilmington overnight. Police say the robberies are unrelated. Full story...
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Police want to toughen-up ministries

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videoPeople do not always go to church for the right reasons. That's why police conducted a seminar at the Wilmington Police Department called “Predators in the Pews.” They want to educate individuals in faith-based communities about different crimes that can occur in ministries across the area. Full story...
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City Council meets to discuss adding law enforcement

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video Wilmington City Council will consider an ordinance requesting more than 300- thousand dollars to create a mobile field force within the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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CFCC Basic Law Enforcement Training graduation

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video It was a big night last night for some college students in the Port City. The Basic Law Enforcement Training Class graduated from Cape Fear Community College and they have a lot to be proud of. Full story...
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WPD investigate overnight shooting

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video A robbery could have turned deadly overnight in Wilmington. A 19-year-old man was shot after three men in hooded sweatshirts stormed into his apartment. Full story...
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