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Wilmington Police Department

WPD wants help fighting heroin

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videoThe police department is asking the federal government to declare our area a high intensity drug trafficking area. With thousands of bindles of heroin taken off the streets just over the past few weeks they say it's a problem worth fighting. Full story...
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WPD credits ABC Review Policy for drop in downtown crime

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video Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
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WPD: Would-be armed robbers scared off by pit bull

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Police say two would-be robbers caught following another car to a Wilmington home were scared off by the homeowner's pit bull. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police still searching for suspect after shots fired into car

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Police are still searching for a man they say fired shots into a car with several people inside, leaving one of the passengers with two gunshot wounds. Full story...
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Man arrested after stabbing another in the chest outside restaurant

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videoA Wilmington man is in jail after police say he stabbed another man in the chest in front of a College Road restaurant. They say the stabbing happened after an altercation between the two men outside of Katy's Grill and Bar. Full story...
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Missouri police response raises questions about militarizing law enforcement

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videoThere's been a lot of attention this week on the use of military-grade equipment to deal with protests in Ferguson, MO. The protests bring some serious questions to light: Why does law enforcement have this kind of gear, and do they really need it? Full story...
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Dad says son needs taste of jail, won't bail him out

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video A man Wilmington Police say almost ran over two officer early yesterday morning will stay in jail for the time being, because his dad will not bail him out. Full story...
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Shooting victim charged with possession of WMD

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videoPolice have charged a shooting victim after they say they found homemade bombs at his home. Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 300 block of Barclay Hills Drive. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police find man they say nearly ran over two officers

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videoWilmington Police have found a man they say tried to run over two officers this morning. Police say the confrontation in a hotel parking lot ended with one officer firing his gun. Full story...
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Cops responding to shots fired find pot plants

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videoA ShotSpotter alert turns out to be a pot spotter for Wilmington Police. Officers responded to the alert just after 10 p.m. to 814 S. 8th St. Full story...
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Man charged with shooting during alleged road rage incident

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videoA man is out of jail after being charged overnight in connection to an apparent road rage incident in Wilmington. Full story...
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Woman in critical condition after car runs red light

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A Hickory woman is in critical condition after Wilmington Police say she was hit by a car downtown Tuesday morning. Investigators say just before 11 a.m. Lisa Dietz, 55, was crossing the street when a grey Volvo, traveling northbound, ran a red light at Third and Castle Streets. Full story...
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WPD: Woman punches burglar in face, slams window on his hands

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videoWilmington Police are investigating after they say a mother punched a man in the face when he tried to break into her home through her child’s window Wednesday morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman caught on camera kicking out police car window

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video A chaotic scene in downtown Wilmington last night, after a woman kicked through the window of a police car. It was all caught on camera. Full story...
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WPD: Man walks into gas station wearing only socks

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videoWilmington Police are looking for a man who allegedly walked into the Scotchman on Kerr Ave. and Wilshire Road naked this afternoon. Full story...
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