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Wilmington Police Department

Police surveillance equipment raises eyebrows

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videoHarpoon, StingRay and Kingfish are all surveillance items purchased by the Wilmington Police Department. What they do, though, and how long they've been around, might surprise you. Full story...
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Investigation claims WPD uses spy gear to snoop on citizens

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videoIs the Wilmington Police Department using spy gear to trick your cell phone into giving away private info? That's what the ACLU and New Hanover County's Public Defender believe. Full story...
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K9 officer Kaas donated to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington City Council decided a Wilmington police dog will soon have a new home. Full story...
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3rd Point arrested for stabbing after jumping from third-story window

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videoA third member of a Wilmington family is in custody in connection with a March stabbing. US Marshals Service spokesman Bryan Konig says a task force arrested Antonio Point, 21, this morning in Greensboro. Full story...
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WPD investigating after 18-year-old stabbed in the back, neck

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Wilmington Police are investigating after they say a man was stabbed in the back and neck late last night. Full story...
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WPD shrinks K9 unit, city looks to donate dog to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington Police dog involved in a controversial bite last fall may soon belong to the Fair Bluff Police Department. Tomorrow Wilmington City Council will vote whether to donate Kaas to Fair Bluff as surplus property the city no longer needs. Full story...
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Wilmington man facing charges for sex crimes with 5-year-old relative

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Wilmington Police say a man is facing charges for sex crimes with a child after they say he was caught molesting a relative. Full story...
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Police: Man charged with assault after threatening to kill group with shotgun

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Police charged a man they say showed up with a shotgun after an argument that started at two Wilmington homes Saturday, and threatened to shoot and kill several people. Full story...
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WPD: Investigators rule fire found at Wilmington home as arson

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videoPolice say a fire found burning at a Wilmington home by an officer patrolling the area over the weekend was intentionally set. Full story...
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UPDATE: 1 dead after after home invasion

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Wilmington Police said one man is dead and another in fair condition after a home invasion Friday afternoon. Full story...
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WPD could send K9 Kaas to Fair Bluff

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videoA Wilmington police dog that's been off the street for months after a bite incident following a car chase could soon find a new home in Columbus County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City Manager explains why Department of Justice came to Port City and issues at WPD

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videoIn the last several months the Wilmington Police Department has seen low morale, problems in the K9 unit, and several SBI investigations. Despite these issues, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham says crime rates have gone down virtually every year for the last 10 years. Full story...
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Attorney representing teen in use-of-force case wants access to video of incident

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A Wilmington civil rights attorney is representing a 16-year-old at the center of an incident that has a Wilmington Police Department corporal on leave, and she's asking for immediate access to any video showing what occurred. Full story...
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MUST SEE ONLY ON 3: Crooks forget to paint over all security cameras

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videoSome burglars in Wilmington thought they had a good idea. They sprayed black paint on the outside security cameras of a business they planned to burglarize. But, they forgot to follow through with the ones inside. Full story...
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Chief, DA say Denk autopsy wrong

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videoWilmington's police chief and the district attorney say they side with the family of a woman who died in a confrontation with police in disputing an autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Grace Louise Denk died Jan. 28 after police say she raised a gun at officers, who then opened fire killing her. Full story...
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