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Wilmington Police Department

Man, woman face charges for more than 100 sex crimes with child

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videoA Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements set for former WPD sergeant

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videoFuneral arrangements have been set for a former Wilmington Police officer who died over the weekend. Sgt. Edward L. Haynes was one of the first black officers WPD hired after the 1898 coup and race riots when he joined the force in 1954. Full story...
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WPD looking for man who broke into restaurant

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videoWilmington Police are asking for help identifying a man they say broke into a restaurant early this morning. Police say the man broke into Chopstix at 5214 Market Street around 2:55 a.m. Full story...
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WPD mourns trailblazing officer

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video The Wilmington Police Department is mourning the loss of a trailblazing officer who died over the weekend. Sgt. Edward Lee Haynes dies at his Wilmington home Sunday from medical complications. He was 92 years old. Full story...
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Police searching for shooter after store, several cars struck by bullets

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Police are searching for a suspect who they say fired shots into a Wilmington business and several vehicles last night, just hours after a man was shot a few blocks away. Full story...
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Man injured in afternoon shooting at 15th & Wooster streets

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videoWilmington Police say one person was shot this afternoon at the corner of 15th & Wooster streets. Investigators say the 32-year-old man is being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Full story...
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Police: Man caught carrying tire iron, trying to break into vehicles

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Wilmington Police arrested a man who they say was caught carrying a tire iron, trying to break into several vehicles early this morning. Full story...
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WPD helps 'Secrets & Lies' star prepare for role

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How do you prepare to shoot a crime drama in Hollywood East? Study along side Wilmington Police, of course. That's apparently what "Secrets & Lies" star Juliette Lewis did. Full story...
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Cannonball found in building wall

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videoWilmington fire and police departments responded Monday afternoon to 43rd Street near Wrightsville Avenue after a report that a cannonball had been found, said a Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief. Full story...
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WHA: Gang heroin bust a sign of residents helping fight crime

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says six gang members are in jail charged in a heroin ring. NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation intro heroin trafficking by validated members of the Blood gang started in November in partnership with Wilmington Police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Full story...
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WPD: Gang members, brothers targeted in Thursday shootings

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videoWilmington Police say two brothers were the targets of separate shootings yesterday in Wilmington. Full story...
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WPD investigates series of explosions

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videoWilmington Police say they are investigating a series of explosions around the city last night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man accuses WPD of using excessive force

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video How far is too far for law enforcement to go while searching for a suspect? According to Charlotte Burns one moment her son was walking home from work, and the next he was in handcuffs with multiple guns pointed at him. Full story...
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UPDATE: WPD says call about stabbing turned out to be fight with scissors

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Wilmington Police are investigating an early morning call about a stabbing that they say sent one person to the hospital. Full story...
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Funds approved for WPD's Gang Investigative Unit

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved funds for the Wilmington Police Department at Tuesday evening's meeting. Full story...
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