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Wilmington Police Department

Police chief defends secrecy during standoff with suicidal officer

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videoIt took police negotiators more than 11 hours, but the standoff in Mayfaire ended peacefully Tuesday night. Now we are learning more about what happened inside the apartment where a police officer barricaded himself with a gun, and why the situation was handled with such secrecy. Full story...
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Hotel guests robbed by man with rifle

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videoWilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed three hotel guests with a rifle early this morning. Full story...
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Men in car rob man walking in Creekwood

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Wilmington Police are looking for two men who robbed another man in Creekwood early this morning. Full story...
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Wooster Street fire intentionally set

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a housefire that shut down part of Wooster Street this morning was intentionally set. WDF says Wilmington Police and the Fire Marshal's office are now investigating the fire at 718 Wooster. Full story...
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Police investigating after hit and run crash near UNCW campus

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Police are investigating after dispatchers say officers responded to the scene of a hit and run crash at a Wilmington intersection early this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Mayfaire situation with off-duty cop ends peacefully

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A police stand-off that started at 11:30 Tuesday morning ended peacefully without incident around 11 p.m. The male subject, who is an off-duty police officer, was taken into custody and transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for evaluation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Second suspect in custody for home invasion murder

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videoWilmington Police have a second suspect in custody in connection with a murder during a home invasion earlier this month. Officers are still processing Markee George, 26, for the death of Aaron McGhee. Full story...
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WPD releases first comments on use of surveillance equipment

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videoFive days after the public learned Wilmington Police use secret surveillance equipment in the fight against crime, the department is finally speaking out. Full story...
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Man robbed at gunpoint on Wilmington street

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Wilmington Police are investigating after a man said he was robbed at gunpoint while walking down the street. Police say just before midnight last night, the victim flagged down an officer on patrol in the area of Market Street and Darlington Ave. Full story...
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WPD officer indicted in use of force investigation

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videoA Wilmington Police officer has been indicted on two charges related to a use of force investigation involving a teenager. Full story...
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Car catches fire after crash at corner near Wilmington fire station

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Police and fire crews are investigating a morning crash after officers say one of the cars caught flames near a Wilmington fire station. Full story...
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Lawyers, locals react to WPD's surveillance device

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videoYou might want to think twice about having your cell phone on you at all times. The Wilmington Police Department has surveillance equipment called Stingray. It turns your phone into a tracking device, giving law enforcement crucial information on where you are. But it might violate your rights. Full story...
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Police: Man's body found on ground outside Wilmington complex

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videoPolice are investigating after they say a man's body was found on the ground outside of a Wilmington apartment complex early this morning. Full story...
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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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