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Wilmington Police Department

Police looking for suspect in Easy Bake Oven theft

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videoThe Wilmington Police department needs your help identifying a suspect. Police say the suspect went into the Kmart on South College Road on Oct. 9 and stole two Easy Bake Ovens. Full story...
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Men arrested after chase have been in trouble before

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video A manhunt yesterday ended with two people arrested and charged with multiple offenses. This is not the first time the two men have been in trouble with the law. Full story...
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Two charged with shooting near Creekwood, third at large

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video Wilmington Police believe they have their man, or in this case men, involved in a shooting Thursday near Creekwood. Yesterday they charged Daiquan Jacobs for number of charges in the shooting. This afternoon it was Kolton Thompson's turn to appear in court. Full story...
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Police: Pizza Hut employees scare off masked, would-be robbers

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Police say employees stopped a couple of would-be robbers before they were able to hit a Wilmington Pizza Hut for the second time in less than two months. Full story...
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Suspect arrested for armed robbery

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video Wilmington Police arrested a suspect for an Oct. 5 robbery and shooting of a 20-year-old Wilmington man. The victim told police 19-year-old Dillon Ray Morris of Wilmington and another white male approached him in a dark colored SUV in the 700 block of Campbell Street. Full story...
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Couple wanted for using stolen EBT cards

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The Wilmington Police Department is asking for help identifying two people caught on camera using a stolen EBT card and a stolen credit card. Full story...
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Police continue investigating Thursday shooting near Creekwood

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WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says a man was riding his bike on Spaulding Dr. near Stewart Cir. around 11 a.m. when a black Chevrolet Impala with three people inside drove up and someone started shooting from the car. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police looking for suspect after shots fired near Creekwood

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videoWilmington Police are on scene after another report of shots fired near Creekwood. New Hanover County Dispatch says officers were called to Spaulding Drive and Stewart Circle before noon. Police say they are still looking for a suspect. Full story...
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Police hear rapid gunfire while investigating reports of shots fired

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After getting several calls reporting shots fired around Wilmington and New Hanover County throughout the early morning hours, police who responded say they heard rapid gunfire while investigating those areas. Full story...
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Community watch programs unite residents as crime increases

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video Community members here in the Port City are working together to make their streets a little safer. Residents living near 8th Street in Wilmington met Wednesday evening to talk about long range planning for their neighborhood. Full story...
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Third suspect arrested in Lilac Court murder

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Police have arrested a third suspect in the murder of Angelo Freeman in Wilmington earlier this month. Full story...
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Man arrested for attempted first degree murder

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Wilmington Police arrested a man accused of shooting into an occupied home last month. Tyzheem Kwazhon Nixon is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD believes new unit's lone focus will be different than other gang initiatives

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videoWilmington's gang problem is nothing new, but WPD hopes a new Gang Investigative Unit will finally help beat the violence. Deputy Chief Mitch Cunningham is overseeing the creation of the new unit. He says he thinks it will reduce violence and help dismantle gangs permanently. Full story...
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City Council approves funding for WPD gang investigative unit

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous asked for and received more than $142,000 for a new gang investigative unit, and reinforcements are coming to his department not a minute too soon. Full story...
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Some say WPD is racial profiling in light of violence

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video Some in the African- American community say they’ve noticed a change in police attitude. Alvin Moore is one who says he feels like a victim of racial profiling in light of recent violence. Full story...
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