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Wilmington Police Department

Crews repair Wilmington gas leak, warn drivers of odor & black ice

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A gas leak in Wilmington is contained and roads are back open this morning after crews say they found a malfunction sparked the leak. Full story...
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Violent crime rate rose in Wilmington in 2013

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Even though violent crimes ticked upward in Wilmington in 2013, a decrease in crime throughout downtown meant Part I crimes – including violent and property crimes – fell 3 percent in 2013, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous told Wilmington City Council on Tuesday. Full story...
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Family: Shooting victim killed by fellow gang member

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videoThe family of an 18-year-old man shot and killed last night in Wilmington says the shooting was gang related. Investigators say Raequan Rouse was shot several times at N. 10th St. and Campbell St. Full story...
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Boat fire in Wilmington put out, no one hurt

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videoCrews responded to a boat fire in Wilmington Sunday morning. The Wilmington Fire Department says when they arrived to Airlie Road just after 9 a.m., heavy flames were coming from the back of the boat. Crews were able to knock out the fire quickly. Full story...
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WPD still waiting on review of K9 officer

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videoWilmington Police are still waiting on the results of an internal review into an officer under investigation for use of force involving a police dog. Full story...
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Suspect charged with murder of elderly man

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videoA Wilmington man is charged with second degree murder in the death of an 86-year-old man weeks after was attacked. Full story...
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WPD arrests four wanted by FBI

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Wilmington Police say they've arrested four people who were wanted in Greensboro and by the FBI. A police spokeswoman says it started with officers pulling over a suspicious vehicle just before 11 p.m. on Stradleigh Road. Full story...
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Police suspect gangs responsible for shots fired at homes overnight

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video Wilmington Police say gangs may be involved after shots were fired at three Wilmington homes early this morning while people were inside. Full story...
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Shots fired near New Hanover High last night

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videoWilmington Police say shots were fired last night near New Hanover High School. Police say calls came in around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of 13th and Dock streets as New Hanover played Laney in basketball a block away at Brogden Hall. Full story...
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Fugitive confesses in court to dragging hotel clerk with truck

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videoAn alleged fugitive is in the New Hanover County Jail after he reportedly dragged a hotel clerk through a parking lot with his truck. Now the man faces charges in three states, and he does not deny what he's accused of here. Full story...
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Three hurt, one with wrench, before suspects bolt

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video Wilmington Police are looking for three people who allegedly pushed their way into a home early Sunday morning. Several people inside the home were hurt. Now police need your help finding their attackers. Full story...
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WPD K9 euthanized because of medical condition

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The Wilmington Police Department has had to put down one of its police dogs. K9 Arko was euthanized Friday because of a medical condition that was recently discovered. Full story...
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Report of Sunday afternoon shooting turns up little

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video Wilmington Police say they could find little evidence of a reported shooting Sunday afternoon. Police responded at 4:47 p.m. to S. 9th St. near Dawson and Wooster streets after getting several calls and a ShotSpotter report of shots fired in the area. Full story...
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Apartment fire ruled intentional

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videoAn apartment building in Wilmington caught fire Saturday, and investigators say it was intentionally set. Full story...
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Investigators say Pine Valley fire was arson

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says there is $25,000 worth of damage to a home set on fire last night. Investigators says someone broke into the home on Pine Valley Drive and set a mattress on fire. Full story...
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