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Wilmington Police Department

ONLY ON 3: Veterinarian says WPD K-9 struggling with being 'cooped up'

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video The veterinarian who takes care of K-9s for the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is providing more details about a police dog that's been off the beat since November. Full story...
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Police say habitual drunk driver crashed into two phone poles

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Wilmington Police say a drunk driver crashed his car overnight into two phone poles in the 6000 block of Park Ave. near Greenville Ave. Full story...
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Police: Wouldbe thief caught with arms still inside ATM

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videoA Leland man is in jail charged with breaking into an ATM in Wilmington. When officers arrived, Rawley said, they found Robert Warren Ward, 60, with his arms still inside the ATM. They say he had prying tools, and the front of the ATM was damaged. Full story...
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WPD: Brister back to work tomorrow, K9 doing well

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videoWe are learning more about a Wilmington Police officer and his K-9, who have been off the streets since November. There have been a lot of questions about how the dog involved is doing. Today, we tried to get some answers. Full story...
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Police: Bar fight sends man to the hospital after gun misfires

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video Police are investigating a bar fight they say sent one person to the hospital for head injuries after someone pulled out a gun and it misfired. Full story...
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WPD: Two with gang ties charged with attempted murder

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videoWilmington Police say two men with gang ties are in jail charged with an attempted murder from late last year. Shaquille Gregg, 18, and Rakim Lee, 20, are charged with shooting Jeff Nelson, 20, Dec. 20 in the 1100 block of Crocus Court. Full story...
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WPD to say goodbye to euthanized K9

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The Wilmington Police Department will say goodbye next week to one its dogs that had to be put down last month. K9 Arko was euthanized because of a medical condition that was recently discovered. The 11-year-old canine served with the Wilmington Police since 2005 and was due to retire this month. Full story...
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Man arrested for DWI after running from two crashes

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videoA man was arrested Monday night after fleeing two accident scenes and trying to drive his van down some railroad tracks, Lt. David Yanacek of the Wilmington Police Department said. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD, NHCSO named in illegal strip search suit

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A complaint filed in federal district court alleges that two WPD officers and a NHCSO deputy violated a man’s rights when they performed a strip search on him in public. Full story...
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Officer assaulted after confronting suspect

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A suspect is in custody after assaulting an officer early Saturday morning. Police say the suspect dine and dashed at Kickback Jack's late Friday night. Full story...
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WPD K-9 officer will return in different job; K-9 unit to be reviewed

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videoWilmington Police say the officer who unleashed his K-9 on a man in November will return to work, but in a different job. Ofc. Stafford Brister is clear to come back to work, but he will be working as a patrol officer. Full story...
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Police say woman killed in officer-involved shooting had handgun

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videoAround 1:17 a.m. police were dispatched to the 700 block of Tabor Lane for a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. When officers arrived they approached Grace Louise Dink, 21, who was sitting in the driver's seat of a silver vehicle. Police say she had a hand-gun. Full story...
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Police nab man suspected of robbing two banks in five days

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videoWilmington Police and US Marshals arrested Mark Taylor Treanor this afternoon for allegedly robbing a bank on Oleander Drive. Full story...
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Home, cars hit by bullets in overnight shooting

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Police are investigating after they say bullets struck a home and several cars, where officers also found almost two dozen shell casings early this morning. Full story...
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WPD looking for man who robbed bank on Racine

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videoWilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed the State Employees Credit Union on Racine Drive this morning. Full story...
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