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Wilmington Police Department

Owner says fire that destroyed business was arson

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After four hours of battling the flames crews finally have extinguished a fire at a Wilmington business. Now a joint task force made up of the Wilmington Fire Department, New Hanover County Fire Rscue and the ATF is trying to figure out what started the fire. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City manager addresses low morale at WPD

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videoA Wilmington Police survey shows many employees are not happy with their job. So today we took those concerns to the city's top administrator. Full story...
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Utility crew broke gas line that led to evacuations

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videoA gas leak at 17th and Grace streets forced residents to evacuate their homes for about an hour this morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Morale hits a new low at WPD, many not happy with their jobs

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videoWilmington police say morale in the department has hit a new low. The majority of Wilmington police officers are not happy with their job. That's according to an employee survey at WPD. Full story...
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Law enforcement looking for ways to make up ABC funding cut for downtown task force

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videoAs expected, the New Hanover County ABC Board will pull back its funding to Wilmington's Downtown Task Force. The phasing out will happen gradually over the next few years. So what does this mean for your safety, and what does law enforcement think? Full story...
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Suspicious package outside Smart Start just clothes

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video A suspicious suitcase found in front of Smart Start on S. College Rd. in Wilmington turned out to be nothing of concern. Full story...
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Customer charged with trying to hit restaurant manager with car

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video A restaurant customer is out of jail after being arrested for several crimes, including trying to hit the restaurant's manager with his car over the weekend. Full story...
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Couple robbed at gunpoint at Empie Park

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video Wilmington Police say two people were robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a car at Empie Park. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says officers were called to the park just before 8 p.m. Sunday. Full story...
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Bars, Police prepare for St. Patrick’s Day

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video It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and thousands across southeastern North Carolina are flocking to their favorite watering hole for some green beer, but if you plan on drinking you might want to consider calling a cab. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Shooting victim's sister says police could have done more

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videoLess than one month shy of her 22nd birthday, Grace Lousie Denk, a former Marine, was shot four times by a Wilmington Police officer killing her. "I had her birthday present on my dresser," Denk's sister Annie Babbit said in an exclusive interview with WWAY. Full story...
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Police: Man who robbed smoke shop at gunpoint gets away with cash

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videoPolice are investigating after they say a masked man robbed an area smoke shop at gunpoint last night and then ran off with cash from the register. Full story...
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Suspect claims innocence, denies gang ties

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videoPolice say a validated gang member shot at a couple weeks ago is charged with a stabbing. They also say they are searching for two of his brothers in connection with the crime. Today we sat down with the suspect in jail to figure out what is going on with another string of violence police say is gang-related. Full story...
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Gang member shot at recently now charged with stabbing; brothers also wanted

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videoA man who was shot at in Wilmington a couple of weeks ago is in jail charged with a stabbing yesterday, police say. Meanwhile, two of his older brothers are also wanted in connection with the crime. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Deputies search for masked men who robbed area CVS

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Deputies are investigating after dispatchers say two masked men robbed an area CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint early this morning. Full story...
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Police believe gangs tied to shooting, stabbing

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video Wilmington Police say a man showed up at a Wilmington fire station this afternoon with stab wounds. Sgt. Curt Stansbury says a woman drove the man to the back of the fire station at 8th and Market streets a little after 1 p.m. Full story...
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