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Wilmington Police Department

UPDATE: SBI to review arrest involving K-9 unit

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a recent arrest involving a K-9, as requested by Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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Police, firefighters rescue deer downtown

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videoPolice officers and firefighters rescued a deer caught out of its normal surroundings this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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WPD cruiser involved in crash in Leland

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A Wilmington Police car was involved in an accident this morning in Brunswick County. Leland Police say it happened just after 8 a.m. on Village Road. Full story...
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Suspect faces felony charges after shots fired at 7th and Wright streets

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videoA man is in custody and at least one car has been hit after shots fired this morning in the 700 block of 7th and Wright streets. Wilmington Police say the ShotSpotter system picked up four shots at 9 a.m. Full story...
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Driver charged in car chase with cops after checkpoint

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video A man who led multiple law enforcement agencies on a car chase during a DWI checkpoint early this morning faces several assault charges after investigators say he intentionally hit a deputy's car twice. They say it started at a roadblock set up at the corner of 15th and Market streets around 1:30 a.m. Full story...
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WPD: Man admits to cutting cop car's tires, says 'he was angry'

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Police arrested a man they say admitted to slashing the tires of a police car while it was parked in the apartment complex where the officer lived. Full story...
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Suspect: Explosives were for defense in case of apocalypse

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video Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosive devices. Detectives say 23 of them were hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave. in Wilmington. Full story...
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15-year-old latest Wilmington shooting victim

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videoA 15-year-old boy is recovering after Wilmington Police say he was shot in the ankle on McRae Street last night. Police say the bullets also hit two homes on the street. One resident said the shots came too close for comfort. Full story...
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Halloween happenings around the Cape Fear region

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videoIf you're looking for some Halloween happenings going on tonight, several groups are hosting events all around the Cape Fear. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police search for suspect who shot man, respond to second report of shots fired

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videoWilmington Police are investigating a shooting in the 600 block of Mcrae Street Wednesday night. Full story...
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North Carolina statutes shed light on use of force laws

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video The new information has many debating whether the shooting that killed two of three alleged robbers was excessive force or justifiable homicide. Full story...
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Chief: Suspects in Pizza Hut robbery ran at cops, did not shoot

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video Wilmington Police say the suspects involved in Friday night's shooting outside a restaurant ran at officers but did not fire shots. Full story...
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Man criticizes WPD response after hit and run

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video A Wilmington man who was the victim of a hit and run is upset over a series of events that took place after his accident. Full story...
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911 tapes describe events surrounding Pizza Hut shooting

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video Newly released 911 tapes are shining a new light on the way events unfolded outside a Wilmington Pizza Hut on Friday night. Full story...
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Two suspects dead, one jailed after restaurant robbery leads to police shooting

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videoOn the same night Wilmington Police launched a joint patrol effort with New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies to combat the city's gang problem, officers wound up in a shoot-out after the latest late-night restaurant robbery. When it was over, two suspects were dead and a third was in the hospital. Full story...
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