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Wilmington Police Department

Hotel worker robbed at knifepoint

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Wilmington Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Jameson Inn on Dunlea Court. WPD Lt. Michael Fanta says a little after 2 a.m. Saturday a suspect entered the hotel with a knife and demanded money from an employee. Full story...
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Raid on Wilmington club results in several charges

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videoAn early morning raid by Wilmington Police and ALE resulted in 20 people detained, and two people with numerous charged. Full story...
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Police say pepper spray used in two robberies

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videoWilmington Police officers are looking for suspects they say used pepper spray in two separate robberies early Saturday morning. Full story...
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Lunchtime shooting near Houston Moore complex

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videoPolice are on the scene of a report of a man shot several times in the area of 12th and Greenfield streets, according to law enforcement officials. The shooting occurred at 12:16 p.m., and the victim has been taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, according to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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Police cite cyclist hit by car

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videoWilmington Police have cited a bicyclist hit by a car this afternoon in front of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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WPD: Felon caught with semi-automatic pistol, drugs

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A felon is back in jail after Wilmington Police arrested him for a series of charges after they say he ran from them early this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest four following shots fired, car chase

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videoReports of shots fired from inside a vehicle sparks a short car chase with police, and ends in several arrests. It all started just after 10:30 last night in the 4400 block of Wrightsville Avenue when police say a concerned citizen reported someone firing shots out of a burgundy car with at least three passengers inside. Full story...
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Driver charged after hitting unmanned taxi cab on MLK Pkwy

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A driver who hit an unoccupied taxi cab on a major Wilmington road early Monday morning now faces charges for the crash. Full story...
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Police investigate shots fired

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videoPolice are investigating shots fired into a Wilmington home Friday night. According to Sgt. Curtis Stansbury of the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to a domestic dispute call on the 400 block of Mosley Street around midnight Friday. Full story...
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WPD officers reach out to needy kids through Santa Cop

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videoWilmington Police officers showed less fortunate kids a very merry Christmas during the department's 22nd Annual Santa Cop this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver charged with death by motor vehicle, DWI in deadly crash

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A man who was driving during a crash that killed his passenger and hurt several others last night now faces charges for his death, among others. They say the front-seat passenger in the Jeep, John A. Jackson Jr., 53, of Wilmington, was killed as a result of his injuries from the crash. Full story...
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StarNews: FBI opens probe into police K-9 attack

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videoThe FBI is investigating a Wilmington Police Department K-9 officer's decision to send his dog through an open car window when the suspect appeared to surrender at the end of a lengthy chase, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. Full story...
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Wilmington Police need your help identifying a suspect

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department needs your help identifying the man in the red shirt and the baseball cap in the photo. Full story...
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Woman charged in hit and run that injured cyclist

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A Wilmington woman has been charged after a car crash last night seriously injured a bicyclist. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Community activists call for Wilmington police chief's resignation

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videoSonya Patrick, New Hanover County Representative of the North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus, and former Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren say the police department is out of control, and they say Chief Ralph Evangelous is to blame. Full story...
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