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Wilmington Police Department

ONLY ON 3: Police chief frustrated by repeat offender's release

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videoWilmington's police chief does not agree with a ruling a judge made earlier this week. But the county's top prosecutor has a different view. Full story...
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Friends remember man crushed by vehicle

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video A local Wilmington man crushed by a car on Wednesday was nicknamed the mayor of downtown. Friends say Scott Noell, known as Scottie B., loved life and everyone in his life. Full story...
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Evangelous: Gun shots down half way through cease fire

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videoWilmington is half-way through the cease fire clergy called from in June to stop gun violence in the Port City. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says the city has seen a decline in violence. He hopes that trend continues. Full story...
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Wilmington man dies after car rolls on him

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video Scott Noell, 30, of Wilmington died Wednesday afternoon when a car he was working on pinned him. Full story...
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Wilmington Police to give 'cease fire' update

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August 11 marks the 45th day of the 90-day Cease Fire initiative sparked by Boots on the Ground, community leaders and law enforcement officials. Thursday Chief Ralph Evangelous and his staff will give an update on the most recent crime picture for the City of Wilmington and the results of Operation Tranquility launched on July 3. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Short staffing means OT piling up for WPD

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department needs more officers. In the meantime, current officers are stepping up and working longer hours than usual. That has some short on patience. Full story...
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WPD: Driver charged with hit and run after hitting building

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videoA Leland woman is charged with hit and run after police say she crashed into a Wilmington apartment building early Monday morning. Full story...
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Suspect in church break-in says he was framed

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videoA man accused of robbing a Wilmington church last night says he was framed. Just before 10 p.m. police responded to a breaking and entering at Emmanuel Temple Church. That's where they found James Davis in an alley way an arrested him for stealing from the church. Full story...
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Moped driver dies from injuries suffered in Sunday crash

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Wilmington Police say a moped driver hurt in a crash Sunday morning has died from his injuries. Police say Lindsay A. Mathis, 26, hit a pick-up truck in the 1000 block of N. 3rd St. around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Full story...
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Two women charged with stealing puppy at knifepoint

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videoTwo Wilmington women are behind bars after police say they stole a puppy at knifepoint from its owner. WPD charged Teresa Diane Cobbs, 43, and Tamekia Rashelle Smith, 29, with armed robbery Sunday. Full story...
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Man stabbed Friday afternoon on Greenfield Street

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Wilmington Police are investigating after a man says he was stabbed Friday evening while walking home from the store. Full story...
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Families, police want answers in unsolved Wilmington murders

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video Their bodies were found years ago in Wilmington, but details of what led to the deaths of four women are still scarce. Today, Wilmington Police joined the victims' families in a plea to the public for help finding answers surrounding the unsolved murders. Full story...
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Police shut down illegal bar in Wilmington

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videoWilmington Police say they helped bust an illegal bar overnight. WPD and Alcohol Law Enforcement served a search warrant at 510 S. 14th St. last night after getting numerous complaints from neighbors. Full story...
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Police investigate shots fired at Wilmington barber shop

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video Several police officers are at Redd's Barber Shop in Wilmington. Witnesses say the officers are taking things, like beer cans, out of the building. Full story...
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WPD: Mom had 15-year-old son sell heroin

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videoWilmington Police say they've made another heroin bust, this time arresting a woman they say had her teenaged son sell the drug. Full story...
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