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Wilmington Police Department

Wreck on Bradley Creek Bridge sends two to the hospital

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videoTwo men are recovering this afternoon after a crash on Bradley Creek Bridge. Wilmington Police say Joseph Sheridan was headed towards Greenville Loop Road when he lost control of his white infinity. Full story...
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SUV hits man walking with moped

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videoWilmington Police say a man walking his moped across the intersection of MLK Parkway and North Kerr Ave. was hit by a SUV this morning. Full story...
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More details emerge in suspects' death at hands of police

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The only suspect to survive a deadly police shooting outside a Wilmington Pizza Hut in October said Monday in a jailhouse interview he first realized police were on the scene when officers opened fire. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police say women taking more active role in gangs

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videoA teenage girl's arrest last week for the murder of a gang member raises a big question: what is the role of women in gangs in our area? The Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit says the role of women in local gangs has shifted since the late '90s. Full story...
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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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