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Wilmington Police Department

WPD releases first comments on use of surveillance equipment

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videoFive days after the public learned Wilmington Police use secret surveillance equipment in the fight against crime, the department is finally speaking out. Full story...
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Man robbed at gunpoint on Wilmington street

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Wilmington Police are investigating after a man said he was robbed at gunpoint while walking down the street. Police say just before midnight last night, the victim flagged down an officer on patrol in the area of Market Street and Darlington Ave. Full story...
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WPD officer indicted in use of force investigation

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videoA Wilmington Police officer has been indicted on two charges related to a use of force investigation involving a teenager. Full story...
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Car catches fire after crash at corner near Wilmington fire station

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Police and fire crews are investigating a morning crash after officers say one of the cars caught flames near a Wilmington fire station. Full story...
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Lawyers, locals react to WPD's surveillance device

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videoYou might want to think twice about having your cell phone on you at all times. The Wilmington Police Department has surveillance equipment called Stingray. It turns your phone into a tracking device, giving law enforcement crucial information on where you are. But it might violate your rights. Full story...
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Police: Man's body found on ground outside Wilmington complex

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videoPolice are investigating after they say a man's body was found on the ground outside of a Wilmington apartment complex early this morning. Full story...
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Police surveillance equipment raises eyebrows

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videoHarpoon, StingRay and Kingfish are all surveillance items purchased by the Wilmington Police Department. What they do, though, and how long they've been around, might surprise you. Full story...
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Investigation claims WPD uses spy gear to snoop on citizens

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videoIs the Wilmington Police Department using spy gear to trick your cell phone into giving away private info? That's what the ACLU and New Hanover County's Public Defender believe. Full story...
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K9 officer Kaas donated to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington City Council decided a Wilmington police dog will soon have a new home. Full story...
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3rd Point arrested for stabbing after jumping from third-story window

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videoA third member of a Wilmington family is in custody in connection with a March stabbing. US Marshals Service spokesman Bryan Konig says a task force arrested Antonio Point, 21, this morning in Greensboro. Full story...
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WPD investigating after 18-year-old stabbed in the back, neck

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Wilmington Police are investigating after they say a man was stabbed in the back and neck late last night. Full story...
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WPD shrinks K9 unit, city looks to donate dog to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington Police dog involved in a controversial bite last fall may soon belong to the Fair Bluff Police Department. Tomorrow Wilmington City Council will vote whether to donate Kaas to Fair Bluff as surplus property the city no longer needs. Full story...
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Wilmington man facing charges for sex crimes with 5-year-old relative

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Wilmington Police say a man is facing charges for sex crimes with a child after they say he was caught molesting a relative. Full story...
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Police: Man charged with assault after threatening to kill group with shotgun

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Police charged a man they say showed up with a shotgun after an argument that started at two Wilmington homes Saturday, and threatened to shoot and kill several people. Full story...
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WPD: Investigators rule fire found at Wilmington home as arson

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videoPolice say a fire found burning at a Wilmington home by an officer patrolling the area over the weekend was intentionally set. Full story...
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