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Wilmington Housing Authority requesting Creekwood residents to report crimes

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Wilmington Housing Authority asks the residents of Creekwood South to partner with Law Enforcement by reporting all criminal activity. All reports can be made anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers or texting information to TIP708. It is the belief of everyone at Wilmington Housing Authority that together we can make our communities and neighborhoods safe. Full story...
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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings

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video Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders announced what they called an "enforcement partnership" between Wilmington Police and the Sheriff's Office in the wake of recent violence, including the shooting of a deputy and the shooting death of his alleged assailant. Full story...
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Chief says witness list caused spike in violence

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video Monday Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous revealed what the department believes is behind the crime wave in the Port City. Chief Evangelous said a list of people who have talked to investigators got into the hands of gang members and caused the uptick in violence. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Shots fired at car near S. 12th & Dawson

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videoJust minutes after a news conference by the city and county on fighting gang violence, Wilmington Police say two men walking down S. 12th St. shot at a passing car around 4:30 p.m. near Dawson Street. Full story...
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Shots fired near 15th and Market; Police also in Creekwood

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Wilmington Police responded to reports of shots fired near the intersection of Market Street and 15th Street Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Information, community involvement keys to fighting gangs

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video As the gun and gang violence continues in the Port City some people want to step up and make a difference. Law enforcement, clergy and now some in the plagued areas of the city agree community involvement is crucial for change. Full story...
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Teen is second arrest made in Lilac Court murder

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videoA second suspect has been charged in connection to a Wilmington murder case. Rammaj Walker, 17, was arrested last night for the Oct. 1 death of Angelo Freeman. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigate officer-involved shooting behind Kmart

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video Wilmington Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting. They are investigating behind the Kmart on S. College Rd. Full story...
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WPD officer on paid leave after Creekwood shooting

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videoA Wilmington Police detective is on paid administrative leave as the department reviews his involvement in a shooting that injured a New Hanover County Sheriff's detective yesterday in Creekwood. Full story...
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WPD asks city to fund Gang Investigative Unit

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videoAt their meeting Tuesday night City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a request from the Wilmington Police Department to create a Gang Investigative Unit. According to the proposal, it would include a sergeant, four officers and a civilian computer support specialist. Full story...
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UPDATE: Teen who led police on chase, hid in tree faces more charges

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videoA Wilmington teen who led police on a chase and then hid out in a tree Thursday night now faces more charges. Full story...
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Deputy recovering after surgery, search for shooter continues

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is recovering after what the Sheriff's Office called "successful surgery" after he was shot today in Creekwood. Meanwhile, the search continues for the man who shot him. Full story...
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Creekwood residents say response to deputy shooting not same as other shootings

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videoCreekwood residents have not been strangers to the story of violence in their neighborhood. Today, many said they saw a much greater law enforcement response than usual. Full story...
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Wilmington police arrest four for several break-ins

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Jared Aksel, Jonathan Hayes, Kedrian Tyson, Shannon Ortiz were arrested around 3:30 am after a traffic stop. When officers searched the vehicle, they say they found several stolen items including a loaded gun, gloves, flashlights, iPods, and cell phones. Full story...
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Homeowner looking for spark in arson cold case

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A Wilmington homeowner is passing out fliers offering a reward for your help to bring an arsonist to justice. John Perkinson says on May 24, 2012, someone set fire to his home in the 100 block of Wayne Drive. Full story...
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