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Wilmington Police Department

Thanksgiving traveler comes home to ransacked home

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videoWhile many were giving thanks and spending quality time with family, a few bad apples were ruining the holiday cheer for some in New Hanover County. Full story...
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UPDATE: Thousands worth of lighting cables stolen from 'Sleepy Hollow' set

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Wilmington Police are investigating after they say thousands in lighting cables were stolen from the set of "Sleepy Hollow" near Screen Gems Studios. Police say about 800 feet of cable, weighing around 1,000 lbs., was stolen from the set. Full story...
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Pedestrians killed in accidents last week identified

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videoWilmington Police have released the names of two out-of-state pedestrians killed in separate crashes last week. Full story...
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Second pedestrian hit and killed in two nights

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videoAnother person has died while trying to cross a Wilmington street. It happened in the 1900 Block of Eastwood Road around 8:30 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found a 70-year-old South Carolina man lying in the road. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after being hit on Market Street

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videoPolice said a minivan hit a man in his 50s walking and trying to cross Market Street near the Budgetel Inn around 7 p.m. He died at the scene. Full story...
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Police search for truck with guns inside after it was reported stolen overnight

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Police are on the look out for a stolen pick-up truck with guns inside after dispatchers say it was stolen from outside the owner's home overnight. Full story...
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Man charged with DWI after hitting five parked cars

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videoA man faces several charges after police say he hit five parked cars before crashing into a utility pole. 21-year-old Abraham Rivera Orellana has been charged with DWI, careless and reckless driving and two counts of hit and run among other charges after police say he hit five parked cars before crashing. Full story...
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3rd suspect arrested in attempted murder

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with an attempted murder case last month near Creekwood. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley said in a news released police and members of the US Marshals Task Force arrested Wakeel Stewart, 18, of Wilmington around 3 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of Pine Valley Drive. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in Pizza Hut shooting that killed two

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says officers were fully justified in their use of force when they shot at three suspects at a Wilmington restaurant last month killing two of the men. Full story...
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Victim escapes as armed robber shoots and misses

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A man was leaving a convenience store around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday when the robber came up behind him near 12th and Greenfield Streets and hit him in the back of the head with a handgun. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: City removes benches blamed for trouble

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videoLast month we asked the City of Wilmington about benches in front of a downtown gas station. The store's owner said the seats had become a gathering place for trouble. Now they are gone. Full story...
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Driver charged after car hits animal hospital

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videoWilmington Police say a driver slammed his car into the side of an animal hospital early this morning. Officers say Jason Swann Hines, 31, hit the back of the building at Greenville and Park avenues around 2:30 a.m. and took off. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission approves nearly $670k for sheriff's Housing Unit

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon told county commissioners this morning he has a new plan to fight crime. It involves a seven new positions, six deputies and one sergeant, who will work side-by-side with seven Wilmington Police officers in the city's public housing projects. Full story...
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Police search for masked men who robbed apartment with guns

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Police are searching for two masked men they say used handguns to force their way into an apartment last night. They say two black men in hoodies, with bandannas covering their faces broke into a unit there and stole electronics, sneakers and $100. Full story...
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WPD looking for car that could be linked to assault

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videoWilmington Police are asking for help in finding a car investigators believe could be linked to a suspect involved in a sexual assault. Full story...
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