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Wilmington Police Department

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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No one hurt in afternoon shooting

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video Wilmington Police say around 3:30 p.m. ShotSpotter picked up multiple shots in the 500 block of S. 14th Street. That's just a few blocks from New Hanover High School. Full story...
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Three men charged with Thursday bank robbery

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videoWilmington Police have arrested three men suspected of robbing a bank yesterday morning. Robert Houston Ward, 39, of Leland, Warnie Dean Jones, Jr., 35, of Currie, and Brandice Charles Ward, 38, of Wilmington are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the robbery of the PNC Bank at 2015 S. 17th Street around 11 a.m. Thursday. Full story...
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Chief: Suspect is 'cold-blooded murderer'

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for the murder of Angelo Freeman, 51, Tuesday night on Lilac Court. Nicholas Terrell Bannerman is charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, burglary, arson, kidnapping and conspiracy. Full story...
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Creekwood residents, WPD search for ways to stop violence

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video After responding to numerous calls of shots fired in Creekwood over the weekend WPD is turning to the community for answers on how to stop the violence. Full story...
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Images from PNC Bank robbery released

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videoWilmington Police say the PNC Bank at 2015 S. 17th Street was robbed around 11 a.m. Thursday. Investigators are looking for two white men, one short and one tall. Full story...
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