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Wilmington Police Department

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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Police: Lilac Court murder victim shot to death

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videoA Wilmington man is dead after police say he was murdered in his home last night. Neighbors say the 51-year-old man moved into in the Village at Greenfield apartment complex within the past year and lived alone. Full story...
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73-year-old grandmother fights back during armed robbery

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videoA 73-year-old grandmother fought back when an armed robber forced his way into her home Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Fanning Street. Full story...
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Council continues anti-gang ordinance to November meeting

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video It was being viewed as a tool to help Wilmington Police combat gang activity, but the ACLU of North Carolina viewed a gang ban in area parks as a potential excuse for profiling in at risk communities. Full story...
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5th area restaurant target of late-night robbers

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videoFor at least the fifth time in the last several weeks, robbers have targeted an area restaurant late at night. This time Wilmington Police are looking for two men who robbed the Domino's on Carolina Beach Road just after midnight. Full story...
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UPDATE: Road open after crash with tractor-trailer

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videoPolice reopened South front Street from Greenfield Avenue to Carolina Beach road after an accident. Full story...
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WPD spokeswoman refuses to let detective discuss string of restaurant robberies

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A Wilmington Police spokeswoman refuses to let an investigator talk to WWAY about a recent string of robberies targeting fast food restaurants at the end of their night. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority responds to shootings

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videoAccording to Wilmington Housing Authority's website, their mission is to provide residents with a safe and affordable home. But after a string of shootings in Creekwood over the past several days, safety seems to be in question. Full story...
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Cease fire over, shots fired continue

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videoIt has been three months since community leaders and Wilmington Police joined forces to call for a cease fire after a rash of shootings and gang violence in the Port City. Now three men are behind bars for one of four shootings that happened over the weekend. Full story...
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City Council questions law to ban gangs from parks

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Some Wilmington City Council members are questioning how successful an ordinance banning known gang members from parks will be. Their first concern: is it constitutional? The second: isn't it just moving gang members to other areas of the city? Full story...
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Police find blood nearby after more shots fired in Creekwood overnight

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Wilmington police are investigating after getting more reports of shots fired overnight in the Creekwood community. Lieutenant Blanton says police were called to the area just before midnight, where he says they found blood near where the shots were fired. Full story...
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UPDATE: Creekwood shootings land two in hospital, three in custody

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videoWilmington police had their work cut out for them this weekend. From shots fired that led to a police chase ending with several suspects getting away, to a shooting in the Creekwood Community that sent two to the hospital, gun violence in our area doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Full story...
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Neighborhood watch hosts cook out to gain support from other neighbors

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videoYou could smell the food from a few blocks away, and that was the point. One Wilmington community used food and friends as a way to gain support against crime this weekend. Full story...
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Chief says new strategies needed in fight against gangs

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video Ralph Evangelous says Wilmington's gang problem is the worst he's seen since becoming police chief nine years ago. Now that a 90-day cease fire is over, the chief says more than police need to be part of the fight. Full story...
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Police: Cyclist taken to hospital after hitting car

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videoA bicyclist has been taken to the hospital after hitting a car at the intersection of 16th and Dawson streets in Wilmington. Wilmington Police say it happened around 2:55 p.m. Full story...
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