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Wilmington Police Department

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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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 10 WPD officers currently on administrative leave

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department has yet to publicly identify the officers involved in recent shootings and another use of force investigation, but a public information request by WWAY NewsChannel 3 found that ten officers are currently on paid administrative leave. Full story...
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Criminal featured on cable show lands back in jail

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Kylen Duane Padgett Jr., 26, of Wilmington, is charged with breaking and entering of a coin operated machine, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest and possession of a moped with an altered VIN. Padgett is in the New Hanover County Jail under a $10,000 bond. Full story...
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Man stabbed Sunday fights for life

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Wilmington Police say a man found stabbed on Bell Street Sunday night is fighting for his life in the hospital. The 55-year-old man, whose name has not been released, is listed in critical condition. Full story...
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NAACP calls for investigation into 'excessive force by police' in New Hanover Co.

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video North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber says he believes street justice is overtaking courtroom justice in Wilmington. Now the civil rights group is calling for change. Full story...
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Police: Man stabbed several times in stomach shows up at hospital

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Police are investigating after they say a man who was stabbed several times in the stomach showed up at the hospital last night. Lt. Obbie Blanton says the friend dropped the man off at the hospital, where he was taken to the operating room in critical condition. Full story...
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Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI

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videoMembers of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs. Full story...
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