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Wilmington Police Department

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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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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