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Wilmington Police Department

Arson suspected in fire that destroyed WPD van

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Fire investigators believe arson is to blame for a fire that destroyed a Wilmington Police Department van over the weekend. Full story...
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Police find dad passed out while 6-year-old played in parking lot

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videoWilmington Police arrested a man for child abuse after they found his six-year-old child left in a parking lot last night. Full story...
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Second officer linked to botched prostitution WPD sting resigns

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video A second officer believed to be connected with a botched prostitution sting last year has resigned from the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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Driver charged with DWI after car hits house

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videoWilmington Police charged a driver with DWI after they say he crashed his car into a house early this morning. Full story...
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WPD tries to fight crime with wheels

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video Wilmington Police are trying to fight crime with the help of drivers who spend much of their time on the road. Police are hoping these drivers will be the eyes and ears of the police force. Full story...
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Prostitution charge dropped against woman cited in botched WPD sting

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videoA prostitution charge against a woman cited during a botched sting operation last year that has led to a SBI investigation of the Wilmington Police Department has been dropped. Full story...
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Resident begins fighting flames after fire sparks near home

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Two sheds caught fire in the yard of a Wilmington home early Tuesday, and one of the residents tries fighting the fire himself. Full story...
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SBI to investigate WPD

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video The State Bureau of Investigation will look into whether members of the Wilmington Police Department did anything criminal during a botched prostitution sting last year.

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City leaders unsure about releasing info in botched WPD sting

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videoThere are still a lot of questions about who did what during a Wilmington Police prostitution sting last year that led to changes in the department yesterday. There could be more answers if Wilmington's top cop would ask a question of city council. Full story...
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The Rant: WPD, city leaders need to break 'code of silence'

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videoA day after Wilmington's police chief addressed mistakes that hastened changes in his department, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. But WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo says there's a way to answer some. He explains in tonight's edition of The Rant. Full story...
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Chief: Code of silence led to mess, embarrassment for WPD

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says what started as a response to a citizen complaint turned into an embarrassment and a mess. Evangelous says mistakes and failures in judgement by officers during a prostitution sting last year has led to changes for his department. Full story...
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Watch full Evangelous news conference

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videoToday, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, clearly angered by what happened, faced reporters during a 28-minute news conference, where reporters fired questions, many of which the chief declined to answer with any detail citing personnel laws. Full story...
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WPD: Narcotics unit violated department procedures

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video An internal review by Wilmington Police has found violations of procedures by the Narcotics Enforcement Unit. WPD this morning issued a statement about the investigation in response to requests from media outlets including WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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Suspect in restaurant robbery got out of prison two weeks prior

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videoMore than a week after a customer was robbed while standing in line at a Wilmington fast food restaurant, a suspect is in custody. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man charged with DWI after fatal crash

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videoA man involved in a fatal crash in Wilmington Sunday night on Carolina Beach Road that killed a man on a motorcycle is charged with DWI. Full story...
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