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Wilmington Police Department

47 arrested during Operation Coastal Watch

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videoWilmington Police, the New Hanover County's Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety partnered together for Operation Coastal Watch this week. Full story...
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Pedstrian hit by car cited for jaywalking

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videoWilmington Police have cited a pedestrian hit by a car last night on S. College Rd. Full story...
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Man attacked, robbed on N. 11th St.

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Wilmington Police say a man was attacked and robbed overnight at 611 N. 11th Street. The victim told police he went outside around 3:30 a.m. to smoke a cigarette, when someone jumped him from behind and started to choke him. Full story...
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Driver charged with DWI, hit and run after seven parked cars hit

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Wilmington Police say a Pennsylvania man was driving drunk when he hit seven parked cars over the weekend downtown. Full story...
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WPD calls out bomb squad after fireworks found on cruiser

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Some Wilmington Police officers on foot patrol found a potentially dangerous situation when they got to their car Friday night. Full story...
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One person shot near Creekwood Saturday night

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One person was shot near the Creekwood community Saturday around 10 p.m. Wilmington Police say Alfonza Jenkins, 27, was shot in both legs. Full story...
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WPD looking for person who shot teen in leg

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Wilmington Police say they are looking for a white SUV they think is connected to a shooting yesterday. Full story...
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Four arrested, fifth suspect shot after home invasion in Wilmington

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videoFour suspects are in jail and a fifth is in the hospital after a home invasion overnight in Wilmington. Full story...
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As shootings continue, police emphasize community help

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videoDespite a call by area clergy for a cease fire, police responded to yet another shooting in Wilmington yesterday. Police say bullets hit three apartments in Creekwood and one car. Full story...
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WPD crime lab gets international accreditation, looks to up staffing

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department's Crime Lab now has its international accreditation, which puts it on a level with state and nationally recognized labs. Full story...
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WWAY news director pays fine for January arrest

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videoThe case is closed involving the arrest of WWAY News Director Scott Pickey. Today Pickey pleaded guilty to failure to obey an officer. Full story...
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Driver charged in fatal hit & run

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video Wilmington Police have charged a man with a hit and run crash that killed a moped driver Saturday. Freddie Lee Riley, 48, is charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by vehicle. Full story...
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Woman charged with assault after dispute with neighbors turns violent

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videoOne woman is in custody and one man is in the hospital after an argument between neighbors turned violent at the 2300 block of Boardwalk Avenue. Full story...
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Pedestrian killed after hit and run, suspect in custody

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videoA pedestrian was killed in a hit and run accident near 15th and Greenfield Streets in Wilmington Saturday afternoon. Police say a red Jeep Cherokee hit the victim. The victim was taken to the hospital after the accident, but later died from his injuries according to Wilmington Police. Full story...
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Love Grove community reacts to train derailment that left them stranded

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videoCrews are finally clearing out of the Love Grove neighborhood after a train derailed, leaving an entire neighborhood trapped. Those who live in the Love Grove Community woke up to a strange sight this morning. But they had no idea the rumbling noise they heard would turn into such a massive ordeal. Full story...
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