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Wilmington Police Department

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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Despite cease fire, more shots in Wilmington

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video Just hours after area clergy joined police to call for a cease fire of gun violence in Wilmington, more shots were fired in the Port City. Full story...
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Police, clergy call for 90-day 'cease fire' in gang violence

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video With a wave of violence sweeping through parts of the Port City, community leaders are banding together with a unified message. Full story...
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Clergy gathering Thursday to encourage 'cease fire'

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Local clergy and community supporters will call for a Cease Fire throughout the City of Wilmington during a news conference scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at 14th & Dawson Streets (plaza area of Hillcrest Housing Community). Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man struck by car in Wilmington pulls fire alarm for help

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A man who was hit by a car near a Wilmington housing complex pulled a fire alarm to get help early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Neighbors say gangs behind increase in shootings

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video An undermanned Wilmington Police Department is working overtime after another shooting in the Port City. Meanwhile community leaders say they have had enough, and it's time to stop the violence. Full story...
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Pit bulls rescued by police could soon be put down

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videoWilmington Police rescued six pit bulls from a home at 2834 Ward Street Friday, but there may not be much of a future for the animals. Full story...
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WPD bringing in off-duty officers to patrol after rash of shootings

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videoShort staffing means the Wilmington Police Department must bring in off-duty officers to help patrol areas plagued by a recent string of shootings. Full story...
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Man wounded in fatal shooting arrested on firearm charge

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videoThe man who survived a shooting in which a 17-year-old was killed early Thursday in Wilmington, was arrested on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Full story...
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WPD: Victim, witnesses silent about shooting

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Police say the victim and several witnesses are not talking about a shooting last night in Wilmington. WPD officers responded to the area of 12th and Grace streets around 7 p.m. They found a 20-year-old man who had been shot in the left leg. Full story...
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Police chase ends with suspect in custody

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One suspect is in custody after leading police on a foot chase. New Hanover County dispatch says the chase started at 7th and Dock when the suspect left their vehicle and ran from police. We are working to get more information. Full story...
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