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Wilmington Police Department

Wilmington Police to give 'cease fire' update

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August 11 marks the 45th day of the 90-day Cease Fire initiative sparked by Boots on the Ground, community leaders and law enforcement officials. Thursday Chief Ralph Evangelous and his staff will give an update on the most recent crime picture for the City of Wilmington and the results of Operation Tranquility launched on July 3. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Short staffing means OT piling up for WPD

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department needs more officers. In the meantime, current officers are stepping up and working longer hours than usual. That has some short on patience. Full story...
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WPD: Driver charged with hit and run after hitting building

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videoA Leland woman is charged with hit and run after police say she crashed into a Wilmington apartment building early Monday morning. Full story...
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Suspect in church break-in says he was framed

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videoA man accused of robbing a Wilmington church last night says he was framed. Just before 10 p.m. police responded to a breaking and entering at Emmanuel Temple Church. That's where they found James Davis in an alley way an arrested him for stealing from the church. Full story...
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Moped driver dies from injuries suffered in Sunday crash

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Wilmington Police say a moped driver hurt in a crash Sunday morning has died from his injuries. Police say Lindsay A. Mathis, 26, hit a pick-up truck in the 1000 block of N. 3rd St. around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Full story...
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Two women charged with stealing puppy at knifepoint

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videoTwo Wilmington women are behind bars after police say they stole a puppy at knifepoint from its owner. WPD charged Teresa Diane Cobbs, 43, and Tamekia Rashelle Smith, 29, with armed robbery Sunday. Full story...
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Man stabbed Friday afternoon on Greenfield Street

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Wilmington Police are investigating after a man says he was stabbed Friday evening while walking home from the store. Full story...
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Families, police want answers in unsolved Wilmington murders

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video Their bodies were found years ago in Wilmington, but details of what led to the deaths of four women are still scarce. Today, Wilmington Police joined the victims' families in a plea to the public for help finding answers surrounding the unsolved murders. Full story...
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Police shut down illegal bar in Wilmington

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videoWilmington Police say they helped bust an illegal bar overnight. WPD and Alcohol Law Enforcement served a search warrant at 510 S. 14th St. last night after getting numerous complaints from neighbors. Full story...
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Police investigate shots fired at Wilmington barber shop

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video Several police officers are at Redd's Barber Shop in Wilmington. Witnesses say the officers are taking things, like beer cans, out of the building. Full story...
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WPD: Mom had 15-year-old son sell heroin

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videoWilmington Police say they've made another heroin bust, this time arresting a woman they say had her teenaged son sell the drug. Full story...
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Child finds gun in Wilmington park

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videoA child playing in a Wilmington park yesterday afternoon found a gun on the plaground. Wilmington Police say the boy was on the playground at Portia Mills Hines Park at N. 10th and Rankin streets around 1 p.m. when he found a handgun under the stairs. Full story...
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UPDATE: DA will get SBI probe of WPD

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videoNew Hanover County District Attorney should soon get the results of a SBI investigation into the Wilmington Police Department and the way officers handled of a botched prostitution sting last year. Full story...
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Doctor joins WPD SWAT team

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video A local physician recently graduated from CFCC's basic law enforcement training program. Dr. Jim Joachim has been sworn in as an auxiliary police officer with the Wilmington Police Department. He has been assigned as the tactical physician with the SWAT team. Full story...
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Non-profit organizes gun buy-back program in Wilmington

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video A non-profit group is trying to cut down on gun violence in the area by buying back guns next month. The effort is hosted by LINC Incorporated, a local non-profit agency whose goal is to educate and motivate youth to make positive life choices. Full story...
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