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Wilmington Police Department

WPD swears in 16 new officers

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department swore in 16 new officers from all walks of life this afternoon. From the son of a retired WPD officer to an officer all the way from Los Angeles, recruiting officer Ron Evans says this group is special. Full story...
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Another teen charged for January murder in Wilmington

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videoAnother teenager has been charged with a January murder in Wilmington. Police say they arrested Torrence Burns, 17, yesterday for the shooting death of Raequan Rouse. Full story...
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Man wanted for breaking into vending machine again, hit & run

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A man with a history of breaking into vending machines is wanted for allegedly committing the same crime again overnight. Full story...
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Owner 'can't fault police' after dog shot and killed

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videoWilmington Police shot and killed a dog after it attacked two people including its owner last night. Stephen Bowen says police and EMS were outside waiting for him and his hospice nurse to take him to the hospital for treatment before the attack. Full story...
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Man, woman face charges for more than 100 sex crimes with child

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videoA Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements set for former WPD sergeant

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videoFuneral arrangements have been set for a former Wilmington Police officer who died over the weekend. Sgt. Edward L. Haynes was one of the first black officers WPD hired after the 1898 coup and race riots when he joined the force in 1954. Full story...
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WPD looking for man who broke into restaurant

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videoWilmington Police are asking for help identifying a man they say broke into a restaurant early this morning. Police say the man broke into Chopstix at 5214 Market Street around 2:55 a.m. Full story...
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WPD mourns trailblazing officer

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video The Wilmington Police Department is mourning the loss of a trailblazing officer who died over the weekend. Sgt. Edward Lee Haynes dies at his Wilmington home Sunday from medical complications. He was 92 years old. Full story...
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Police searching for shooter after store, several cars struck by bullets

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Police are searching for a suspect who they say fired shots into a Wilmington business and several vehicles last night, just hours after a man was shot a few blocks away. Full story...
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Man injured in afternoon shooting at 15th & Wooster streets

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videoWilmington Police say one person was shot this afternoon at the corner of 15th & Wooster streets. Investigators say the 32-year-old man is being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Full story...
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Police: Man caught carrying tire iron, trying to break into vehicles

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Wilmington Police arrested a man who they say was caught carrying a tire iron, trying to break into several vehicles early this morning. Full story...
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WPD helps 'Secrets & Lies' star prepare for role

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How do you prepare to shoot a crime drama in Hollywood East? Study along side Wilmington Police, of course. That's apparently what "Secrets & Lies" star Juliette Lewis did. Full story...
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Cannonball found in building wall

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videoWilmington fire and police departments responded Monday afternoon to 43rd Street near Wrightsville Avenue after a report that a cannonball had been found, said a Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief. Full story...
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WHA: Gang heroin bust a sign of residents helping fight crime

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says six gang members are in jail charged in a heroin ring. NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation intro heroin trafficking by validated members of the Blood gang started in November in partnership with Wilmington Police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Full story...
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WPD: Gang members, brothers targeted in Thursday shootings

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videoWilmington Police say two brothers were the targets of separate shootings yesterday in Wilmington. Full story...
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