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Wilmington Police Department

Neighbors worry teen's shooting death may be start of violence

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video A 17-year-old boy is dead after an early morning shooting. Now police and residents in a Wilmington neighborhood are trying to piece together exactly what went wrong. One neighbor said he and his wife had both just fallen asleep, but they were quickly woken up by what sounded like a scene from the wild west. Full story...
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FREE TICKETS to see Academy Award-winning 'Undefeated' TONIGHT

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video"Undefeated," winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is coming to Wilmington for one showing only. SWING BY THE TELEVISION STATION (LOCATED AT 615 NORTH FRONT STREET) BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 4 P.M. TO PICK UP YOUR FREE TICKETS. Full story...
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Suspect in fatal hit & run makes first court appearance

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videoThe woman charged with the hit-and-run death of a cyclist last week made her first court appearance this afternoon. Police found Judith Nemeth's damaged car Friday evening. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Department plans restructuring

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There are some big changes happening at the Wilmington Police Department. Monday, Chief Ralph Evangelous told the Wilmington City Council all about them. Full story...
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Woman arrested for fatal hit & run

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videoPolice have arrested a 23-year-old college student and charged her in connection with the death of a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash Thursday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Vehicle believed involved in fatal hit-and-run found

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videoThe vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist last night has been located and brought in as evidence, according to New Hanover County Dispatch. The car reportedly was abandoned near the corner of Marsh Hawk Ct and Duck Hawk Ct in Wilmington. Full story...
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Suspects still at large after Creekwood shooting

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videoPolice are searching for two or three men they believe are responsible for a shooting today in Wilmington. The shooting happened this morning in the 1000 of Emory Street in the Creekwood Community. Witnesses say it all started when a Toyota Solara pulled over to talk to a man on the street. Full story...
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Wilmington Police hope to help parents with problem children

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If you need help keeping your child out of trouble, you might want to stop by a free seminar at the Wilmington Police Department Saturday. video Full story...
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Standoff ends peacefully in Hillcrest community

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video Wilmington Police had their hands full in the Hillcrest Community Monday afternoon with a standoff that lasted for close to four hours. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect released after charges dropped

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videoTyron Seabrook is home with his wife after Wilmington Police admitted they no longer have enough evidence to charge him. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says after the key witness changed his story, he asked prosecutors to drop the charges against Seabrook. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sources say police department arrested wrong man in Hillcrest murder case

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video A family member tells WWAY that the suspect arrested in a Friday night murder in Wilmington could soon be released from jail if the murder charges against him are dropped. Full story...
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City OKs upgrade of downtown video system

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video At Tuesday night’s meeting City Council appropriated about 33 thousand dollars for the Wilmington Police Department to enhance the downtown camera system. Full story...
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WPD adds life-saving device to some patrol cars

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videoWilmington Police are taking an active approach to matters of the heart. The department is equipping some patrol cars with a device that could save lives in an emergency by buying automated external defibrillators (AED) Full story...
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Police investigate overnight shooting in Wilmington

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Police in Wilmington are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Friday night in the Hillcrest community. Full story...
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More than 1,000 rare Venus Flytraps stolen from Wilmington park

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videoIt's not your typical theft, but the victims are not so typical either. The Venus Flytrap, a plant native to our area, is under attack by poachers who have targeted Wilmington's Alderman Park. Full story...
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