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Wilmington Police Department

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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Reckless driver call leads police to man passed out in car with heroin

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videoWilmington Police say a call about a reckless driver led them to a man passed out in his car with heroin over the weekend. Full story...
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Man beaten after refusing to give attackers cigarette

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A Wilmington man says he was attacked outside his home last night after he was asked for a cigarette. Full story...
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Man robbed, stabbed on Dawson St. early Sunday

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A 25-year-old man was robbed and stabbed as he walked down a Wilmington street early Sunday morning. Full story...
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WPD: Investigation into 17-year-old's murder continues

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videoWilmington Police still have not made any arrests in connection to a 17-year-old's murder last month. Jeffrey Henry was found shot to death on 7th street around 1:30 a.m. June 20. Full story...
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StarNews: Man sentenced to 26 years on heroin charges

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A Wilmington man was sentenced to 26 years in prison Thursday on heroin distribution charges in which prosecutors allege he dealt heroin for three years in the Port City. Full story...
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WPD makes three separate drugs busts; finds heroin, weed

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Wilmington Police say they had a busy night that ended with three men in jail for drug charges and heroin and marijuana off the streets. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Church owns home where Creekwood shooting suspect was arrested

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videoMore than two weeks after clergy called for a cease fire, a Wilmington church has a connection to the latest act of gun violence. Full story...
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Teens arrested for break-in

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videoWilmington Police busted five teenagers last night for robbing a house on S. 15th St. They say one was 13, three were 14 and one was 15. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WPD investigates a series of sex assaults in Downtown Wilmington

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videoWilmington Police say three women were sexually assaulted over the past few weeks. But, what they are mostly concerned about is the fact that none of the victims can remember the attacks. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Survey shows low morale within WPD

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Some Wilmington Police officers are not happy with the department. That's according to an unofficial job satisfaction survey. The survey conducted by an anonymous group within the Wilmington Police Department shows that the majority of employees that filled it out are unhappy with their job and the low morale within the agency. Full story...
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Decade old missing person case now murder investigation

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videoA former Wilmington man is behind bars in Jesup, GA, for murder. The Wayne County (GA) Sheriff's Department arrested Waylon Vernon Russell, 42, formerly of Wilmington Thursday and charged him with the 2002 murder of his father Ronald Wilbur Russell, 64. Full story...
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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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