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Wilmington Police Department

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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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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