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Wilmington Police Department

Police say Wilmington too inviting for homeless

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video Police say the homeless population continues to grow in the Port City, and it did not happen overnight. Over the past few days Wilmington has seen several incidents involving men and women who call the streets home. Full story...
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Moped driver cited for DWI, injured in crash

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A moped driver is in the hospital and charged with drunk driving after a crash last night. Wilmington Police say a concerned citizen called 911 around 11 p.m. about a single vehicle crash at Market St. and N. College Rd. Full story...
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Police search for masked men who robbed Burger King workers at gunpoint

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videoWilmington Police are searching for a couple of suspects after they say two fast food workers were robbed at gunpoint late last night. It happened just after the workers closed down the Burger King at 1901 S. 16th St. for the night. Full story...
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WPD investigates death downtown

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Wilmington Police Community Relations Officer Linda Rawley confirms the identity of a body found in the 600 block of N. 3rd Street. The body is identified as Kendrick Glenn Gore, 50. Full story...
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911 call led to WHA CEO's DWI arrest, blew .35 BAC

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videoA 911 call from a concerned driver led police to Wilmington Housing Authority CEO Michael Krause, who was charged with DWI after blowing a blood alcohol level about four times the legal limit. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest stabbing suspect near WPD headquarters

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A late night stabbing just outside a downtown Wilmington gas station sent one man to the hospital, and landed his accused attacker behind bars. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority CEO asks for leave of absence after another DWI arrest

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videoFor the second time since taking over as CEO of the Wilmington Housing Authority, Michael Krause has been arrested for DWI. Full story...
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Wilmington man accused of setting cars on fire

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Police said Jason Neil Davis, 28, vandalized and or set fire to 12 cars at Isaac's Auto and Towing on Market Street around 9 p.m. Sunday. Full story...
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Suspected car arsonist arrested

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After a joint arson investigation conducted by the Wilmington Fire & Police Departments, investigators arrested 28-year-old Jason Neil Davis of Wilmington. He's charged with two counts of arson and one count of vandalism. Full story...
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Police: Man on probation pulls gun on another outside Probation Office

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Police arrested a man they say pulled a gun on another man just outside New Hanover County's Probation Office Thursday. They say the man, Martez Bracey, 22, of Wilmington, was already on probation when he was arrested. Full story...
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JAILHOUSE INTERVIEW ONLY ON 3: Facing murder, drug charges Hines says family is being targeted

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video In 2011 Garry Hines says his brother was murdered and shortly after that he and his other brother Rashawn Hines became targets of the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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Murder suspect out on bail arrested on heroin charges in court

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videoPolice arrested Hines this morning when he showed up for court on other drug charges. He was arrested in September of 2011 for the murder of 23-year-old Cornelius Blanks. Hines was out on bond for that murder charge. Full story...
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Grant helps WPD crime lab expand

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videoCity Council accepted a grant from the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program during Tuesday night's meeting. The grant, of $161,920.00, will allow the Wilmington Police Department to expand the capabilities of its crime lab. Full story...
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Fayetteville cop on administrative leave following DWI charge in Wilmington

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Police say an off-duty Fayetteville Police officer has been charged with driving while impaired in Wilmington. Kevin Smith has been placed on administrative leave and an internal investigation will also be conducted. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigate shots fired in Creekwood

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videoWilmington police are investigating after reports of shots fired early Saturday morning near the 900 block of North 30th Street in the Creekwood community. Full story...
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