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Wilmington Police Department

Man arrested for DWI after running from two crashes

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videoA man was arrested Monday night after fleeing two accident scenes and trying to drive his van down some railroad tracks, Lt. David Yanacek of the Wilmington Police Department said. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD, NHCSO named in illegal strip search suit

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A complaint filed in federal district court alleges that two WPD officers and a NHCSO deputy violated a man’s rights when they performed a strip search on him in public. Full story...
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Officer assaulted after confronting suspect

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A suspect is in custody after assaulting an officer early Saturday morning. Police say the suspect dine and dashed at Kickback Jack's late Friday night. Full story...
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WPD K-9 officer will return in different job; K-9 unit to be reviewed

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videoWilmington Police say the officer who unleashed his K-9 on a man in November will return to work, but in a different job. Ofc. Stafford Brister is clear to come back to work, but he will be working as a patrol officer. Full story...
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Police say woman killed in officer-involved shooting had handgun

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videoAround 1:17 a.m. police were dispatched to the 700 block of Tabor Lane for a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. When officers arrived they approached Grace Louise Dink, 21, who was sitting in the driver's seat of a silver vehicle. Police say she had a hand-gun. Full story...
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Police nab man suspected of robbing two banks in five days

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videoWilmington Police and US Marshals arrested Mark Taylor Treanor this afternoon for allegedly robbing a bank on Oleander Drive. Full story...
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Home, cars hit by bullets in overnight shooting

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Police are investigating after they say bullets struck a home and several cars, where officers also found almost two dozen shell casings early this morning. Full story...
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WPD looking for man who robbed bank on Racine

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videoWilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed the State Employees Credit Union on Racine Drive this morning. Full story...
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Crews repair Wilmington gas leak, warn drivers of odor & black ice

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A gas leak in Wilmington is contained and roads are back open this morning after crews say they found a malfunction sparked the leak. Full story...
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Violent crime rate rose in Wilmington in 2013

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Even though violent crimes ticked upward in Wilmington in 2013, a decrease in crime throughout downtown meant Part I crimes – including violent and property crimes – fell 3 percent in 2013, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous told Wilmington City Council on Tuesday. Full story...
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