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Wilmington Police Department

Police use stun gun on break-in suspect

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Wilmington Police say they had to use a stun gun on a man accused of breaking into a drug store. Just after 3 a.m. yesterday, police responded to a break-in at the CVS at 1929 Oleander Drive. They found a suspect still inside. Full story...
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Police search for woman who robbed Wendy's overnight

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Wilmington Police are searching for the an armed robber, after a woman stole money from the Wendy's on South College Road. Full story...
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Smoking materials lead to fire that destroys house

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Flames destroyed a Wilmington home after a fire sparked with two residents inside. Police also say an arson inspector is investigating to find what may have started the fire. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police release identity of pedestrian killed in hit-and-run, investigation continues

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video Wilmington Police continue investigating a traffic crash that killed a pedestrian Friday night. Police say James Alan Lawson, 53, of Wilmington, died in the crash. Full story...
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Cop hurt in Wednesday crash OK

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videoWilmington Police have released the name of an officer injured in a traffic crash Wednesday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man admits stabbing girlfriend at hospital, considers suicide

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videoA man is in custody today after stabbing his girlfriend at New Hanover Regional Medical Center last night. Today, Josef Anthony Randolph, 28, confessed to the crime during a jailhouse interview with WWAY. Full story...
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Four in the hospital after crash on 3rd Street including a police officer

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videoFour people, including a police officer and a child are in the hospital tonight after an accident on 3rd Street. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WPD posts video of controversial arrests, chief applauds officers

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video A Wilmington man is behind bars after police say he stole about a dollar in change at a bank yesterday. But the way that police took Roy Smith II into custody has some asking if the they acted too harshly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 18-wheeler nearly hits man, continues driving

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video Wilmington Police are looking for the driver of an 18-wheeler who almost ran over a man. The man says the truck driver ran through power lines, nearly hitting him and then kept on driving. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Four-car crash closes River Rd., sends toddlers to hospital

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videoA four-car crash that shut down River Road Tuesday morning sent at least four people to the hospital. Full story...
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Police searching for driver after hit-and-run with bicyclist

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Police are looking for a newer model silver Nissan Altima with damage to its left side rear door, in connection with the hit-and-run that happened at Wrightsville and MacMillan avenues Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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No arms? No problem for motivational speaker

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department's U-Turn Power Luncheon at UNCW welcomed back North Carolina native Tawana Williams, who was born without arms and impaired use of her legs. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WPD says pit bull attacked two of its police horses

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video On Wednesday 20 March 2013, a pitbull that was with his owner but not on a leash, attacked two WPD police horses as the Mounted Officers were passing through 2nd and Chestnut Streets. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Hemenway Center open house

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The Hemenway Center may have been renamed and renovated a few times, but it's served the community for years. Community Resource Coordinator, Linda Rawley, stopped by Good Morning Carolina to get the word out about an open house they're holding to get more people involved. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man charged with assault after cutting off-duty officer at bar

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video A man who pulled a knife on an off-duty officer at a bar and sent another to the hospital early Friday faces assault charges. Wilmington police say it all started when Rochi Kevin Sutton began groping girls in the bar. Full story...
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