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Wilmington Police Department

Police: Bar employees catch customers using counterfeit bills to buy drinks

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Police say employees at a bar downtown caught two customers using counterfeit money to buy drinks early Wednesday. Full story...
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16-year-old charged as adult in Tuesday shooting

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a shooting yesterday afternoon in the 400 block of N. 11th Street. Full story...
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Beach Buggy taxi driver robbed at gunpoint, forced to drive around

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Police are searching for a couple of suspects they say pulled a gun on a taxi driver, and forced him to drive to different places in the area early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Police clearing rollover crash at Racine and Oriole

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Police are clearing a wreck at Oriole and Racine drives in which a service van toppled onto its side. Full story...
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UPDATE: Morning crash lands bicyclist in hospital, driver behind bars

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videoAn early morning crash that sent a Wilmington bicyclist to the hospital Tuesday also landed the driver who hit him behind bars. Jerrson Arnold Bardeles Ouiedo, 27, is charged with both driving without a driver's license and running a red light. Full story...
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Guns bought back won't be destroyed for months

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videoWilmington's first ever gun buy-back effort took nearly 70 weapons off the street this weekend, but where do the guns go now? Full story...
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'Worst offender' makes first appearance on probation violation charge

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videoA man Wilmington's police chief called one of the city's "worst offenders" made his first appearance in court this morning for a probation violation. Full story...
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Cash runs out during gun buyback

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videoIf you didn't line up early, you didn't get a shot at cash for guns this weekend in Wilmington. Organizers scheduled the Proutey-Greene Gun Buyback effort from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, but the money was gone shortly after the event kicked off at all three locations. Full story...
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Police wait for suspect in bike death, arson to get out of hospital

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videoPolice have warrants for Christina Maria Marcotte, 59, of Wilmington. Marcotte was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center yesterday after being involved in a traffic a fatality around noon. Full story...
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YOU MAKE THE CALL: Was traffic stop of city employee handled properly?

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videoOften in newsrooms there are stories that lead to debate: Is it news or not? Will viewers want to see it, or should they see it all? Tonight, we ask you to be the judge. Full story...
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Man described as one of city's worst offenders back in jail, mom talks ONLY ON 3

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videoA man Police Chief Ralph Evangelous dubbed one of Wilmington's worst offenders is back behind bars. Rashawn Hines, 19, was arrested last night for a felony probation violation. Full story...
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UPDATE: Cyclist dead, driver charged after crash

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videoA bicyclist is dead after being hit by a car this morning in Wilmington. Police say it happened just before noon near the intersection of 4th and Greenfield streets. Full story...
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Men robbed at gunpoint on Darlington Ave.

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videoWilmington Police say two men were robbed at gunpoint while walking home on Darlington Ave. early this morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City considers law banning gang members from parks

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video City parks are designed to be fun, safe places that people of all ages can enjoy. But after a four-year-old boy recently found a gun in a Wilmington Park, some city employees started designing a plan to try and prevent a similar situation in the future. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest armed man after reports of gunshot

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videoPolice have arrested a man after they say a single shot was fired in Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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