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Wilmington Police Department

Autopsy scheduled for homeless found dead, burned

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An autopsy is scheduled for a homeless man investigators found dead and burned at a homeless camp in the woods. Wilmington Police got a call Sunday morning from a man who said his friend was dead from a fire at their camp in the woods near 16th and Kidder Streets. Full story...
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Search continues for missing elderly woman

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Wilmington Police are asking for help searching for a missing elderly woman. Alma Lawson, 83, was last heard from at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. A family member says Lawson is believed to be experiencing the early signs of dementia. Full story...
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Wilmington Police use donated quilts to keep people warm

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Several Wilmington Police cruisers will now be equipped with more than the standard equipment to help fight crime. Police can now help fight the cold and bundle people up as the temperatures fall. Full story...
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Halloween checkpoint lands more than a dozen in jail

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You'll probably notice abandoned cars along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway this morning. It's the aftermath of a big Halloween checkpoint organized by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Masked teens accused of stealing scooter

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Two teens are out of custody after being accused of stealing of a scooter and running from police. Wilmington Police say an officer saw the boys on a scooter at Wrightsville Country Store on Wrightsville Avenue. Neither boy was wearing a helmet, but both had their faces covered with bandanas. Full story...
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Wilmington drug dealer sentenced to federal prison

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videoA Wilmington man will spend more than a decade in prison on federal drug and gun charges. Wilmington Police arrested Dymon Black in August 2011 after they say he robbed a man who wanted to buy drugs from him. Full story...
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WPD seizes Mercedes after driver wouldn't stop, caught with drugs, beer

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videoWilmington Police seized a man's luxury car, after they say he drove off when they tried to pull him over last night. WPD says a patrol officer was running radar in the 2100 block of Market Street and saw a Mercedes going 61 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officer went after the Mercedes, the driver made a quick left onto 21st Street and then a right on Wolcott Street accelerating the entire time. Full story...
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Police searching for missing teen with medical condition

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video The Wilmington Police Department is asking the public for help in locating Miyah Bennett. The 15-year-old was last seen on October 17 in the are of 10th and Hanover Streets. Full story...
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WPD cracks down on crosswalk violators

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videoWilmington Police are working to raise awareness about marked crosswalks. Traffic units are cracking down on drivers not yielding to pedestrians at the crossings. Full story...
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Police: Man walks into stranger's home and gets naked

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videoWPD Patrol Officers responded to a 911 call from a female victim who reported that she was sitting in her living room when a male she did not know walked into her house from the garage. Full story...
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Man arrested for assault, kidnapping

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A man is in jail after police say he assaulted and kidnapped a woman over the weekend. Saturday morning, Wilmington Police responded to a home at 611 S. 7th Street, where a concerned citizen reported Kalmeaice Kawana Williams, 36, was beating a woman and dragging her into his home. Full story...
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Man charged again after cops find heroin in patrol car

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video A trip to the police station got worse for a man already under arrest when officers say he hid heroin in the patrol car that took him there. Full story...
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Man runs from police, jumps into Cape Fear River

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video An assault investigation downtown led to a search after a police say a man ran from them and jumped into the Cape Fear River. It happened Friday morning around 1:15 a.m. Full story...
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Suspect in Wilmington murder arrested

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Wilmington Police have arrested a man for a murder earlier this week. Investigators say Timothy Wayne Chinn, 43, was stabbed to death at a home in the 3600 block of Metting Road early Tuesday morning. Full story...
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WPD releases traffic details for Sgt. Butler funeral

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Wilmington Police say the funeral of a soldier killed last week in Afghanistan will affect traffic on Market Street tomorrow. Full story...
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