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Wilmington Police Department

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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Police warn of rash of car break-ins in Pine Valley

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Wilmington Police want to alert Pine Valley residents about a recent rash of car break-ins. Police say they got reports of 10 break-ins in a 24-hour period from Saturday to Sunday. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Prosecutors, law enforcement discuss better cooperation

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says a meeting Friday with his office, Wilmington Police and probation has already led to progress. The group met to talk about how they can more effectively work together. David said the agencies need to share information to make sure criminals they want behind bars do not wind up back on the streets. Full story...
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UPDATE: Bullet holes found in Creekwood building hours after shots fired

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videoPolice are investigating after they say they are getting more reports of shots fired in Wilmington's Creekwood community. Dispatchers say that several hours later, one of the residents in that community found bullet holes in the side of her apartment building. Full story...
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Two charged with child abduction

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videoA 4-year-old girl is safe after two men tried to abduct her Saturday in Wilmington, according to officials. Full story...
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Man charged with assaulting EMS worker

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A Wilmington man is in jail charged with assaulting an EMS worker who was trying to help his girlfriend. Full story...
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Woman injured during purse snatching

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Wilmington Police are investigating a purse snatching Friday that left the victim injured. Police say it happened in the parking lot of the Dollar General at 69 N. Kerr Ave. just before 7 p.m. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police chief frustrated by repeat offender's release

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videoWilmington's police chief does not agree with a ruling a judge made earlier this week. But the county's top prosecutor has a different view. Full story...
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Friends remember man crushed by vehicle

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video A local Wilmington man crushed by a car on Wednesday was nicknamed the mayor of downtown. Friends say Scott Noell, known as Scottie B., loved life and everyone in his life. Full story...
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Evangelous: Gun shots down half way through cease fire

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videoWilmington is half-way through the cease fire clergy called from in June to stop gun violence in the Port City. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says the city has seen a decline in violence. He hopes that trend continues. Full story...
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Wilmington man dies after car rolls on him

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video Scott Noell, 30, of Wilmington died Wednesday afternoon when a car he was working on pinned him. Full story...
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Wilmington Police to give 'cease fire' update

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August 11 marks the 45th day of the 90-day Cease Fire initiative sparked by Boots on the Ground, community leaders and law enforcement officials. Thursday Chief Ralph Evangelous and his staff will give an update on the most recent crime picture for the City of Wilmington and the results of Operation Tranquility launched on July 3. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Short staffing means OT piling up for WPD

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department needs more officers. In the meantime, current officers are stepping up and working longer hours than usual. That has some short on patience. Full story...
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WPD: Driver charged with hit and run after hitting building

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videoA Leland woman is charged with hit and run after police say she crashed into a Wilmington apartment building early Monday morning. Full story...
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