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Wilmington Police Department

WPD officers reach out to needy kids through Santa Cop

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videoWilmington Police officers showed less fortunate kids a very merry Christmas during the department's 22nd Annual Santa Cop this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver charged with death by motor vehicle, DWI in deadly crash

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A man who was driving during a crash that killed his passenger and hurt several others last night now faces charges for his death, among others. They say the front-seat passenger in the Jeep, John A. Jackson Jr., 53, of Wilmington, was killed as a result of his injuries from the crash. Full story...
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StarNews: FBI opens probe into police K-9 attack

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videoThe FBI is investigating a Wilmington Police Department K-9 officer's decision to send his dog through an open car window when the suspect appeared to surrender at the end of a lengthy chase, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. Full story...
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Wilmington Police need your help identifying a suspect

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department needs your help identifying the man in the red shirt and the baseball cap in the photo. Full story...
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Woman charged in hit and run that injured cyclist

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A Wilmington woman has been charged after a car crash last night seriously injured a bicyclist. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Community activists call for Wilmington police chief's resignation

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videoSonya Patrick, New Hanover County Representative of the North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus, and former Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren say the police department is out of control, and they say Chief Ralph Evangelous is to blame. Full story...
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WPD: Passed out driver charged with DWI hurt as car hits cruiser

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videoWilmington Police charged a man with DWI this week after they say they found him passed out in his car. But that wasn't all that happened. Full story...
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Heroin arrest linked to numerous overdoses

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A joint drug investigation between the Wilmington Police Department and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department lead to the connection of a specific brand of heroin to a number of local drug overdoses. Full story...
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Dash cam video released in K9 biting incident

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videoDash cam video released Monday gives a closer look at what happened when a Wilmington Police K-9 officer unleashed his police dog on a suspect who police say drove through a DWI checkpoint and led them on a chase Nov. 1. Full story...
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UPDATE: Grand jury indicts former New Hanover County deputy

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videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy is in jail under a $500,000 bond after a grand jury indicted him Monday. Jurors reviewed the results from an investigation conducted by N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the misconduct of Lt. Joey LeBlanc. Full story...
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