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Wilmington Police Department

Berger claims WPD lied; Evangelous defends department (INCLUDES BERGER'S EMAIL TO THE CHIEF)

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous is defending his department against accusations from New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. READ BERGER'S E-MAIL TO EVANGELOUS INSIDE. Full story...
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Brian Berger says he did not try to kill himself

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video WWAY has learned from sources close to Brian Berger that the New Hanover County Commissioner tried to kill himself at his home last night. Berger says the allegations are untrue. Full story...
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WPD: Suspect on run after shooting at barber shop; LISTEN TO 911 CALL

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Wilmington Police say a barber was shot inside his shop this morning. A police spokeswoman says it happened at Mirror Image Barber and Styling Salon at Dock and 13th Streets around 9:15 a.m. Full story...
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Woman hit by semi may be cited

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A woman hit by a tractor trailer this morning may faces charges. Wilmington Police say Ruth Henry was crossing New Centre Drive from the east side of S. College Road. With traffic backed up, she walked behind a truck stopped at the light. Full story...
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WPD says body found was a "familiar figure"

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video A dead body turned up in a shallow pond in Wilmington this morning. According to Wilmington Police, the body was that of Clark Edward Reedy, a familiar figure around town with no known address. Full story...
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WPD: Man wanting weed gets robbed; Suspect shoots self in hand

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The male victim, age 25, admitted that he called the suspect and met him in the wooded area behind the shopping center to buy marijuana. Instead, the suspect pointed a small handgun at the victim and robbed him. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police catch driver who ran after fight with girlfriend led to car accident

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A woman at the scene told WWAY it started when she got in a fight with her boyfriend who then drove away and ran the stop sign at St. Andrew's, T-boning another car. The man then got out of his car and ran away. Full story...
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UNCW trying to figure out how emergency system failed

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video It took more than two hours for students and staff at UNCW to find out about a shooting near campus Friday. The university has acknowledged that its response to the gunman and a search for him on and around campus was unacceptable. Now the school is trying to move past the communication lapse by finding out what went wrong and how to make things better. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in shooting near UNCW, release victim's name

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video Wilmington Police have released the name of the victim of Friday afternoon's shooting. David Carroll, 42, is at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Carroll is in fair condition. Police have officially charged Reginald Gagnier with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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Chase suspect makes first appearance

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Laquinn Damon Hines is charged with possession of a weapon by a felon, misdemeanor hit and run, speeding to elude arrest, driving during revocation and wreckless driving. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Missing man's cousin arrested after chase ends with crash involving suspect, police car

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video Police say they arrested Laquin Hines. Relatives say Hines is the cousin of Al'Quon Flowers, who's been missing since last week. Full story...
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Man shot downtown off Wright Street

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Wednesday night police responded to a call on Wright Street in downtown Wilmington, and a shooting happened at that scene after they left. Full story...
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WPD goes undercover to catch speeders

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video The Wilmington Police Department is using some unique methods this week to catch drivers who may be breaking the law. Today officers disguised themselves as roadside maintenance workers, including an officer on a tractor armed with a laser-radar. Full story...
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Painters robbed at Wilmington business

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A group of painters trying to make good use of the hours a business was closed wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time this morning. Full story...
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Police search for missing man

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An 18-year-old Wilmington man is missing. Police are looking for Al'quon Flowers. Full story...
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