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Wilmington Police Department

Police hear rapid gunfire while investigating reports of shots fired

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After getting several calls reporting shots fired around Wilmington and New Hanover County throughout the early morning hours, police who responded say they heard rapid gunfire while investigating those areas. Full story...
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Community watch programs unite residents as crime increases

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video Community members here in the Port City are working together to make their streets a little safer. Residents living near 8th Street in Wilmington met Wednesday evening to talk about long range planning for their neighborhood. Full story...
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Third suspect arrested in Lilac Court murder

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Police have arrested a third suspect in the murder of Angelo Freeman in Wilmington earlier this month. Full story...
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Man arrested for attempted first degree murder

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Wilmington Police arrested a man accused of shooting into an occupied home last month. Tyzheem Kwazhon Nixon is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD believes new unit's lone focus will be different than other gang initiatives

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videoWilmington's gang problem is nothing new, but WPD hopes a new Gang Investigative Unit will finally help beat the violence. Deputy Chief Mitch Cunningham is overseeing the creation of the new unit. He says he thinks it will reduce violence and help dismantle gangs permanently. Full story...
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City Council approves funding for WPD gang investigative unit

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous asked for and received more than $142,000 for a new gang investigative unit, and reinforcements are coming to his department not a minute too soon. Full story...
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Some say WPD is racial profiling in light of violence

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video Some in the African- American community say they’ve noticed a change in police attitude. Alvin Moore is one who says he feels like a victim of racial profiling in light of recent violence. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority requesting Creekwood residents to report crimes

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Wilmington Housing Authority asks the residents of Creekwood South to partner with Law Enforcement by reporting all criminal activity. All reports can be made anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers or texting information to TIP708. It is the belief of everyone at Wilmington Housing Authority that together we can make our communities and neighborhoods safe. Full story...
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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings

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video Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders announced what they called an "enforcement partnership" between Wilmington Police and the Sheriff's Office in the wake of recent violence, including the shooting of a deputy and the shooting death of his alleged assailant. Full story...
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Chief says witness list caused spike in violence

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video Monday Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous revealed what the department believes is behind the crime wave in the Port City. Chief Evangelous said a list of people who have talked to investigators got into the hands of gang members and caused the uptick in violence. Full story...
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