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Wilmington Police Department

Woman arrested after allegedly trying to eat drugs, man arrested on outstanding warrants

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The arrest of a man on several warrants landed a woman in jail after police say she tried to eat heroin. Full story...
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U-Turn Luncheon aims to change young lives

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Wilmington Police hosted an event aimed at turning lives around today. The point of the U-Turn Luncheon was to pair young people who need a change in their life with local professionals. Full story...
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New family dog bites 20-month-old girl on face, experts give advice to avoid similar accidents

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video WWAY has learned that the mother of the child had called several rescue services Thursday, trying to get the family's adopted boxer picked up because of aggressive behavior. Though advised to board the dog herself, it was too late. The dog attacked her daughter. Fortunately though, there are precautions you can take to avoid this from happening to your family. Full story...
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WPD searching for missing Carolina Beach man who needs medication

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The Wilmington Police Department needs help finding a missing 20-year-old man from Carolina Beach. John Calvin Pensyl has been missing since May 17 according to his father. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced to 12+ years for heroin dealing

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A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than 12 years behind bars after pleading guilty to drug charges. A federal judge sentenced Donald Ray Boston, 39, to 151 months in prison followed by three years supervised release. Full story...
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Babysitter charged after child falls from third-story balcony

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Investigators say Willisa Nicole Dowd was babysitting a 20-month-old girl April 4 when the child fell from a third-floor balcony, suffering severe injuries. Full story...
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Wilmington man accused of punching police officer in the face

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A 24-year-old Wilmington man is facing multiple charges after he was arrested for punching a police officer. Full story...
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Law enforcement takes Special Olympics torch on the road

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Local cops put on their running shoes this morning for a good cause. The runners set off to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope from the Wilmington Police Department to the Pender County line, where they handed it off to another team. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Good samaritan rescues boy wandering down Shipyard Blvd.

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videoIt's a Mother's Day miracle. A young child was rescued from the side of Shipyard Blvd. after wandering away from home. Full story...
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Area law enforcement honors fallen officers

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Keeping us safe is often a dangerous job. There are thousands of men and women who put themselves in harm's way every day and many who have paid the ultimate price. Full story...
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Heroin dealer sentenced to 11 years in prison

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A convicted heroin dealer will spend more than a decade in prison. A federal judge sentenced Arthur Curtis King, 51, of Wilmington to 11 years behind bars. Full story...
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Wilmington woman 'not surprised' by fatal dirt bike accident

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video The accident happened at the intersection of 5th and Dawson Streets Wednesday afternoon. The dirt bike 24-year-old Wayne Stansbury was driving is not street legal in Wilmington. Beatriz Moreno, who lives close by, says she knew an accident was bound to happen. Full story...
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Another drug bust for Wilmington Police Department

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It's another drug bust for the Wilmington Police Department. After receiving some complaints from neighbors, a member of the Wilmington Police Narcotics Unit checked in on Friday. A detective knocked on the door of 226 Davie Drive and then entered the residence upon receiving consent to search. Full story...
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Woman taken to the hospital after fire destroys home

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EMS took a Wilmington woman to the hospital, after a fire destroyed her home. Full story...
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Police charge woman after rescuing her from river

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A Wilmington woman has been charged after a police officer rescued her from the Cape Fear River early Saturday morning. The woman gave false names before police could identify her as Lydian Beck, 20. Full story...
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