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Wilmington Police Department

WPD officers awarded medal of valor

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Several Wilmington police officers were recognized for their on-duty actions. Officer Fred Clark, Corporal Robert Perozzi, Officer Frank Childers and Officer Adam Lewis were presented Tuesday night with the Medal of Valor as a result of bravery and placing their own lives at risk. Full story...
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Man bites dog: WPD K9 recovers after attack

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video It's a real life story of man bites dog, and it has a valued member of the Wilmington Police Department at home with his paws up recovering. Full story...
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Man bites police dog

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Wilmington Police say a man is in jail after he bit a dog. Police arrested Travis Glaspie on June 5 on multiple counts, but he was released after posting bail. They tried to arrest him again on Friday on other charges, but he ran. Full story...
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Police may find few answers as they hit streets with survey

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video Wilmington Police are stepping up efforts to figure out the biggest problem areas in the community. In what police call part of their focus deterrence program, officers will go door-to-door with a survey tomorrow. Full story...
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Body found at Greenfield Lake Park identified

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Wilmington Police have identified the body found this morning at Greenfield Lake Park. The body was found under a covered picnic area near the playground before 6:30 a.m. Full story...
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Police, family hope billboard will help solve cold case murders

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video Wilmington Police hope a billboard on Oleander Drive can help generate leads in some unsolved murder cases. The family of Allison Jackson Foy believes the billboard could make the difference when it comes to the unsolved murder case of their loved one. Full story...
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Optometrist, husband arrested after B&E report uncovers alleged pot grow house

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A Wilmington optometrist and her husband face several drug charges after police say they found a a marijuana "grow" operation in the couple's basement. Full story...
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Fight over woman gets man stabbed in stomach and hands

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A man was stabbed repeatedly after becoming involved in a dispute over a woman. Full story...
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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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