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Wilmington Police Department

Day off may have saved worker's life as car runs into business

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A trip to Texas may have saved one woman's life when a car plowed into a Wilmington business this morning. Police say a woman was on her way home from an 8-hour shift at UNCW when she lost control of her vehicle. Full story...
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Police searching for break-in suspect

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Police are searching for the suspect who broke into a Wilmington church overnight. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for man who stole from Best Buy

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Wilmington Police are looking for help identifying a man they say stole from Best Buy at 309 S. College Road last month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Wilmington misses out on anti-bullying documentary

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Wilmington fell just short of pulling in enough votes to bring a documentary on bullying to the Port City. Full story...
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Break-in suspect nabbed by alert K-9 cop

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Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer and his dog nabbed a man believed to have committed five breaking and enterings and attempted break-ins in the past week. Full story...
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Serial bank robber gets federal prison sentence

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A judge today sentenced Jonathan Lee Thompson, 52, to ten years and five months in prison followed by three years supervised release. Thompson must also pay more than $8,000 in restitution. Thompson was on supervised release after serving time for nine bank robberies when he robbed three Wilmington banks in 2009. Full story...
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Man arrested after CFCC president hit in office

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Cape Fear Community College's president got a rude start to his day. Wilmington Police arrested Norfleet Midyette Jr. after witnesses say he walked into President Eric McKeithan's office and hit him multiple times with a pile of papers. Full story...
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Law enforcement warns about synthetic drug "Pump-It"

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Law enforcement is warning of another synthetic drug on the streets of Wilmington. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department joint Downtown Task Force encountered Pump-It this weekend. Full story...
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WPD arrests 8 from NJ for heroin ring

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For the second time in a week Wilmington Police say they've taken a load of heroin off the streets. Police arrested eight people from New Jersey after uncovering a large heroin trafficking ring here in the Port City. Full story...
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WPD makes bust, but heroin big problem in Port City

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video Wilmington Police say $150,000 of heroin never made it to the Port City's streets. Investigators say this latest drug bust has made a huge dent in the local drug trade. The 7,500 bags of heroin came in from out of state to be delivered to our city's streets. Full story...
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Patients of disgraced doctor have month to pick up medical records

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Patients of a Wilmington doctor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally prescribing narcotics and attempting to traffic opium have a short window to get back their medical records. Full story...
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Naked man chases cars in Wilmington neighborhood

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video Naked and on the run. That's what folks on Forest Hills Drive saw when a man sprinted down the road with no clothes on chasing cars. "It's not something that happens in the neighborhood very often," witness Bill Poteat said. "Certainly we've never seen that before." Full story...
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Police make arrest in February double shooting

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Wilmington Police have arrested a man in connection to the shooting of two people last month. Police arrested Michael Gerrod Jones last night. He is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other gun charges. Full story...
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Woman goes to hospital after crash with school bus

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A woman went to the hospital today after police say a school bus hit her car. It happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of Wrightsville Avenue. Full story...
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14 WPD officers promoted

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It was a big day for several members of the Wilmington Police Department. The department promoted 14 officers during a ceremony this afternoon. Full story...
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