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Wilmington Police Department

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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Body pulled from river is missing Marine

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A body found in the Cape Fear River today is a missing Marine. LCpl. John J. Pruitt, 24, of Fontana, CA, was stationed at Camp Lejeune. He went missing late Sunday night. Full story...
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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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