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Wilmington Police Department

Police: Man caught keying officer's patrol car downtown arrested

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Police say a man caught keying a downtown Wilmington task force officer's patrol car early this morning was arrested after a group watched the man do it. Full story...
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WPD searching for man who used revolver to rob man selling ice cream

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Police are searching for a man they say used a gun to rob a man on his bicycle selling ice cream in the Long Leaf Park area yesterday. Wilmington Police say just after 4:30 p.m. they got a call reporting the crime in the 2700 block of Vance Street. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested after pulling knife on group, crashing car during chase

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Police arrested a man they say tried to instigate a fight with a group in downtown Wilmington before leading a speedy car chase with officers, finally crashing his car in a nearby intersection. Full story...
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Man confesses to homeless man's 2013 murder

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videoMore than a year after police found a homeless man beaten to death in Wilmington, another homeless man has confessed to the crime. Investigators say the suspect contacted them to come clean on his 24th birthday. Full story...
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Gunfire this evening may be WPD testing ShotSpotter

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videoWilmington Police say if you hear gunshots around 6 p.m. it may just be a test. WPD will run a test this afternoon to expand ShotSpotter coverage in the Port City. Full story...
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Body found in Pender Co. confirmed as Elisha Tucker

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videoWilmington Police say remains found in Pender County last month are a Leland woman missing since last year. WPD says the Medical Examiner's Office in Greenville determined the remains found April 29 off Hoover Road near Hampstead are the remains Elisha Marie Tucker, 34. Full story...
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Police use pepper spray on downtown crowd

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videoWilmington Police say officers had to use pepper spray after a crowd got out of hand downtown early yesterday morning. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says it started at 2:17 a.m. when officers responded to a crowd "being extremely unruly" in front of Pravda at 23 N. Front St. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Issues identified in 2004 study persist at WPD

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videoRecent surveys and studies have identified problems at the Wilmington Police Department, including moral and issues with the K-9 Unit among others. But many of the same problems were identified by another study conducted for the department a decade ago. Full story...
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Search for Vannewkirk, identification of body found continue

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said today officers continue to search for Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk, who has been missing since early last month. Full story...
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WPD releases evaluation of K-9 Unit

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department has released an outside report that evaluates its K-9 unit. The report was commissioned following an incident last fall where the use of a police dog at the end of a car chase was brought into question. Full story...
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Schools locked down as police search for pharmacy robber

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videoAn armed robbery at a Wilmington pharmacy led to a lockdown at nearby schools this morning. Wilmington Police say they are looking for a man who robbed Kings Pharmacy at S. College Road and Shipyard Blvd. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Sen. Rabon cited for hitting parked car

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videoWilmington Police have cited a state senator for hitting a car in a downtown Wilmington parking lot Sunday night. In a story that was FIRST ON 3, witnesses claimed Sen. Bill Rabon (R-8th District) hit a car in the lot at 2nd and Princess streets Sunday evening. Full story...
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Man charged with shooting and chase Sunday, other shooting still unsolved

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videoTwo shootings, one in the 500 block of Maides Avenue and another at 10th & Castle Streets, are believed to be unrelated according to police. Full story...
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WPD and WHA differ on how much crime has decreased in public housing

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videoWe received two news releases this afternoon highlighting how much crime has gone down over the last six months in Wilmington's public housing. In the first, the Wilmington Housing Authority said it was down 74%. But then the Wilmington Police Department quickly sent a follow-up news release saying it was down 51%. Full story...
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