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Wilmington Police Department

Calls from WPD may be satisfaction survey

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videoMost people would probably prefer not to get a call from police. But some folks in Wilmington are getting calls from police looking for feedback. So far, the satisfaction surveys have contacted people involved in about 100 cases, but WPD has not gotten a huge response. Full story...
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Police arrest Wilmington man who was caught firing shots from bedroom window

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A Wilmington man was arrested after police say he was intoxicated when he was caught and arrested for firing a rifle out of a bedroom window yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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WPD looking for duo after armed robberies reported minutes apart

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videoPolice are searching for a duo they say attempted to rob a Wilmington convenience store minutes before getting away with cash at another just a few blocks away. Full story...
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Police: Man with kids in car charged after crack thrown from windows

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videoA man is in the New Hanover County Jail charged with multiple crimes after police say he threw crack cocaine out of his car while trying to avoid police all with two kids in the car. Full story...
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Man convicted this month of three crimes arrested for robbing taxi driver

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videoWilmington Police have arrested the man they say robbed a Kat's Taxi driver early Thursday morning. Records show the suspect was recently convicted for multiple crimes. Full story...
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Wilmington Police searching for man who robbed taxi driver at gunpoint

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Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Wilmington cab driver at gunpoint early this morning, just as he pulled into the Creekwood community to drop the man off. Full story...
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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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