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Wilmington Police Department

One arrested, one at large after attempted moped theft sparks UNCW safety alert

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A report of armed men trying to steal a moped led to a safety alert at UNCW overnight. Wilmington Police say they got a call from a man who said two men tried to shoot him when he caught them trying to hotwire his moped near Campus Edge Apartments. Full story...
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Four arrested after heroin bust

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A heroin bust in Wilmington landed four people in jail and a child in protective custody. Full story...
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Police looking for suspect in Sonic armed robbery

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed the Sonic on Market Street last night at gunpoint. Full story...
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Man arrested after allegedly hitting girlfriend, taking baby

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A Wilmington man is in jail without bond after police say he kidnapped his own child. Full story...
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Police looking for suspect in shooting of car, house, dog

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Wilmington Police say a 4th of July domestic disturbance turned into multiple crimes involving a baby and a family pet. Full story...
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Man arrested after he reportedly 'flipped out,' attacked cop

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A man is in jail after witnesses and police say he "flipped out," abandoned his young sister and allegedly attacked a Wilmington Police officer. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: One year after Pine Valley murder, victim's family looking for answers

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video The morning of July 4, 2011, Carol Ann Johnson, 59, was found dead in her home off Pine Valley Drive in Wilmington. Now on the anniversary of her murder, her family continues to search for answers in hopes her case will not go cold, and that her killer is caught. Full story...
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Four arrested, baby in protective custody after drug deal goes bad

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A man who says he was the victim of a crime wound up in jail over the weekend along with the people he said tried to rob him. The arrests also left a baby in protective care. Full story...
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Explore with George: Wilmington PD training

They keep us safe on the streets but just what does it take to be on the force? Our very own officer of fun, George Elliott stopped by the Wilmington Police Department for a training session today to see if he has what it takes.

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WPD U-Turn luncheon focuses on young women at risk

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video Wilmington Police say the purpose of the U-Turn luncheon is to bring struggling young women together with positive mentors to help them make a U-turn in their lives. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As Wilmington 10 seek pardons, former cop wants whole story retold

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video Members of the NAACP and the Wilmington 10 rally tonight in support of pardons for the group. More than 40 years after Mike's Grocery on South 6th Street was fire bombed, a former Wilmington Police officer says there is another side of the story that is not being told. Full story...
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Crash at MLK & Kerr sends one to hospital

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One person went to the hospital after a SUV flipped this afternoon on MLK Parkway and Kerr Avenue. Wilmington Police say the driver of the SUV hit another car and then flipped after overcorrecting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman chases off suspected robbers with Louisville Slugger

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video A woman chases down suspected thieves with a bat after they tried to break into her house. With her help, police arrested Sean Ray McMahan, 17, and Markyes Deshaun Jones, 18, who are now in jail after admitting to mugging a woman downtown Thursday night around 10 p.m. Full story...
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Sixth person arrested in connection with Chinese delivery murder

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Wilmington Police have arrested and charged a sixth person in connection to the murder of a Chinese food delivery driver last week. Investigators say they arrested Nathaniel T. Lawrence, 16, last night. Full story...
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Four teens, 20-year-old charged in connection with delivery driver's murder

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video Five people, including four teens, are charged in connection with the murder of a Chinese restaurant delivery driver in Wilmington. Full story...
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