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Wilmington Police Department

WPD offers little information about use of force investigation during strange news conference

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videoIn what can probably best be described as a bizarre news conference, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous told reporters today the department has asked the SBI to investigate a use of force incident WPD discovered during a review. He said the investigation did not stem from a citizen complaint. Full story...
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New Wilmington police car design faces scrutiny

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videoSome Wilmington council members aren't pleased with a proposal to change the design of the city's police cars. Full story...
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Police: Shots fired into car causes man to crash into tree

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Police are investigating after they say someone fired shots into a car with two people inside, causing the driver to crash into a tree. Full story...
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Police: Felon who ran from officers with gun in hand arrested

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Wilmington Police arrested a man they say sparked a chase when he ran from officers with a gun in his hand Saturday night. Full story...
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Police search turns up nothing after ShotSpotter sounds

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Wilmington Police are investigating reports of shots fired after New Hanover County Dispatch says their search turned up nothing last night. Full story...
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Goolsby pushing Wilmington request to crack down on illegal guns

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videoState lawmakers are trying to crack down on criminals who carry illegally concealed weapons. One state senator says the changes are thanks in part to suggestions from our area. The idea is to make criminals think twice before carrying concealed weapons illegally. Full story...
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Police say repeat offender caught breaking into unlocked cars

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Police have arrested a man they say they caught breaking into cars at a Wilmington apartment complex. Officers responded to the Berkshires at Pecan Grove apartments in the 3400 block of Wilshire Blvd. after a concerned citizen called to report someone breaking into a car. Full story...
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Man facing charges for making threats, assault after hit and run

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Wilmington Police say a man who threatened another driver and rammed into him with his car on Market Street yesterday faces several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon and hit and run. Full story...
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UPDATE: Teen missing for days returns home

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UPDATE: Wilmington Police today said Treyquan Corbett has returned home. Full story...
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WPD: Woman crashed car into side of Wilmington house

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videoWilmington Police say a woman who was speeding lost control of her car, slamming into the side of a house this morning. Full story...
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Police: Man robbed Scotchman store with knife, got away with cash

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Police are investigating after they say a man robbed a Wilmington Scotchman store with a knife early this morning. Full story...
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Drill gives agencies chance to practice response to active shooter

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videoThe WPD SWAT team raided the US Army Corps of Engineers building this morning. It was not for real, but for an active shooter training exercise. Organizers say it's practice they hope they never need to use. Full story...
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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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