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Wilmington Police Department

BREAKING FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 50 kids involved in street fight

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video Wilmington Police Officers tell us about 50 kids started fighting near 12th and Chestnut Streets this afternoon. They say the fight continued down to 13th Street and then onto the playground at Rankin Terrace. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wing Fling ABC permit denied, event left homeless

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Problems tonight for a long-standing Wilmington event. WWAY has learned the 15th Annual Wing Fling scheduled for March 26 may not have a home. Full story...
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WPD: No leads on puppy killer despite reward

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WPD investigators have been unsuccessful in locating the person(s) who killed two puppies on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. In response to media coverage, several animal welfare organizations have pledged money for a reward for anyone supplying information that leads to an arrest. Pledges currently total more than $2,000. Full story...
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WPD: Three busted for stealing copper from Winter Park Presbyterian

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The two men went to the side of the church (Winter Park Presbyterian Church) and started loading up copper drainage piping that had been cut from the church buildings. Detectives stopped the suspects before they drove away. All of the stolen copper was recovered, including some that apparently was taken earlier in the night. Full story...
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WPD arrests two after chase

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A robbery at a Wilmington ATM led to a chase that ended across the river in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Police say despite busts, heroin still a problem

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video Three recent deaths by overdoses and arrests of dealers have put a spotlight on heroin in the Port City. Full story...
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Crack dealer convicted in federal court

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A federal jury convicted Rushaun Necko Parker of several drug and weapons charges stemming for a January 2010 arrest. Full story...
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Wilmington Police make "Black Magic" heroin bust

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Wilmington Police say they've found the people responsible for selling the deadly "Black Magic" heroin. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three recent deaths attributed to heroin overdoses

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating three fatal heroin overdoses since Friday, February 25, 2011. The substance is individually package in bindles labeled "Black Magic." We strongly advise anyone who comes in contact with this substance to contact your local law enforcement agency. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Reward offered for information on who killed puppies with hammer

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Adopt-An-Angel, a local animal welfare organization, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed two puppies in the Long Leaf Park area. This case remains under active investigation by the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two puppies beaten and killed with hammer

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Someone killed two puppies by striking them on their heads. The two pups were in a ditch. One already was dead. The other had visible injuries but was still alive. Full story...
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Man says he's stabbed while standing on downtown corner at 3 a.m.

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The victim told investigators that he was on the corner at 10th and Campbell when a man drove up in a burgundy jeep and asked him if he had anything (drugs) to sell. He said that when he replied he didn’t have anything, the man got out of the jeep, stabbed him several times, took his money, and then drove away. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver plays bumper-cars last night downtown

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Responding WPD officers spoke with witnesses who said they saw a vehicle hit a car in the unit block (0 – 99) S. Water Street. The witnesses followed the vehicle, trying to get a license plate number, but the car sped away. The witnesses said they relocated the vehicle after it had hit three parked cars in the 1300 block of Dock Street. Full story...
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Evangelous wants more officers downtown

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video Violence in downtown Wilmington has been making news. Now the Chief of Police has an idea to make things better. Full story...
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WPD: B&E suspect arrested, another on the run

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A witness reported that he was driving by the store when he heard a loud noise. He saw someone breaking into the business, and then leaving the area in a truck heading westbound on Wrightsville Avenue. Full story...
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