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Wilmington Police Department

WPD looking for teen missing since Nov. 6

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Alondra Itzel Arrelano is fourteen years of age, although she may appear to be older. She is considered to be endangered due to her young age and the length of time she has been missing. Full story...
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Mother, daughter charged with mugging elderly woman

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Here at the holidays, a mother and daughter will get to spend some time together... in jail. Full story...
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Deputy not charged after fender bender

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The holiday rush got off to a bad start for a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy this morning. The deputy rear-ended another car with his cruiser at the intersection of South 17th Street and College Road around 9 a.m. UPDATED WITH NEWS RELEASE FROM WPD. Full story...
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Man arrested for cocaine possession

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Wilmington Police arrested Xavier Cooper early this morning and charged him with possessing and trafficking cocaine. Full story...
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Standoff with police ends peacefully

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After about an hour and a half a stand-off ended peacefully for one family and Wilmington Police officers this afternoon. Full story...
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Murdered woman's sister continues search for answers

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videoBack in 2006 Allison Jackson Foy went missing from Monkey Junction. Two years later, someone found her remains in the woods off Carolina Beach Road. Now Foy's sister is back in town. She's checking in with investigators making sure the case stays active. Full story...
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DA clears WPD officers in shooting

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DA Ben David said after reviewing the evidence no officers will face criminal charges for the shooting of David Christian Hansen on November 4. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Police use pepper spray to break up Downtown Halloween crowd Saturday

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video Videos posted this weekend on YouTube show a crowd on Front Street in downtown Wilmington Saturday night chanting, "U-S-A!" Suddenly, the crowd disperses. Many of the people in at least one of the videos are coughing and choking. Wilmington Police Spokeswoman Lucy Crockett says an officer used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington welcomes new upscale bar

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video Another bar downtown? It's true and local Wilmington leaders are giving it a thumbs up. They say this new upscale wine bar brings a different taste to the downtown bar scene. Full story...
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Familiar face returns to WPD

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Linda Rawley, who worked with the department for more than 16 years, left in 2006 to pursue personal career interests. She's back as WPD's community resource coordinator for the Gang Resistance Team. Full story...
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WPD brings HOPE to Creekwood

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More than 10 Creekwood residents graduated today from HOPE Academy. The program organized by the Wilmington Police Department informs and educates residents on topics like gangs in hopes residents can be leaders in their community. Full story...
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Downtown Summit asks for input from the community

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video Local community leaders are joining forces to tackle one big problem -- downtown Wilmington. From the bar scene to parking problems, people got the chance to voice their concerns at the Downtown Summit. Full story...
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WPD hosts kids at annual Demo Day

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Kids have big dreams. For the kids who dream of being a cop, today was their lucky day. Full story...
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WPD cracks down on illegal turns at downtown fountain

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There's a temptation in the air around 5th and Market Street in Wilmington. A temptation to turn left. And it's illegal. Full story...
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Crash victim sues city, police officer

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The City of Wilmington is asking for an extension after man filed a suit against a Wilmington Police officer and the city stemming from a crash involving the officer nearly two years ago. Full story...
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