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Wilmington Police Department

ONLY ON 3: Chief Evangelous discusses downtown issues

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videoIn the wake of another weekend of violence and other problems downtown, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous joined Ann McAdams onset during WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 Wednesday to talk about what's going on and what can be done. Full story...
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Police, council trying to fix continued downtown problems

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videoAnother weekend and more violence in downtown Wilmington. When the bars closed in Wilmington this weekend, police say fights broke out, a police horse and patrol car became victims and someone reported a man pointing a gun at people. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police canvassing Wilmington to remind drivers to lock cars

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video Lock your doors and hide your valuables. That's the warning Wilmington Police could very well leave on your windshield. Full story...
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Communication a key crime-fighting tool

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video Policing Wilmington can be a tough task. Today WWAY got an inside look at the police station as lieutenants and detectives gathered to share some successes and talk about how they can continue to improve crime prevention. Full story...
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Police close downtown street after suspicious bag found

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Wilmington Police shut down Water Street downtown for a few hours this morning after finding a suspicious bag. The call came in around 9:50 a.m. Full story...
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WPD honors citizen for thwarting robbery

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Wilmington Police honored a man who risked his life to help out a convenience store clerk. Officers honored Troy Hancock for his bravery with a plaque. Full story...
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Accused bank robber says he needs help; Dad agrees

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videoJust days out of prison, a man is back behind bars accused of robbing two banks in Wilmington. Now he's talking to WWAY from jail. So is the man's father, who contacted us over the weekend about his son's problems. He also called the police to report his son. Full story...
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Police find 45 pounds of pot in couple's van, home

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Officers found 36 pounds of marijuana in their van and nine more later at their house. Full story...
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Wilmington Police arrest man for two bank robberies

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Wilmington police say they have their man in two bank robberies in the last two weeks. Officers caught Reggie Andre Beckton last night. Full story...
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Wilmington Police search for bank robber

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Wilmington Police need your help finding a man who robbed a bank just before 10 a.m. It happened at the RBC Bank on the corner of Market Street and New Centre Drive. Full story...
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WPD says text tips helping solve crimes

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videoHave you witnessed a crime in your area and want to tell police, but you're worried you won't stay anonymous? Then maybe you should Text-a-Tip. Wilmington Police have used the program for a couple of years, and they say it's working. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigating 2nd murder of the year

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating the death of a 23-year-old Wilmington man on Sunday morning as a homicide, according to a statement from a department spokesperson. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigate first murder of 2010

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video Wilmington Police are investigating a murder after the second shooting on the same downtown street this week. It's the first murder of the year in the Port City. The shooting took place in the 800 block of Rankin Street just after 5 a.m. Full story...
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Police standoff ends with man shot dead

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video Three Wilmington Police officers are on administrative leave after a standoff overnight ended with a man's death. The family dispute turned shoot-out happened at the Echo Farms Golf Community in Wilmington. Full story...
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Jury does not convict ex-cop on two charges

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videoA New Hanover County jury found a former Wilmington Police officer not guilty of assault on a female. The judge declared a mistrial on a charge of sexual battery after the jury could not come to a verdict. Full story...
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