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Wilmington Police Department

Population goes up, Crime goes down

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videoNew data suggests that even though Wilmington is growing, crimes like murder, robbery, and assault in the city are doing the exact opposite. Full story...
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WPD cites Lejeune Marine for jumping into river

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videoWilmington Police cited a Camp Lejeune Marine last week for jumping into and swimming across the Cape Fear River. A police department spokeswoman says officers responded around 1:49 a.m. Friday to a call about someone jumping into the river in the 100 block of Water Street downtown. Full story...
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Police say Sunday armed robberies may be linked

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videoWilmington Police are investigating two armed robberies over the weekend. The first happened at the 1400 block of Greenfield Street around 6:05 p.m. Lt. O.M. Blanton says police received a shot spotter alert of a single gunshot. Full story...
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Suspect in shooting over shoes arrested

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videoWilmington Police say the man who shot another man over a pair of sneakers earlier this week is behind bars in Hamlet. Full story...
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Police looking for man who stole cash register from coffee shop

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videoWilmington Police need help identifying a suspect who broke into a restaurant a few weeks ago and stole the cash register. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victim knew man who shot his foot then stole his shoes

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videoA Wilmington man is recovering after he says he was shot over a pair of shoes, that now have a bullet hole in them. Full story...
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Police say Wilmington too inviting for homeless

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video Police say the homeless population continues to grow in the Port City, and it did not happen overnight. Over the past few days Wilmington has seen several incidents involving men and women who call the streets home. Full story...
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Moped driver cited for DWI, injured in crash

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A moped driver is in the hospital and charged with drunk driving after a crash last night. Wilmington Police say a concerned citizen called 911 around 11 p.m. about a single vehicle crash at Market St. and N. College Rd. Full story...
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Police search for masked men who robbed Burger King workers at gunpoint

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videoWilmington Police are searching for a couple of suspects after they say two fast food workers were robbed at gunpoint late last night. It happened just after the workers closed down the Burger King at 1901 S. 16th St. for the night. Full story...
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WPD investigates death downtown

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Wilmington Police Community Relations Officer Linda Rawley confirms the identity of a body found in the 600 block of N. 3rd Street. The body is identified as Kendrick Glenn Gore, 50. Full story...
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