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Wilmington Police Department

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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Man charged with rape, kidnapping five days after prison release

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Held at knifepoint and raped by someone she knew. The suspect? A man just released from prison. Full story...
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Jurors see video of ex-cop interviewed about assault allegations

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videoThursday marked day two for the trial involving former Wilmington Police officer Wotzvely Perez. Perez is charged with assault on a female and sexual battery. The state called at least three people to the stand to testify, which helped shed new light on the case. Full story...
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Opening statements in trial of ex-cop accused of crime on duty

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videoProsecutors say former Wilmington Police officer Wotzvely Perez was carrying his badge and gun when he sexually assaulted a woman. The victim says the two became friends while she worked at a convenience store Perez often visited. Full story...
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Trial begins for ex-cop accused of sexual assault on duty

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Former patrol officer Wotzvely Albert Perez is charged with assault on a female and sexual battery for an alleged on-duty incident that happened in December 2008. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for bank robber

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The robber is described as a white male, 6’ - 6’3”, small build, with short brown hair. Full story...
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Police looking for suspect after woman's wallet stolen at store

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Wilmington Police are looking for a woman they say took another woman's cell phone, keys and wallet from the Walmart on Sigmon road last month. Full story...
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Men wanted for stealing from dead man's home

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Investigators say the men broke into the boarded up house on Mercer Avenue where 69-year-old Luther Weeks died after his oxygen tank exploded. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Busy start to holiday weekend for WPD

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Last call downtown was the start of problems for Wilmington Police this holiday weekend. Officers working downtown encountered large crowds and responded to several fights when bars closed at 2 a.m. Saturday. Full story...
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WPD helps deputies catch suspect from the sky

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The Sheriff's Office called the K-9 unit and SABLE, the Wilmington Police Department's helicopter, to track down a man they say assaulted his girlfriend before running into the woods. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: With charges dismissed, man says city needs to pay up

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video New developments tonight in a story you've seen ONLY ON 3. Earlier this year Wilmington Police tried to nab a suspected drug dealer. They had a search warrant. Trouble is they apparently they busted into the wrong house. Full story...
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Man who ran twice from cops faces 13 charges

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Christopher Holshouser faces more than a dozen charges including assault on an officer and three counts of resisting a public officer. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: ALE investigating three Downtown Wilmington bars; "Last resort" says city attorney

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video Three Downtown Wilmington bars are being investigated by the state. Assistant City Attorney Bill Wolak says investigations like these are a last resort and happen only when law enforcement is not effective in keeping the peace at an establishment. Full story...
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Wilmington leads state in violent crimes

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videoWhich North Carolina city do you think is most violent? Durham? Charlotte? Would you believe Wilmington? Recent crime numbers released by the FBI say it is. Full story...
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