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Wilmington Police Department

FIRST ON 3: Community activists call for Wilmington police chief's resignation

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videoSonya Patrick, New Hanover County Representative of the North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus, and former Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren say the police department is out of control, and they say Chief Ralph Evangelous is to blame. Full story...
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WPD: Passed out driver charged with DWI hurt as car hits cruiser

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videoWilmington Police charged a man with DWI this week after they say they found him passed out in his car. But that wasn't all that happened. Full story...
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Heroin arrest linked to numerous overdoses

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A joint drug investigation between the Wilmington Police Department and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department lead to the connection of a specific brand of heroin to a number of local drug overdoses. Full story...
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Dash cam video released in K9 biting incident

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videoDash cam video released Monday gives a closer look at what happened when a Wilmington Police K-9 officer unleashed his police dog on a suspect who police say drove through a DWI checkpoint and led them on a chase Nov. 1. Full story...
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UPDATE: Grand jury indicts former New Hanover County deputy

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videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy is in jail under a $500,000 bond after a grand jury indicted him Monday. Jurors reviewed the results from an investigation conducted by N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the misconduct of Lt. Joey LeBlanc. Full story...
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Officers cleared in Lullwater Drive shooting

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videoTwo Wilmington Police Officers involved in a shooting incident in November were cleared today. Full story...
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Wilmington police officer cleared in dog bite incident

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A New Hanover County grand jury cleared a Wilmington Police Department K-9 officer Monday of wrongdoing for a police chase that ended with his police dog biting and hurting a suspect. Full story...
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WPD: Heroin marked 'Champs' leads to multiple overdoses

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Wilmington Police have connected a specific brand of heroin to a number of local drug overdoses. Full story...
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WPD: Witnesses not cooperating in murder investigation

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videoWilmington Police say witnesses are not cooperating as they investigate the murder of a 20-year-old man over the weekend. Full story...
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Man attempts to save shooting victim's life

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videoWilmington Police say Drayshawn Dowd, 20, was shot and killed after leaving a party early Saturday morning. Now a neighbor is speaking out about what happened, and how he tried to save Dowd's life. Full story...
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Police release name of man shot and killed overnight

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A Wilmington man is dead after leaving a party overnight. Police have identified the victim as Drayshawn Dowd, 20. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger bonds out of jail after DWI arrest

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger bonded out of jail around 7:30 p.m. Friday after being arrested overnight for DWI and drug possession. Full story...
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Fight ends in stabbings in Wilmington

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videoA fight ended with several stabbings at the corner of 14th and Wooster Streets in Wilmington Thursday. The police have not called WWAY back to confirm any details. But, a witness said the fight possibly started because of gang retaliation. Full story...
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Children's theater group honors Josh Proutey

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video Members of Thalian Association Children's Theater Leadership Program hosted a tree lighting ceremony this evening to honor Josh Proutey as the anniversary of his murder nears. Full story...
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Police: Fugitive from South Carolina arrested in Hillcrest community

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videoWilmington Police arrested a man in the Hillcrest community who they say was wanted in South Carolina for failing to appear on charges he faces there. Full story...
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