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Wilmington Police Department

Police: Man who robbed smoke shop at gunpoint gets away with cash

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videoPolice are investigating after they say a masked man robbed an area smoke shop at gunpoint last night and then ran off with cash from the register. Full story...
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Suspect claims innocence, denies gang ties

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videoPolice say a validated gang member shot at a couple weeks ago is charged with a stabbing. They also say they are searching for two of his brothers in connection with the crime. Today we sat down with the suspect in jail to figure out what is going on with another string of violence police say is gang-related. Full story...
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Gang member shot at recently now charged with stabbing; brothers also wanted

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videoA man who was shot at in Wilmington a couple of weeks ago is in jail charged with a stabbing yesterday, police say. Meanwhile, two of his older brothers are also wanted in connection with the crime. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Deputies search for masked men who robbed area CVS

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Deputies are investigating after dispatchers say two masked men robbed an area CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint early this morning. Full story...
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Police believe gangs tied to shooting, stabbing

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video Wilmington Police say a man showed up at a Wilmington fire station this afternoon with stab wounds. Sgt. Curt Stansbury says a woman drove the man to the back of the fire station at 8th and Market streets a little after 1 p.m. Full story...
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SBI finishes probe of Jan. 28 officer-involved shooting

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videoThe state probe of a Jan. 28 officer-involved shooting death in Wilmington is complete and in the hands of the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office, an official said Tuesday. Full story...
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Search continues for fourth suspect in January murder

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videoWilmington Police are making a public appeal for help in finding a fourth suspect connected with a January murder. Adron Terrell Whitted, 22, is wanted for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Raequan Rouse Jan. 19 in the 600 block of N. 10th Street. Full story...
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Wilmington Police to spend thousands to evaluate K-9 unit

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video The Wilmington Police Department will spend nearly $10,000 as it evaluates its canine program. Chief Ralph Evangelous promised the review earlier this year after an internal investigation into K9 officer Stafford Brister and his use of his dog on a chase suspect last fall. Full story...
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WPD swears in 16 new officers

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department swore in 16 new officers from all walks of life this afternoon. From the son of a retired WPD officer to an officer all the way from Los Angeles, recruiting officer Ron Evans says this group is special. Full story...
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Another teen charged for January murder in Wilmington

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videoAnother teenager has been charged with a January murder in Wilmington. Police say they arrested Torrence Burns, 17, yesterday for the shooting death of Raequan Rouse. Full story...
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Man wanted for breaking into vending machine again, hit & run

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A man with a history of breaking into vending machines is wanted for allegedly committing the same crime again overnight. Full story...
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Owner 'can't fault police' after dog shot and killed

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videoWilmington Police shot and killed a dog after it attacked two people including its owner last night. Stephen Bowen says police and EMS were outside waiting for him and his hospice nurse to take him to the hospital for treatment before the attack. Full story...
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Man, woman face charges for more than 100 sex crimes with child

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videoA Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements set for former WPD sergeant

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videoFuneral arrangements have been set for a former Wilmington Police officer who died over the weekend. Sgt. Edward L. Haynes was one of the first black officers WPD hired after the 1898 coup and race riots when he joined the force in 1954. Full story...
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WPD looking for man who broke into restaurant

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videoWilmington Police are asking for help identifying a man they say broke into a restaurant early this morning. Police say the man broke into Chopstix at 5214 Market Street around 2:55 a.m. Full story...
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