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Wilmington Police Department

Police: Woman robbed at gunpoint by trio who stole pizza box, bag

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videoPolice are investigating after they say three people robbed a woman at gunpoint near a Wilmington convenience store, getting away with a pizza and her bag. Full story...
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Man calls police, winds up in jail on drug trafficking charges

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videoIf you're going to ask police to check your home for a possible intruder, make sure you don't have drugs packaged for sale inside. That's what Wilmington Police say happened late last night when Bruce Rickenbacker reported someone may have broken into his house on Highland Drive. Full story...
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WPD investigates scam targeting grandparents

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Wilmington Police are investigating a credit card scam that conned two elderly victims out of $16,000. Detectives say two Wilmington women, ages 78 and 83, told investigators that on April 8 young men posing as their grandsons on the phone told the women they needed bail money for DWI arrests. Full story...
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Take a look: Police release photo of suspect in pharmacy robbery

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videoWilmington Police are asking for help identifying the suspect in a recent pharmacy robbery. Witnesses told police the man pictured in the surveillance photos released today is believed to have jumped through the pharmacy window at the Walgreen at 4521 Oleander Drive April 20. Full story...
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Shot fired into 2-year-old's bedroom

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videoWilmington Police are investigating after they say a shot was fired into a child's bedroom. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says an officer was on Market St. around 11 p.m. Friday when he heard shots fired from Princess Place Drive. Full story...
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Police: Speed, alcohol likely factors in fatal, single-car crash

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videoPolice are investigating a car crash after they say a man was killed when he hit a tree and power pole late last night. Wilmington Police responded to the crash, saying a man in his early 20s was the only person in the car. Full story...
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NHSO, WPD to move gang, housing, downtown units under same roof

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videoA new initiative is joining some forces of the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and the Wilmington Police Department under one roof. They are transforming the former "Shaw Speaks" building downtown into a "law enforcement fusion" building. Full story...
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Accident involving motorcycle shuts down lane on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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videoAn accident involving a motorcycle has shut down at least one lane of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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WPD: Three suspects wanted for Monday shooting of teen

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Wilmington Police say they are looking for three men in connection with a shooting that targeted a 15-year-old boy Monday afternoon. Full story...
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WPD investigates shooting on S. 15th St.

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videoWilmington Police are investigating a shooting that happened just before 4 p.m. today. Investigators say when officers responded to the 1400 block of S. 15th St. they found shell casings but no victim. Full story...
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Adrian Point surrenders to face attempted murder charge

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videoA man wanted along with two of his brothers for allegedly trying to kill a man last month turned himself in yesterday. Adrian Point, 22, turned himself in at the front desk of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Police investigating after man who was stabbed shows up at hospital

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Police responding to reports of shots fired at a Wilmington apartment complex overnight learn a man who was there during some sort of argument then showed up to the hospital with stab wounds. Full story...
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Man charged with assault after punching police officer in the head

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A man already facing felony charges is now charged with assault after police say he punched an officer in the head during his arrest yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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Youth violence is a 'crisis' in Wilmington

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videoCity Manager Sterling Cheatham presented a report on reducing youth gun violence in Wilmington Tuesday after hosting several forums over the winter for the report. Cheatham said they found the youth often lack family structure, good education and meaningful jobs. Full story...
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Impaired pedestrian hit by car at 17th and Wooster Streets

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Wilmington Police say an impaired pedestrian was hit by a car Monday afternoon near 17th and Wooster Streets. Full story...
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