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WPD officer hit with own bullet

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A Wilmington Police officer was wounded Tuesday morning, hit by his own bullet. Investigators say the officer was training at the firing range when he got hit in the arm with a bullet fragment. Full story...
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WPD gets grant to help with rehabilitation

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The Wilmington Police Department is trying to help the people they arrest. The US Attorney's Office recently awarded the WPD grant money so they can help inmates released from prison. Full story...
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Police: Wilmington house is hotbed for crime

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videoPolice say for more than seven years a Wilmington house has been known as a hotbed for criminal activity. Neighbors say it's an on-going problem in the community but police say it's not an easy one to clean up. Full story...
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WPD making presence known in Creekwood

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videoWilmington Police are making their presence known in a local neighborhood prone to violence. Police say they haven't always had the best reputation in Wilmington's Creekwood neighborhood. They're trying to change that. Police officers are patrolling Creekwood on foot. Full story...
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WPD looking for shooting suspect

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Wilmington Police are looking for a shooting suspect. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of 30th Street. Tyrone Tyson of Wilmington was shot in the thigh by a man who claimed Tyson took his money. Full story...
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Teen girl arrested, suspected of carjacking

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A 16-year old girl is in jail Monday. She's one of two suspects in a carjacking over the weekend. Police say a woman matching Alicia Ramos's description car-jacked a man at gunpoint on Rankin Street Sunday morning. Full story...
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Assault suspect evades police

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videoWilmington police are looking for a man who led them on a chase last night. Despite the use of a K-9 unit and helicopter, police were unable to catch Chris Woodard. Full story...
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WPD officers clean area known for crime

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A group of Wilmington Police officers spent the morning doing something a little different. They spent hours clearing over-grown brush out of a lot in the 600 block of McRae Street. Full story...
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High-speed chase ends well for police

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A high-speed chase has ended well for Wilmington Police. Police say a suspect driving a vehicle that may have been stolen led police until he crashed the car into a utility pole on Seventh and Chestnut Streets. Full story...
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At 56, officer is WPD's oldest rookie

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videoSometimes, it can take a while to realize your dream. For one man his dream was to become a police officer. And he didn't let his age stand in the way. Officer Laurence Egerton is one of Wilmington's finest. You'd think Officer Egerton had been on the job for many years. At 56, Officer Egerton is Wilmington's oldest rookie. Full story...
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