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Wrightsville Beach Police

WBPD raises bridge to trap reckless driver

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videoFebruary’s in Wrightsville Beach are generally slow, but say one man quickly changed all of that with a joy-ride around the island. Full story...
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Area police chiefs meet in Wrightsville Beach

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video Police chiefs from around the Cape Fear region gathered today in Wrightsville Beach for their annual meeting to talk about law enforcement issues. Full story...
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Fired deputy the latest in string of cops accused of bad behavior

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videoThis is the latest incident involving law enforcement accused of wrongdoing in our area. Taking a look at just the past 18 months, we found nearly 20 cases where officers were disciplined, arrested or even convicted. Full story...
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Police officers credited with saving women, baby from near drowning

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Two Wrightsville Beach Police officers saved two women and an infant from a near drowning this evening. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission has plan for funding elementary school deputies

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videoLast month, the New Hanover County School Board asked the county commission for funding to put a deputy in every elementary school. Monday night, the board met and came up with a solution. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Owner of closed downtown restaurant arrested for DWI

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video Wrightsville Beach Police arrested the owner of the now closed Deluxe restaurant overnight. Scott Haulman is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, DWI, having an open bottle of alcohol in his car, driving on a revoked license and ... urinating in public, according to a police spokesperson. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach police to get body cameras

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video Wrightsville Beach Police will soon be watching you a little closer. The town's Board of Aldermen approved about $4,000 to purchase eighteen personal body cameras for police officers. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach releases statement on disciplined police officers

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The Town of Wrightsville Beach took another step Thursday night to end a controversy involving police officers Robert Miller and Shaun Appler, who were both demoted and had a cut in Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits, two others demoted after firing appeals

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video Two Wrightsville Beach police officers have been demoted and another has quit. Town Manager Bob SSimpson made the announcement this morning following weeks of investigations into the officers, who the town initially fired. Full story...
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Police Department investigation continues in Wrightsville Beach; smoking ban, Crystal Pier discussion to come

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video The Town of Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen held a town meeting tonight looking for some answers on a police department investigation. The board also discussed the future of Crystal Pier. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three Wrightsville Beach Police officers under investigation

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Three Wrightsville Beach Police officers are on administrative leave and are the focus of an internal investigation, according to Chief Dan House. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with jumping off Wrightsville Beach bridge

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The search for a man who jumped off a Wrightsville Beach bridge early this morning ended with a man in jail. Joseph Compton, 28, is charged with jumping from a state bridge, resist, delay and obstruction. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach picks new police chief

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The Town of Wrightsville Beach has picked a new police chief. Town Manager Bob Simpson says the town has hired Dan House. Full story...
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Local law enforcement unveil fallen officers memorial

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video On a cool, spring evening, heroes were remembered. Tonight, law enforcement, government leaders and members of the community honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, by unveiling a new memorial. Full story...
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UPDATE: Teenager wanted for robbery in Wrightsville Beach turns self in

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Wrightsville Beach Police are looking for girl wanted for a home invasion and armed robbery. Tiffany Pittman, 17, is wanted for first degree burglary, conspiracy robbery with dangerous weapon, among other charges. Full story...
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