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US, local crime on the rise

videoThe FBI has released its Uniform Crime Reports for 2006. In short form: our population is growing across the region and so is violent crime. The report says robberies increased significantly in Wilmington between 2005 and 2006. Some Wilmington residents had mixed reactions to the numbers.

WPD officer hit with own bullet

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.

WPD gets grant to help with rehabilitation

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.

Police: Wilmington house is hotbed for crime

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.

Police, Sheriff’s department reach mutual aid agreement

There is a new mutual-aid agreement between the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and Wilmington Police. The relationship between the two agency has been strained in recent months. Now Chief Ralph Evangelous and Sheriff Sid Causey have made their first step towards working together.

WPD making presence known in Creekwood

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.

WPD looking for shooting suspect

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.

Teen girl arrested, suspected of carjacking

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.

Assault suspect evades police

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.

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