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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.

WPD officers clean area known for crime

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.

High-speed chase ends well for police

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.

At 56, officer is WPD’s oldest rookie

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.

Local law enforcement teaming up to fight violent crime

videoLocal law enforcement agencies are teaming up to tackle violent crime in the greater Wilmington area. Police aren't sure if recent shooting are gang-related, but cracking down on gangs is one way they are trying to curb violent crime.

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