Crime

  Suspect in Thursday’s deadly shooting on Carolina Beach Road arrested

The Wilmington Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with Thursday’s shootout between two vehicles on Carolina Beach Road that resulted in the death of a juvenile and left another person injured.

  Guns, marijuana found after probation absconder arrested in Bladen Co.

  Attempted scams targeting Duke Energy customers hit record high

Man convicted of trying to lure students from Wilmington school

  One person killed, another injured in gun battle between 2 cars along Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington police say

  Riegelwood man charged in June shooting in Bladen County

  WPD: Suspect in Rankin St. shooting taken into custody

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  Former labor union president sentenced to prison in embezzlement case

Deputies serving unrelated warrant reportedly find man in possession of 88 grams of cocaine

  VIDEO: Wilmington police looking for suspects in break-in

WPD looking for suspect in hit and run at Independence Mall

3 charged in Bladen County tractor theft

Man with North Carolina connections wanted in association with Horry County drug trafficking operation

Pender County Sheriff’s Office seeks help locating missing trailer

The public’s assistance is sought to find a 21-foot Gulf Stream camper trailer that was stolen from Millstone Trail in Rocky Point sometime after noon July 5th.

New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for larceny suspects

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying people connected to a larceny at a gas station.

  WPD investigating a shooting on Rankin Street

WPD investigates a shooting on Rankin Street.

  Month-long investigation by New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office leads to drug bust

Two people are facing multiple drug charges after a month-long investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

  Shooting suspect turns himself into police

Suspect accused of breaking and entering identified by eyewitnesses

  Autopsy reveals man found dead in ‘ransacked’ home on Christmas Day had been assaulted

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office need help identifying shoplifters

  WPD: Man attacks coworker with 2x4

Victim in deadly Carolina Beach hit-and-run was in town for 20th wedding anniversary, walking with wife when struck, prosecutors say

Orton Plantation historical marker vandalized

Belville officials say a historical marker honoring Orton Plantation was vandalized overnight Wednesday.

  U.S. Attorney: 23 arrested, 3 at large in connection to drug trafficking operation in Horry County

United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced a number of arrests in a drug operation that took place in Horry County.

  Suspect in fatal DWI hit-and-run now charged with second-degree murder

A New Hanover County man is now charged with murder after he allegedly hit and killed a woman with his truck while intoxicated last week.

Brunswick County man charged with attempted murder in weekend shooting

An Ash man is behind bars on attempted murder and assault charges following a shooting over the weekend.

FBI warns public about potential antibody testing fraud schemes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the public that scammers are marketing fraudulent and/or unapproved COVID-19 antibody tests, potentially providing false results.

  WANTED: Wilmington Police look for two armed robbery suspects

Officers responded to an armed robbery call on S 3rd Street Friday night.

  Nearly 90 cases handled by fired WPD officers dismissed or under review

The New Hanover County District Attorney is in the process of either dismissing or reviewing around 89 pending cases connected to three officers terminated this week from the Wilmington Police Department.

Woman attacked in street by 3 men after her car breaks down, Wilmington police say

Wilmington police have charged three men who allegedly attacked a woman after her car broke down Wednesday evening.

Police charge man after fight involving knife in downtown Wilmington

Wilmington police say a man has been charged with assault after chasing down another man while armed with a knife late Tuesday night.

Man arrested in fatal shooting in Chadbourn

According to Chadbourn Police Chief Anthony Spivey, Christopher Cromartie has been charged with murder in the shooting of Arron Williams.

Drug bust reveals 600 bags of heroin and handgun; two validated gang members arrested

Validated gang members, Jacque Maurice Robinson and Jamal Dy’Ron Price, were arrested for suspected drug trafficking Friday, June 19

  ‘He’s clearly a danger to the community’: Man charged with DWI in fatal New Hanover hit and run

A woman was struck and killed while walking along a New Hanover County road late Monday night, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

Shallotte man accused of sex crimes involving minor

Orion Steve Woodward, 21, has been charged with statutory sex offense with a child 15 or younger, three counts of indecent liberties with a child and two statutory rape of a child 15 years or younger.

  WPD: Man charged with murder in stabbing

Anthony Whitsett, 53, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Steven Mann, 33.

  WPD: Woman accused of firing gun into vehicle containing four children

A woman is accused of firing a gun into a car carrying four children, according to Wilmington police.

Owner accused of running illegal gaming machines at Columbus County store

The owner of a Columbus County mini-mart is accused of running illegal gaming machines at the business, according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

5 arrested in separate Columbus County narcotics busts

Five people were charged in separate narcotics busts in Columbus County.

Wilmington man sentenced for possessing stolen gun

Darrius Franklin Autry, 28, pleaded guilty on March 11.

  Judge orders release of more police videos from investigation into disappearance, deaths of Paige Escalera and Stephanie Mayorga

A Superior Court judge ordered the release of additional police videos from the investigation into the disappearance and deaths of Stephanie Mayorga and Paige Escalera. Some footage shows the missing women’s vehicle, while obscured from ground-level view, was visible when a WPD drone flew over.

  Man accused of firing AR-15 during confrontation at homeless camp, Wilmington police say

Wilmington police say a man fired his AR-15 during a confrontation at a homeless camp Wednesday evening.

A man is arrested in Pender County and multiple charges are filed

Pender County Deputies responded to a disturbance at a home in Rocky Point where a male subject allegedly assaulted two people and damaged the home with a vehicle.

  Two shootings reported in Bladen County

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a pair of shootings Tuesday.

  2 charged with vandalizing Wilmington confederate statue Sunday morning

Two men are accused of spray-painting a confederate statue in downtown Wilmington early Sunday morning, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

  Oak Island police looking for man in connection to vehicle break-in

The Oak Island Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man in connection to a vehicle break-in.

  Some question sentence for female driver responsible for deadly hit and run

After being in custody since October 14, 2019, a woman will spend only a few more months in jail for a deadly hit and run that happened in September 2019.

New Hanover County judicial officials for District 5 revise criminal district court operations

New Hanover County judicial officials announced Friday a modified schedule for Criminal District Court to reduce courtroom capacity and conform to social distancing guidelines.

  WPD looking for suspect in hit and run

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was involved in a hit and run earlier this month.

  Woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run in Wilmington

According to the Wilmington Police Department, Brook Leigh Honeycutt, 25, pleaded guilty to felony hit and run resulting in death and DWI.

  Man captured after running from a traffic stop and jumping in the water at Snow’s Cut

Man captured after running from a traffic stop and jumping in the water at Snow’s Cut

  Elizabethtown murder suspect surrenders to law enforcement

According to police, Marcus Cyril Mckoy, 28, of Clarkton is accused of shooting death of David “DJ” Swindell Jr. on May 24 in Elizabethtown.

Atkinson man arrested twice on same day on drug charges

Keith Tyrone Smith now faces more than a dozen drug-related charges in Pender County.

Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office asking for help in shoplifting cases

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying individuals connected to separate incidents at the Scotchman Store located at 2192 Old Stage Highway in Riegelwood.

  Maple Hill man accused of kidnapping woman in Surf City

According to the Surf City Police Department, Allen Marshall, 33, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping and assault on a female.

  Shallotte police looking for Walmart larceny suspects

According to a Facebook post from Shallotte police, the incident took place at Walmart on June 4.

  BMX pro accused of firing shotgun outside home while naked before barricading himself in garage

A man is in custody after he barricaded himself in a garage after firing a shotgun outside of a home Wednesday afternoon, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

  Sheriff’s office looking for suspects in break-in at storage facility

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two men it says are connected to a break-in at a storage facility.

  4-year-old boy dies following shooting in Burgaw, police say

A juvenile sustained a gunshot wound in Burgaw earlier today.

  Detectives seize 22,500 doses of heroin during Wilmington drug bust

The Wilmington Police Department seized thousands of doses of heroin following a drug bust last month.

  WPD: Up to $6,000 reward offered for murder suspect’s capture

Agencies are offering a large reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of a murder suspect.

  NHC Sheriff’s Office makes third arrest for weapons at earlier protest

A third person has been arrested by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office for having a weapon at the May 31 protest.

  WPD: Woman accused of stabbing man on Castle St.

A woman is accused of stabbing a man in Wilmington early Monday morning.

Shallotte Police Department needs help locating a suspect

Eight truck tires and rims were stolen from Jones Ford on Hwy 17 in Shallotte Wednesday night at 10:15 p.m.

Pair arrested in separate Bladen County drug busts

Two men were arrested on drug-related charges following separate busts by narcotics agents with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.

  Boyfriend arrested in Wilmington hotel after woman found stabbed to death in Clayton apartment, police say

David Alan Brinson, 52, was arrested in a hotel in Wilmington Thursday evening.

Driver in triple fatal boat collision indicted on murder charges

The driver of a boat involved in a triple fatal collision with another boat on the Waccamaw River earlier this year has been indicted on three counts of second-degree murder.

WPD: 15-year-old injured in shooting

The shooting took place near the intersection of Hanover and McRae streets at approximately 1:30 p.m.

  Judge releases WPD footage in missing women’s car crash, additional video under review

A judge ordered the release of WPD video that shows the extent of the search that took place on April 15, when a driver called 911 to report he saw a car smash into a wall. It was 19 days after that search that police located the car that contained the remains of two missing women.

  Wilmington Police investigate shooting, one man hospitalized

The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Hillcrest Community.

  SABLE assists in search after driver flees law enforcement on foot

Law enforcement conducted a search after a driver fled his vehicle on foot early Tuesday morning in New Hanover County.

  Wilmington Mayor puts curfew into effect after unruly ending to Monday protests

Escalating protests led to a new curfew Monday

  Protests on Sunday lead to vandalism

Damage from Sunday night's protest in Wilmington reached beyond downtown to Castle Street.

Couple indicted for bilking $13 million from North Carolina Medicaid to pay for lavish lifestyle

Federal authorities in North Carolina say a man and woman from Las Vegas have been arrested and accused of using obituary postings siphon $13 million in fraudulent charges from the North Carolina Medicaid Program.

  Business owners, tourists react to protest turned violent in downtown Wilmington

Some tourists walking on Front Street Monday were unaware anything had happened there the night before. Others said they came out of their hotel rooms Sunday night just as officers were launching tear gas.

  District Attorney’s Office identifies 8 people arrested during Sunday night protests

The District Attorney’s Office has identified the nine individuals who were arrested during Sunday’s protests in downtown Wilmington.

WPD investigating late night shooting

WPD is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of S. College Rd.

Car chase ends in wreck at 3rd and Dawson Streets

A car chase that started at I-140 near US17 when a driver refused to stop at a traffic stop, Friday evening, ended in a wreck at 3rd and Dawson Streets in Wilmington.

Riegelwood man accused of firing gunshots at pair repossessing car

A Riegelwood man is accused of shooting at a man and woman who were repossessing a car Thursday morning.

In-person court dates far less likely under ‘new normal’ starting Monday

Many people will find welcome, and likely permanent changes at the courthouse.