Wilmington, NC Police Department

Wilmington, NC Police Department The Wilmington Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all who live, work, or visit in our city. Contact the WPD at 343-3600 for non-emergencies.

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Operating as usual

11/02/2020

HIT AND RUN

On Wednesday, October 28, at approximately 8:15 p.m., officers with the Wilmington Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 3900 block of Market St. Upon their arrival they located a 57-year-old male who had been struck by a vehicle and suffered severe injuries. The vehicle fled prior to the arrival of the officers.

The suspect vehicle is reported to be a dark-in-color pickup truck; however, information is extremely limited at this time.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating and identifying this vehicle. If you were in the area and witnessed the collision please contact the WPD at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

11/01/2020

Update: The victim's name is Carly Rae Baron.

News Release - Wrightsville Ave. Homicide

Around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, October 31, officers were near the 3600 block of Wrightsville Ave. when they heard gunfire and responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, they found a 23-year-old female suffering from life-threatening wounds. She was transported to NHRMC, where she died from her injuries a short time later.

Jaquan Cortez Jackson, 21, was arrested overnight and charged with Second Degree Murder. He is being held at the New Hanover County Jail under a $750,000 secured bond.

10/31/2020
The following suspects are wanted for breaking and enterings that occurred at 226 Marlboro St. in August and October. An...
10/28/2020

The following suspects are wanted for breaking and enterings that occurred at 226 Marlboro St. in August and October.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

10/27/2020

TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨

Please be advised that exit 421 towards the Battleship is closed due to a hazardous spill cleanup. Please seek alternative routes. Thank you.

Through the efforts of several people and some businesses, a group of women from the community came together and donated...
10/27/2020

Through the efforts of several people and some businesses, a group of women from the community came together and donated these bags filled with goodies for our female law enforcement officers. Thank you for your support and your generous gesture.

We encourage the community to lock up properly, bring in valuables, and turn on exterior lights in an effort to reduce t...
10/26/2020

We encourage the community to lock up properly, bring in valuables, and turn on exterior lights in an effort to reduce the likelihood of falling victim to property crimes. Please join our 30 day challenge by setting an alarm for 9 P.M. every night for the next 30 days. In doing so, we hope to reduce theft. #30daychallenge #9PMRoutine

10/26/2020
New Hanover County Government, NC

Make your voice heard #Vote2020

You can vote early at any of nine one-stop locations county-wide now through October 31! Avoid long lines and check wait times at your preferred location here: bit.ly/voting-wait-time
You can also register to vote or cast your ballot curbside at any one-stop location. Learn more at NHCvote.com #NHCvote

10/23/2020
10/23/2020

The Wilmington Police Department is holding its first K9 swearing in ceremony.

10/23/2020

The Wilmington Police Department is holding its first K9 swearing in ceremony.

MISSING Janet Barnett, 37, was last seen on Sep. 10 around 6 p.m. near 3950 Juvenile Center road. Anyone with informatio...
10/23/2020

MISSING

Janet Barnett, 37, was last seen on Sep. 10 around 6 p.m. near 3950 Juvenile Center road.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

Don't forget to visit this page tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. to find out the name Sgt. Pellegrino chose for his new K9. We can...
10/22/2020

Don't forget to visit this page tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. to find out the name Sgt. Pellegrino chose for his new K9. We can't wait!

Join us on Facebook next Friday, October 23, for a virtual K9 swearing-in ceremony. We'll welcome our two new K9s and Explosive Detection Dog, Marian, and Sgt. Pellegrino will announce the winner of the naming contest.

MISSING TEENEarvontae Brown, 17, was last seen around 9 p.m. Wednesday night on Fairlawn Dr. He may be headed to the Hav...
10/22/2020

MISSING TEEN

Earvontae Brown, 17, was last seen around 9 p.m. Wednesday night on Fairlawn Dr. He may be headed to the Havelock area.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

10/18/2020

News Release - Three Shootings

Three shootings occurred overnight, injuring a 16-year-old male, a 26-year-old male, and an 18-year-old female. Below you’ll find the details of each:

S. 11th St.

Around 7:15 p.m., officers responded to the 100-block of S. 11th St. in reference to a Shotspotter alert. Upon arrival, they discovered a 16-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to NHRMC in serious but stable condition.

E. Stewart Circle

Just after 10 p.m., officers were conducting patrol on N. 30th St. when they heard shots fired from a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. They attempted to catch up to the vehicle and found it abandoned in the 1100 block of E. Stewart Circle, where an 18-year-old female flagged them down and stated she had been shot. She was transported to NHRMC with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect driver was not located.

Carolina Beach Road

Around 11:45 p.m., Wilmington police responded to a shots fired call in the 1900 block of Carolina Beach Rd. While officers were conducting their investigation, a 26-year-old male arrived at NHRMC with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He stated he had been shot on Elm St.

All three of these cases are still under investigation and there is no further information at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or use tip708.com for anonymous methods.

MISSING TEEN***UPDATE*** He’s been located. Thank you for sharing. Mark Hyppolite, 13, was last seen leaving the 400 blo...
10/17/2020

MISSING TEEN

***UPDATE*** He’s been located. Thank you for sharing.

Mark Hyppolite, 13, was last seen leaving the 400 block of N Turners Run around 2:15 a.m. wearing a grey hoodie, black sweat pants, black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

William Edgar Simmons III, 32, is wanted for hit and run leaving the scene with property damage, driving while license r...
10/16/2020

William Edgar Simmons III, 32, is wanted for hit and run leaving the scene with property damage, driving while license revoked, and improper turn. He’s responsible for roughly $4,000 in damage to the victim’s vehicle.

Simmons is a convicted felon known to use false names. If you see him, do not approach him. Please contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

Join us on Facebook next Friday, October 23, for a virtual K9 swearing-in ceremony. We'll welcome our two new K9s and Ex...
10/16/2020

Join us on Facebook next Friday, October 23, for a virtual K9 swearing-in ceremony. We'll welcome our two new K9s and Explosive Detection Dog, Marian, and Sgt. Pellegrino will announce the winner of the naming contest.

10/16/2020
Behind the Badge: Demo Day (S1E5)

On Saturday, October 10, WPD held a Drive-Thru Demo Day at Port City Community Church as part of Faith and Blue Weekend. Members of the community came out to see our vehicles, equipment, and animals, and chat with officers about how they work. This is the first in-person community event we've been able to hold since 2019 and we had a blast! Thank you to everyone who came out.

If you have questions or episode suggestions for "Behind the Badge," email them to [email protected]. Be sure to include Behind the Badge in the subject line.

On Saturday, October 10, WPD held a Drive-Thru Demo Day at Port City Community Church as part of Faith and Blue Weekend. Members of the community came out to...

10/16/2020

News Release
Wilmington Police Department – S. 11th Homicide
Friday, October 16 – 6:28 a.m.

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, October 15, Wilmington police responded to S. 11th St. (between Dock and Orange) in reference to a Shotspotter alert.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 19-year-old female suffering from life-threatening wounds and began performing life-saving measures. The victim was transported to NHRMC, where she passed away from her injuries a short time later.

No arrests have been made at this time. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or use tip708.com for anonymous methods.

10/15/2020

HIT AND RUN

Around 11:45 p.m. on October 11, Wilmington police responded to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in reference to a past vehicle v. pedestrian and hit and run. The victim, a 29-year-old male, stated he had been crossing the intersection of S. 17th St. and Shipyard Blvd. when a grey Volvo SUV came across the intersection and hit him in the left leg, breaking his femur and causing a laceration to the back of his head. The suspect then fled the scene.

If you have information regarding this incident, please contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

10/14/2020
A Message from Ofc. Ruisueno

Translation:

Good Morning, this is Officer Ruisueno from the Wilmington Police Department speaking. Today, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to tell you guys a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in the city of San Juan Puerto Rico, where I spent most of my life to this point. In actually, I’ve been living in the city of Wilmington, North Carolina for almost four years. Ever since I was little, I always had an interest for helping others. For that reason, at age 19, I enlisted in the United States Army, where in actuality I serve as a reservist and serve as a combat medic. In my civilian job, three years ago, I made the decision to join the great team we have here at the Wilmington Police Department and, ever since, I’ve been serving as a police officer. If you, like myself, have an interest of serving your community, we need you. If you so desire, you can apply by calling (910)-343-3600 or by visiting our website: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/police-department. Thank you for watching this message and have a good day.

News Release - '95 Rape Case SolvedWilmington Police Department detectives have solved a 1995 rape case, finally providi...
10/13/2020

News Release - '95 Rape Case Solved

Wilmington Police Department detectives have solved a 1995 rape case, finally providing closure for the now 50-year-old female victim.

Around 2 a.m. September 2, 1995, the victim was working the night shift at a convenience store on 23rd St. when a male suspect robbed the store and committed the sexual assault. He fled before police arrived.

Under state law at that time, rape kits could not be tested without a known suspect. As a result, the victim’s kit was not tested until 2019, after the Standing Up for Rape Victims Act was signed into law. Wilmington detectives received a positive CODIS hit in March of 2020.

CODIS hits occur when DNA evidence from an unsolved case matches that of a convicted offender or arrestee; however, an arrest can’t be made on a CODIS hit alone.

WPD detectives have worked tirelessly for the last seven months to reopen the investigation, conduct follow-up interviews, and confirm the suspect. It’s now certain that the suspect is 53-year-old Freddie Jackson.

Jackson has been charged with First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Rape, First Degree Sexual Offense, and Common Law Robbery. He is currently serving time in Columbus County, N.C. for other, recent robberies, and will be transported to New Hanover Co. once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

There are still thousands of North Carolina cases left unsolved due to the backlog of rape kits, but more are being tested each month. The WPD Special Victims Unit encourages victims to remain strong and not give up hope. We are actively reviewing cold cases in preparation for future CODIS hits, and hope to continue providing closure for victims and their families.

10/12/2020
Micah

Thank you for sharing this sweet video Regina Beatty 💙 Micah is the best! #MondayMoodBooster

Everyday this is what the police department for my son Micah they take the time to stop and play with my 3 year old

Thank you to everyone who came out for Demo Day! We had a blast #FaithandBlue
10/10/2020

Thank you to everyone who came out for Demo Day! We had a blast #FaithandBlue

10/10/2020
K9 Sultan

We’re out at Port City Community Church until 2 p.m. with our equipment and specialized units. Come chat with Chief Williams, have a Q/A with the SABLE team, and watch K9 Sultan do his thing 😎 There’s swag waiting for you! #DemoDay

We have two new K9s and we'd love for the community to name one of them! He's a one-year-old male German Shepherd/Belgia...
10/09/2020

We have two new K9s and we'd love for the community to name one of them! He's a one-year-old male German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix. Comment what you think we should name him below and we'll announce a winner on Friday, October 23.

We've been made aware of several instances of theft and vandalism of political signs in the last week.While we understan...
10/09/2020

We've been made aware of several instances of theft and vandalism of political signs in the last week.

While we understand tensions are high right now, vandalizing a sign is not a productive way to express political opinions. Those opinions should be expressed in the voting booth on or before November 3.

Early voting begins on Thursday, October 15. You can find the locations and hours for New Hanover Co. below.

If you have any questions, please contact the New Hanover County Board of Elections at 910-798-7330, and they'll gladly help. Make your voice heard where it counts: at the polls.

10/09/2020
Behind the Badge: Civilian Crash Investigator (S1E4)

We're getting ready to advertise for four civilian crash investigator positions. Learn more about the job here:

This week, Chief Williams interviews Stanley Pollock — one of two (soon to be six) civilian crash investigators at the Wilmington Police Department. Have an ...

Join the Wilmington Police Department for a Drive-Thru Demo Day this Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Por...
10/07/2020

Join the Wilmington Police Department for a Drive-Thru Demo Day this Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port City Community Church!

There will be 14-16 booths featuring equipment like the S.W.A.T. BearCat, Bomb Truck, SABLE Aviation Unit, Marine 1, and more. Our K9 and Mounted Units will also be there to show off their skills.

We ask that drivers enter from the Vision Dr. entrance and exit onto George Trask Dr. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guests must remain in their cars the entire time. Come out to learn more about your local police department!

UPDATE: Jessica has been located. Thank you for sharing, everyone. MISSINGJessica Tucker, 35, was last seen on Sep. 20 a...
10/07/2020

UPDATE: Jessica has been located. Thank you for sharing, everyone.

MISSING

Jessica Tucker, 35, was last seen on Sep. 20 around 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of Castle St.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609.

UPDATE: She was found safe. Thank you for sharing, everyone. MISSINGKristin Glass, 43, last spoke to her family around 1...
10/06/2020

UPDATE: She was found safe. Thank you for sharing, everyone.

MISSING

Kristin Glass, 43, last spoke to her family around 11:30 a.m. on October 5.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

MISSINGMary Benson, 63, was last seen by a family member on September 27, but withdrew money in Wilmington as recently a...
10/05/2020

MISSING

Mary Benson, 63, was last seen by a family member on September 27, but withdrew money in Wilmington as recently as October 3.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

Update: She’s been located. Thanks for sharing, everyone. MISSING TEENAlejandra Enamorado, 15, was last seen in the 3400...
10/04/2020

Update: She’s been located. Thanks for sharing, everyone.

MISSING TEEN

Alejandra Enamorado, 15, was last seen in the 3400 block of Wilshire Blvd. around 12:30 a.m. this morning.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609. Thank you.

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