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 our city. Contact the WPD at 343-3600 for non-emergencies.

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06/27/2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:The victim from last nights shooting (Jacobi Tyler James, age 20) is in stable condition and is re...
06/26/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The victim from last nights shooting (Jacobi Tyler James, age 20) is in stable condition and is recovering. We are still investigating the cause but it seems to be an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing and WPD is asking for the community’s assistance. If you know anything please call police at 910-343-3609. You may also use the 411 WPD app.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The victim from last nights shooting (Jacobi Tyler James, age 20) is in stable condition and is recovering. We are still investigating the cause but it seems to be an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing and WPD is asking for the community’s assistance. If you know anything please call police at 910-343-3609. You may also use the 411 WPD app.

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We are asking for the publics help in identifying these two men. Please call WPD if you have any information. 910-343-36...
06/25/2021

We are asking for the publics help in identifying these two men. Please call WPD if you have any information. 910-343-3609


Male in the black shirt: subject took a chainsaw from the back of the victim's truck while they were inside of Lowe's Home Improvement shopping on June 2,2021.

Male in the checkered shirt: subject stole a w**d trimmer from Lowe's Home Improvement on June 3, 2021

News ReleaseWilmington Police Department: Auto Accident UpdateFriday, June 25, 2021Last night Wilmington Police responde...
06/25/2021

News Release
Wilmington Police Department: Auto Accident Update
Friday, June 25, 2021

Last night Wilmington Police responded to a traffic accident in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge. Renaldo Prescott (age 33) was driving a Penske box truck while crossing over the Isabel Holmes Bridge east bound. The truck collided with a pickup that was traveling south on N. 3rd St. The impact caused the box truck to flip onto its side. The Fire Department had to extricate the driver and passenger of the pickup truck. Both suffered injuries including fractured femurs and head trauma. Prescott was charged with wrong way on one-way, DWI, license restriction violation, felony serious injury by vehicle, PWISD co***ne, possession of co***ne, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple possession of ma*****na. He was given a $35,000 secured bond. Traffic in both directions was shut down for more than four hours.



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News Release
Wilmington Police Department: Auto Accident Update
Friday, June 25, 2021

Last night Wilmington Police responded to a traffic accident in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge. Renaldo Prescott (age 33) was driving a Penske box truck while crossing over the Isabel Holmes Bridge east bound. The truck collided with a pickup that was traveling south on N. 3rd St. The impact caused the box truck to flip onto its side. The Fire Department had to extricate the driver and passenger of the pickup truck. Both suffered injuries including fractured femurs and head trauma. Prescott was charged with wrong way on one-way, DWI, license restriction violation, felony serious injury by vehicle, PWISD co***ne, possession of co***ne, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple possession of ma*****na. He was given a $35,000 secured bond. Traffic in both directions was shut down for more than four hours.



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Crews are working hard right now on the retention pond to get the road back open between Carolina Beach Rd. and River Rd...
06/25/2021

Crews are working hard right now on the retention pond to get the road back open between Carolina Beach Rd. and River Rd.

06/25/2021

WPD have shut down Independence Blvd./River Rd. and Carolina Beach Rd./Independence due to flooding from a retention pond. Please seek alternate routes.

06/25/2021

News Release
Wilmington Police Department: Vehicle accident slowing traffic
June 24, 2021

Tonight, Wilmington Police and Emergency personnel responded to multiple calls of a traffic accident in the area of Martin Luther King Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge. Two vehicles, a pick-up truck and a Penske moving truck were involved. There were injuries in the accident but the extent of the injuries are not known at this time.

Traffic Advisory:
As of right now, North 3rd Street at Davis Street will be closed to North Bound Traffic. MLK Parkway at North 3rd Street will be closed as well. Traffic traveling south onto MLK coming in to downtown Wilmington will be diverted onto the Isabel Holmes Bridge. The accident is still under investigation.

NEWS RELEASE: ONE VICTIM SHOT THURSDAY EVENING IN WILMINGTONThursday evening ShotSpotter was activated at the 300 block ...
06/25/2021

NEWS RELEASE: ONE VICTIM SHOT THURSDAY EVENING IN WILMINGTON

Thursday evening ShotSpotter was activated at the 300 block of S 13th St. in Wilmington. Police responded to the scene and found one male victim that had been shot. This individual was transported to the hospital by EMS and is currently in surgery at NHRMC. There is no suspect information to provide at this time and the investigation is on-going. The victims name is being withheld until family notification is made. Wilmington Police are asking for the community to keep the victim in their thoughts and prayers. The department will provide additional updates tomorrow as they become available. Anyone with information is asked to call WPD at (910) 343-3609. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send a message to 847411 using the keyword WPDNC, add a space, and type your information. You can also use the Wilmington NC PD app.

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NEWS RELEASE: ONE VICTIM SHOT THURSDAY EVENING IN WILMINGTON

Thursday evening ShotSpotter was activated at the 300 block of S 13th St. in Wilmington. Police responded to the scene and found one male victim that had been shot. This individual was transported to the hospital by EMS and is currently in surgery at NHRMC. There is no suspect information to provide at this time and the investigation is on-going. The victims name is being withheld until family notification is made. Wilmington Police are asking for the community to keep the victim in their thoughts and prayers. The department will provide additional updates tomorrow as they become available. Anyone with information is asked to call WPD at (910) 343-3609. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send a message to 847411 using the keyword WPDNC, add a space, and type your information. You can also use the Wilmington NC PD app.

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UPDATE: HE HAS BEEN LOCATED
06/24/2021

UPDATE: HE HAS BEEN LOCATED

UPDATE: HE HAS BEEN LOCATED

06/24/2021

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UPDATE: SHE HAS BEEN FOUND.MISSING PERSON
06/23/2021

UPDATE: SHE HAS BEEN FOUND.

MISSING PERSON

UPDATE: SHE HAS BEEN FOUND.

MISSING PERSON

News ReleaseWilmington Police Department: One charged with indecent liberties with a minorWednesday, June 23, 2021 A wan...
06/23/2021

News Release
Wilmington Police Department: One charged with indecent liberties with a minor
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A wanted man was arrested last night by Wilmington Police for indecent liberties with a minor. Malik Matthews (age 25 from Wilmington) had multiple warrants out for him including lewd and lascivious, statutory s*x offense against a child less than 13 years old, and indecent liberties with a child. He was taken into custody by officers without incident and is in the NHCSO detention center under a $500,000 bond.

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News Release
Wilmington Police Department: One charged with indecent liberties with a minor
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A wanted man was arrested last night by Wilmington Police for indecent liberties with a minor. Malik Matthews (age 25 from Wilmington) had multiple warrants out for him including lewd and lascivious, statutory s*x offense against a child less than 13 years old, and indecent liberties with a child. He was taken into custody by officers without incident and is in the NHCSO detention center under a $500,000 bond.

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News Release UpdateWilmington Police Department: UPDATE- Two charged with child abuseWednesday, June 23, 2021 Wednesday,...
06/23/2021

News Release Update
Wilmington Police Department: UPDATE- Two charged with child abuse
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wednesday, Wilmington Police arrested Geraldine Sidbury and Pamela Carr. Both are charged with two counts of misdemeanor child abuse and two counts of assault on a child under 12. The incidents being investigated are said to have occurred at Carrs Academy at 4102 Peachtree Ave. in Wilmington. Sidbury was given a $5,000 bond. Bond amount is unknown at this time for Carr.

The investigation is still ongoing. It is unknown at this time if there are additional victims. WPD encourages anyone who feels their child may have been victimized to please call the department.



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News ReleaseWilmington Police Department: One charged after an auto accident at Liberty CommonsWednesday, June 23, 2021 ...
06/23/2021

News Release
Wilmington Police Department: One charged after an auto accident at Liberty Commons
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Last night, one vehicle failed to negotiate the 90-degree turn at the intersection of Pine Clay Rd. and Lexington Dr. The automobile ran off the road, hit a street sign and wooden fence before finally colliding with the southeast corner of the Liberty Commons Nursing Home at 121 Racine Drive. Logan Anthony Arnold (33 years old) of Brunswick County is charged with DWI, possession of methamphetamine, possession of he**in, felony serious injury, reckless driving to endanger, and four charges of failure to appear on a misdemeanor. Arnold was highly intoxicated and was transported to NHRMC for treatment. He was arrested and is being held at the NHCSO detention center under a $26,000 bond. The WPD traffic unit is investigating the case.

News Release
Wilmington Police Department: One charged after an auto accident at Liberty Commons
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Last night, one vehicle failed to negotiate the 90-degree turn at the intersection of Pine Clay Rd. and Lexington Dr. The automobile ran off the road, hit a street sign and wooden fence before finally colliding with the southeast corner of the Liberty Commons Nursing Home at 121 Racine Drive. Logan Anthony Arnold (33 years old) of Brunswick County is charged with DWI, possession of methamphetamine, possession of he**in, felony serious injury, reckless driving to endanger, and four charges of failure to appear on a misdemeanor. Arnold was highly intoxicated and was transported to NHRMC for treatment. He was arrested and is being held at the NHCSO detention center under a $26,000 bond. The WPD traffic unit is investigating the case.

For more information about our motorcycle class through BikeSafe NC, visit bikesafenc.com. Make sure to register on the ...
06/22/2021

For more information about our motorcycle class through BikeSafe NC, visit bikesafenc.com. Make sure to register on the website!

For more information about our motorcycle class through BikeSafe NC, visit bikesafenc.com. Make sure to register on the website!

MISSING PERSON BULLETIN
06/22/2021

MISSING PERSON BULLETIN

MISSING PERSON BULLETIN

06/20/2021

WPD will be shutting down a portion of Independence Blvd. from Oleander Dr to Canterbury...There is a power outage and Duke Energy has advised us it will take several hours to restore power. Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route if possible, if not, expect possible delays...

We had a great time today out at the Fathers Day Brunch downtown! FREE snowcones are always a great way to cool down dur...
06/20/2021

We had a great time today out at the Fathers Day Brunch downtown! FREE snowcones are always a great way to cool down during the warm summer months.

Happy Father’s Day from the Wilmington Police Department.
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day from the Wilmington Police Department.

Happy Father’s Day from the Wilmington Police Department.

WPD Community Engagement Unit, helped celebrate Juneteenth with snow cones at Portia Hines Park.
06/19/2021

WPD Community Engagement Unit, helped celebrate Juneteenth with snow cones at Portia Hines Park.

Photos from Frances Weller Wect's post
06/19/2021

Photos from Frances Weller Wect's post

Yellow Truck Coffee visited WPD and  served free coffee to our Officers and civilians.  Thank you Judge Corpening for yo...
06/18/2021

Yellow Truck Coffee visited WPD and served free coffee to our Officers and civilians. Thank you Judge Corpening for your coffee with a cause.

Yellow Truck Coffee visited WPD and served free coffee to our Officers and civilians. Thank you Judge Corpening for your coffee with a cause.

PRESS RELEASE:One juvenile was arrested today in connection to Tuesday’s shooting on Church St. This person has been cha...
06/17/2021

PRESS RELEASE:

One juvenile was arrested today in connection to Tuesday’s shooting on Church St. This person has been charged with felonious firing into an occupied vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

PRESS RELEASE:

One juvenile was arrested today in connection to Tuesday’s shooting on Church St. This person has been charged with felonious firing into an occupied vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

News ReleaseWilmington Police Department: One hospitalized following shootingTuesday, June 15, 2021  Tuesday afternoon a...
06/15/2021

News Release
Wilmington Police Department: One hospitalized following shooting
Tuesday, June 15, 2021


Tuesday afternoon around midday, Wilmington Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area of 15th and Church Street. Bullet casings were found at the crime scene and several vehicles were hit with bullets. After speaking with witnesses’ officers learned that the altercation began with a fight between a group of juveniles. One person was shot in the leg and is at NHRMC undergoing treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. In addition, a juvenile was grazed by a stray bullet. Victims’ names are currently being withheld due to family notification.

The groups involved do know each other and this is an isolated incident. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Wilmington Police Department.


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News Release
Wilmington Police Department: One hospitalized following shooting
Tuesday, June 15, 2021


Tuesday afternoon around midday, Wilmington Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area of 15th and Church Street. Bullet casings were found at the crime scene and several vehicles were hit with bullets. After speaking with witnesses’ officers learned that the altercation began with a fight between a group of juveniles. One person was shot in the leg and is at NHRMC undergoing treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. In addition, a juvenile was grazed by a stray bullet. Victims’ names are currently being withheld due to family notification.

The groups involved do know each other and this is an isolated incident. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Wilmington Police Department.


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06/11/2021
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06/11/2021
www.ncwildlife.org

We have received an increase in calls regarding wildlife sightings over the past week. As the summer heat warms up these sightings may continue. We are asking residents to do the following if you see an alligator, bear, snake, deer, or other possible dangerous animal.

*Do not feed wildlife. This will cause animals to lose their natural fear of humans and they will seek out humans for food. Do not throw food scraps out into the yard.

*Do not leave pet food outside; Remove food bowls when pets are not eating and keep bags of food inside or in a secure container.

*Attract birds with natural foods like native seed and berry-producing plants rather than bird feeders. Remove feeders immediately if a bear has been visiting them. Learn more here:https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Learning/BearWise/BearWise-Bulletin-Attract-Birds-Not-Bears.pdf

*Close crawl spaces and openings under houses, porches and outbuildings. Animals will utilize these spaces to den and raise their young.

*Trim tree limbs around structures to prevent wild animals from getting access to your house, bird feeders and outbuildings.

*Protect gardens, beehives and chickens with fencing. Chicken wire, buried underground in an outward 90-degree angle can prevent animals from burrowing underneath. A line of electric wire strung above fencing can prevent animals going over the fence. Free-ranging chickens and other small livestock are highly vulnerable to predation by several wildlife species. Bee-hives in bear county can be protected with electric fencing to prevent damage.

*Keep small pets contained, leashed or supervised when outside. Domestic pets left alone outside become vulnerable to interactions with wildlife and should not be left to roam the property alone, especially at night.

*Basic hazing should be used to communicate to wild animals that your yard is not a welcome area in addition to the techniques mentioned above.

*Communicate with neighbors about wildlife issues you are experiencing. A local group effort is crucial to remedying issues.

If you see a bear, alligator, or snake that needs to be handled please contact NC Wildlife at 866-318-2401.

For additional information on dealing with smaller mammals please visit https://www.ncwildlife.org/Trapping/Wildlife-Control-Agent

For additional information on dealing with bears please visit bearwise.org or https://www.ncwildlife.org/have-a-problem.

Update:Missing Person has been located. Thank you!Missing person!Missing 22-year-old Grace Georgette Aldridge, W/F, 5'05...
06/10/2021

Update:

Missing Person has been located. Thank you!

Missing person!

Missing 22-year-old Grace Georgette Aldridge, W/F, 5'05", 140 lbs, brown hair, and green eyes. There is no direction of travel and an unknown clothing description provided.

Grace is driving a 2013 black Dodge Avenger, NC registration VV 61042. Grace last spoke to her family on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

If you see Grace please dial 911 immediately. If you have any questions please call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609. Thank you

Update:

Missing Person has been located. Thank you!

Missing person!

Missing 22-year-old Grace Georgette Aldridge, W/F, 5'05", 140 lbs, brown hair, and green eyes. There is no direction of travel and an unknown clothing description provided.

Grace is driving a 2013 black Dodge Avenger, NC registration VV 61042. Grace last spoke to her family on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

If you see Grace please dial 911 immediately. If you have any questions please call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609. Thank you

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