Crime

  WPD confirms male victim in deadly shooting at Meares and South 12th Street

Wilmington Police Department is conducting an investigation into a shooting that happened Friday afternoon

‘I seen blood everywhere’: 911 caller describes grim scene after father allegedly killed by son

Supply man given $1 million bond on child porn charges

N.C. closes prisons, moves inmates as COVID cases spike

  Wilmington police investigating after woman shows up at hospital with gunshot wound

N.C. man arrested, accused of pointing gun inside Surfside Beach Piggly Wiggly during mask dispute

Shallotte man gets 14 years in prison on federal drug trafficking charges

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  Man arrested for decades-old sex crimes against Wilmington minors

  Woman allegedly killed by N.C. lottery winner was shot to death, autopsy reveals

  Suspect captured after manhunt in Lenoir Co.

Southport Police need your help identifying a criminal suspect

Deputies: 1 teen arrested, 1 sought for armed robbery of delivery driver

  18-year-old indicted in Columbus County man’s stabbing death

  WPD asking for public’s help in identifying suspects in larceny case

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two people it says are suspects in a larceny at Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Brunswick County man charged in child pornography case

A Brunswick County man is facing multiple charges following a child pornography investigation by local, state, and federal agencies.

  WPD looking for suspects in armed robbery of delivery driver

According to Wilmington police, the driver was delivering food in the area of 350 S. Turners Road at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday when a man with a gun approached him and demanded money.

  Wilmington police seek third suspect in 15-year-old’s shooting death

The Wilmington Police Department is searching for a third suspect in connection with the deadly shooting of a teenager on Carolina Beach Road back in July.

  NHC Sheriff’s Office investigate armed robbery of delivery driver

  Deputies release photo of ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect still wanted in Monkey Junction Walmart murder

Rocky Point woman accused of sex crimes against minor

  Wilmington police launch new crime app

Fayetteville man arrested in 1992 kidnapping, rape cold case

Man sentenced to life for rape, sexual offense in Bladen Co. approved for parole

Wrightsville Beach Police charge one person after stealing car, breaking into others

An adult and three juveniles were caught breaking into cars around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Wilmington Police identify victim in Friday night homicide

A 26-year-old male was found on S. 11th Street with injuries. He later died at the hospital.

Three arrested in connection to the murder of a missing Brunswick Co. man

27-year-old Aaron Scott Hoostal of Shallotte was reported missing on Nov. 11. His body was located in a wooded area off of Starboard Road in Shallotte Friday evening.

  NHCSO releases photos of vehicle of interest in fatal shooting of teen in Walmart parking lot

NHC Sheriffs responded to an incident in the Walmart parking lot at Monkey Junction around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

  ‘We never stopped pursuing that case’: Three years later, Paitin Fields’ murder remains unsolved

Three years after Paitin Fields' death, no one has been formally charged with the child’s murder.

  DA on 'brutal’ Maple Hill homicides: We’re treating this as three counts of first-degree murder

The murder of a man and a pregnant woman in the Maple Hill area Sunday is being considered a triple homicide, District Attorney Ben David said in a news conference Thursday.

  ‘It just makes me ill’: Father pleads for answers in son’s 2016 homicide

Roderick Jinwright was shot and killed on Ann St. in Wilmington in 2016. His killer has yet to be identified.

Wilmington man gets 12 years in prison for home break-ins

A Wilmington man will spend up to 12 years in prison after admitting to breaking into three homes and using stolen credit cards at several businesses earlier this year.

Wilmington man sentenced on child pornography charges

A Wilmington man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges, according to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office.

Mom injured while protecting toddler as gunfire pelted their car in Durham

A Durham mother said she had to protect her toddler son as several gunshots hit their car — injuring her while driving Monday afternoon in Durham.

Man accused of firing nearly a dozen shots into occupied car in Rowan County

A man from Pender County is in the Rowan County Detention Center, charged with firing nearly a dozen shots into an occupied car.

NC man charged with killing 83-year-old father, sheriff’s office says

A 62-year-old Harnett County man is being held without bond after the sheriff’s office said he assaulted and killed his 83-year-old father.

  Burgaw man arrested on marijuana-related charges after drug bust

According to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, its Vice/Narcotics Until and officers with the Burgaw Police Department executed a search warrant at 413 South Bodenheimer St.

N.C. parents accused of not feeding baby

The parents of a baby are in jail, accused of not feeding the five-month-old.

Wilmington man pleads to vehicle thefts

A Wilmington man will spend up to seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to breaking into and stealing vehicles, according to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office.

Wilmington man gets federal prison sentence for pointing gun at officer

A Wilmington man will spend seven years in prison on a federal firearm charge after he pointed a gun at a police officer during a foot chase last year.

  Murder suspect held on no bond after extradition back to Wilmington

One of the men accused in a deadly shooting in Wilmington earlier this year has been extradited back to the Port City.

Surf City police launch anonymous crime tip service

Residents and visitors to Surf City can now submit anonymous crime tips to the town’s police department.

Wilmington police: Traffic crash led to deadly Halloween night shooting

Investigators with the Wilmington Police Department said a deadly shooting late Halloween night was the result of a verbal altercation that became violent following a traffic crash.

Charges against Columbus County commissioner dismissed in stolen barn case

Charges against Columbus County commissioner Giles “Buddy” Byrd have been dropped in connection with a barn theft earlier this year.

Driver charged with hitting, killing 98-year-old woman in NC Food Lion parking lot

A woman has been charged after a 98-year-old woman was hit by a car in a parking lot and later died, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

WPD asking for help in identifying suspects in apartment complex break-ins

According to a WPD Facebook post, the break-ins occurred at Progress 910 Apartments (226 Marlboro St.) in August and October.

Former Lejeune Marines arrested in conspiracy to manufacture firearms illegally

Former Lejeune Marines are charged with conspiring to sell hard-to-trace guns

  New Hanover deputies investigate moped theft at Monkey Junction Walmart

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a moped was stolen from the Monkey Junction Walmart on Sept. 18.

  Some residents concerned about sheriff’s large acquisition of military surplus equipment

Since Sheriff Greene took office in December 2018, his department has accepted $3.8 million dollars in surplus military equipment from the federal government, including two helicopters, a mine resistant vehicle, nine cargo and utility trucks, boats, 300 magazine cartridges and nine riot shields.

  Columbus Co. man accused of injuring newborn

Justin Williamson was arrested Oct. 22 and charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury. He was booked under a $100,000 secured bond.

  CCSO: Riegelwood man accused of sending nude pictures to 8-year-old

Alberto Leon, 29, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony dissemination of obscene material to a minor. He was booked under a $25,000 secured bond.

Mother charged with murder of 2-month-old son in Catawba County

North Carolina special agents have arrested and charged a 22-year-old mother for the death of her infant son.

Wilmington man gets 7 years in prison for trafficking crack cocaine

A Wilmington man will spend up to seven years in prison after he was sentenced on Tuesday on federal drug- and firearm-related charges.

Another member of drug trafficking ring gets federal prison sentence

A Wilmington man is headed to federal prison for his involvement in a major drug trafficking network that was dismantled in New Hanover County last year.

Southport man gets 5-year prison sentence on federal drug charges

A Southport man will spend five years in prison after he was sentenced Tuesday on federal drug charges.

Prominent protester, Lily Nicole, among several arrested for damaging downtown Trump sign

Four Wilmington activists have been charged with damaging a “Wilmington for Trump 2020” billboard sign earlier this month.

  Wilmington police identify 19-year-old woman killed in Thursday night shooting

Wilmington police have identified a 19-year-old woman who died Thursday night following a shooting in the 100 block of S. 11th St.

  KNOW HIM? Bladen Co. deputies ask for help ID’ing alleged truck thief

Investigators with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to identify an alleged truck thief.

Bladenboro man accused of breaking into multiple Columbus Co. businesses

Coleman Dean Johnson, 41, was arrested by Bladenboro police Friday morning for outstanding warrants from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

St. Pauls man will ‘pay off a lot of stuff’ with his share of $986K Cash 5 jackpot

A Robeson County man says it "feels good' to take home a share of a $986,523 Cash 5 jackpot.

CCSO: Investigation into stolen ATV leads to high-speed pursuit into S.C.

Shortly after recovering a stolen ATV early Tuesday morning, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a pursuit, which ended with an arrest in South Carolina.

  Man admits to stealing 90-year-old woman’s concrete yard statues, deputies say

Columbus County deputies say a man admitted to stealing several concrete statues out of a woman’s yard and selling them for cash.

Innocent men were sent to prison and released decades later. Now Gov. Cooper won’t pardon them

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has refused to meet with or take any action to pardon four men who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. As a result, those men cannot get any compensation from the state.

New Hanover County man gets up to 14 years in prison for child porn

A New Hanover County man is headed to prison for up to 14 years after he pleaded guilty to over two dozen child porn-related charges.

Man accused of breaking into nearly 60 vehicles in several New Hanover County neighborhoods

A man is facing a litany of charges after he broke into dozens of vehicles in several neighborhoods throughout much of New Hanover County, according to the sheriff’s office.

  Sheriff’s office ID’s victim killed in Columbus County shooting

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a shooting near Tabor City last week.

  WPD: Man charged in 1995 rape case

Freddie Jackson, 53, has been charged with First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Rape, First Degree Sexual Offense, and Common Law Robbery.

  Columbus County man flees arrest, chase ends when he crashed into Sheriff Jody Greene

Detectives used a rolling roadblock to slow the vehicle on Log Cabin Road and, by trying to avoid the roadblock, the driver of the vehicle struck a patrol vehicle, lost control and crashed.

Parole denied for man convicted of 1986 armed robbery in New Hanover County

A man serving a life sentence for an armed robbery in New Hanover County in 1986 will not be released from prison.

Former Camp Lejeune Marine charged in plot against Michigan government

The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Saturday that two men charged in plots against Michigan’s government spent time in the military.

  Deaths of two Wilmington nursing home residents now considered homicides, police say

The deaths of two elderly dementia patients who passed away following altercations at their respective nursing homes will be included in the city of Wilmington’s yearly homicide total, which now stands at 15.

Pair get prison time for assaulting woman, dog with bat during Columbus Co. home invasion

Two men are headed to prison after they used a baseball bat to assault a woman and her dog during a 2019 home invasion in Columbus County.

Wilmington police: Woman charged after argument ends in stabbing Thursday night

An argument in Wilmington Thursday night ended in a stabbing, according to police officials.

New Hanover County meth trafficker gets 10 years in prison

A Greensboro woman who trafficked at least a kilogram of methamphetamine in New Hanover County will spend the next ten years in a federal prison.

NC man arrested with enough fentanyl to kill 272,000+ people, sheriff’s office says

A Lillington man accused of being a drug supplier had enough fentanyl to kill 272,000 or more people, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

  Autopsy reveals more details about Kim Bland’s 2019 killing, suspect denied bond reduction

Kim Bland's friends say they fear what would happen if Andrew Boynton were released.

SBI arrests man in Wilmington for child pornography

The SBI, assisted by Wilmington Police Department, arrested a man Tuesday in Wilmington and charged him with nine counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

  1 killed, 2 injured in Monday night shooting near Tabor City, deputies say

One person was killed and two others injured in a shooting in Columbus County late Monday night.

  Carolina Beach police investigate bank robbery

The Carolina Beach Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a bank Tuesday morning.

Whiteville Police officers investigate Monday afternoon shooting

Whiteville Police officers responded to a shooting at the 300 block of E. Walter Street Monday at 5:00 p.m.

  “It just seems unreal”: Catalytic converter stolen three times from Bladen County church van

Clarkton Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church has spent thousands of dollars to prevent the thefts and fix the vans after the converters were taken.

  Job offer rescinded for former animal control director awaiting trial

Prince received a letter from a local community college on Friday informing him that he could not report for work as an instructor due to the obtaining property by false pretense and embezzlement charges that have yet to be resolved in court.