Crime

  Don’t let a Grinch steal your Christmas, protect yourself from porch pirates

  Man tries to run from detectives, arrested for several drug-related crimes

  WPD investigating shooting in Redpoint neighborhood

  Man armed with knife attempts to rob gas station

Wilmington insurance agent accused of embezzling premium payments from client

Sheriff: 5-year-old N.C. girl fighting for life after possible gang shooting

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US Marine accused in roommate’s death pleads guilty

Brothers get prison time for fraud scheme that targeted Belk stores

Police: Woman, teen shot during Lumberton home invasion

  WPD looking for suspects in larcenies

  Changes to NC justice system involving sexual assault, child abuse in effect; ‘Move Over’ law strengthened

  Two arrested in connection to truck, gun theft; two others wanted

Whiteville woman charged in shootings

According to officials, Linda Hickman was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department on Thursday in connection to a shooting which took place on Wednesday.

  One person taken to hospital after shooting near downtown

At least one person was shot near the intersection of 6th and Swann St. near downtown Wilmington Sunday at around 11:00 AM.

Police: Mother shoots adult daughter on Thanksgiving

Police say violence erupted on Thanksgiving Day in a North Carolina apartment when a mother shot and killed her daughter.

  Man injured in shooting near Creekwood area

Investigators believe the man was shot in a field near the corner of Princess Place Drive and 30th Street shortly after 10 a.m.

  Wilmington home struck by gunfire

  Man arrested in connection to Red Cross Street shooting

  N.C. Marine deserter wanted in Virginia murder arrested

  19-year-old seriously injured in shooting on Red Cross Street, Wilmington police say

  Sheriff: 2 teens charged in connection to threats against Pender County school

  2 gang members charged with shooting into Ogden home

Authorities: Robeson County teen arrested for allegedly killing mother’s boyfriend

A 16-year-old was arrested after allegedly killing his mother’s boyfriend Monday night in Robeson County, authorities said.

‘We had an open marriage’: Files, videos released in Heather Elvis kidnapping trial

Officials released hundreds of files of evidence that were used in the high-profile kidnapping trial of Heather Elvis.

  911 call reveals what led to Bladen County hostage standoff

A 911 call revealed new details in the Bladen County hostage situation and that ended in an officer-involved shooting Friday.

Warrant: Teen murder suspects confessed their involvement in man’s killing

Two teenagers accused in the killing of a 32-year-old man last month confessed to the murder during interviews with law enforcement officers, despite initially denying any involvement, court documents reveal.

  No one hurt in Greenfield Street shooting, Wilmington police say

No one was hurt following a Sunday night shooting on Greenfield Street, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Two dead in shooting outside UNC Family Medicine Center in Durham, police say

Police said a man and woman were found dead in the parking lot when officers arrived on scene at the medical facility.

  Man heading to prison for robbing Walgreens of narcotics

Last week, Casey Graham Futch pleaded guilty to common law robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced to 34-60 months in prison.

  Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in robbery at Wilmington Walmart

According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, the incident took place Saturday at the Walmart located at 5135 Carolina Beach Rd.

  Tabor City man charged in Brunswick Co. break-ins

A Tabor City man is accused of breaking into two buildings and attempting to break into another in Brunswick County on Friday.

NHC Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying a robbery suspect

A man is accused of robbing the Carolina Beach Rd. Walmart Saturday

ATF K-9 locates gun possibly used in shooting at N.C. food packaging plant

According to ATF Charlotte, K-9 JAM found the gun believed to have been used in a recent shooting at a food packaging plant in Tar Heel, N.C.

Wilmington man convicted of murder in fatal assault of Good Samaritan

A Wilmington man was found guilty of second-degree murder after he fatally assaulted a Good Samaritan who was trying to intervene in a domestic-related fight at a grocery store in 2018.

State AG, Wilmington physician agree to $1.25M Medicaid settlement over false addiction treatment claims

State Attorney General Josh Stein announced that his office reached a $1.25 million settlement with a Wilmington physician and her practice over allegations involving the submission of false claims for addiction treatment to the N.C. Medicaid program.

  Two employees injured in shooting at Smithfield plant in Bladen Co.

Two people were injured in a shooting at Smithfield Packing in Tar Heel early Thursday morning.

Family: Suspect in Smithfield Foods plant shooting was bullied by victim

The family of a man charged with shooting two people at Smithfield Foods in Bladen County said he was the victim of bullying in an ongoing dispute with one of the victims.

N.C. mom says teacher made son with autism stand alone outside

The mother says her 7-year-old son was crying about something in class when his teacher slammed her hand on a table and yelled at him to get outside.

  Driver located, Southport police still investigating car found in river

According to police, the vehicle was spotted just off of Waterfront Park and has been pulled out of the water.

Wilmington police charge man with murder in 2013 fatal shooting

Officials with the Wilmington Police Department have announced an arrest in a murder case from 2013.

Robbery suspect will soon return to North Carolina

Police say 23 year old Sherwin Tann Jr. will soon go back to North Carolina where he's wanted for robbery.

Man charged in shooting at Columbus Co. race track

Abdul Latif Mumeet Elamin, 46, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in connection to an incident Rico Race Track on Hallsboro Road North on Oct. 6.

Arrest made in Wilmington convenience store robberies

According to the Wilmington Police Department, Javaed Johnson was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Task Force Tuesday evening.

Authorities seize heroin, meth, ecstasy in large New Hanover County drug bust

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people and seized large quantities of drugs following a two-month investigation by narcotics officers.

WPD makes arrests in separate armed robberies

Two men have been arrested in separate armed robberies, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Woman accused of breaking into New Hanover Co. business

Hope Danielle Cox, 32, was arrested Monday in connection a break-in at Carolina Home Audio and Video.

Leland man now facing nearly 40 child sex crime charges; bond increased to $2.7 million

A Leland man jailed last month for numerous child sex crimes is now facing nearly two dozen additional charges.

N.C. woman sentenced to prison for role in trafficking teenage victim

A Harnett County woman will spend at least eight years in prison for her role in trafficking and prostituting a 17-year-old victim, according to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office.

Columbus Co. Vice-Narcotics investigations lead to three arrests

Three separate investigations by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office’s Vice-Narcotics Unit led to arrests this month.

  WPD: Man flees scene of hit and run, leaves three kids in vehicle

Two people are arrested and three children are in DSS after a hit and run

  Police: Suspected ‘Potomac River Rapist’ lived in Conway area for at least a year

The man suspected of being the Potomac River Rapist has been taken into custody in the Grand Strand.

  Nearly 2 years later, investigation of Paitin Fields’ death at ‘standstill,’ sheriff says

It’s been nearly two years since 5-year-old Paitin Fields was killed and the investigation into the child’s death is at an apparent standstill, according to Pender County Sheriff Alan Cutler.

Drug roundup in Brunswick Co. leads to several arrests

Officials say the arrests stem from investigations conducted over the last several month.

  Leland man will serve decades in prison for using ‘nightlight’ to secretly film children

A Leland man could serve up to 35 years in prison after being convicted of multiple sex crimes involving children Thursday.

3 suspects in daring Lumberton bank robbery sentenced to federal prison

Three of the four suspects in a daring armed bank robbery in Lumberton and subsequent police chase that spanned two counties have been sentenced to federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Pender County woman’s physical abuse of 2 children led to ‘serious’ mental injuries, deputies say

A Rocky Point woman is facing multiple felony charges after physically abusing two children, according to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.

N.C. man says expensive bass guitar was stolen from church during funeral reception

A Lincoln County man says his expensive bass guitar was stolen from a church in Stanley during a funeral reception.

  ‘All she did was try to help him’: Friend of murdered Wilmington woman speaks out about her, accused killer

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are still investigating the death of 58-year-old Kimberly Bland, who was found inside her apartment Thursday at Mill Creek.

  Murder suspect captured in Virginia for Wilmington woman’s death

A person has been in custody for a Wilmington woman’s death since Friday night, police announced Tuesday at a press conference.

CMPD: Two people killed overnight in south Charlotte shooting

Two people have been killed in a shooting in south Charlotte early Saturday morning, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

N.C. police warn public of ‘scam’ involving ‘untrustworthy drug dealers’

With tongue planted firmly in cheek, one North Carolina police department took to social media to warn the public of a “scam” involving “untrustworthy drug dealers.”

Wilmington police to update ongoing death investigation at Mill Creek Apartments

Officials with the Wilmington Police Department announced on Tuesday they will provide an update to the ongoing death investigation at Mill Creek Apartments.

Arrest warrant obtained for Marine wanted in Virginia homicide

A murder warrant has now been obtained for a Camp Lejeune Marine, suspected in a Virginia murder over the weekend.

  Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in breaking and entering, larceny case

According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, the woman is wanted on breaking and entering and larceny charges.

  N.C. Marine accused of sex crimes involving minor in Pender County

Collins, 21, is being held under a $200,000 bond.

Wilmington man heading to prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes

Travis Dennis, 30, was sentenced to 60-132 months in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years after his release.

Man wanted in connection to Whiteville bank robbery arrested

Officers with the Whiteville Police Department transported Franklin Graham to Columbus County Thursday.

  Leland police looking for suspect in Food Lion ‘scam’

Leland police released a picture of a man they say “was able to scam a cashier our of an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency” on Oct, 27 at the Food Lion located on Reed Road.

  WPD report: Suspect was driving over 90 mph at time of fatal wreck

Thomas Willoughby Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder in the wreck that killed Sean Alan Evans on Oct. 27.

Two men charged with abducting ECU student

Police say an ECU student was abducted from a Greenville street but was able to text friends about her ordeal that led to her freedom.

  WPD: Pair of suspects sought in early morning armed robberies

Investigators with the Wilmington Police Department are looking for two men they say are responsible for a pair of recent armed robberies.

New trial ordered for man convicted in 2015 shooting

A state appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a man convicted in a 2015 shooting in Elizabethtown.

National nonprofit working to open NC safe house for child sex trafficking survivors

Safe House Project is looking to help add eight new beds to the already existing six in the state, and hoping to expand further as the group grows.

  Former N.C. high school teacher sentenced to prison for sex crimes with two students

A former Catawba County high school teacher and coach has been sentenced to prison for sex crimes involving two underage students.

Brunswick County man gets over 75 years in prison for raping children

A Brunswick County man will spend nearly eight decades in prison after he was convicted of nearly a dozen child sex crime charges.

Trio of suspects charged in fatal Brunswick County shooting

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in connection with the fatal shooting of a man near Shallotte last week.

Man pleads guilty in 2017 shooting in New Hanover County

Juan Sanchez Rebolledo pleaded to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in the shooting of Manuel DeJesus Silva-Bonilla in November 2017.

Wilmington man heading to prison after pleading guilty to robberies, strangulation

Donald Ray Harrison, 53, will serve between 8.5 and 11 years in prison for a string of crimes that took place in August in New Hanover County.

  Sunset Beach man accused of using stolen badge to impersonate an officer

Jailen Marquise Jackson, 22, was arrested by the sheriff’s office Saturday.

  Police looking for driver who hit trailer then fled scene

Police say that the incident took place on Oct. 25 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Oleander Drive.