Wilmington Police Department

  • Agency: Wilmington Police Department
  • Address: 615 Bess St, Wilmington, 28401 NC
  • Chief: Ralph Evangelous (Chief of Police)

Wilmington Police Department is located at 615 Bess St, Wilmington, 28401 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Ralph Evangelous. The Wilmington Police Department phone number is 910-343-3600.

Wilmington Police Department News

MISSING PERSON: 35 yo, Gracie Ward. Last seen on Oct. 29. Driving a silver 2017 Toyota RAV4. Use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-3609 with info on her whereabouts.

Wilmington Police are searching for the driver of this vehicle. A white male in his 20s is suspected of a hit and run that caused more than $1,000 in damage to the 82-year-old victim's car. The suspect backed into the victim's car on Oct.9. It is unclear if the suspect's vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado truck brown in color with dark tinted windows and a CB antenna in the center behind the rear window on a silver tool box, was damaged. If you have any information, please contact WPD at 910-343-3609 or use Text A Tip.

MISSING TEEN: 15 yo Gary Sikes III, last seen Nov. 1st at Coastal Horizons, Use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-3609.

Before you ask “Witch way to the candy?” our Crime Prevention Specialist has some tips & tricks to keep you safe tonight. Have a spooky good Halloween!

News Release Wilmington Police Department – WPD make arrest in Castle Street Shooting Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 3:05 pm WILMINGTON, NC – Wilmington Police arrested Shelvon Rich, 44, for the murder of Percy Woods Tuesday. Rich, of Wilmington, fatally shot Woods, 40, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at South 6th Street and Castle Street. Woods, of Hallsboro, was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Rich is facing a charge of First Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

We hope your night is all treats and no tricks! WPD will be handing out candy today. If you see an officer, stop and say hi. Happy Halloween! 🎃 👻 👮🏻 👮🏽‍♀️

Do you recognize this man? He's wanted in connection with a break-in at Anne Bonny's Bar and Grill in downtown Wilmington. The break-in occurred yesterday morning and resulted in damaged and stolen property. If you have any information, please contact WPD at 910-343-3609 or use Text A Tip.

Don’t be alarmed if you see the WPD Bomb Squad truck or the SWAT vehicle outside Independence Mall. It’s Crime Prevention Day! Come get an up-close view of the vehicles we use to protect and serve. We’ll be here until 4.

We’ve been doing some recruiting at Crime Prevention Day! Come get your official Junior Police Badge at Independence Mall. We’ll be here until 4.

Join us at Independence Mall today from 11-4 to celebrate Crime Prevention Day!

Today we honor a faithful employee as she retires after 44 years with the Wilmington Police Department — the longest serving employee in our history. Mrs. Miriam J Haynes, thank you for your tireless dedication. Enjoy your retirement. It is well deserved!

Tip of the day: If you think you are being followed by someone do not stop in an isolated area. #CrimePreventionMonth

Do you recognize the two men in these photos? They're wanted in connection with a larceny from Walmart. If you have any information, please contact WPD at 910-343-3609 or use Text A Tip.

Tip of the day: If you lose keys to your residence have the locks changed. #CrimePreventionMonth

https://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/10/23/unsolved-fathering-seeking-justice-after-only-child-murdered-in-wilmington/ Use Text-a-Tip with information about this homicide.

MISSING PERSON - 21 yo Nakita Sherill Toster. Last seen on Tuesday on Greentree Road. Use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-3609 with info.

Tip of the Day: Contact your local US Post Office to hold your mail when you’re away from your home for long periods of time. #NationalCrimePreventionDay

Ladies learned some great tips at tonight’s women’s self-defense class! We’re working to schedule the next one. We hope you’ll join us then.

Tip of the Day: The last thing a criminal wants is to be seen. Leaving your porch light on is a good way to deter crime. #NationalCrimePreventionMonth

Tip of the Day: If you are threatened inside your vehicle, sound your horn and drive away as soon as possible. #NationalCrimePreventionMonth

Do you recognize either of these men? They're possibly father and son and suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of items from the rear of The Ivy Cottage on Sept. 7. They were spotted in a dark colored, full-sized truck, possibly a Chevy. If you have any information, please contact WPD at (910) 341-0160 or use Text A Tip.

We're excited to announce the launch of Blue News -- a weekly segment where we showcase our efforts to fight crime and address your issues directly. Have questions? Want to know more about a program or how we do things? Ask us, and we'll answer in our videos! In today's video, Public Information Officer Linda Thompson is joined by Assistant Chief Jim Varrone to discuss a request before City Council to form a WPD mobile field force team for civil disturbances. The 30-member team will be trained in de-escalating tense situations and keeping the peace during protests and demonstrations.

The United States Attorney’s Office is discussing the dismantling of an illegal narcotics distribution conspiracy operating in the Wilmington area.

Tip of the day: Always park in a well-lit parking area near or under a streetlight. #NationalCrimePreventionMonth

We are currently experiencing technical issues with our phone lines. To contact WPD, please use 910-343-3609 as an alternative phone number. Thank you!