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

If you went “Dancing in the Park” yesterday, you might’ve seen some familiar faces. Assistant Chief Varrone, Officer Morales and Officer Thorpe joined the fun because sometimes serving the community means serving up some dance moves. 👮🏻 🕺💃🏻 👮🏽‍♀️ #communitypolicing

Nearly 20 people graduated from our Citizens Police Academy last week. The six week program allows area residents to get an inside and in-depth look at how the WPD operates. Congratulations to all the graduates!

“Donut” worry, there’s still time to join us for Cops at the Donut Shop. We’ll be here until 8 pm raising money for Special Olympics of North Carolina! 🍩👮🏻‍♀️

Join members of the Wilmington Police Department at Krispy Kreme on Friday to raise money for a good cause. Officers will be stationed at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 2822 South College Road, on April 20 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. as part of the two day Cops at the Doughnut Shop event, and will be collecting money for Special Olympics of North Carolina. All donations of $6 or more will receive a coupon for a free dozen doughnuts. WPD will be joined by members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the UNCW Police. Everyone is encouraged to stop by. You “doughnut” want to miss this opportunity!

Wilmington Police arrested Koredreese Tyson, 25, Wednesday for a shooting Saturday night that caused property damage. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Stewart Circle around 11:15 p.m. on April 14 where Tyson assaulted a woman with a firearm, causing minor injuries, and then fired a shot into a residence. Tyson, a validated member of the Folk Nation: Gangster Disciples 720 gang, is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female, possession of a firearm by a felon and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. He is currently being held at the New Hanover County Jail.

Help identify this man and woman who used stolen credit cards and spent more than $12,000 at several Wilmington stores. The white female has a tattoo on the back of her neck. Use Text-a-Tip, inbox us or call 910-343-3609 with info.

Wilmington Police arrested Jonathan Southers, 50, for the murder of a Wilmington woman. Southers was an acquaintance of the victim Yolanda Bentley, 56, who was found dead from a stab wound outside of a building in the 3400 block of Wilshire Boulevard on April 12. Southers is being charged with second degree murder. He is also being charged with assault on a female for an incident that occurred prior to the homicide. He is currently being held at the New Hanover County Jail.

Wilmington Police arrested Zachary Ridley, 23, just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for a hit and run that caused more than $10,000 in damage. Ridley, of Wilmington, struck a silver BMW in the rear at the corner of 2nd and Dock Streets around 10 a.m. March 17., totaling the vehicle. The vehicle had an infant in the back seat. No injuries were reported. He will be charged with misdemeanor hit and run, driving during revocation, no insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision. He is also wanted for misdemeanor larceny.

Stop the Violence. Support the Peace. Come join us at the rally in Portia Hines Park until 4 p.m. as we work together to make Wilmington an even better place.

Heading out to the Azalea Festival? Check out these tips to make sure you have the best and safest experience.

Wilmington Police are investigating the death of a Wilmington woman after she was stabbed early Thursday morning. Officers responded to the 3400 block of Wilshire Boulevard around 2:40 a.m. in reference to an unconscious person. Upon arrival, officers found Yolanda Bentley, 56, with a stab wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact WPD at 910-343-3600 or use Text A Tip.

UPDATE: WPD arrested Zachary Ridley for this incident on April 17. He is being charged with misdemeanor hit and run, driving during revocation, no insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision. He is also wanted for misdemeanor larceny. Wilmington Police are searching for the driver of a primer gray Jeep Grand Cherokee with large tires, tinted windows and a 30 day temporary tag involved in a hit and run in late March. The vehicle struck a silver BMW, which had an infant in the back seat, in the rear causing significant damage. No injuries were reported. The incident occurred around 10:40 a.m. March 17 at the intersection of 2nd and Dock Streets. The suspect made a hand gesture toward the victims and fled toward South 3rd Street. If anyone has any information contact WPD at 910-765-0861 or use Text A Tip.

Do you recognize this man? He's wanted in connection with two thefts from Lowe's Home Improvement He is suspected of stealing a Lincoln Electric Welder, valued at nearly $350, on Jan. 19. On Jan. 23 he is suspected of stealing a Troy-Bilt Power Washer valued around $340. If you have any information, please contact WPD at 910-343-3600 or use Text A Tip.

The second annual Port City Super Girls Academy welcomed more than 90 area girls into the program for a week long sleep away camp at Camp Kirkwood. Participation more than doubled from last year. This week's Blue News shows why. Royalty free music provided from Bensound

UPDATE: Michael Marizzaldi has been located. Thank you for sharing!

UPDATE: Michael Marizzaldi has been located. Thank you for sharing! MISSING: Michael Angelo Marizzaldi, 39, was last seen on March 31, wearing a black and white plaid shirt, baseball cap and black shoes. If you have any information, please contact WPD at 910-343-3600 or use Text A Tip.

Mark your calendars -- Cop Camp is back! First Session: June 18-22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Second Session: July 9-13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. To apply, visit https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/police-department/community-programs-services/cop-camp-2018.

Every day we are committed to protecting and serving the people of City of Wilmington, NC Government, but we can't do it alone. WPD, through the Starbucks Give Good Gift Card Giveaway initiative, will present gift cards to those who go above and beyond to better our community and make our job just a little bit easier. We see you. We appreciate you. Earlier this year, we recognized two citizens of Market North for their dedication to the improvement, safety and well-being of the Market North Community. Ms. Lenore Benbow works at the community center building, spearheaded the community group, has been instrumental in getting the word out about the meetings, and invites guest speakers from community partners to each meeting. Mr. Michael Ragan is a constant fixture at the community meetings. He is not afraid to speak up when necessary and always puts the community at large first when he does so. Both Ms. Benbow and Mr. Ragan are great community partners who are making efforts to improve the Market North area.

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified. Thank you for sharing! Do you recognize this man? He's wanted in connection with two larcenies where a suspect took patio furniture from local restaurants. The first larceny occurred Feb. 1 at Middle of the Island Catering on South College Road. The suspect stole $2,000 worth of patio chairs. The second larceny occurred March 11 at Szechuan on South College Road in which he stole the patio furniture valued at $350. If you have any information, please contact WPD at 910-343-3600 or use Text A Tip.

Do you recognize this woman (or this car)? She's wanted in connection with a larceny at Food Lion on South 17th Street on March 13. If you have any information, please contact WPD at 910-343-3600 or use Text A Tip.

MISSING TEEN: 13 yo Gabrielle Alise Malloy. Use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-3609 with information on her location.

MISSING TEEN: 14 yo Jaquan Barber was last seen on March 26th near his home in the 100 block of S. 7th Street. Last seen wearing camo jeans and a black and gold tie-dye shirt. May be in need of medication. If you have information on his whereabouts please use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-3609.

Port City Super Girls Academy underway. 90 girls in attendance! Super Girls rock!

Mark your calendars -- Cop Camp is back! First Session: June 18-22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Second Session: July 9-13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. To apply, visit https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/police-department/community-programs-services/cop-camp-2018.

We've got exciting news! ANAB, an international accrediting agency for testing and calibration labs, recently renewed the ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation of the Wilmington Police Department Crime Laboratory in the Field of Forensic Science Testing. To be accredited, agencies must meet more than 260 international and supplemental standards and undergo on-site and off-site assessments. The accreditation lasts for four years and requires annual reviews. WPD received its accreditation in the disciplines of drug chemistry and toxicology. This important recognition demonstrates WPD’s commitment to providing the citizens of Wilmington premier service in all we do.