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Police investigate fatal shooting Sunday in Houston Moore

A Wilmington man was killed in a shooting at the Houston Moore public housing community Sunday. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 1500 block of South 15th Street just…

This week in crime: Man arrested on cocaine, marijuana charges

This week in crime: Man arrested on cocaine, marijuana charges

Wilmington police arrested a man on multiple drug charges following a vehicle stop in downtown Wilmington on Thursday. Officers near the intersection of Market and Second streets noticed a vehicle…

Bladenboro man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run on Military Cutoff Road

Bladenboro man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run on Military Cutoff Road

Wilmington police have arrested a Bladenboro man in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 58-year-old man Saturday night on Military Cutoff Road. Richard Tanner Pait, 24, turned himself in…

This week in crime: WPD investigates ShotSpotter alerts

Wilmington police are investigating two separate ShotSpotter alerts reported Thursday and Friday. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, police responded to a home in the 100 block of…

DA: Castle Hayne man sentenced to 16-24 years for sex offense conviction, could face deportation

DA: Castle Hayne man sentenced to 16-24 years for sex offense conviction, could face deportation

A Castle Hayne man has pleaded guilty to multiple sex offense charges involving a child victim. Ilver Sifuentez, who also goes by Elder Ramirez Valasquez, 31, pleaded guilty on Thursday to…

Texas man charged in 2009 murder makes first court appearance, held without bond

Texas man charged in 2009 murder makes first court appearance, held without bond

A Texas man charged in connection with the death of a Wilmington man in 2009 will be held without bond. Larry Karl Gonzales, 52–charged with first-degree murder in the death…

Police: Three men wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery

Police: Three men wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department continue their search for three men wanted in connection with an attempted armed robbery reported at El Mercadito last month. Police responded to an…

Boiling Spring Lakes man arrested on breaking and entering, larceny charges

Boiling Spring Lakes man arrested on breaking and entering, larceny charges

Boiling Spring Lakes police arrested a 19-year-old man Saturday on multiple felony charges. John Ethan Holbrook, of Barclay Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, faces several charges after police responded to…

WPD: Home, vehicle struck by bullets Sunday afternoon; armed robbery reported on Third Street

Wilmington police are investigating a shooting reported on Walnut Street on Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 800 block of Walnut St. at 4:49 p.m., according…

Pa. man pleads guilty to federal explosives charges after 2013 arrest in Wilmington

Pa. man pleads guilty to federal explosives charges after 2013 arrest in Wilmington

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges, including explosives and weapons charges in connection with a February 2013 explosion at a Wilmington storage facility. Istvan Merchenthaler, 44,…

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