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Berger deemed incompetent for probationary hearing; judge orders second mental health assessment

Berger deemed incompetent for probationary hearing; judge orders second mental health assessment

A mental health evaluation of Commissioner Brian Berger found the New Hanover County official incompetent to proceed with a hearing scheduled today on probation violations, prompting a judge to order…

WPD weekend crime report: Woman shot in leg on 13th Street; man arrested on charges of shooting sawed-off shotgun

Wilmington police responded to a shooting that injured a woman Sunday morning. A woman was shot in the leg just before 9 a.m. while in the 1500 block of South…

This week in crime: Robbery victim arrested; Leland man charged with sex offenses against a child

This week in crime: Robbery victim arrested; Leland man charged with sex offenses against a child

Wilmington Wilmington police arrested a Greensboro man who was reportedly a victim of an armed robbery Tuesday night. An armed robbery was reported at the intersection of 19th Street and…

Hewett’s cause of death still not released; feds terminate pending firearm case

Hewett’s cause of death still not released; feds terminate pending firearm case

Former Brunswick County sheriff Ronald Hewett’s cause of death has not been released. Hewett died Saturday afternoon in the New Hanover County jail where he was being held on a…

Construction crew robbed at gunpoint near Checkers restaurant

A construction crew was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. The armed robbery was reported at the Checkers restaurant at 1901 Oleander Drive at about 1:05 a.m., according to Wilmington…

Man charged with sexual battery, hit-and-run

Man charged with sexual battery, hit-and-run

A man was arrested on charges of sexual battery and hit-and-run involving a police car at Wimbledon Chase Apartments on Monday. The victim and her friend stated that a Hispanic man…

Former Brunswick sheriff arrested on federal firearm charge; ATF agents seize guns from Hewett’s home

Former Brunswick sheriff arrested on federal firearm charge; ATF agents seize guns from Hewett’s home

UPDATE: 6 p.m. Wednesday Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Center this afternoon on a federal detainer. Hewett has been charged with possessing…

Attorney: Not slain teen’s mother who threatened Southport officer’s wife

An attorney for Bryon Vassey, a police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of a mentally ill teen, said it was not the teen’s mother who threatened the…

Murder, robbery charges against Wilmington man dismissed

Murder, robbery charges against Wilmington man dismissed

A Wilmington man was released from jail last week after charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery and assault were dismissed in New Hanover County Court. Twenty-six-year-old Markee Tyric George was…

Wake Forest man charged with more than 60 sex offenses in Brunswick County

Wake Forest man charged with more than 60 sex offenses in Brunswick County

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Wake Forest man on more than 60 child sex offense charges. Frank Welsh Richmond, III, was arrested Monday on multiple…

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