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Archive for February, 2014

Brothers targeted in Thursday shootings

Friday, February 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say two brothers were the targets of separate shootings yesterday in Wilmington.

Police spokeswoman Linda Rawley says just before 4 p.m., an officer saw a crowd running in front of D&U Chicken on Love Alley. As he circled back, the officer said gunfire erupted. As he turned onto Love Alley he saw a man running toward him. Two other men turned around and ran the other way through a yard and got away.

The victim, who police say was William Point, told them he’d been jumped and shot at as he came out of the restaurant. He said he could not describe the two men who attacked him, but that they had gotten out of a gold, four-door car.

Police later found a handgun in the bushes in front of 601 Swann St. that was reported stolen from Carolina Beach.

Around 7:30 p.m., police say Point’s brother Joseph was shot in the buttocks. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 800 block of Hanover St. and found out Joseph Point was on his way to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Officers did not find any shell casings, but they did find a 9 mm pistol at 910 Hanover St.

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Seven arrested in heroin trafficking bust

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Seven people were arrested and 2,600 bindles of heroin seized Tuesday

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First Alert Weather: Tornado watch in effect until Friday afternoon

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the entire viewing area until 4 p.m. Friday

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Gang members charged for heroin

Friday, February 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says six gang members are in jail charged in a heroin ring.

NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation intro heroin trafficking by validated members of the Blood gang started in November in partnership with Wilmington Police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. The operation focused on Bloods and their associates getting large quantities of heroin from other states and later transporting, manufacturing and distributing this heroin in the Creekwood Housing Community and adjacent neighborhoods.

Brewer says Tuesday officers arrested the six men and executed a search warrant at 314 North 30th Street. Investigators found approximately 2,600 wax bindles of heroin, a small amount of cocaine and several thousand dollars.

Jermaine Rogers, 35, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rogers received a $50,000 secured bond.

Kwintell McLucas, 22, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession (2 Counts), Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin (2 Counts), Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 Counts). McLucas received a $1 million secured bond.

Desmond Hines, 25, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hines received a $1 million secured bond.

Keyshaun Flowers, 21, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Flowers received a $1 million secured bond.

Rakeem Wilson, 25, was arrested for Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking Heroin by Sale, Trafficking Heroin by Delivery, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wilson received a $1 million secured bond.

Darren Zanders Sr. was arrested for Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Manufacture Cocaine, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Zanders Sr. received a $2,000 secured bond.

Rogers and Zanders bonded out of jail.

In an unrelated investigation, deputies charged Abdul Ramont McKoy Wednesday with trafficking heroin. Investigators executed a search warrant at 115 South 9th St. Apt A. They found 120 bags of heroin. McKoy is charged with seven felony drug charges. He is in jail under $500,000 secure bond.

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Update – Power restored near Independence Mall

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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