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Archive for October, 2014

Police: Man was wearing Halloween mask during armed robbery

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a man they say was wearing a Halloween mask when he used a handgun to rob a Wilmington convenience store Tuesday night.

Just after 8 p.m., officers say they got a call reporting an armed robbery at Russell’s Quik Stop at 2101 Wrightsville Avenue. That’s where police say a man in an orange Halloween mask took money from inside the store.

When police got to the scene, they set up a perimeter in the area after talking to the victim. Officers say the robber is described as a black male, who was wearing blue jeans and a grey hoodie, along with the mask.

They say after he stole the cash, the man took off running towards Dexter Street. Wilmington Police are still investigating.

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Man arrested for DWI after hitting police car in downtown Wilmington

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Police arrested a man for DWI after officials say he hit a police car in downtown Wilmington early Wednesday morning.

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Car thief arrested in Wilmington

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A Wilmington man was arrested early Wednesday after police determined that he was driving a stolen vehicle.

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Deputies arrest 3 in NHSO’s 2nd largest heroin bust

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three men accused of being caught with $85,000 worth of drugs.

Deputies said it’s the second largest heroin bust in the department’s history.

The men are accused of having 1,500 bags and nearly five ounces of uncut heroin. That uncut heroin could create an additional 4,500 more bags, investigators said. The drugs are worth $85,000, deputies said at a news conference. There was also cash recovered, but the amount was not specified at the news conference.

During the news conference, several cellphones that were seized in the bust continued to ring inside plastic bags. At times, deputies looked at the phones and took note of who was calling.

The identities and charges of the suspects will be released shortly.

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Overturned dump truck closes 421 near Isabel Holmes Bridge

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An overturned dump truck that spilled its load has shut down part of a busy road near Wilmington.

Viewer Robin Waller sent in a photo of the accident, which shows the truck’s load of sand spilled over US 421 N at the foot of the Isabel Holmes Bridge.

The DOT Tweeted that the accident happened at about 10:26 a.m.

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