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Archive for October, 2014

WPD looking for suspect involved in hit-and-run

Friday, October 24th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wilmington Police need the your help to locate a suspect vehicle involved in a hit and run that severely damaged a vehicle.

It happened shortly after midnight Friday, police said. According to a news release, they are looking for a dark grey Toyota, possibly a Land Cruiser or Tacoma that drove off the roadway and struck a parked car in the yard in the 6600 block of Greenville Loop Road, causing extensive damage to both vehicles. The suspect’s vehicle will have damage on the right side, police said.

If you have information on this hit and run or the suspect vehicle please call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or Text-A-Tip. Text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then start your message with Tip708 then type the rest of your message.

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Police: Man fires gun at car on Grace Street

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Wilmington Police are searching for a male suspect after he allegedly fired a gun at a car passing by.

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Consultant talks safety for real estate agents

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Being a real estate agent can be a risky business.

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Two vie for Pender clerk position

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Robert Kilroy has been the clerk of the court in Pender County for six years.

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Scammers target UNCW students, community

Friday, October 24th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — UNCW Police say scammers are targeting UNCW student by posing as Wilmington Police.

According to an e-mail sent to the UNCW community today, police say recently there have been a few reports of phone calls to students and members of the Wilmington community from people falsely claiming to work for the the Wilmington Police Department. Investigators say in at least one case, a student was told she must pay a large sum of money to resolve a tax matter.

UNCW Police say they have also received reports that students are concerned that their personal contact information may have been access through a data compromise at UNCW. Police say the university has has not experienced any such problem. Instead, investigators say the callers are using publicly available phone numbers.

Police say the best advice is to use common sense when you receive a phone call from someone you do not know. The advise not sharing any personal information, including financial information. If a caller says he or she represents a specific organization or agency, hang up and find that agency’s phone number via an Internet search. Call that number and tell an agency employee about the call you have just received. This will help you determine the legitimacy of a caller and his or her request. Remember that local, state and federal agencies would not likely call to solicit payment from you during non-business hours, nor would they demand immediate payment by threatening you with criminal or legal action.

If you think you have been contacted by phone scammers or been victimized by such a scam, call the police.

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