Police News

The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily close southbound South Main Street/US 1A in the vicinity of West Vernon Avenue Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m.-noon. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to remove a tree whose roots are causing damage to the sidewalk and trip...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) and Torchy’s Tacos, 505 Dr. Calvin Jones Hwy., are joining forces to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC).

Area residents are invited to support the cause by visiting Torchy’s Tacos on Monday, April 22, between 10 a...Read more


Wake Forest Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the individual shown in the attached surveillance images. The subject is wanted for questioning in connection with a theft that occurred on March 15 at Rack Room Shoes, 12646 Capital Blvd. Anyone who believes they may...Read more


Beginning Monday, April 15, and continuing through Wednesday, May 1, Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the 2024 Wake Forest Road Resurfacing Project, will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic the following roadways from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. each day:

Bardeen...Read more


On Thursday, April 4, at 9 a.m., Raleigh Water will close the northbound right turn lane of Ligon Mill Road just before South Main Street/US 1A. The lane closure is necessary to allow crews to perform emergency repairs to a sewer line along the 1900 block of South Main Street...Read more

On Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bartholomew Paving, Inc., will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic the portion of Wait Avenue/NC 98 from Shenandoah Farm Road to Middlegame Way/Bowling Forest. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to widen the roadway...Read more

***UPDATE - The gas leak at Joyner Park has been sealed. The park is open, but Joyner Park Community Center remains closed. The facility will reopen Tuesday, April 2, at 8 a.m.

The following information was distributed today at 5:06 p.m.:

Emergency personnel are on the scene of...Read more


Raleigh Water crews are repairing a sewer line along the 700 block of North White Street. Water and sewer service in the area should not be affected.

For the safety of work crews, a portion of North White Street from East Perry Avenue to Lee Street is closed.

A signed detour is...Read more


***UPDATE - All lanes have reopened along eastbound Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/NC 98 Bypass.

The crash involved two vehicles and no major injuries were reported.

The information below was distributed at 4:28 p.m.:

A crash has closed all lanes along eastbound Dr. Calvin...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) is again urging residents to guard against becoming the victim of fraud following recently reported phone scams involving Venmo and Apple Pay.

Residents who were recently involved in a traffic accident have reported receiving calls from someone...Read more