Police News

Wake Forest Commissioner Greg Harrington will welcome and introduce a distinguished panel of presenters at the “Seniors at Risk: 21 st Century Scam Threats, Preventions and Solutions” seminar on Wednesday, June 12. Also known as “Senior Scam Jam,” the event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon at...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department is requesting the public’s help locating Theresa Applewhite, whose photo is shown.

Applewhite, age 52, was last seen Monday evening, May 13, in the vicinity of East Perry Avenue in Wake Forest.

She is described as a black female standing 5’4”...Read more


Due to limited staff, the Wake Forest Police Department will not provide live scan fingerprinting service today, Thursday, May 16.

The police department typically provides the service to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. at the Police Department...Read more


The Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) and several other local fire departments will participate in a Fire Truck Parade to commence “Camp Celebrate” this Friday, May 17.

The procession is scheduled to depart Triangle Town Center at approximately 1:30 p.m. and head north along US 1/...Read more


The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will offer a free self-defense class for women Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

Instructors from Krav Maga Raleigh will teach participating women a variety of...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department will host a recruitment fair for sworn law enforcement officers and NC Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) graduates this Friday, May 17, from 4-7 p.m. The event will take place both inside and outside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St....Read more


Wake Forest Police are requesting the public’s help locating the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run Wednesday afternoon, May 8.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., officers responded to a hit and run crash along the 9400 block of northbound Capital Boulevard/US 1 in the vicinity of...Read more


Crews from the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) are responding to a ruptured water main at the intersection of South Brooks Street and East Owen Avenue.

For the safety of work crews, a portion of South Brooks Street near the East Owen Avenue intersection is reduced to...Read more


The portion of West Sycamore Avenue from South Main Street/US 1A to South Wingate Street is closed due to a single vehicle accident.

At approximately 7:30 pm, a vehicle veered off the road before striking and breaking a utility pole (see attached photos) resulting in power outages for...Read more


Drivers should expect delays in the vicinity of the 400 block of South Main Street/US 1A Wednesday-Friday, May 1-3, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Weather permitting, Triad Earthworks will reduce to one lane with alternating two-way traffic the portion of South Main/US 1A from Elm...Read more



All press releases are listed in the order in which they were released, starting with the most recent news.

Alert Police Officer Catches Car Thieves
August 9, 2012

Local Man Killed in Traffic Mishap
August 7, 2012

Golf Carts Not Allowed on Town Streets
July 31, 2012

Beware of Home Improvement Scam Artists
July 24, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
July 18, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
July 17, 2012

Make Plans to Attend the 2012 National Night Out
July 16, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
July 10, 2012

Most Fireworks Illegal in North Carolina
June 25, 2012

Lt. Graham & Lt. Danforth Complete Certificate Program at NC Justice Academy
June 25, 2012

Gurley Named CIT Officer of the Year
June 19, 2012

Police Raid Extensive Marijuana Growing Operation
June 9, 2012

Perry Gets Life in Prison for Daughter's Death
June 5, 2012

Wake Forest Police Department Unveils New Look
June 5, 2012

Police Department Seeks New K9 Training Sites
May 22, 2012

Police Arrest Ricky Arlen Timberlake
May 19, 2012

Police Investigating Suspicious Death
May 15, 2012

TRAFFIC ALERT - North Avenue
April 27, 2012

Wake Forest Police Sponsoring Fundraiser for Local Teen With Cancer
April 24, 2012

Charity Softball Tourney April 28
April 24, 2012

Beware of Phony Cops
April 13, 2012

No Fingerprinting Service April 5
April 4, 2012

Carnival for the Kids Begins April 10
April 2, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
April 2, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
March 23, 2012

Operation Medicine Drop March 24
March 5, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
February 8, 2012

Schedule Changes Announced for Police Department's Fingerprinting Service
February 7, 2012

Police Need Public's Help to Solve Hit & Run
January 23, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
December 14, 2011

Police Department Implements New Police-to-Citizen Website
December 9, 2011

Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Wait Avenue
December 8, 2011

Police Request Public's Assistance
December 2, 2011

November 21, 2011

Police Request Public's Assistance
November 21, 2011

Turkey Drive Drop-Off This Saturday
November 15, 2011

Law Enforcement Teamwork Helps Nab Robbery Suspects
November 10, 2011

Police Request Public's Assistance
November 1, 2011

Veterans Day Holiday Schedule
October 25, 2011

Police Department Accepting Donations for Shop with a Cop
October 24, 2011

Operation Medicine Drop Oct. 29
October 24, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - Oak Grove Church Road
October 21, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - Purnell Road
October 19, 2011

Police Department Turkey Drive Now Underway
October 18, 2011

Halloween Safety Tips
October 18, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT- North White Street
October 4, 2011

Top 5 Finish for Police Department's Tactical Service Unit
October 4, 2011

September 20, 2011

Police Need Public's Help to Identify Larceny Suspect
September 16, 2011

Teams and Sponsors Sought for Police Department's Charity Golf Tournament
September 15, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - Friendship Chapel Road
September 6, 2011

Wake Forest Ready for Irene
August 25, 2011

Man Charged With Firing a Weapon in City Limits
August 10, 2011

Robbery Suspect Arrested
August 5, 2011

K9 Maverick Returns to Work
August 1, 2011

Wake Forest Police Make Synthetic Marijuana Arrest
July 27, 2011

Residents Encouraged to Report Litterbugs and Illegal Dumping
July 19, 2011

Register Now for 2011 National Night Out
July 18, 2011

Police Warn of Debit Card Fraud
June 28, 2011

Most Fireworks Illegal in North Carolina
June 27, 2011

Police Urge Residents to Always Lock Car Doors
June 21, 2011

Don't Fall for Phony Texts from Gateway Bank
June 9, 2011

Wake Forest Shooting Victim Dies
May 22, 2011

Wake Forest Police Arrest Shooting Suspect
May 22, 2011

Police Need Public's Help to Solve Hit and Run
May 12, 2011

Injured K9 Goes Home
April 15, 2011

Wake Forest Police Announce Child Safety Seat Checking Station
April 5, 2011

Operation Medicine Drop a Success in Wake Forest
March 29, 2011

Carnival for the Kids Begins March 29
March 28, 2011

Injured K9 May Go Home This Week
March 28, 2011

Police Capture Felony Suspect
March 26, 2011

Police Seek Public's Help Capturing Felony Suspect
March 25, 2011

Operation Medicine Drop March 26
March 7, 2011

Police Department Urges Compliance with Precious Metals Law
February 23, 2011

Police Ask for Help Identifying Suspects
February 2, 2011

Bank Robbery Suspect Captured
January 19, 2011

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