Police News

Lines of cars queued along both sides of East Holding Avenue are causing periodic traffic delays and disruptions in the vicinity of the Wake County Northern Regional Center (NRC), 350 E. Holding Ave., due to increased numbers of residents getting tested for COVID.

To ensure an orderly...Read more

08/09/2021

Through the end of September, Fred Smith Company, a contractor working on the Holding Village subdivision, will initiate lane reductions and other restrictions at various times along portions of South Main Street/US 1A, Friendship Chapel Road, South Franklin Street and Dr. Calvin Jones Highway/...Read more

08/06/2021

Wake Forest Power will close the portion of North Avenue from North Main Street to North Wingate Street on Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary road closure is necessary to allow crews to replace the utility pole at the corner of North Avenue and North College Street.

A...Read more

08/06/2021

Starting Monday, Aug. 2, employees and visitors to the Wake Forest Town Hall and other Town facilities will be required to wear face masks or coverings - regardless of vaccination status.

“The resurgence in new cases of COVID-19 fueled by the delta variant has made it necessary for us to...Read more

07/30/2021

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) is again urging residents to guard against fraud and financial scams following a reported incident involving a phone request for a donation to a local law enforcement agency. Many times, it’s hard to tell what’s a scam and what isn’t, but any time someone...Read more

07/30/2021

Beginning today (Monday, July 26), Town crews will reduce a portion of East Holding Avenue from South Main Street/US 1A to the railroad crossing daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. so crews can repair the curb and sidewalk. The work is expected to be completed in early August.

Signage and cones...Read more

07/26/2021

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) will resume live scan fingerprinting service today (Thursday, July 22) for Wake Forest residents only on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the Police Department Main Station, 225 E. Taylor St. The cost is $10, and only cash is accepted.

No...Read more

07/22/2021

Wake Forest Police have arrested a 63-year-old Youngsville man in connection with an incident involving a juvenile Friday evening at the Wake Forest Wal Mart, 2114 S. Main St.

At 9:51 p.m., officers responded to the reported assault of a juvenile female inside the store. The female, who...Read more

07/18/2021

Weather permitting, during the week of July 19, drivers should expect delays along the 11700-11800 block of Retail Drive (between Applebee’s and Buffalo Brothers) each day from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Town crews will reduce the roadway to two lanes by shifting southbound traffic and removing the center...Read more

07/12/2021

Weather permitting, during the week of July 19, Town crews will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic the portion of South Main Street/US 1A from Elm Avenue to West Owen Avenue daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to repair the sidewalk...Read more

07/12/2021

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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

TRAFFIC ALERT - Durham Road
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

TRAFFIC ALERT - Elm Avenue
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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