Police News

The Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) will conduct a controlled burn exercise at 152 South Allen Road, Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The exercise secures mandatory training for prospective firefighters enrolled in the Wake Forest Fire Academy.

A portion of the 600 block of Elm...Read more


Murdock & Gannon Construction, Inc. will temporarily reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic a portion of the 1600 block of Forest Road on Friday, Dec. 13, and Monday, Dec. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The work will occur in the vicinity of the intersection of Forest Road...Read more


Weather permitting, Fred Smith Co., a private contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, will close the roundabout at the intersection of Stadium Drive and Wingate Street on Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 14-15, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The closure is necessary to allow crews to...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department is accepting donations from area residents and businesses for the 21 st Annual Shop with a Cop through Monday, Dec. 16. To contribute online via PayPal, visit http://bit.ly/ShopCopDonate . Checks and cash can be mailed...Read more


Crews from Barker Construction Group, a contractor working to develop Powerhouse Row, 414 S. White St., will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic the portion of Elm Avenue from the railroad tracks to South White Street Friday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m....Read more


The Town of Wake Forest will temporarily close the portion of East Chestnut Avenue from Mill Street to Brewer Avenue Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The temporary closure is necessary to allow Wake Forest Power tree crews to prune tree limbs and branches around overhead power lines....Read more


Wake Forest Power will close the portion of Wingate Street from Stadium Drive/North Avenue to Durham Road/NC 98/South Avenue Thursday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The temporary road closure is necessary to allow crews to finish constructing a power line along Wingate Street that will feed a...Read more


Crews from Royals Paving, a company working on behalf of JPM South, the developer of Traditions, will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic portions of Traditions Grande Boulevard from Royal Mill Avenue to Wait Avenue Monday-Friday, Dec. 9-13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The lane...Read more


One week after the Town of Wake Forest announced plans to proceed with its annual Christmas parade despite the participation of a local Confederate group, the board of directors for the non-profit that sponsors the event - with Town support - has decided to cancel the parade over...Read more

A gas leak has closed the southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard/US 1 at Burlington Mills Road. Wake Forest Police report that southbound traffic is backed up from Burlington Mills to South Main Street/US 1A. As an alternate route, drivers can take Burlington Mills Road onto Forestville Road to...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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