Police News

Still time to donate to “Shop with a Cop” 

The Wake Forest Police Department is accepting donations from area residents and businesses for the 20th Annual Shop with a Cop through Monday, Dec. 17. To contribute online via PayPal, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/donate-to-shop-with-a-cop.aspx.... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 12/10/2018

Area residents urged to guard against tech support scams 

The Wake Forest Police Department is urging area residents to guard against becoming the victim of fraud following several recently reported tech support phone scams. According to Microsoft, tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 12/04/2018

Traffic Alert – Poppy Fields Lane, Meadowgrass Lane & Traditions Ridge Drive 

RDU Paving, Inc., a contractor working at the site of Traditions Phases 2B and 2C, will reduce to one lane with alternating two-way traffic portions of Poppy Fields Lane, Meadowgrass Lane and Traditions Ridge Drive, today through Friday, Dec. 3-7,... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 12/03/2018

Police (again) urge residents to lock unoccupied vehicles 

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) constantly implores residents to help reduce motor vehicle break-ins by locking their car doors. After all, nearly 100% of the reported car break-ins in Wake Forest involve unlocked vehicles. Now, the... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 11/28/2018

Traffic Alert – Durham Road  

The Town of Wake Forest will reduce to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic a portion of the 400 block of Durham Road (near Tyler Run Drive) on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow Wake Forest ... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 11/27/2018

Arrest warrants obtained in Supercuts armed robbery 

UPDATE: Dean Dacosta Pratt has been arrested without incident in Franklin County. Wake Forest Police will charge Pratt with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with Sunday’s Supercuts robbery. Apex Police will also charge Pratt with... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 11/26/2018

Police Department accepting donations for Shop with a Cop 

The Wake Forest Police Department is accepting donations from area residents and businesses for the 20th Annual Shop with a Cop. To contribute online via PayPal, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/donate-to-shop-with-a-cop.aspx. Checks and cash can be... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 11/20/2018

Traffic Alert – Royal Mill Avenue 

Drivers should expect delays along Royal Mill Avenue Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 19-21, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Kenneth West, Inc., a contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, will alter normal traffic patterns along the portion of ... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 11/16/2018

Police urge residents to take precautions following robbery 

UPDATE: Warrants have been obtained against the following individuals in reference to the common law robbery that occurred yesterday at the Wake Forest Crossing Shopping Center, 12632 Capital Blvd. Quavon Henderson DOB 7/4/2000 292 Ellison... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 11/14/2018

Police Department Turkey Drive Drop-Off is Saturday 

The Wake Forest Police Department will accept frozen turkey donations this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-noon, as part of its 12th Annual Turkey Drive. Police officers will be available at the Police Department Main Station, 225 S. Taylor St.,... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 11/13/2018
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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