Police News

Wheeling Public Safety Provides Traffic Rules and Safety Information on New Motorized Scooters


The City of Wheeling recently introduced Bird scooters to its transportation routes and Wheeling Police are reminding travelers of some important t…

WPD Arrest Man on Multiple Drug Offenses


Wheeling Police arrested an Ohio man on several felony drug charges early Thursday morning.Around 3 a.m., WPD was dispatched to Interstate 470 east, …

Update on Aug. 18 Fatal Crash Investigation


The West Virginia Medical Examiners Office has identified the two people in last week’s fatal single vehicle crash in downtown Wheeling as 65-year-ol…

Man Arrested for Brandishing Knife at Hotel


Wheeling Police arrested an individual Tuesday morning after they brandished a weapon. Around 9:15 a.m., police were called to the Springhill Su…

34 Individuals Charged in South Wheeling Special Operations


The Wheeling Police Department today released its final report in two separate multi-week special operations in the South Wheeling area which led t…

Fatal Crash Investigation


The Wheeling Police Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in two fatalities early Thursday evening in downtown. Wheel…

Wheeling Police Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Murder


Wheeling Police officers, acting on a tip, located a subject wanted for murder in Cherokee County, South Carolina on Tuesday, Aug. 9.Around 4 pm, Whe…

Malicious Assault Investigation


Wheeling Police are investigating a malicious assault that took place this weekend. Police were called to Wheeling Hospital’s Emergency De…

Police Arrest Man on Drug Charges


The Wheeling Police Department arrested a man Tuesday after discovering a large amount of illegal drugs in his possession in North Wheeling. Aro…

Wheeling’s ‘National Night Out’ Event Set for Tuesday, August 2


The Wheeling Police Department, along with several community partners will once again take part in National Night Out, set for Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6…

Malicious Assault Arrest


Wheeling Police arrested a man over the weekend after he injured another person in downtown.Around 4:30 p.m., Sunday, police were called to Heritage …

Wheeling Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure


Wheeling Police have charged a local man after he exposed himself to individuals in the downtown area.Police arrested Joshua Daniel Matuska, 37 of Wh…

Man Arrested After Fleeing from Police


Wheeling Police have charged a man with fleeing after he ran from officers Tuesday morning.Around 5:40 a.m., police recognized an individual wanted f…

Wheeling Police Arrest Man for Battery, Fleeing and Destruction of Property


The Wheeling Police Department arrested a local man Tuesday evening after he punched two people and became combative inside an Elm Grove business. Ju…

City of Wheeling Issues Reminder on Illegal Fireworks


With the Independence Day holiday weekend approaching, the city of Wheeling’s fire and police departments are reminding residents and visitor…

Wheeling Police Seek Suspect in Weekend Shots Fired Incident


The Wheeling Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect involved in a shots fired incident over the weekend.Around 3:…

Wheeling Police Welcome New Volunteers to the Department


The Wheeling Police Department welcomed six new Neighborhood Assistant Volunteers (NAV’s) this week. In recent years, NAV’s have ser…

Wheeling PD Seeking Applications for Police Officers


The Wheeling Police Department is currently seeking applications for probationary police officers. The deadline to apply online is Monday, July 4, wi…

Police Seeking Suspect in Afternoon Breaking and Entering/Shots Fired Incident


Wheeling Police are investigating a breaking and entering incident that resulted in shots fired in South Wheeling Wednesday afternoon.Officers were c…

Market Street Bridge Closed to Traffic


The Market Street Bridge (located in Center Wheeling) is closed until further notice after an overnight fire underneath the span caused damage to t…

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