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Wheeling Police Department Releases 2022 Crime Statistics


The Wheeling Police Department released its 2022 crime statistics and noted a major improvement pertaining to drug overdoses and deaths; however, s…

DUI Checkpoint to Be Held Next Week


The Wheeling Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 5-10 p.m. along Zane Street on Wheeling Island.Only westb…

Duo Arrested in Robbery/Assault Incidents


A pair of individuals have been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges by the Wheeling Police Department after two separate incidents early …

Wheeling Police Charge 10 During End-of-Year Special Operation


The Wheeling Police Department announced today several individuals were charged during a two-week special operation targeting specific nuisance relat…

Wheeling Police, Northwood Health Systems Announce New Crisis Intervention Partnership


A new effort to combat opioid drug overdoses and various mental and behavioral health issues in the City of Wheeling was announced Thursday during a …

Three Arrested on Drug Charges


The Wheeling Police Department arrested three people Wednesday morning after conducting a search warrant at an East Wheeling residence.Around 3:40 a.…

2022 Super 6 Football Championship Weekend Traffic & Safety Information


The Wheeling Police Department wants to inform the public of increased security and vehicular traffic in and around Wheeling Island Stadium for the W…

‘Operation Toy Lift’ Set for Dec. 10 at Ohio Valley Mall


The Wheeling Police Department and the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office are once again getting ready for ‘Operation Toy Lift’ on S…

Man Arrested After Disorderly Call on Wheeling Island


Around 9:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, Wheeling Police officers were dispatched to a disorder call, possibly involving a firearm in the 100 block o…

Man arrested after vehicle pursuit


Wheeling Police arrested a man after responding to a battery incident and engaging in a vehicular pursuit shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23O…

Traffic/Road Closure Information for Friday’s Fantasy in Lights Parade


The Wheeling Police Department will close the following roads in the Center Wheeling/downtown area on Friday, November 18, 2022, for the annual Fanta…

Wheeling Police Arrest Man Wanted for Homicide


The Wheeling Police Department arrested a man wanted in connection to a homicide case in York, Pennsylvania.Police were executing a search warrant on…

Three Individuals Facing Drug Charges by Wheeling PD


Wheeling Police have arrested and charged three people after conducting a search warrant last week that resulted in officers finding a large quantity…

Murder Charges Filed in Wheeling Island Homicide


Earlier this morning, Wheeling Police filed murder charges against 36-year-old Jermaine Justin Copeland in connection to the murder of 47-year-old Sh…

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…

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