Wilmington, NC Police Department (228 sworn officers) charged two adults with gun charges thanks to a citizen who utilized their tip411 anonymous tip application. They provided information on two men walking around in broad daylight while wearing ski masks.
Wilmington PD followed up on the lead, which led to stopping and searching 19-year-old Sencere Ortiz and 21-year-old Dorian McNeil.
The police officers also searched the surrounding area and found two handguns and drug paraphernalia, which led to charges on the two individuals.
Ortiz was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a $5,000 secured bond.
McNeil was charged with felony carrying a concealed weapon and received a $10,000 secured bond.
tip411 is an anonymous tip application that gets citizen more involved with law enforcement and their community by providing multiple ways to send tips directly to police, including direct texting.
The anonymous tip tool provides law enforcement with increased tips, higher quality tips, and improved citizen engagement.
The Wilmington Police Department mobile app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. Citizens can also submit an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting the keyword “WPDNC” and their message/tip to 847411.