A mountain lion has been sighted in Winchester. A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and viewed the animal’s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a mountain lion. Photos of the tracks were sent to Mass […]
Archive for March, 2011
The Massachusetts State 911 Department recently approved a wireless tracking device known as EmSeeQ from EmFinders. this device enables law enforcement and emergency responders to locate a wandering individual who is wearing the device. The device is the same size as a wrist watch and can be worn on the wrist or ankle. The device uses cellular technology to determine location coordinates and cannot be activated by the wearer. The device is activated when a caregiver contacts the EmFinder call center. The call center then coordinates with local law enforcement agencies to quickly locate and recover the missing individual. If you are interested in the EmSeeQ service, visit the EmFinders website for more information and to sign up for the service.
Regardless of your interest in the EmSeeQ service, the Winchester Police Department strongly recommends you partipate in our Children at Risk and Senior at Risk programs.
In an effort to assist families with “at risk” members (special needs, autism, dementia etc.) the Winchester Police Department offers a Children at Risk and Senior at Risk program. If you feel that a member of your family is at risk to wander, we strongly recommend you participate in the program. To do so, fill out the relevant form below and attach a current photo of your family member. By doing so, you will assist this department in locating your family member if the need arises. You will also be providing us with information that could help us understand how to communicate with the at risk individual and how to contact family members if an at-risk member is found. The information you provide also enables us to pass on important medical information to medical personal if needed. Complete the relevant form below and send it to Detective Paul DeLuca(email@example.com).
The Winchester Police Relief Association fundraiser has begun. Unfortunately, scams do exist where people not involved with the relief association attempt to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals wishing to make a contribution. The relief association would like to take this opportunity to announce that our fundraiser has begun and will continue through mid April. If you do wish to contribute, please be certain to make checks payable to Winchester Police Relief Association. One option to contribute is to leave your donation taped to your door or mailbox for one of our solicitors to pick up. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving a check for one of our solicitors, you can mail it to 30 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester MA 01890 or drop it off at the police station. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Relief Association President, Officer James Covino at (781) 729 -1214.
Be Safe at Home – Help protect our environment. Bring unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to the Winchester Police Department for proper disposal. Disposal is available 24 hours a day.
Guidelines for Disposal:
- Take unused, unwanted or expired prescription and non-prescription drugs to the Winchester Medication Disposal Kiosk located in the lobby of the Winchester Police Department.
- Keep medications in original bottle or packaging if possible.
- Mark out your name and address on the prescription labels.
- Put any liquid or glass container in a Ziploc bag provided at the kiosk and securely close the bag. Insert pill containers or Ziploc bag into the kiosk’s mail slot and close the lid.
- Winchester Substance Abuse Coalition sends collected medications to be incinerated as part of the ecological and safe disposal protocol.
For more information on this program, pick up a flyer in the Winchester Police Station lobby vestibule.