Since the reported mountain lion sighting in February, The Winchester Police Department received a report of another sighting approximately 10 days later. A photograph of a second paw print (below) located at this sighting was sent to several independent mountain lion organizations in the United States. Experts from those organizations have conclusively stated that the […]
Archive for January, 2014
The Winchester Police Department and the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community is launching tip411, an internet based tool that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to police, and lets the police respond back creating a two way anonymous “chat”.
Reserved exclusively for Public Safety purposes and powered by CitizenObserver, a St. Paul MN company, tip411 puts a powerful new crime fighting tool into the hands of our community for all ages and demographics. tip411 is a national program that benefits over 1000 communities around the county.
Anyone with a cell phone can now send an anonymous tip to Winchester Police by texting the word Winchester and the tip information to 847411 (tip411).
Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Department’s website at www.winchesterpd.org (look under CONTACT) or from the direct link at http://www.citizenobserver.com/cov6/app/webTipForm.html?id=10750
Its 100% anonymous. CitizenObserver’s technology removes all identifying information before the Winchester Police Department see’s it so there’s no way to identify the sender.
The tip line is not intended for emergencies. If you want to notify police of an emergency, dial 911.
CitizenObserver, a St. Paul, MN company founded in 2000, provides web based alerting tools to law enforcement, education, and public safety agencies in over 40 states.
The Town of Winchester is issuing a snow emergency on Thursday January 2nd, 2014 starting at 4:00 PM continuing through 12:00 PM, Friday January 3rd. During these hours it is advised not to travel if possible. All parked vehicles are to be off the street on private property to allow for snow removal. Any vehicle unable to be placed on private property can be parked at the Town Hall/Jenks Center parking lot for the duration of the storm. Any vehicle not removed from the roadway during the emergency will be subject to ticket, tow or both.
Snow accumulations are predicted to be up to a foot of snow. Dangerous travel conditions will develop early this evening and into the night as the snow intensifies.
For emergencies dial 911 or contact the Winchester Police Department at 781-729-1212.
For snow removal issues please contact the Winchester Department of Public Works at 781-721-7100.