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30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
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Emergency:
(781)729-1212 / 911
Business:
(781)729-1214
Posted By Winchester Police on October 22nd, 2014

Matthew McAveeney was captured in Belmont North Carolina and charged with being a fugitive from justice.  McAveeney will be transported back to Massachusetts and charged with  murder and other offenses related to the death of his mother, Barbara McAveeney at the Parkview Condominiums. The Winchester Police Department would like to thank all agencies involved with […]

 

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Wanted by Winchester Police Department & Massachusetts State Police : Matthew McAveeney

Posted By Winchester Police on October 16th, 2014

http://www.winchesterpd.org/2014/wanted-by-winchester-police-department-massachusetts-state-police-matthew-mcaveeney

Wanted by Winchester Police Department & Massachusetts State Police, for Armed Assault with Intent to Murder

Matthew McAveeney
Age 46
5’08 250lbs

Do not approach or try to apprehend. Subject is wanted for a violent crime.

Any information on his whereabouts please call Winchester Police at 781-729-1212
(Lieutenant Detective Dan O’Connell) or Mass State Police at 978-538-6020 (Trooper Anthony DeLucia).

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Woburn and Winchester Police Seek “Polite” Burglar Who Broke into Multiple Homes Late at Night

Posted By Winchester Police on October 7th, 2014

http://www.winchesterpd.org/2014/woburn-and-winchester-police-seek-polite-burglar-who-broke-into-multiple-homes-late-at-night

Joint Press Release

WOBURN and WINCHESTER — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a young man who allegedly broke into homes in both communities over the past few weeks.

After conferring with homeowners in both communities who engaged the suspect, Woburn and Winchester police are confident that the same suspect allegedly broke into the homes in the Horn Pond Area with the intent to commit burglary. Woburn Police Chief Robert J. Ferullo Jr. and Winchester Police Chief Kenneth C. Albertelli are asking anyone who may recognize this individual to come forward.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic or light-skinned African American male, approximately 6′ tall, in his early 20s with black marks or possible acne scars on his face. In some instances, he was seen wearing a dirty, light-gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

The behavior is the same each time. The suspect breaks into homes in the early morning hours via windows in the first floor or basement. Sometimes the homes are occupied, and police believe he may also have broken into unoccupied homes. He works alone, and when confronted by residents, he is described as very polite and apologetic as he runs away.

However, police believe he may escalate his behavior and potentially harm people. He should be considered dangerous.

“Outward behavior should not lull residents into a false sense of security. This is a dangerous felon who breaks into people’s homes, often while they are asleep inside,” Chief Ferullo said. “If anyone recognizes this individual or has knowledge of his crimes, please call the police department.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Woburn Police at 781-933-1212 or Winchester Police at 781-729-1212. All calls may be kept anonymous.

"Polite Burglar

“Polite Burglar

Press Release Contact:
John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Level 3 Sex Offender Community Notification – THOMAS ALAN GERMANO

Posted By Winchester Police on September 6th, 2014

http://www.winchesterpd.org/2014/level-3-sex-offender-community-notification-thomas-alan-germano
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6, §§ 178C-178Q,
the individual who appears on this
notification has been designated as a
Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender
Registry Board. The Board has determined
that this individual is at a high risk
to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness
posed to the public is such that a substantial public
safety interest is served by active community
notification.

Clarence Thomas Alan Germano works for
a company based in Winchester.
He is NOT a resident of Winchester

THIS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE

Thomas Alan Germano

Thomas Alan Germano

Level 3 Sex Offender

Name:  THOMAS ALAN GERMANO 
Date of Birth: 07/27/1961

Home Address(es):
1 PRINCETON ROAD,
WOBURN, MA 01801

Sex: MALE Race: WHITE
Height: 5’07″ Weight: 265 lbs
Eye Color: BLUE Hair Color: BLOND OR
STRAWBERRY

Conviction Date(s)/Offenses Committed:
02/14/2014, INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE
02/14/2014, INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE

**********WARNING**********
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY INFORMATION SHALL NOT BE
USED TO COMMIT A CRIME OR TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL
DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT OF AN OFFENDER. ANY
PERSON WHO USES INFOMRATION DISCLOSED
PURSUANT TO M.G.L. C. 6, §§ 178C - 178Q FOR SUCH
PURPOSES SHALL BE PUNISHED BY NOT MORE THAN TWO
AND ONE HALF (2 ½) YEARS IN A HOUSE OF CORRECTION
OR BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($1,000.00) OR BOTH (M.G.L. C. 6, § 178N).
IN ADDITION, ANY PERSON WHO USES REGISTRY INFORMATION
TO THEREATEN TO COMMIT A CRIME MAY BE PUNISHED BY A
FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($100.00) OR BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN
SIX (6) MONTHS (M.G.L. C. 275, § 4).

SCAM ALERT! IRS Scam Using Phone Call Spoofing of Police Telephone Numbers.

Posted By Winchester Police on July 29th, 2014

On 07/29/2014 a resident reported receiving a phone call by 202-506-9775 at approx. 10AM stating they were from the IRS and that there were warrants out for his arrest unless he paid a fee.  The resident wanted confirmation that this was a legitimate phone call, but the person speaking (“Damon Marshall”) hung-up.  At approx. 11:03 AM, the resident  got another call from 781-729-1214 (Winchester Police Department’s actual number).  The individual on the phone stated he was with Winchester Police and that there were warrants for his arrest and told him to call 800-829-7650.  The resident ended the call and redialed 781-729-1214 to see if the number was actually the Winchester Police Department.  The resident confirmed it was the WPD but did not ask any further questions only confirmed number.  The resident called that 800 number and “Damon Marshall” who answered, told him to get $5000 on prepaid cards and call back with the serial numbers.  The resident went to CVS, got 10 MoneyPak prepaid cards with $500 each on them (total $5000), called the number back, and gave each of the serial numbers on the back to “Damon Marshall”.

The Winchester Police Department is warning residents of this scam.  The Winchester Police Department will not contact residents on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service.  If there were an actual warrant for your arrest, The Winchester Police Department WOULD NOT contact you by phone and would absolutely not request money to resolve the issue.  If you are contacted by any person or organization demanding payments and it seems suspicious, please contact Winchester Police.

Mountain Lion Update

Posted By Winchester Police on March 20th, 2014

http://www.winchesterpd.org/2014/mountain-lion-update

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 paw print belongs to a mountain lion.  The Winchester Police Department is reminding residents to be mindful that a mountain lion may still be in town. For more information, see our previous post at http://www.winchesterpd.org/?p=1311.

Lion track

Mountain Lion Track Found in Winchester

 

 

Mountain Lion Sighting in Winchester

Posted By Winchester Police on February 27th, 2014

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 Wildlife for verification.     The Mountain Lion Foundation  website offers a lot of information to the public including  this excerpt:

HOW SAFE ARE
HUMANS WHEN
LIONS ARE
CLOSE BY?

Excerpt from Outdoor Magazine
California Dept. of Fish & Game, May, 2012

“DFG (California Dept. of Fish and Game) does not consider mountain lion sightings near human habitation a public safety concern as long as the lion is not exhibiting aggressive behavior towards people. Mountain lions occur most anywhere you can find their primary prey, which is deer. As you likely know, deer not only live in remote forests, but also in green belts, parkways and riparian corridors along rivers. As such, mountain lion sightings in these areas are not uncommon, and DFG receives numerous reports of lions in these settings every month. Mountain lions are considered beneficial in these settings as they maintain healthy deer herds by keeping their populations in check.

DFG has scientific evidence that mountain lions inhabiting areas close to humans are no real cause for concern. We have either conducted or been associated with mountain lion studies that have monitored their movements in such areas. We typically capture mountain lions and place a radio collar on them in order to track their movements. The information gleaned from these collars has provided some illuminating results. They have indicated that mountain lions regularly use such areas more frequently than we have previously thought, and that these lions generally attempt to stay away from people.

For example, in Southern California, university researchers have placed collars on these big cats in a heavily used park. They also placed trail loggers and remotely triggered cameras along popular trails to estimate human use. Surprisingly, the results indicated that some lions were mere feet away from people who were unaware of the lion’s presence. During the course of this study, no reports of aggressive lion behaviors were ever reported to the researchers or park personnel.

“The Mountain Lion Foundation also suggests several steps to keep yourself safe in the unlikely event you encounter a mountain lion:

If you do see a mountain lion, no matter how thrilled you are to be one of the very few who gets such an opportunity, stay well back, and take the encounter seriously.


  • Make yourself appear as large as possible.

    Make yourself appear larger by picking up your children, leashing pets in, and standing close to other adults. Open your jacket. Raise your arms. Wave your raised arms slowly.


  • Make noise.

    Yell, shout, bang your walking stick against a tree. Make any loud sound that cannot be confused by the lion as the sound of prey. Speak slowly, firmly and loudly to disrupt and discourage predatory behavior.


  • Act like a predator yourself.

    Maintain eye contact. Never run past or from a mountain lion. Never bend over or crouch down. Aggressively wave your raised arms, throw stones or branches, all without turning away.


  • Slowly create distance.

    Assess the situation. Consider whether you may be between the lion and its kittens, or between the lion and its prey or cache. Back slowly to a spot that gives the mountain lion a path to get away, never turning away from the animal. Give a mountain lions the time and ability to move away.


  • Protect yourself.

    If attacked, fight back. Protect your neck and throat. People have utilized rocks, jackets, garden tools, tree branches, walking sticks, fanny packs and even bare hands to turn away cougars.

 

For more information, download the pdf brocheure published by the Mountain Lion Foundation and visit their site at http://www.mountainlion.org/portalprotect.asp

Mountain Lion Brochure (pdf download)

Snow Emergency, January 2, 2014

Posted By Winchester Police on January 2nd, 2014

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.

Thank you.

Level 3 Sex Offender Community Notification – CLARENCE BRIAN DESEIGNORA – UPDATED

Posted By Winchester Police on September 25th, 2013

http://www.winchesterpd.org/2013/level-3-sex-offender-community-notification-clarence-brian-deseignora
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6, §§ 178C-178Q,
the individual who appears on this
notification has been designated as a
Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender
Registry Board. The Board has determined
that this individual is at a high risk
to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness
posed to the public is such that a substantial public
safety interest is served by active community
notification.

Clarence Brian Deseignora works at 175 Washington Street.
He is NOT a resident of Winchester

UPDATE:
This offender’s employer informed Winchester Police that
Deseignora does not 
work on location in Winchester.
Deseignora is a temporary employee, subcontracted

to outside construction sites.

THIS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE

Clarence Brian Deseignora

Clarence Brian Deseignora

Level 3 Sex Offender

Name:  CLARENCE BRIAN DESEIGNORA

Home Address(es):
29 Penfield Street Apt. 1
Roslindale, MA 02131

Sex: MALE Race: BLACK
Height: 6’02″ Weight: 215 lbs.
Eye Color:BROWN Hair Color: BLACK

Offenses Committed/Date(s) of Conviction/Adjudication: 
AGGRAVATED RAPE – 10/8/1992
ASSAULT W/ INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE – 10/15/1992

**********WARNING**********
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY INFORMATION SHALL NOT BE
USED TO COMMIT A CRIME OR TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL
DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT OF AN OFFENDER. ANY
PERSON WHO USES INFOMRATION DISCLOSED
PURSUANT TO M.G.L. C. 6, §§ 178C - 178Q FOR SUCH
PURPOSES SHALL BE PUNISHED BY NOT MORE THAN TWO
AND ONE HALF (2 ½) YEARS IN A HOUSE OF CORRECTION
OR BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($1,000.00) OR BOTH (M.G.L. C. 6, § 178N).
IN ADDITION, ANY PERSON WHO USES REGISTRY INFORMATION
TO THEREATEN TO COMMIT A CRIME MAY BE PUNISHED BY A
FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($100.00) OR BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN
SIX (6) MONTHS (M.G.L. C. 275, § 4).

Level 3 Sex Offender Community Notification – KEVIN J. CRONIN

Posted By Winchester Police on August 12th, 2013

http://www.winchesterpd.org/2013/level-3-sex-offender-community-notification-kevin-j-cronin
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6, §§ 178C-178Q,
the individual who appears on this
notification has been designated as a
Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender
Registry Board. The Board has determined
that this individual is at a high risk
to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness
posed to the public is such that a substantial public
safety interest is served by active community
notification.

Kevin Cronin does not reside or work in Winchester,
however he does frequent Winchester.  

The Winchester Police Department has had recent
calls involving Cronin and want

to make the public aware of his status. 

THIS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE

Level 3 Sex Offender

Kevin J Cronin

Level 3 Sex Offender

Name:  CRONIN, KEVIN, J

Home Address(es):
16 Briscoe Street, Woburn MA
Sex: MALE Race: WHITE
Height: 5’08″ Weight: 185 lbs
Eye Color:BROWN Hair Color: BLACK

Offenses Committed/Date(s) of Conviction/Adjudication:
ASSAULT OF A CHILD WITH INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE – 05/24/1995
ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE – 05/24/1995
INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON AGED 14 OR OLDER (3 COUNTS) – 05/24/1995
ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE – 03/06/1989

**********WARNING**********
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY INFORMATION SHALL NOT BE
USED TO COMMIT A CRIME OR TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL
DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT OF AN OFFENDER. ANY
PERSON WHO USES INFOMRATION DISCLOSED
PURSUANT TO M.G.L. C. 6, §§ 178C - 178Q FOR SUCH
PURPOSES SHALL BE PUNISHED BY NOT MORE THAN TWO
AND ONE HALF (2 ½) YEARS IN A HOUSE OF CORRECTION
OR BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($1,000.00) OR BOTH (M.G.L. C. 6, § 178N).
IN ADDITION, ANY PERSON WHO USES REGISTRY INFORMATION
TO THEREATEN TO COMMIT A CRIME MAY BE PUNISHED BY A
FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($100.00) OR BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN
SIX (6) MONTHS (M.G.L. C. 275, § 4).

 

 

 

Level 3 Sex Offender Community Notification – CHRISTOPHER M FRENCH

Posted By Winchester Police on May 7th, 2013

http://www.winchesterpd.org/2013/level-3-sex-offender-community-notification
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6, §§ 178C-178Q,
the individual who appears on this
notification has been designated as a
Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender
Registry Board. The Board has determined
that this individual is at a high risk
to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness
posed to the public is such that a substantial public
safety interest is served by active community
notification.

THIS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE

 

 

Level 3 Sex Offender

Name:  FRENCH, CHRISTOPHER M

Home Address(es):
23 HOLLYWOOD ROAD, WINCHESTER, MA 01890
Sex: MALE Race: WHITE
Height: 5’07″ Weight: 150 lbs
Eye Color: BLUE Hair Color: BROWN

Conviction Date(s)/Offenses Committed:

10/05/2009, POSING OR EXHIBITING A CHILD IN STATE OF
            NUDITY OR SEXUAL CONDUCT
10/05/2009, DISSEMINATION OF MATTER HARMFUL TO MINORS
10/05/2009, DISSEMINATION OF MATTER HARMFUL TO MINORS
10/05/2009, DISSEMINATION OF MATTER HARMFUL TO MINORS
10/05/2009, DISSEMINATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
10/05/2009, DISSEMINATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
10/05/2009, DISSEMINATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
10/05/2009, DISSEMINATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
10/05/2009, PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
10/05/2009, PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
10/05/2009, PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
10/05/2009, PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
10/05/2009, POSING OR EXHIBITING A CHILD IN STATE OF
            NUDITY OR SEXUAL CONDUCT
10/05/2009, POSING OR EXHIBITING A CHILD IN STATE OF
            NUDITY OR SEXUAL CONDUCT
10/05/2009, POSING OR EXHIBITING A CHILD IN STATE OF
            NUDITY OR SEXUAL CONDUCT
10/05/2009, ENTICING A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 16
10/05/2009, ENTICING A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 16
10/05/2009, RAPE AND ABUSE OF CHILD
**********WARNING**********
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY INFORMATION SHALL NOT BE
USED TO COMMIT A CRIME OR TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL
DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT OF AN OFFENDER. ANY
PERSON WHO USES INFOMRATION DISCLOSED
PURSUANT TO M.G.L. C. 6, §§ 178C - 178Q FOR SUCH
PURPOSES SHALL BE PUNISHED BY NOT MORE THAN TWO
AND ONE HALF (2 ½) YEARS IN A HOUSE OF CORRECTION
OR BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($1,000.00) OR BOTH (M.G.L. C. 6, § 178N).
IN ADDITION, ANY PERSON WHO USES REGISTRY INFORMATION
TO THEREATEN TO COMMIT A CRIME MAY BE PUNISHED BY A
FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($100.00) OR BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN
SIX (6) MONTHS (M.G.L. C. 275, § 4).