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Posted By Winchester Police on April 12th, 2016

From WDAY 6 News, Fargo North Dakota. FARGO—A Fargo man pleaded guilty Monday, April 4, in Cass County District Court to a charge of luring a minor by computer. James L. Thompson, who was 34 when he was charged last fall, admitted to using a messaging app to send a photo of his genitals to […]

 

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Winter Parking Ban

Posted By Winchester Police on December 6th, 2016

The Winter Parking Ban is an effect.  Vehicles parked on the street between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM are subject to fines.  Any vehicles parked on the street during a snow emergency may be fined and towed.

For residents who live in or around the center of town, vehicles can be parked, overnight, in the Jenks lot and in the non metered spaces on Aberjona Drive.  Those vehicles MUST be moved prior to businesses opening in the morning.

#GOTDRUGS – Safe Disposal Day

Posted By Winchester Police on October 5th, 2016

Protect Yourself. Protect Others.
Safe Options for Medication and Needle Disposal

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tent outside the Transfer Station
15 McKay Ave, Winchester

The Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community
#saferwinchester

Teen Technology Use – A WHS Class of 2019 & Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community Sponsored Event

Posted By Winchester Police on October 3rd, 2016

WHS Class of 2019 Joins the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community in sponsoring

DINNER & DISCUSSION

Teen Technology Use:

Screenagers

How much is too much?

Join us for dinner, viewing of the film “SCREENAGERS” and panel discussion on the impact technology-use has on teens and families.

WHEN: Thursday, October 13 6:00-8:30 PM

WHERE: WHS Dining Commons and Auditorium

WHO:  Parents and Teens *recommended grades 5 and up

DONATION: $15 – $20 at the door      Payable to: Class of 2019

 

RSVP: by October 6th to Amber Haines ahaines@winchesterps.org

Class Advisor & WHS Adjustment Counselor

Winchester PD undercover investigation leads to Fargo man’s guilty plea after luring a minor

Posted By Winchester Police on April 12th, 2016

From WDAY 6 News, Fargo North Dakota.

FARGO—A Fargo man pleaded guilty Monday, April 4, in Cass County District Court to a charge of luring a minor by computer.

James L. Thompson, who was 34 when he was charged last fall, admitted to using a messaging app to send a photo of his genitals to a police investigator posing as an 11-year-old girl.

According to court documents, the case began when the father of a girl in Winchester, Mass., contacted police about suspicious messages his daughter was getting.

A police investigator began communicating with Thompson using the girl’s phone, and Thompson unknowingly sent a photo of his genitals to the investigator in August 2014.

In return for the guilty plea other charges pending against Thompson are being dismissed.

A presentence investigation has been ordered for Thompson, who has been a registered offender against children since 2007.

JAMES THOMPSON

http://www.wday.com/news/north-dakota/4001582-fargo-man-pleads-guilty-luring-minor

http://www.inforum.com/news/3887826-police-fargo-man-used-social-messaging-app-send-explicit-photo-11-year-olds-phone

Winter Parking Ban – UPDATED

Posted By Winchester Police on December 6th, 2015

The Winter Parking Ban is an effect.  Vehicles parked on the street between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM are subject to fines.  Any vehicles parked on the street during a snow emergency may be fined and towed.

For residents who live in or around the center of town, vehicles can be parked, overnight, in the Jenks lot and in the non metered spaces on Aberjona Drive.  Those vehicles MUST be moved prior to businesses opening in the morning.

Concerned that your child is smoking pot?

Posted By Winchester Police on November 3rd, 2015

Concerned that your child is smoking pot?
Worried that he or she might start? Think that
marijuana is safer than alcohol?

marijuana concern


Regardless of where you stand on legalization,

understand the documented risks marijuana poses to teenagers.

Please join the Coalition for a Safer Community on Monday, November 9,
2015 at 7 p.m. at the Griffin Museum of Photography for a presentation of the
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Marijuana Talk Kit:
What You Need to Know to Talk With Your Kids About Marijuana.

We will discuss the new challenges families face with their teens
around the topic of marijuana:
• Marijuana facts that might surprise you
• Why marijuana is particularly risky for teens
• What you should – and shouldn’t say – when talking with your teen
• How to respond to your teen’s questions and arguments
• Resources to help
RSVP to Dot Butler at butlermaild@gmail.com so we can plan for seating.

Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community

Hidden in Plain Sight

Posted By Winchester Police on October 26th, 2015

A community drop-in program to raise awareness of substance abuse warnings.

Open to 21+

Hidden in Plain Sight

Do you know what’s in your teen’s room?

This interactive exhibit will open your eyes!

Learn how to identify risky behavior

Join us to explore the room, ask questions and be challenged.

Winchester Room, Town Hall

Tuesday, October 27 through Friday, November, 6

11/2 8 AM – 11 AM
11/3 7 PM – 9 PM
11/4 11 AM – 2 PM
11/5 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
11/6 8 AM – 10 AM

Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community

Photo credit: Akron Children’s Hospital

Winchester Police Department Accreditation

Posted By Winchester Police on October 18th, 2015

The Winchester Police Department will undergo its triennial assessment for re-accreditation on Monday 11/2/15, Wednesday 11/4/15 and Thursday 11/5/15.   The assessment is conducted by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and involves a tour of our operations and compliance with over three hundred mandatory and optional policy standards.  If a member of the public has any questions regarding the accreditation process, please contact Lt. Peter MacDonnell, Sgt. Joe Abdella or Sgt. Ed Donohue

Matthew McAveeney Captured – To Be Charged With Murder

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 the investigation and capture of McAveeney including the Massachusetts State Police and Belmont North Carolina Police Department.

mcaveeney captured

Matthew McAveeney

 

Winchester Police Announce Major Counterfeiting Arrest

Posted By Winchester Police on October 9th, 2014

 

Local Man Charged with Counterfeit Trademark Distribution

Truckload of Evidence Seized

 

WINCHESTER — Police Chief Kenneth C. Albertelli announces that the Winchester Police Department yesterday arrested an alleged product counterfeiter and seized a large quantity of fake products from his home.As a result of a long, diligent investigation, which involved federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations agents, ANTHONY CHRISTOPHER MARINO, AGE 54, of WINCHESTER was arrested and charged with multiple counts of Counterfeit Trademark Distribution and Larceny by a Single Scheme (G.L. C.266, s.30).

Winchester Police, working with their federal counterparts, spent several months investigating reports that a local man had registered several Internet domain names and was selling counterfeit vaporizers under the brand name “Ploom.”

Vaporizers are electronic devices used to extract the active ingredients from plant materials, like tobacco and marijuana, and heat them up with a heating element instead of a flame. This eliminates smoke and secondhand smoke. Ploom is a California-based company, established in 2006, that produces a variety of these products.

After tracking MARINO’S alleged activities, including tracking shipments and customers, and making controlled buys of the counterfeit products, Winchester police served a search warrant on MARINO’S home on Belknap Terrace and obtained about 300 counterfeit vaporizers, which MARINO was allegedly selling for about $200 a piece online.

“This is a fine example of gumshoe police work, seeking out fraudulent activity in our community and rooting it out,” Chief Albertelli said. “Our detectives, working with their federal counterparts, successfully closed this long-term case and brought an alleged counterfeiter to justice.”

Additional charges may be forthcoming.

MARINO was released on bail. Any questions about arraignment or court dates should be referred to the Office of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.


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