Chief Peter MacDonnell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
(781)729-1212 / 911
Posted By Winchester Police on July 17th, 2018


On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Winchester Police and Lowell Police conducted a search warrant at the home of Shaun Tyman, 81 Acton Street, Lowell, MA. The search was the result of a month long investigation into the alleged stalking of a Winchester woman and the attempted breaking and entering of her home. On June 19th, […]


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Medication Take Back Program & Hazardous Waste Disposal

Posted By Winchester Police on November 8th, 2018

The Winchester Police Department would like to remind all residents that the Medication Take Back program sponsored by the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community and the Winchester Police Department will take place on Saturday November 10th from 9am-1pm just outside the gates of the Transfer Station on McKay Avenue.  Please turn in any unused, expired or unwanted medications or prescriptions from your homes on this date.  Needles and sharps will also be collected at this time.  Please bring sharps in either a Sharp’s container or any sealable hard sided plastic container.

Also, the Board of Health and DPW will be sponsoring a Hazardous Waste Collection at the DPW Yard located at 15 Lake St. from 9-12pm.


There is no charge for either event.

Please visit www.winchester.us for more information.

Any further questions, please contact Sgt. Perenick

Winchester Police Arrest Shaun Tyman of Lowell for Stalking

Posted By Winchester Police on July 17th, 2018


On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Winchester Police and Lowell Police conducted a search warrant at the home of Shaun Tyman, 81 Acton Street, Lowell, MA. The search was the result of a month long investigation into the alleged stalking of a Winchester woman and the attempted breaking and entering of her home. On June 19th, 2018 the Winchester Police received a complaint from a Winchester resident of an unknown person caught on video tape attempting to enter her home. That same video showed the same individual crawling underneath the victim’s car. After a search of the vehicle’s undercarriage a GPS tracking device was found attached to the frame. The GPS unit was analyzed, after which numerous subpoenas were issued and an alleged suspect was identified. A search warrant was conducted at the home of Shaun Tyman of Lowell. Evidence found during the subsequent execution of search warrant led to the arrest of Tyman. Tyman was taken to the police custody and charged with attempted breaking and entering and stalking. Tyman will be arraigned in Woburn District Court on July 18, 2018.

Shaun Tyman

Shaun Tyman

Assessment for Re-accreditation

Posted By Winchester Police on April 27th, 2018

The Winchester Police Department will undergo its triennial assessment for re-accreditation on Tuesday, June 19 through Thursday, June 21.   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 Sgt. Edward Donohue,  Det. Sgt Joseph Abdella or Ptl. Michael DeRosa.

Winchester Police Department Joins Communities For Restorative Justice

Posted By Winchester Police on April 6th, 2018

Chief Peter MacDonnell is pleased to announce that the Winchester Police Department has become the 20th Middlesex County community to join Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ).

C4RJ is a community-police partnership that offers restorative justice to those affected by crime using a “circle” model, which recognizes that crime is as much a violation of people and relationships as it is a violation of the law.

“Joining C4RJ allows our department to participate in an innovative approach to policing,” Chief MacDonnell said. “This model has a strong track record of success in our neighboring communities, and I’m confident that bringing it to Winchester will provide residents with meaningful and lasting resolutions when they are impacted by certain types of crime.”

Through C4RJ, partner communities are able to augment the traditional criminal justice process by providing victims of crime an opportunity to address the person who harmed them and share ideas of how the damage can be repaired. Additionally, the process enables offenders to better understand the impact of their actions and be held accountable for making amends.

The Winchester Police Department will work with C4RJ to enable offenders to take responsibility for their actions while empowering victims to address how they were affected by crime.

“I am extremely excited to welcome Winchester to our program,” C4RJ Executive Director Erin Freeborn said. “The Winchester Police Department and Chief MacDonnell have a strong appreciation of the role that restorative justice can play in making things right for individuals and communities impacted by crime.”


Thursday, April 5, 2018

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


Posted By Winchester Police on April 1st, 2018

The Annual Medication & Sharps Safe Disposal Day* is Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The program will be held in a tent, outside Transfer Station gate at, 15 McKay Avenue, Winchester.

You Don’t Want Them, But Someone Else May …
Dispose Of Them Safely On This Day!
Sponsored by The Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community, in
partnership with the Winchester Police Department and the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration

Identification of Vulnerable Residents

Posted By Winchester Police on March 21st, 2018

Winchester Public Safety officials working in partnership with the Council on Aging professional staff and Meals on Wheels staff would like to identify any vulnerable person who resides in Winchester for public safety use in the event of an emergency only.   The requested information is confidential and is needed to add a vulnerable person to the Public Safety Dispatch Center computer system which will allow public safety officials to better assist vulnerable residents during an emergency.

There are two forms that will assist us in identifying vulnerable residents.  You can find links to those forms here as well as on our FORMS page.  The Winchester Police Department would like to remind you that forms also exist for children at risk  and can found on our FORMS page.

Winter Parking Ban

Posted By Winchester Police on December 8th, 2017

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.

Man Arrested for Attempted Breaking and Entering, Assault and Battery on Officer 

Posted By Winchester Police on June 26th, 2017
Alex Baldwin
Alex Baldwin

WINCHESTER — Chief Peter MacDonnell reports that Winchester Police arrested a man on attempted breaking and entering charges Saturday night after an off-duty officer who was walking his dog noticed the man behaving suspiciously.

ALEX BALDWIN, AGE 31, who is currently homeless but most recently resided in WOBURN, was arrested and charged with:

  • Attempting to Commit a Crime (Breaking and Entering)
  • Disorderly Person
  • Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
  • Resisting Arrest

In addition to the charges he faces in Winchester, BALDWIN is a suspect in an active trespassing case in Woburn.

On Saturday, June 24, at approximately 9:45 p.m., an off-duty Winchester Police officer walking his dog in the area of Main Street and Hill Street observed BALDWIN exit the parking lot of a business and raise the hood on his sweatshirt after noticing the officer.

BALDWIN then walked along Hill Street and ducked in between two homes, where the off-duty officer saw him walking in a crouched stance looking through a window into one of the homes. BALDWIN then covered his hand with the sleeve of his sweatshirt and tested the handle of a door to see if it was unlocked.

When he saw the officer watching him, BALDWIN froze briefly and then began to flee on foot as the officer pursued. After the officer caught up to him, BALDWIN pushed him away and fled again, then threw a punch at the officer as on-duty police arrived to assist and place him under arrest.

“This is an excellent example of the type of awareness and commitment that our officers should display at all times, even when they are not on duty,” Chief MacDonnell said. “I am proud of the work that led to bringing this suspect, who has a history of trespassing, into custody.”

BALDWIN was held on $2,000 bail pending his arraignment at Woburn District Court.


For Immediate Release

Monday, June 26, 2017

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

Business and Residence Database

Posted By Winchester Police on May 31st, 2017

The Winchester Police Department is currently updating its business/residence database. The information you provide will be used as contact information in case of an emergency (alarm, fire, break-in, etc.) during or after business hours. This form can be scanned and faxed or emailed to Chief Dispatcher Keith Wallenstein at kwallenstein@winchesterpd.org. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Business / Residence Database form

Important Springtime Information for All Winchester Families – Press Release

Posted By Winchester Police on May 16th, 2017

WINCHESTER — With the days lasting longer and springtime activities revving up, the Winchester Police Department and the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community would like to share some helpful information for families and students.

We are now less than a month and a half away from the end of the school year, and with the longer days and nicer weather, it is our sincere hope that Winchester youth will take advantage of the many resources available. It is a proven fact that organized sports and structured activities reduce risky behavior, and Winchester has terrific programs available.

Families can play an active role in keeping their children safe by setting expectations early and having pre-prom and pre-graduation talks. Encourage your children to have fun, but know their plans and itineraries. Know where they will be at all times and make sure there will be adult supervision and that you have contact numbers for the adults in charge.

Whether it’s prom night or a weekend away for mom and dad, make sure your children understand not only your rules, but the law as well. Make sure they knew that you, as the homeowner, can be criminally charged for underage drinking parties or other activities that occur at your home.

This weekend is the annual En Ka Fair, which youths see as a rite of passage. Our best advice, as always, is to make sure your kids have the knowledge and resources to stay safe. Do your kids have a curfew? How are they getting home? What time are they being picked up? Who will they be hanging out with? Have a plan, and execute it.

The Winchester High School graduation will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Manchester Field at 4 p.m.

Students, please remember:

* Don’t feel pressured to drink or use drugs. The penalty for a person under 21 years old who possesses alcohol can face a number of sanctions, including criminal prosecution and/or loss of their driver’s license. It is also against the law for minors to possess, buy, sell, or use marijuana.

* Never get in a car with anyone who has been drinking or is under the influence of drugs.

* Respect yourself and others. Know your boundaries and don’t hesitate to call 911 if you or someone you know is a threat to their own safety or the safety of others.

Parents and guardians can help their students celebrate appropriately:

* Know your teenagers’ plans. Find out where your student is going, who they’re with and what they’ll be doing. Make sure all parties are supervised and that you and the responsible adults share the same expectations about party behavior. Offer to drive your teenager to and from parties.

* Set firm guidelines and expectations for post-ceremony celebrations. Establish a reasonable curfew and check-in periodically. Include consequences for breaking the rules in your discussion.

* If you’re hosting the party, provide non-alcoholic beverages and do not tolerate alcohol or drugs on your property. Keep alcohol at home in a locked cabinet. Under the Social Host Law, parents can be criminally and civilly liable if they allow underage drinking to occur in their homes.

* Keep an eye out for students bringing in backpacks or large purses and unsealed drink bottles, which could be used to conceal alcohol. Put guests’ belongings in a room and watch out for those who may be going into their bags to retrieve alcohol or drugs that could have slipped past you at the door.

* Party crashers should be turned away, as the greater the number of guests at your residence, the harder it will be to maintain a controlled environment.

* At the same time, if an invited guest arrives intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, be prepared to call the person’s parents and/or the police. Alert adults to your rules before the celebration so they are aware of the consequences if their teen becomes a problem.

Above all else, the Winchester Police Department is a resource to you, and we exist to help you. If a celebration gets out of hand, or unwanted guests refuse to leave, or you just have concerns, call 911. It is better to work with us at the onset.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Winchester Police Department at 781-729-1214 or School Resource Officer Sgt. Dan Perenick at 781-721-7020 ext. 4111 for more information or assistance at any time.

Have a safe and happy springtime!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003<tel:617-993-0003>
Email: john@jgpr.net