On December 26,2015, an envelope containing a large sum of cash was found on a sidewalk in town and turned in to the Winchester Police Department. The police department would like the assistance of the public in identifying the person who lost the cash. Please contact: Lieutenant Peter MacDonnell @ at 781-721-4625.
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Chief Albertelli is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on Monday June 18, 2012, to begin examining various aspects of the Winchester Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.
Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state Accreditation, a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession by the profession.
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards and 55% of the optional standards.
Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement proffesional excellence. Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to contact Chief Albertelli or the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Lt. MacDonnell.
The Winchester Police charged 28 year-old Michael Grande of Medford with the February 7th bank robbery of Sovereign Bank. Grande was being held at Cambridge Jail on unrelated charges when the investigation led to him as the suspect. Grande was seen on the bank’s security cameras but the quality was poor so the footage was sent to the Secret Service for enhancement. With the assistance of the Secret Service’s Boston office, the WPD was able to complete the investigation.
On 2/29, Winchester Police arrested 24 year old nanny, Megan Robinson of N. Billerica for larceny.
Robinson was hired by a Winchester family who reported that she had been stealing money from the home. After discovering missing cash, the family used a “nanny cam” to monitor the home and caught Robinson in the act.
After a lengthy drug investigation, Inaldo Oquendo, 20 and Timothy Loftman, 31 of Winchester were arrested by Winchester Police. A search warrant was executed on the men’s Cambridge Street home where a significant amount of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana were confiscated. The men are being charged with Possession of Class A, B and D substances, with intent to distribute. The Winchester Police were assisted by the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force and the NEMLEC SWAT team.
Winchester Police arrested Justin Guilbault of New Hampshire for Larceny over $250. Guilbault was arrested early Friday morning during Winchester Police Department’s second night of surveillance at a business on Lowell Ave. The business owner had previously been victim of larceny when 97 steel construction plates had been stolen. The plates weigh approximately 120 pounds and are valued close to $300 each.
The Winchester Police Department along with Medford and Somerville police, arrested Michael Wallace of Somerville for armed robbery. Wallace is being charged for the June 15, robbery of the Dairy barn on Main Street in Winchester. Wallace is also suspected of robbing convenience stores in Medford and Somerville. Both Winchester and Somerville police departments received anonymous tips which led to Wallace’s arrest.
Support the Winchester Police Department as we take on the All Pro Celebrity Softball Team. Our annual Winchester Police Relief Association softball game will be held at 7:00 PM on June 6, at Ginn Field. The event is being held on the same day as Town Day, so come down to Ginn Field for the game and stick around for a great view of the Town Day fireworks.
The Winchester Police Relief Association appreciates your support.
We have added a small photo album of the Winchester Police Department. Photos will be periodically added to the album. You will be able to view the album any time by visiting the Photo Album link under About.
Over the past week, two bikes have been recovered by the Winchester Police. If your bicycle has been lost or stolen, contact Winchester Police at (781) 729-1214 with a description of your bike to determine if it is one we have recovered.
In the coming weeks, we will be adding a photo gallery to our website. Many of the photos will be of the Winchester Police Department from years past. A sample of those images is currently displayed on a small slideshow on the homepage, including a photo of the department from 1910. The images on the slideshow are courtesy of the Winchester Historical Society. Be sure to check back soon for the full gallery.