Chief Peter MacDonnell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
(781)729-1212 / 911
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 […]

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? 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 […]

Posted By Winchester Police on October 26th, 2015

A community drop-in program to raise awareness of substance abuse warnings. Open to 21+ 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, […]

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 […]

Posted By Winchester Police on September 22nd, 2015

Investigation into Assault, Attempted Abduction of 10-Year-Old Girl Leads Police to Suspect Winchester – Chief Kenneth C. Albertelli reports that the Winchester Police Department, investigating an attack on a 10-year-old girl, will seek charges against the same sexual assault suspect arrested last week by the Boston Police Department. The Department is expected to shortly announce […]

Posted By Winchester Police on December 2nd, 2014

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.

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 […]

Posted By Winchester Police on October 16th, 2014


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 […]

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 […]

Posted By Winchester Police on October 7th, 2014


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 […]

Posted By Winchester Police on September 6th, 2014


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 […]