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 […]
The Winchester Police Relief Association fundraiser has begun. Unfortunately, scams do exist where people not involved with the relief association attempt to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals wishing to make a contribution. The relief association would like to take this opportunity to announce that our fundraiser has begun and will continue through mid April. If you do wish to contribute, […]
Be Safe at Home – Help protect our environment. Bring unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to the Winchester Police Department for proper disposal. Disposal is available 24 hours a day. Guidelines for Disposal: Take unused, unwanted or expired prescription and non-prescription drugs to the Winchester Medication Disposal Kiosk located in the lobby of […]
The emergency parking ban for snow removal has been lifted. Overnight parking is still prohibited.
The Town of Winchester has issued a snow emergency parking ban effective Thursday, February 3 from 6:00PM until 6:00AM. This parking ban will remain in effect nightly from 6:00PM to 6:00AM until further notice. This parking ban will NOT apply to the downtown area while merchants are open for business. During this parking ban all parked vehicles are […]
The Winchester Police Department is introducing a new website to better serve the community. Visit often for important news and information regarding crime alerts and trends in the community You will also be able to find helpful information and tips about Internet safety and the newest scams. Our site also offers important information and […]
There has been an increase in motor vehicle breaks reported in the last several weeks. We encourage residents to lock their car doors and remove valuables from vehicles overnight.
Massachusetts recently enacted a law which assists victims of harassment. The law, Chapter 258E, allows victims to obtain Harassment Prevention Orders (HPO) against their harasser. HPOs are similar to 209A Abuse Prevention Orders; however, they may be obtained by anyone and not just those who are in certain types of relationships. Harassment Prevention Orders can […]
Frank Batchelor was promoted to sergeant in August 2012 Daniel O’Connell was promoted to Detective Lieutenant in July 2012 Peter MacDonnell was promoted to Lieutenant in Charge in January 2010 Carl Fuller was promoted to lieutenant in December 2009 James Cogan was promoted to sergeant December 2009 Joseph Abdella was promoted to sergeant on October […]
Marco DiCarlo was appointed to Permanent Reserve Police Officer in July 2012. Michael Chiuccariello was appointed to Permanent Reserve Police Officer in July 2012. Jeffrey LaTores was appointed Detective in July 2012. Sgt. Filtzer was appointed to K-9 Officer in November 2008. K-9 Axel graduated from the K-9 academy in February 2009.
Officer Jet Dean retired in March 2013 Officer Paul Austin retired in January 2013. Detective Douglas Wilkinson retired in January 2013. Officer James Covino retired in March 2012. Officer Lew Best retired in December 2011. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Division of the MBTA Police. Detective James […]