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.
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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 are looking for your help identifying this female. She is wanted for questioning after attempting to use several credit/debit cards that had been stolen from vehicles in Winchester and other local towns. If you can identify this woman, please contact Winchester Police at 781-729-1214. Any information provided will remain anonymous. Click on the post title for a larger images.
The Winter Parking Ban is an effect. Vehicles parked on the street between 1 and 7 AM are subject to fines. Any vehicles parked on the street during a snow emergency may be fined and towed.
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.
We are requesting assistance identifying this person. A home security system captured his image during a daytime break into a home in Winchester. If you know this person, please contact us at 781-729-1212. Reference case number 255798. Any information provided will remain anonymous.
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Press Release Concerning an Indecent Assault and Battery that Occurred on Grove Street at Canterbury Road on
June 22, 2011, at 2:01 PM
The Winchester Police Department is currently investigating an indecent assault and battery upon a 12 year old female resident that occurred in our town today at 2:01 PM. The female victim was attacked from behind by a 6’1” tall, dark skinned Asian male reportedly in his mid-twenties, with a crew cut and thin muscular build. The suspect was wearing a baseball cap, a gray unzipped hooded sweatshirt and red sweat pants.
The suspect was initially walking from Medford on Grove Street at Canterbury Road and passed the victim. He suddenly reversed his direction and attacked the victim from the rear, attempting to pull her shorts down. The victim struggled to keep her shorts on and fell to the ground. The suspect then jogged away on Grove Street, heading towards Sussex Road.
A teenage male witness driving on Grove Street from Medford observed the female victim on the ground and made direct eye contact with the suspect. The male witness attempted to follow the suspect but lost sight of him as he fled up Sussex Road.
Below is a composite sketch of the suspect. If you have any information regarding this incident or can identify this individual, contact Winchester Police at (781) 729 – 1212.
Residents should be aware of incidents which have occurred in town involving people attempting to gain access to homes. The scam involves an individual ringing the doorbell of a home and meeting with the resident at the front door. The suspect then explains to the resident that he is there to measure the backyard for a trench that will need to be dug as part of a public works project (or some similar story). When the resident responds to the backyard with the suspect, an accomplice then enters the home through the front door and steals whatever can be taken in the time the homeowner is occupied in the backyard. Some residents have already become victim of this scam.
If a suspicious person or contractor approaches your home and requests access to your property, contact police immediately. If someone claims they are contracted by the DPW, do not allow them in your home. Legitimate Winchester DPW workers will have identification cards and drive vehicles with blue Massachusetts license plates.
The DPW also makes notification to residents ahead of time if significant work is going to be done in residential neighborhoods.
Regarding utility workers: It is unusual for a utility company to request access to your property, but not unheard of. If a person announces him/herself as a representative of a utility company, ask to see an ID and make sure that it is legitimate (NStar, National Grid, Verizon etc.). Look for a marked company vehicle in the area. If they are requesting access to your home, refuse and contact the utility company they say they are with for verification that they need to be there. If the call is legitimate, the utility worker should be understanding of your due diligence.
Don’t allow yourself become a victim. Don’t be afraid to report suspicious activity to police.
Renovations to the police station began this week. While police service will be uninterrupted, there is a phase of the project where the Records department will be temporarily relocated. Starting around the second week of June, Records will be relocated to the trailer in the rear lot of the Public Safety Building.
There will be times during the renovation that there will be no public access to the building. During those times, a sign will be posted at the front door with further information. As usual, police can be reached as follows:
Report a crime: (781) 729 – 1212
Business: (781) 729-1214 / Fax: (781) 721-5613
Chief’s Office: (781) 729-5429
The Winchester Fire Department can be reached at (781) 729 – 1802
Due to the En Ka Fair being held at the Jenks lot and high school lot, Skillings Road will be closed this week. One lane of traffic will be open for access to the high school until after school on Friday May 20. After 2:30 PM on the 20th, Skillings Road will be completely closed until approximately 1:00 AM on Sunday, 22.
The Massachusetts State 911 Department recently approved a wireless tracking device known as EmSeeQ from EmFinders. this device enables law enforcement and emergency responders to locate a wandering individual who is wearing the device. The device is the same size as a wrist watch and can be worn on the wrist or ankle. The device uses cellular technology to determine location coordinates and cannot be activated by the wearer. The device is activated when a caregiver contacts the EmFinder call center. The call center then coordinates with local law enforcement agencies to quickly locate and recover the missing individual. If you are interested in the EmSeeQ service, visit the EmFinders website for more information and to sign up for the service.
Regardless of your interest in the EmSeeQ service, the Winchester Police Department strongly recommends you partipate in our Children at Risk and Senior at Risk programs.
In an effort to assist families with “at risk” members (special needs, autism, dementia etc.) the Winchester Police Department offers a Children at Risk and Senior at Risk program. If you feel that a member of your family is at risk to wander, we strongly recommend you participate in the program. To do so, fill out the relevant form below and attach a current photo of your family member. By doing so, you will assist this department in locating your family member if the need arises. You will also be providing us with information that could help us understand how to communicate with the at risk individual and how to contact family members if an at-risk member is found. The information you provide also enables us to pass on important medical information to medical personal if needed. Complete the relevant form below and send it to Detective Paul DeLuca(email@example.com).