FY17 street repaving program continues next week

This week, crews resumed the City’s FY17 Street Repaving Program and completed Jefferson Street, Prince George Place, and Tennyson Avenue between Jefferson and Harper.  Repaving began on Handley Avenue between Miller and Bellview but was not completed.  Next week, in addition to finishing the work on Handley Avenue, the following streets will be repaved: Pall […]

Police Seek Tips in Armed Robbery

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early this morning and is seeking information from the public to help solve the case. On April 11, 2017 at approximately 1:27 a.m., officers responded to a home on the 200 block of Opequon Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. An […]

Police Arrest Man Dressed as ‘The Joker’

Around 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, the Winchester Emergency Communications Center received several calls regarding a suspicious male dressed as “The Joker”.  The male, who was wearing a black cape and carrying a sword, was spotted walking along Papermill Road and South Pleasant Valley Road. Officers with the Winchester Police Department arrested the […]

Winchester 9-1-1 Dispatchers Complete Crisis Intervention Training

Fourteen dispatchers in Winchester’s Emergency Communications Center are now certified in mental health awareness and de-escalation techniques, in an effort to improve the City’s overall response in crisis situations. Training for the front-line dispatchers included how to best communicate with callers who may be having a mental health crisis, techniques to calm a situation before […]

Police Seek Information in Shots Fired Case

On March 12, 2017, just after 8:00 p.m., officers with the Winchester Police Department responded to the 900 block of Woodstock Lane for reports of shots fired in the area. Multiple witnesses told officers they first heard a single gunshot.  One witness said she observed a male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt run west on […]

City appoints new Development Services Director

Following an extensive search resulting in 83 applications, Winchester City Manager, Eden Freeman, has selected Shawn Hershberger of Cumberland, Maryland as the City’s new Development Services Director. Shawn currently serves as the Executive Director of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation. “Shawn brings a wealth of experience in handling a variety of development projects and an […]

Winchester Man Charged with Assaulting Child on Packer Street

On February 22, 2017, around 9:56 p.m., officers with the Winchester Police Department responded to a home on the 2900 block of Packer Street in reference to a domestic assault call. Officers discovered a juvenile living at the residence had visible injuries. The child was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment. The suspect, who […]

Sheriff Schedules Public Information Open House on Body-Worn Cameras

On March 6, the Winchester Sheriff’s Office will hold a public information open house from 4:30-6:00 pm at the Joint Judicial Center (5 North Kent Street, Courtroom 3D) to address questions or concerns regarding the Office’s draft body-worn camera policy.    In November, City Council provided consent to City staff to accept a grant from the […]

City to celebrate Charles B. Rouss on February 10

The City will once again honor one of Winchester’s most generous citizens, Charles Broadway Rouss, on February 10 (one day before his birthday) with its annual Rouss Day celebration. 2017 Rouss Day Activities Now-February 28: C.B. Rouss display (Handley Library Archives) February 10: 12:15 pm – Guided historical tour of Rouss City Hall by Tim […]

School Lock Out Initiated Because of Threats on Social Media

On February 1, 2017, the Winchester Police Department assisted Winchester Public Schools with a Lock Out in the district due to information received via social media.  John Handley High School was placed in a Lock Out at 11:05 a.m. as a precautionary safety measure.  The Lock Out was lifted at 12:40 p.m.  At no time […]

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