Human Trafficking Working Group Conducts Operations in Winchester

A regional work group spear headed by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is working to fight human trafficking in the Shenandoah Valley.  Click here for a press release from the FBI dated January 26, 2017 for more information on the work group and human trafficking.  On Tuesday, May 16, members of the Henrico County Sheriff’s […]

Winchester Fire and Rescue responds to small chemical spill near the Old Town Splash Pad

This morning around 8:00 am, Winchester Fire and Rescue responded to a 9-1-1 call from the City’s Facilities Maintenance Division concerning a chemical reaction that resulted in a chlorine plume in the pump room behind the Old Town Splash Pad. City staff was mixing chlorine to treat the water at the Splash Pad when the […]

Third Little Free Library to be installed at Timbrook Park

On May 18 at 2:00 pm, Winchester Parks and Recreation in partnership with Literacy Volunteers will install a Little Free Library box at Timbrook Park. This Little Free Library is the third box installed by Winchester Parks and Recreation with the first being installed near the War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park and the […]

Old Town Farmers Market Announces Opening Day for the Third Season

The Old Town Winchester Farmers Market at the Taylor Pavilion will open for its third season on Saturday, May 13 offering delicious local produce each Saturday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm through September 30. Over a dozen farms and vendors, many new and some favorites returning, will offer a wide variety of items for sale including in-season […]

Fourth Annual KidzFest Returns to Old Town May 20

Old Town Winchester’s popular KidzFest, presented by Valley Pediatric Dentistry, returns Saturday, May 20. This free, family-friendly event, to be held on the Loudoun Street Mall from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, features over 50 exhibits highlighting education, art, music and sports. KidzFest will also feature live entertainment including interactive music and activities for children […]

Police Arrest Man on Abduction and Drug Charges

On April 23, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Winchester Police Department officers responded to the 500 block of Brookfield Drive after receiving a 9-1-1 hang-up call.  The Emergency Communications Center also received information from Berkeley County, WV dispatch advising a female was kidnapped at gunpoint. An investigation determined the female victim was at a home […]

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 […]

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