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Jul 19, 2021
Carjacking suspects in custody after multi-state track

On Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 12:45 p.m., Winchester Police responded to a parking garage at Winchester Medical Center for a report of a carjacking. The owner of…

Jun 3, 2021
Winchester Police announces the addition of a therapy canine

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is pleased to announce the addition of a therapy canine to its Special Victims program thanks to a gracious donation…

May 22, 2021
Warrants Issued in Homicide Investigation

A Fredericksburg, Virginia man is wanted following the investigation into a homicide that occurred on May 21, 2021. At approximately 8:00 pm, Winchester Police…

Apr 12, 2021
Winchester Police Department announces promotion of Deputy Chief Amanda Behan

Winchester Police Chief John Piper is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Amanda Behan to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police.   Deputy Chief Behan…

Mar 4, 2021
Joint Community Alert: Catalytic Converter Thefts

From:              Lt. Warren Gosnell, FCSO                         Capt. Amanda Behan, WPD Office of:         Sheriff Lenny Millholland, Frederick County…

Feb 22, 2021
WPD relaunches 'Fight the Fraud Inferno' campaign

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has relaunched its “Fight the Fraud Inferno” campaign in order to educate residents about how to safeguard their…

Feb 17, 2021
Arrests made in convenience store robbery

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has arrested Patrick Brian Goodman, 31 of Winchester, Virginia and Shelby Lynn Cave, 37, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia…

Feb 4, 2021
Winchester Police release Critical Incident Briefing video of recent officer-involved shooting

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has made public a Critical Incident Briefing video of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on November 11, 2020…

Dec 31, 2020
Armed robbery investigation underway

On December 31, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to 7-Eleven, located at 705 N. Loudoun St., for an armed…

Dec 28, 2020
Animal Shelter requirements in cold temperatures

In 2020, the General Assembly enacted changes to the Virginia Code as it relates to adequate shelter for animals.  The Winchester Police Department is…