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Oct 15, 2021
Winchester man arrested for attempted murder after shooting into an occupied home

Shortly after 12pm on October 15, 2021, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to the 200 block of S. Kent St. for a report of shots fired.  When…

Oct 8, 2021
Domestic incident ends in arrest for attempted murder

At approximately 9am on October 8, 2021, three separate 9-1-1 calls were received by the Winchester Police Department (WPD) as witnesses observed Ernesto…

Sep 29, 2021
Winchester Police Department selects Deputy Chief

Winchester Police Chief John Piper has announced the selection of Paul A. Cleveland of Winchester, Virginia to become the next Deputy Chief of Police. Deputy…

Sep 14, 2021
Winchester Police Department’s DEFROST Podcast wins Award of Excellence

On September 9, 2021, the Winchester Police Department’s podcast, DEFROST: Winchester’s True Crime with Behan & Smith, received an Award of Excellence at…

Jul 30, 2021
Winchester Police Lieutenant Wally Stotlemyer promoted to rank of Captain

Winchester Police Chief John Piper is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Wally Stotlemyer to the rank of Captain.  Captain Stotlemyer began his…

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…