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Stay updated with what’s happening at the Winchester Police Department. Announcements, alerts, press releases, and information about community events will be posted here and on our social media.

Nov 25, 2018
Officer killed on duty in motor vehicle crash

On November 24, 2018 at approximately 10:50 p.m., Officer Hunter Edwards, 30, was involved in a single vehicle crash on West Jubal Drive in the City of…

Nov 16, 2018
Former city resident indicted on 1975 rape charge

On November 13, 2018, Venkata Yeleti, a 76-year-old Temple, Texas resident, was arrested at his home as a result of grand jury indictments obtained in…

Nov 13, 2018
Winchester Police respond to John Handley High School threat

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on November 13, 2018, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to John Handley High School at the request of Winchester…

Nov 9, 2018
Winchester Police to begin ‘Combat the Cat’ anti-theft awareness campaign

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) will begin an awareness campaign titled “Combat the Cat – Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe!” in order to educate…

Nov 9, 2018
Search warrant results in narcotic and firearm seizure

On November 8, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, assisted by Winchester Police (WPD) Special Weapons and…

Nov 8, 2018
Winchester-Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation to receive K-9 EFAK donation

The Winchester-Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation will accept a donation of three emergency first aid kits (EFAK), one for each K-9, during a formal…

Oct 31, 2018
Winchester Police to host second-annual Color with a Cop

The Winchester Police Department will host its second-annual Color with a Cop event on November 6, 2018 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Chick-Fil-A on South…

Oct 30, 2018
City woman charged with malicious wounding

On October 29 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Winchester Police officers responded to the Winchester Medical Center to speak with a 40 year-old woman who had been…

Oct 27, 2018
K-9 Riggs injured during training

Update 10/27 at 10:30 a.m. K-9 Riggs is out of surgery and in recovery. Vital nerves and muscles escaped injury and the veterinarian was able to reconstruct…

Oct 25, 2018
City residents encouraged to have fun, be safe this Halloween

City residents will have the opportunity to enjoy the following Halloween events again this year: Saturday, October 27: Old Town Winchester’s Spooktacular…