Crime of the Week August 3, 2015

The Winchester Police Department is investigating a series of grand larcenies in the 200 block of Wood Avenue.  Sometime between 11 p.m. on July 18 and 11 a.m. July 20, the suspect entered several storage sheds and stole various lawn and garden equipment. The stolen items include lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, and tools.

 

If you have any information regarding a suspect or suspects, please contact the Crime Solvers Hotline at (540) 665‑TIPS (8477).  Information leading to the arrest of a suspect may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

 

Incident #15027751, 15027621, 15027616

Officer L.M. Eiland, MPO P.S. McFarland

 

Man Arrested Following Motor Vehicle Theft

Rahim Franklin

Rahim Franklin

A Winchester man was arrested Tuesday morning after a dune buggy was stolen.  Officers responded to the 500 block of North Kent Street for a dune buggy riding on a public highway.  Witnesses observed three males on the dune buggy and stated that one of the males riding had a bandana covering his face and was shooting a BB gun in the air.  Officers located the dune buggy in the area of Smithfield Avenue and Liberty Avenue and the males got off the dune buggy and ran on foot.  After a short foot pursuit, Rahim Franklin, 18, of Winchester was detained.   It was determined that the dune buggy had been stolen earlier that morning from the 400 block of Fairview Avenue.  Officers arrested Franklin and transported him to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center and obtained warrants on him for Grand Larceny, Discharge of a Firearm in City Limits, Wearing a Mask in Public, and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.  Franklin was held on a secured bond.

This investigation is on-going and officers are looking to identify the other two males that were on the dune buggy with Franklin.  The only description available at this time is the males are unknown race and possibly teenagers.

Anyone who is able to provide information on the incident is encouraged to call the Crime Solvers HOTLINE at 540-665-TIPS. Individuals who are able to provide information that leads to an arrest in the case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 and remember you can remain anonymous.

Winchester Police Make Arrest in Large-Scale Shoplifting Case

Winchester Police arrested a male Friday morning after thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise was found in a vehicle he was driving. On May 15th around 11:30 a.m. officers responded to Belk at Apple Blossom Mall in reference to a shoplifting. Officers were informed that a male and female had left the store with a suitcase and shopping bag full of clothing. A Winchester Police Officer located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the 1600 block of South Pleasant Valley Road. Two passengers, a male and female, ran from the area. Officers found large trash bags and a suitcase containing numerous stolen clothing items and handbags. It was determined that there were more than 100 items taken from Belk totaling nearly $3,400. Numerous other items had been taken from Victoria’s Secret at Apple Blossom Mall and Sears in Frederick, Maryland.

Henrry Steveen Navarette Aguilar

Henrry Steveen Navarette Aguilar

Officers arrested Henrry Steveen Navarette Aguilar, 20, with no fixed address. Aguilar was charged with possession of stolen property, driving without a license, and obstruction of justice for giving police false identities of the other two suspects. He was taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center and held without bond.

The total worth of the stolen merchandise is still being determined. All items were returned to Belk, Victoria’s Secret, and Sears in Frederick, Maryland.

The other two suspects in this case were not located.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Crime Solvers HOTLINE at 540-665-TIPS.

 

Stolen Merchandise

Stolen Merchandise

Two other suspects

Two other suspects

Two Arrested Following Report of Stolen Firearm

Nicholas Allen

Nicholas Allen

On May 14th around 10 a.m. Winchester Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Berryville Avenue for a report of a male inside a hotel room with a stolen firearm. When officers arrived on scene they were informed that the male was walking out of the hotel room. As officers approached the male, he began to reach towards his pants. Officers were able to take the male into custody without incident. It was determined that the male had a 12 gauge shotgun in his pants. The male, Nicholas Allen, 19, of Winchester was charged with possession of stolen property, possessing a concealed weapon, and possession of marijuana. The gun was stolen from a resident in Frederick County.

Jerome Russell

Jerome Russell

A second male, Jerome Russell, 22, of Martinsburg, W.V. was also detained. He was in possession of shotgun shells and a knife. Russell was charged with possession of a concealed weapon.

Russell and Allen were taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

The officers who responded to this incident did an excellent job and are commended for their teamwork, professionalism, and decision making.

Man Arrested for Malicious Wounding

Matthew Immanuel Evans

Matthew Immanuel Evans

A Winchester man was arrested Monday evening after a fight on Braddock Street. Officers responded to the 1600 block of South Braddock Street just before 9 p.m. for an active fight. When officers arrived on scene a number of individuals ran from the area. Officers found a 45-year-old male who had injuries to his face from being struck by a baseball bat. An investigation determined a group of four males got into an argument which led to the fight. Officers obtained a warrant for malicious wounding on Matthew Immanuel Evans, 22, of Winchester. Evans was arrested just before 11 p.m. in the 100 block of Holiday Drive. He was taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond.

The victim was taken to Winchester Medical Center where he was treated and released.

 

Two Arrested in Stabbing Incident

Winchester Police arrested two males Sunday afternoon after an argument led to a stabbing. On April 19th just after noon officers responded to the 100 block of Bellview Avenue for a reported stabbing. When officers arrived they found a 20-year-old male who was bleeding from his back and hand. An investigation revealed that two males had a verbal argument that became physical. Kevin McDougald, 26, of Winchester was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. William Ray Jenkins, Jr., 20, of Winchester was taken to the hospital to be treated for his non-life-threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital and arrested for assault and battery. Both males were taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center and held without bond.

Kevin McDougald

Kevin McDougald

William Ray Jenkins, Jr.

William Ray Jenkins, Jr.

Detectives Investigate Stabbing

The Winchester Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened on Sunday. Officers responded to the 600 block of Smithfield Avenue around 2:10 p.m. and made contact with the victim who was stabbed in his arm and torso. The incident happened, following an argument and robbery, in the area of the railroad tracks located near North Kent Street and Wyck Street. The victim, a 25-year-old male from Winchester, was taken to Winchester Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Officers have identified two suspects who are both juveniles.

The case remains under investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Solvers HOTLINE at 540-665-TIPS. Individuals who are able to provide information that leads to an arrest in this case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Two Arrested for Attempting to Take Tires from City Business

Winchester Police arrested two males after they attempted to take tires from Firestone on Valley Avenue. On Sunday, March 29, 2015, around 1:30 a.m., an officer was patrolling in the area of 2100 Valley Avenue when he saw two individuals inside the rear gated area of Firestone. The males were seen attempting to take tires from the fenced area. James Graham Deering, 26, of Richmond was arrested and charged with burglary with the intent to commit larceny and conspiracy to trespass. James Williams Edwards, 33, of Richmond was charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit trespassing, and possession of marijuana. Both males were taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center where they were held without bond.

James Graham Deering

James Graham Deering

James Williams Edwards

James Williams Edwards

Task Force’s Joint Operation Leads to Arrests

The North West Virginia Regional Drug Task Force is working jointly with the United States Postal Services Inspectors Office to crack down on drugs coming into our area by mail.

Jeffrey Alan McCoy

Jeffrey Alan McCoy

On March 19, 2015 Drug Task Force agents intercepted a package containing 16 pounds of high grade marijuana addressed to 400 Pin Oak Lane in Winchester. Agents with the Task Force and USPS Postal Inspectors Office arranged for a controlled delivery to occur at this location. After the package was delivered agents executed a search warrant and seized the 16 pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $64,000. Jeffrey Alan McCoy, 33, of Winchester was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
On March 24, 2015 Drug Task Force agents and the USPS Postal Inspectors Office intercepted a package containing about 10 pounds of high grade marijuana. The package was being sent to an individual at 2491-30 Martinsburg Pike in Stephenson. Agents arranged for a controlled delivery, executed a search warrant, and recovered 10 pounds of marijuana. Juan Pablo Flores, Jr., 25, of Stephens City and Barbara Lynn Foley, 49, of Stephenson were arrested. Flores, Jr. is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and Foley is charged with possession with intent to sell more than five pounds of marijuana. A further investigation led agents to an address where Flores resides at 301 Sherando Circle in Stephens City where an additional search warrant was executed and agents discovered $19,000.

Juan Pablo Flores, Jr.

Juan Pablo Flores, Jr.

 Barbara Lynn Foley

Barbara Lynn Foley

 

 

 

 

 

On March 26, 2015 Drug Task Force agents including representatives from the Winchester and Shenandoah County Offices initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route 37 just prior to the Route 11/Interstate 81 interchange in Kernstown. Agents discovered about three pounds of marijuana in the vehicle with an estimated street value of $12,000. David Allen McDaniel, 26, of Woodstock was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. A further investigation led agents to 1040 Dicks Hollow Road in Frederick County. Agents, along with deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at the residence and located about one pound of marijuana and $10,000. Travis Bryant Newcome, 24, of Frederick County was arrested and charged with distribution of more than ½ ounce of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

David Allen McDaniel

David Allen McDaniel

Travis Bryant Newcome

Travis Bryant Newcome

 

 

 

 

 

All of these cases remain under investigation by Drug Task Force agents.

Detectives Investigate Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery1The Winchester Police Department is investigating an armed bank robbery that happened at BB&T at 2082 South Pleasant Valley Road. Around 11 a.m. a white male entered the bank, displayed a gun, and demanded money. The suspect is described as being in his late 40s to early 50s, wearing a black V-neck t-shirt, blue jeans, a green jacket, a black ski mask, and an orange glove on his left hand. It appears from surveillance pictures that the male has a beard. The male left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen heading south in the parking lot on foot.

A Winchester Police Department K-9 Unit responded to the scene and attempted to track the suspect, but was unable to locate him.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Crime Solvers HOTLINE at 540-665-TIPS.  Individuals who are able to provide information that leads to an arrest in this case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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