Winchester Man Charged with Malicious Wounding

Vincent Beatty

Vincent Beatty

On Saturday, August 17 around 9:30 p.m. Winchester Police were called to the first block of Jigsaw Place for a domestic assault.  When officers arrived the victim said Vincent Beatty, 21, of Winchester had thrown broken glass at her striking her in the shoulder.  When an officer made contact with Beatty inside the residence he would not comply with the officer’s instructions.  When the officer attempted to arrest him, he resisted.  An officer used a Taser in an attempt to control the suspect.  Beatty was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding, Obstruction of Justice, Assault on Law Enforcement, and Resisting Arrest.  He was taken to Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

Bank Robber Arrested

A man wanted by Winchester Police for robbing United Bank was arrested Sunday morning in Maryland.  Winchester Police received a tip Saturday identifying the bank robbery suspect as 45-year-old Charles Franklin Adams, III of Stephens City.  The tipster saw surveillance pictures that were released on the Winchester Police Department’s Facebook page.  Winchester Police obtained warrants for Adams on bank robbery Saturday evening.  Adams was arrested around 9 a.m. Sunday in Howard County, Maryland during a traffic stop.  He was in the same truck that he was seen driving following the bank robbery.  The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (Virginia) also had outstanding warrants on Adams for one misdemeanor count of stealing checks, one count of grand larceny, and four counts of forgery.

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

United Bank Robbery Under Investigation

The Winchester Police Department is looking for a man who robbed United Bank on Berryville Avenue Saturday morning.  At 9:42 a.m. officers were called to 1041 Berryville Avenue for a robbery.  The suspect came into the bank and demanded money.  He left the business with an undisclosed amount of money.  He is described as a white male, in his late 30’s, about 6’ tall, 180 – 190 lbs., and has a scruffy beard.  He was last seen wearing a dark gray or black long-sleeve mock turtleneck, dark colored cargo shorts, and a white hat with an unknown emblem on it.  The suspect was seen getting into a white, late 1980’s or early 1990’s Chevrolet truck.  He was seen leaving on Elm Street and turning westbound on Berryville Avenue.  The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Winchester Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 540-545-4704 or Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS (8477).

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

Attempted Armed Robbery Under Investigation

The Winchester Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened at 2082 South Pleasant Valley Road.  Around 9:15 p.m. on July 19, officers were called to BB&T.  A female was making a night deposit at the bank when a white male wearing a ski mask approached her and demanded money.  People in the area who witnessed the incident began yelling at the male.  That’s when he left the scene in a silver Nissan Altima driven by a female with blonde hair.  The car was seen heading North on Pleasant Valley Road.  The male suspect is described as around 25 years-old and was wearing a black t-shirt and black hat.  He did not get away with any money.

If you have any information on this case please contact the Winchester Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 540-545-4704 or Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS (8477).

The Winchester Police Department will release additional information on this incident as it becomes available.

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

Woman Arrested for Leaving Dog in Hot Car

Tammy Lynn Fiddler

Tammy Fiddler

A Stephens City woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with animal cruelty.  The Winchester Police Department was called to the 2300 block of South Pleasant Valley Road around 2:30 p.m. for the report of a dog locked in a truck without ventilation.  When officers arrived the dog was in distress.  He was panting heavily and attempting to get out of the vehicle.  The outside temperature at the time was around 80 degrees.  The internal temperature of the truck was 95 degrees.  Officers removed the dog from the vehicle.  The dog was taken to an animal hospital to be treated for heat exposure with an internal temperature of 106.8 degrees.  Any temperature in excess of 103 degrees is dangerous to dogs and requires immediate treatment.

Tammy Fiddler, 41, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.  She was taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

The Winchester Police Department wants to remind residents to leave their animals at home when it’s hot outside.  It only takes a few minutes for the inside of your car to reach a dangerous temperature, even when the windows have been left open.  If you see an animal left alone in a hot car, call police.

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

Man Arrested Following Attempted Bank Robbery

The Winchester Police Department received a call Friday, June 28th just before 12:30 for an attempted bank robbery at United Bank on Berryville Avenue.  When units arrived on scene they were told a suspect left the area on foot.  Officers searched the area around United Bank for the male.  A suspect was detained at the corner of National Avenue and Raleigh Court and was taken in for questioning just before 2 p.m.  John Matthew Jenkins, 28, of Stephens City was arrested and charged with attempted robbery.

Winchester Sheriff’s Deputies, Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies and a Frederick County K-9 Unit assisted in the search.

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

House Fire Under Investigation

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched at 6:47 p.m. for a house fire at 320-A North Kent Street.  Units arrived on scene within minutes of receiving the call and saw fire coming out of the front and left side of the house.  The bulk of the fire on the first floor was knocked down within 12 minutes.  The house is divided into two apartments; one upstairs and one downstairs.  All residents were able to escape the house unharmed.

Thirteen fire and rescue units from Winchester and Frederick County responded to the fire.  No one was injured.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department’s Fire Marshals and the Winchester Police Department.

The Red Cross and CCAP responded to the scene to assist the residents.

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

Police Search for Wanted Man

Timothy Berry

Timothy Berry

The Winchester Police Department is looking for a man who should be considered armed and dangerous.  Police were called to the 500 block of York Avenue Thursday just before 10 p.m. for the report of an assault with a firearm.  The SWAT team secured the area and evacuated residents inside the apartment.  York Avenue was blocked off.

Officers are looking for Timothy Berry, 45, of Winchester.  He’s a white male, 6’ tall, 203 pounds, and has short spiked blonde hair and blue eyes.

Berry is wanted out of Frederick County for revoked probation/grand larceny auto theft, revoked probation/felony petty larceny, and revoked probation/unauthorized use.  Charges are pending in Winchester.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Winchester Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 540-545-4704 or Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS (8477).

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

Man Arrested Following Overnight Search

Timothy Berry

Timothy Berry

A man wanted following an overnight search was arrested Friday morning around 9:30 in Frederick County.  Timothy Berry, 45, of Winchester was taken into custody at the 7-Eleven on North Frederick Pike.  He was then transported to Winchester Medical Center.

Berry is charged with felony abduction, felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and misdemeanor brandishing of a firearm.  Winchester Police were called to the 500 block of York Avenue just before 10 p.m. Thursday.  It was reported that Berry had brandished a firearm and was still inside the residence.  The SWAT team secured the area and evacuated residents inside the apartment.  York Avenue was blocked off.

Berry was wanted out of Frederick County for revoked probation/grand larceny auto theft, revoked probation/felony petty larceny, and revoked probation/unauthorized use.

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov

Man Arrested Following Attempted Bank Robbery

The Winchester Police Department received a call Friday just before 12:30 for an attempted bank robbery at United Bank on Berryville Avenue.  When units arrived on scene they were told a suspect left the area on foot.  Officers searched the area around United Bank for the male.  A suspect was detained at the corner of National Avenue and Raleigh Court and was taken in for questioning just before 2 p.m.  John Matthew Jenkins, 28, of Stephens City was arrested and charged with attempted robbery.

Winchester Sheriff’s Deputies, Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies and a Frederick County K-9 Unit assisted in the search.

This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office)  lauren.cummings@winchesterva.gov