Suspect in Vandalism at Auto Park Caught on Camera

Court Square Autopark VandalismThe Winchester Police Department is investigating a vandalism that happened at Court Square Auto Park on South Cameron Street. On May 29th around 11 p.m. a male and female entered the auto park and the male is seen on surveillance footage bending the entrance/exit gate causing it to no longer operate.

Anyone who is able to provide information on the individuals in the pictures 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.

Help Police Identify Shoplifting Suspect

Belk Shoplifter 15017884The Winchester Police Department is investigating a shoplifting that happened on May 9th at Belk located at 1850 Apple Blossom Drive.  A male is seen on surveillance cameras around 7 p.m. taking two kitchen appliances and leaving the store without paying for them.  The total cost of the items is more than $400 dollars.

Anyone who is able to provide information on the suspect in the surveillance picture 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.

WPD Officers Want You to Buckle Up

SeatbeltWinchester Police Officers are out in full force ensuring motorists are buckling up. During the first week of the Click It or Ticket Campaign officers wrote 12 citations for seatbelt violations. Click It or Ticket is a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign that aims to increase the use of seat belts. The Winchester Police Department participates in the campaign to ensure motorists are properly restrained, making them 40 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal crash.

Virginia law requires seat belt use for drivers and front seat passengers 18 years of age and older, and all passengers younger than 18. The WPD strongly encourages all passengers in the car to buckle up whether they are in the front or back seats as regular seat belt use has proven to save lives.

During the first week of the enforcement effort 69 vehicles were stopped, nine speeding citations were issued, one citation for not having a license was written, and 45 other citations were issued.

Officers are also checking to ensure proper child restraint use. Virginia Law requires all children to be properly secured in a car seat or booster seat until at least age eight. There is no minimum weight or height limit associated with the law. It is recommended that children ages 8 to 12 years old be in a booster seat until they fit correctly in a seat belt. If you are a Virginia resident and are not able to afford a car seat or booster seat for your child, you may qualify for free assistance from the Virginia Department of Health. Call 1-800-732-8333 or visit safetyseatva.org to learn more.

Winchester Police Officers Receive Life-Saving Trauma Kits

Community Supporters Help Fund Project
Trauma KitsWinchester Police Officers now have additional tools that could help save lives. Thanks to support from the community the police department was able to purchase trauma kits. The kits will allow officers to administer life-saving medical aid in the event of a trauma prior to Fire and EMS personnel arriving on the scene. In emergencies, seconds can save a life.

The kits include tourniquets and other medical tools to stop trauma and bleeding. Officers are undergoing training on the equipment to allow them to use advanced tourniquets and compression bandages to stop bleeding and stabilize patients until paramedics arrive.

The kits are one of a number of efforts by the Winchester Police Department to prepare officers and the community to better respond in the event of an active shooter incident. Trauma kits have been used by officers across the nation to treat victims in mass trauma incidents including the shooting in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13, and the Boston Marathon bombing.

The trauma kits were made possible by generous donations from Christ Episcopal Church’s Outreach Committee and board members of the Winchester/Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation.

Dog Owners Warned of Parvovirus Outbreak

Parvovirus PupThe Winchester Police Department’s Animal Control Unit is warning dog owners of an outbreak of canine parvovirus. Parvovirus is a highly infectious disease that can be deadly for dogs. It is believed that a group selling puppies during an event held on the Loudoun Street Mall on May 16th had dogs that were infected with parvovirus. At least two of the seven puppies that were purchased have died from the virus.

Animal Control Officer Andrea Enke recommends that if your dog attended the event or has any of the following symptoms that you seek immediate veterinary attention:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea (may be bloody)
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

Parvovirus incubates for four to 14 days before symptoms emerge. If you purchased a dog on May 16th during an event on the Loudoun Street Mall or if your dog was with you that day, please be extra attentive to your animal’s symptoms. Parvovirus is highly contagious between dogs and is transmitted through feces.

It is recommended that when you purchase an animal you require proof of vaccinations.

Officers are investigating the incident and charges may be filed.

Help Officers Identify Shoplifting Suspect

Kohls Shoplifting 5-12 (3) The Winchester Police Department is hoping the public can help identify a suspect in a recent shoplifting. On May 12th just before 3 p.m. officers responded to Kohl’s located at 2194 Pleasant Valley Road in reference to a shoplifting. Officers were informed that a female wearing a black hoody with “no cash” on the back of it and white shorts could be seen on surveillance cameras taking items.

Anyone who is able to provide information on the suspect in the pictures 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.

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Shoplifting Suspect Caught on Surveillance Cameras

Walmart Shoplifting 5-18The Winchester Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a shoplifting suspect who was caught on surveillance cameras. On May 18th around 8 p.m. officers responded to Walmart located in the 2300 block of South Pleasant Valley Road for a shoplifting. A white male wearing a tank top is seen on camera leaving the store with a shopping cart full of items that he didn’t pay for. The male left in a blue Honda CRV which was occupied by another white male and a white female with blonde hair. The items taken totaled around $400.

Anyone who is able to provide information on the suspect in the picture 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

Police Department Asks for Public’s Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspect

Shoplifting1The Winchester Police Department is hoping the public can help identify a shoplifting suspect. On April 30, 2015 officers responded to Sears in Apple Blossom Mall located at 1850 Apple Blossom Drive in reference to a shoplifting. A white female was seen on surveillance cameras leaving the business without paying for a number of men’s clothing items. The female can be seen getting into an early 2000’s model Chevrolet pickup truck that was silver in color and had damage to the passenger side front door. The female is about 5’ 2” tall, has dark hair, and was wearing a black shirt under a pink hoodie and gray sweatpants.

Anyone who is able to help identify the suspect in this case 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.

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UPDATE: Shooting Remains Under Investigation

Detectives with the Winchester Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are working to identify a suspect in a Sunday night shooting. Officers responded to the 300 block of Highland Avenue around 10:18 p.m. for a fight and reports of shots fired. Officers discovered a 23-year-old old male from New Jersey with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. The male was taken to Winchester Medical Center and was later transported to Fairfax for treatment. The male sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on this 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.