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

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.

 

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.

Winchester Police Investigate Shooting

WPD BADGEWinchester Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 10:18 Sunday night.  Officers responded to the intersection of Highland and National Avenues for a fight in progress.  Before arriving on scene officers were informed that shots were fired.  When officers got to the scene there was a 23-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.  The male was taken to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.  At this time there are no suspects in custody.

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 the case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Additional information on this incident will be released as it becomes available.

Man Wanted for Child Abuse

Angelo David Penque

Angelo David Penque

The search is on for a Winchester man who allegedly assaulted an 11-year-old boy.  On April 25th officers responded to Winchester Medical Center in reference to an assault.  An 11-year-old boy was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained after being physically assaulted by his mother’s boyfriend.  The child had head and face injuries.

Officers obtained warrants on Angelo David Penque, 35, for malicious wounding and child abuse.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Penque 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 the case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.