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Rockin Independence Eve - July 3

Jun 23, 2014

Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with Rockin Independence Eve in Old Town Winchester
Old Town Winchester is excited to announce the return of Edward Jones Rockin’ Independence Eve on Thursday, July 3rd, on the Old Town Walking Mall from 5:00-10:30 pm! This patriotic event celebrating America’s independence features an evening full of free quality family-friendly entertainment and fireworks!
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13th Annual Kids and Cops Camp Schedule

Jun 20, 2014

The Winchester Police Department’s 13th Annual Kids and Cops Camp kicks off Monday, June 23rd.  This year more than 80 local children ages 9-12 will participate in the week-long camp.  The children will have the opportunity to learn the importance of teamwork and have a positive experience with law enforcement officers in an exciting, but disciplined environment.  Wednesday, June 25th is Community Service Day.  The campers will hold a car wash in the parking lot of Shawnee Fire and Rescue.  This year all of the proceeds from the sale at the car wash will benefit next year’s camp.  In additi

Man Arrested for Stealing Jewelry

Jun 20, 2014

A West Virginia man was arrested Thursday afternoon for stealing jewelry out of local residents’ homes.  Jayson Thomas Music, 33, of Bunker Hill, is charged with obtaining money by false pretense and grand larceny.  An investigation revealed Music was stealing money out of homes he was entering to work on residents’ cable. 
On Thursday detectives conducted two search warrants and a substantial amount of jewelry and jewelry boxes were located.  Detectives believe some of these items may have been stolen during unreported incidents.

Millwood Avenue Blasting

Jun 13, 2014

Beginning Friday, June 13, Shenandoah University’s contractor, Perry Engineering, will begin installing a large storm drainage pipe in University Drive between the basketball and tennis courts as a part of the Millwood Avenue Improvements Project.  Due to the existing rock that must be removed to install this pipe, the contractor will be performing some minor, intermittent drilling and blasting through Monday, June 30.  

Council to Take Work Sessions to Community

Jun 13, 2014

Beginning June 17th, City Council will hold all work sessions (3rd & 4th Tuesdays) at a Winchester elementary school in an effort to reach out to the community and encourage more citizens to attend Council meetings.  This new format is a trial run and locations have been scheduled through September 23, 2014.  Future dates will be announced if Council decides to continue holding Work Sessions outside of City Hall after September. 
The below meeting schedule represents the dates and locations determined thus far:

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Register Your Moped Before July 1

Jun 02, 2014

The Winchester Police Department wants to remind local residents that the deadline for moped owners to register their vehicle is approaching.  Virginia law will require mopeds be titled and registered by July 1. 
The titles are $10 and the annual registration fee is $20.25.  These new requirements will allow law enforcement to better track mopeds that are stolen and/or used in commission of a crime.

Zero Pak Update #3

May 31, 2014

The fire at Zero Pak was finally extinguished this afternoon with minimal damage to the building.  Chief Baldwin expects to be able to clear the scene by 6:00 pm.  No more injuries were reported.
To extinguish the last remaining flames that were hard to reach, the command staff (including Chief Baldwin), manufactured a device on scene using a radiator hose and a clamp.  Firefighters are now applying foam to the area to ensure the fire doesn’t rekindle. 

Zero Pak Update #2

May 31, 2014

Operations continued through the night last night as firefighters and unmanned devices worked to extinguish the four-alarm fire at Zero Pak.  The fire has been contained to one 100’x100’ area in the insulation between the fourth floor ceiling and the floor on the fifth level.  “It’s a slow nuisance fire at this point and we have it under control,” said Allen Baldwin, Winchester Fire & Rescue Chief.  “Although, it’s difficult to reach due to the eight-inch thick concrete between the two floors.”