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Officers to Compete in YDC’s Second Annual Charity Challenge

Jul 01, 2014

Does your team have what it takes?  After a successful inaugural year, the Golden Seal Charity Challenge is back with an added challenge.  The Winchester Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, and Winchester City Sheriff’s Office have each formed teams to compete in the Charity Challenge to support the Youth Development Center.  This year’s event is set for Saturday, September 27th and includes eight physical challenges:
Start a Fire
Give First Aid
Build and Climb a Log Wall
Carry Sandbags
Climb a Rope

Winchester Man Arrested for Abduction

Jun 25, 2014

A Winchester man was arrested Wednesday, June 25th and charged with abduction after an incident on Green Street. At 2 p.m. officers were called to the 600 block of Green Street for an attempted abduction.  

City Council Appoints New City Manager

Jun 24, 2014

At the June 24, 2014 Special Meeting, Council unanimously voted to appoint Eden E. Freeman of Atlanta, Georgia as Winchester’s new City Manager.  For the recruitment process, which netted over 75 applicants representing 31 states, Council utilized the services of Colin Baenziger & Associates out of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.

New Old Town website now more responsive and user-friendly

Jun 24, 2014

Old Town Winchester is proud to announce dynamic changes to the website.  In order to make the website more user- and mobile-friendly, the site has changed to a more responsive format. The updated website highlights the new brand for Old Town Winchester and improves navigation in a variety of formats.

Goodwill Broken Into, Money Stolen

Jun 24, 2014

The Winchester Police Department is investigating a breaking and entering that happened at Goodwill Industries.  On June 22nd just before 9 a.m. officers responded to the 400 block of Millwood Avenue in reference to the breaking and entering.  Around 6 a.m. on June 22nd a black male broke into the building and stole an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect was wearing a white sheet over himself.  
The incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division.

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.

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:






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.