Winchester Police Department

  • Agency: Winchester Police Department
  • Address: 338 Main Street, Winsted, 06098 CT
  • Chief: Nicholas A Guerriero Jr (Chief of Police)
Phone: (860) 379-2721
Fax: (860) 738-6957
Email:

Winchester Police Department is located at 338 Main Street, Winsted, 06098 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Nicholas A Guerriero Jr. The Winchester Police Department phone number is (860) 379-2721.

Winchester Police Department News

The police officers of the Winchester Police Department will be growing beards in the month of November 2018 to help raise money for the Connecticut Cancer Foundation. You can help support the Winchester Police Department in raising money for No Shave November to help benefit CT cancer patients by donating. You can make a donation by going to the website www.noshavenovemberct.org (select Winchester PD)

On October 11, 2018 the Winchester Police Department swore in its newest police officer. Officer John Cummings recently graduated from the Connecticut Police Academy where he was selected as the Staff Sergeant for his class. Officer Cummings serves as a Staff Sergeant in the 102nd Infantry Regiment and is a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard since 2014. During his Army service, Officer Cummings was deployed to two combat missions in Afghanistan. The Winchester Police Department would like welcome Officer Cummings to the department.

The Winchester Police Department held its 3rd annual awards ceremony on September 13, 2018. Melony Brady-Shanley was the Master of Ceremony. This year there were a total of 22 awards given out to members of the Winchester Police Department and residents of Winchester. Here is a list of awards presented that night. Medal of Valor: Sgt. Christopher Roy Life Saving Award: Sgt. Christopher Roy Sgt. Kim Boyne Ofc. Gregory Lopardo Meritorious Service Award: Sgt. Peter DeLouis Ofc. Dan Pietrafesa Ofc. Jessica Luzefski Ofc. Michael gagne Dispatcher: Jason Kruczek Chief's Award: Sgt. Christopher Roy Ofc. Nicholas Ryan Dispatcher: Emily Benson Benevolent Award: Ofc. Dan Pietrafesa Unit Citation: Winsted Fire Department Winchester Fire Department Highland Lake Association Waterbury Bagpipers Civilian Recognition: Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Beth Papermaster John Burinskas- School Crossing Guard Lt. Marchand-Winchester Fire Department Mr. James Lucia- EMS- Winsted Ambulance OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Officer Dan Pietrafesa The Winchester Police Department would like to thank all that attended the ceremony. The photos are courtesy of Leslie Hutchinson of the Register Citizen.

Found: Childs Bicycle On 10/10/2018, a blue, boys, 18” single speed bicycle, was found by a resident, on Main St. near the Walnut St. intersection. Police are requesting that the owner contact the department’s, Property Office, at 860 379-2721, or e-mail, bwhiteley@townofwinchester.org to arrange for the return. Reference case # 18-6958.

The Winsted's Fall Foliage Festival is Saturday September 29, 2018. It starts at 10:00 am and ends at 3:00 PM. Please come out and support our local business' People are reminded that there will be temporary no parking on Main Street (north side, west bound travel lanes) from Case Ave. to the YMCA. This is to allow the vendors to set up. The Winchester Police Department will be setting up temporary no parking signs along Main Street on Friday, September 28, 2018. The west bound lane of Main Street, between Case Ave. and the Y.M.C.A, will be closed to traffic at 7:00 am Saturday September 29th. All west bound traffic will be directed into the east bound lane. The east bound lane will be split into two lanes, with cones, with one lane for west bound traffic and one lane for east bound traffic. If you have any questions please contact Friends of Main Street or the Winchester Police Department.

There have been several house break-ins in the Wetmore Ave. area of town recently. There also have been some break-ins in other areas of town. The Winchester Police Department in actively investigating these break-ins. If anyone has any information please contact the police department. Also, please do not forget about the anonymous tip hot line that the department has set up, 860-379-1950. If you see anyone or anything that looks suspicious please contact the police department.

Found: Mountain Bicycle On 08/28/2018, a red/silver, mountain bike, was found by police, in the vicinity of the Skate Park. . Police are requesting that the owner contact the department’s, Property Office, at 860 379-2721, or e-mail, bwhiteley@townofwinchester.org to arrange for the return. Reference case # 18-5994

Winchester Police Department, Found Property Press Release August 22, 2018 Found: Girls Bicycle On 08/17/2018, a pink, multi-speed, girls bicycle, was found in the vicinity of Willow St. by a local resident and turned over to our agency. Police are requesting that the owner contact the department’s, Property Office, at 860 379-2721, or email, bwhiteley@townofwinchester.org to arrange for the return. Reference case # 18-5732 Found: Boys Bicycle During July 2018, a purple, multi-speed 20” boys bicycle, was found in the vicinity of Gay St. by a local resident and turned over to our agency. Police are requesting that the owner contact the department’s, Property Office, at 860 379-2721, or email, bwhiteley@townofwinchester.org to arrange for the return. Reference case # 18-4914

The Department of Public Works has announced that the July paving projects will continue next week. Hurlbut Street is scheduled to be paved on Monday, July 16, 2018 and Tuesday, July 17, 2018 between the hours of 7AM and 5PM. Additionally, Meadow Street, Division Street, and Munro Street are scheduled to be paved on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 through Friday, July 20, 2018, also between the hours of 7AM and 5PM. A temporary parking ban shall be in effect for Hurlbut Street from 5AM on Monday, July 16th through 6PM on Tuesday, July 17th. Similarly, a temporary parking ban shall be in effect for Meadow Street, Division Street and Munro Street from 5AM on Wednesday, July 18th through 6PM on Friday, July 20th. No on-street parking is allowed during this time. Please be advised that all traffic will be detoured while paving crews are actively paving and until after the rollers have adequately compacted the surface. Residents in this area are encouraged to plan accordingly. Please note that your patience is very much appreciated while these improvements are underway.

Winchester Civil Preparedness Office In anticipation of a Heat Advisory being issued for Sunday July 1st, the following location will be open as a cooling center on Sunday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Hungerford Emergency & Medical Care Lobby at Winsted Health Center 115 Spencer Street. In addition our local businesses that open as warming centers in the winter, will be open as cooling centers during normal business hours. They are: ABC Pizza Dunkin Donuts (both locations) Kent Pizza McDonalds McGranes on the Green If you patronize one of these businesses please thank them for their generosity in allowing people to use their facilities as cooling centers.

Traffic Alert: Sections of Platt Hill Road will be closed due to road maintenance on the following days, Friday June 29, Monday July 2, Tuesday July 3, and Thursday July 5. There will be road closed signs as well as detour signs to assist the public. Residents are asked to plan accordingly.

The Winchester Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of Anthony Horton, as the newest member of the Police Department. Officer Horton recently graduated from the Connecticut Police Academy, Class #360 on June 12, 2018. Officer Horton was officially sworn in as a member of the Winchester Police Department on June 28, 2018. Congratulations to Officer Horton!

St. Anthony's School held a contest this school year to see who would win a free lunch with Officer Pietrafesa, a D.A.R.E. officer for the Winchester Police Department. This years winners were, Riley Gallicchio and Bridget Cavanaugh. Both Riley and Bridget were picked up from school by Officer Pietrafesa and given a ride, in a police cruiser, to McDonalds. The three of them enjoyed their "Happy Meals" together. Congratulations to both Riley Gallicchio and Bridget Cavanaugh.

On June 14th, St. Anthony's School held its D.A.R.E. day. Students participated in kickball, tug-o-war, capture the flag and basketball. They had pizza for lunch. After lunch, the students graduated from D.A.R.E. The students had a wonderful day. A special thanks goes to Officer Pietrafesa and Sgt. Varasconi, our D.A.R.E. Officers for another successful school year. A big thank you to Milly Hudak for her continued support of the D.A.R.E. program.

On June 7, several members of the Winchester Police Department participated in the Ct. Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Thanks to Officer Pietrafesa. Sgt. Boyne, Sgt. Blanchette, Officer Failla, Officer Blass, Officer Waltzer and Keith Blanchard of the CT Juvenile Court for running this year.

On May 17, 2018 Sgt. Varasconi of the Winchester Police Department received the 2018 Connecticut Elks Association Enrique Camerina Award for his dedicated service in the Field of Drug Prevention. Congratulation's to Sgt. Varasconi.

82nd Annual Pet Parade is on May 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM. The Pet Parade is the nation's oldest & longest-runing parade of this type. The Winchester Police Department would like to remind everyone that during the parade, Main Street, from Division Street to Park Place East, will be closed. Also, Park Place West will be closed. Park Place East will be a two lane road, with vehicles traveling south on North Main Street being directed onto Park Place East and vehicles traveling west on Main Street being directed onto Park Place East. Traffic cones will be set up on Park Place East to make it into a two lane road. Please plan accordingly. Come out and enjoy the parade!

On April 25th and April 26th officers from the Winchester Police Department had live firearms training in a tractor trailer. "Blue Line Corp." from Sudbury,MA supplied the tractor trailer which was parked at the police station for the two days of training. Inside the trailer, officers were shown video scenarios where each scenario was a "shot, don't shot" incident. Officers were also trained in "low light" situations with an audible siren sounding as well as strobe lights. Attached are just a few pictures of the training. The Winchester Police Department would like to thank Jerry Tibor for bringing the "Blue Line Corp." to Winsted. The training was great. For more information about the "Blue Line Corp." please go to www.bluelinecorp.net.

NEWS RELEASE Crime Tip Hot Line The Winchester Police has instituted a 24-hour Crime Tip Hotline. It is a way for citizens to report any illegal use or possession of narcotics along with other unlawful activity. The hotline telephone number is 860-379-1950. The Crime Tip Hot Line is maintained and answered by the Criminal Investigations Division. A private voice mail system is utilized. Callers will have the option of remaining anonymous. This is not for any emergencies. For an emergency call 911.

Update: The red/black boys bicycle that was turned into the police department has been returned to its owner. Thank you all for your help in this matter.

Winchester Police Department, Found Property Press Release April 5, 2018 Found: Boy’s Bicycle On 04/04/2018 , a black/red, 20” boys bicycle, was found in the vicinity of Rockwell St. by a local resident and turned over to our agency. Police are requesting that the owner contact the department’s, Property Office, at 860 379-2721, or email, bwhiteley@townofwinchester.org to make arrangements for the return. Reference case # 18-1931

Winchester Police Department, Found Property Press Release April 2, 2018 Found Men’s Wedding Band On 3/26/20188 , a silver/gold, men’s wedding band was found in the vicinity of Pearson School, by a local resident and turned over to our agency. Police are requesting that the owner contact the department’s, Property Office, at 860 379-2721, or email, bwhiteley@townofwinchester.org to make arrangements for the return. Reference case # 18-1931

The Town of Winchester is instituting a Parking Ban for the pending snow storm. The Parking Ban will begin at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 and end at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. While the Parking Ban is in effect no on street parking will be allowed. Violators are subject to a fine and possible towing of their vehicle if it is hindering snow plowing operations.

The Town of Winchester is instituting a Parking Ban for the pending snow storm. The Parking Ban will begin at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and end at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 9, 2018. While the Parking Ban is in effect no on street parking will be allowed. Violators are subject to a fine and possible towing of their vehicle if it is hindering snow plowing operations.

The Town of Winchester is instituting a Parking Ban for the pending snow storm. The Parking Ban will begin at 6:00 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 and end at 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2018. While the Parking Ban is in effect no on street parking will be allowed. Violators are subject to a fine and possible towing of their vehicle if it is hindering snow plowing operations.