Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Winchester home, businesses have windows shot out

By Meghan Foley Sentinel Staff
WINCHESTER — Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the person or persons who shot out several windows in town over the weekend. Winchester Police Chief Gary A. Phillips said Monday the vandalism affected two businesses on Main Street, a house on Keene Road, and a car parked at a residence on Forest Lake Road.
In addition, a man driving on Richmond Road past the sand pits at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday reported hearing gun shots, Phillips said.
The man continued driving, and when he arrived home, he noticed a tire on the trailer he was hauling was flat, Phillips said. The man told police he believed the tire was shot out, Phillips said.
The other four incidents took place sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday night and early Sunday morning, he said, and likely involved someone driving by with a pellet gun.
The damage included the glass door to the mini-mart at 104 Main St., four windows of the New England Sweetwater Farm & Distillery building at 136 Main St., the back window of a Subaru, and three windows of a Keene Road home being shattered, he said.
Winchester police are investigating the crimes, but have limited information, Phillips said.
He encourages anyone with information about the incidents to call the Winchester Police Department at 239-4814.


Anonymous said...

Strange silence on the page.................. on the Informer End or silence on the part of posters on this matter that would seem to be an event that would trigger a lot of comments. That and what is going on at Town Hall. Suddenly the Informer page is mute??????

the Winchester Informer said...

We haven't commented as there has been no information released to the public on this incident. If you're curious as to why, why not call or go to the WPD facebook page and ask your questions?