Police Thwarted Attempted Ransom Scam

The following information was supplied by the Winchester Police Department.

Jan. 18

1:22 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of vandalism on Waterfield Road. A van had a smashed rear window, a damaged passenger side mirror and the word “Aero” written on the side.

2:23 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a fraud. Officers arrived at the Stop and Shop on Main Street and spoke to the victims who told police that someone was holding their husband ransom. The caller demanded $2,000 and told the victim to wire the money to a location. The caller, who had a Hispanic accent, told the victim to wire them the money or they were going to shoot her husband. Police prevented the victim from wiring the money after her son called 911 and reported the incident.

3:45 p.m.: Officers responded to a car that slid off Swan Road and struck a fence. Speed was not a factor in the accident and no injuries were reported.

6:30 p.m.: A car scrapped the side of a parked car on Main Street. No injures were reported.


Jan. 19

6:30 a.m.: A vehicle was clearing the sidewalk on Cambridge Street and struck a stonewall. Officers  determined that a lack of visibility was the cause of the accident. There were no injuries reported.


Jan. 20

9:35 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of mail theft on Girard Road. The homeowner told police that a package was stolen on December 22.


Jan. 21

11:41 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle on 200 Swanton Street. The victim told police that their driver side tires were slashed. The victim told police that they were a victim of bullying and thought that that might play a role in this incident.

1:41 p.m.: Officers responded to a request for assistance from the Burlington Police in locating a lost white iPhone. The “Find My Phone” app showed that the phone was at 29 Shepherd Court as of Sunday, Jan. 19. Officers spoke to the homeowner and determined that the phone was not there.

6:25 p.m.: A vehicle skidded into the westbound lane of Lake Street due to snowy conditions and collided with an oncoming vehicle.


Jan. 22

10:04 p.m.: Officers issued a criminal citation to Aimee Collins of Woburn for driving with an unregister and uninsured vehicle on Cambridge Street. The vehicle was towed from the scene.


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