West Tisbury Swears in New Chief of Police
Holly Pretsky
Matthew Mincone was officially sworn in as the chief of police in West Tisbury, taking over for Daniel Rossi who announced his retirement in the fall.
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Police Department Aims for a First
Holly Pretsky

The town police department is completing the last steps in the process of gaining accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. It is first department on the Island to apply.

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Matt Mincone Is New West Tisbury Police Chief
Holly Pretsky

West Tisbury selectmen expeditiously selected Lieut. Matt Mincone to succeed Dan Rossi as West Tisbury police chief at Wednesday night’s meeting, drawing enthusiastic applause.

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Lieutenant Fast-Tracked for Chief in West Tisbury
Holly Pretsky

It’s all but certain Lieut. Matt Mincone will serve as the next West Tisbury chief of police starting in April. The selectmen hosted a forum for him Wednesday night.

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Police Chiefs in Two Vineyard Towns Will Retire
Steve Myrick

Dan Hanavan in Tisbury and Dan Rossi in West Tisbury have announced plans to retire, leaving vacancies in the top police job in two of the six Island towns.

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Police Investigate Rural Mail Theft
Steve Myrick

Tisbury and West Tisbury police are investigating the theft of mail from several mailboxes in the Lambert’s Cove area.

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Horse Rescued from West Tisbury Pool
Sara Brown

West Tisbury fire and police personnel banded together Friday morning to rescue a horse named Max from a swimming pool. Sgt. Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter played a key role in leading the horse to safety.

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How to Use Old Station Still Under Discussion
Sydney Bender

Discussion over the future use of the old West Tisbury police station building continued this week as the selectmen worked to develop a lease for the town-owned property situated on the Mill Pond.

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From Pondside to Curbside, West Tisbury Police Embrace New Home
Sydney Bender
The West Tisbury police station has a new address. After two years of planning, the police have moved from their tiny cramped building on the Mill Pond into new headquarters in North Tisbury.
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Officer On Leave for Car Crash Resigns
Sara Brown
Russell Ventura, 39, submitted a letter of resignation to West Tisbury police chief Daniel Rossi on Feb. 13. This week the West Tisbury selectmen accepted Mr. Ventura’s resignation without discussion by a vote of 2-0.
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