Community Response Team keeps tabs on city nightlife

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Posted: March 20, 2014

The Winchester Star

Schraff (left) and Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Special Agent Kevin Weatherholtz were on the Loudoun Street Mall on St. Patrick’s Day. “We’re looking for people that have had way too much to drink or for underage drinkers,” Schraff said of bar checks, which are made roughly once a month.
Community Response Team head T.P. Schraff writes a drunk-in-public citation on Boscawen Street on Monday, which was St. Patrick’s Day. The team works closely with the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, oversees the Timbrook House, provides extra patrols downtown and works with Danny Mowery of the city’s zoning and inspections department to help clean up blight. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Sgt. T.P. Schraff had his decibel meter in hand and was ready to respond to his first Community Response Team (CRT) call of the night Monday.

“She’s been calling the police department...



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