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Posted on: August 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Police Report

PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 30 2019 - (August 23-29, 2019) 


08/23/2019    12:20 a.m.           100 Block E. Main Street                                 DUI

An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding and upon contact with the driver noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage about her person.  The driver failed a battery of field sobriety tests.

Arrested was:  Minakshi Talwar, 29, of Round Hill Virginia


08/23/2019   7:02 a.m.              320 W. School Drive                            Possession of Marijuana

Officers responded to the Loudoun Valley Community Center for the report of a suspicious person on the Community Center grounds. Staff described a man who was walking in circles and rummaging through a vehicle.  Officers made contact with the man who reported that he lost his keys they day before and left his vehicle in the parking lot. He returned to resume his search for his lost keys.  Officers assisted in checking the grassy area and the subject’s vehicle.  Although they were unable to locate the keys, they did find drugs and drug paraphernalia. At the request of the Community Center staff, the subject was served with a trespassing notice. 

Arrested and released on a summons was Dakota Deleonardis, 18, no fixed address

8/24/2019    1:06 a.m.               605 S. Maple                                        Curfew Violation

An officer on patrol observed three young looking subjects walking towards the Seven-Eleven store. He engaged them in a consensual encounter at which point all three stated they were 18 years old. One subject, when asked for his birthday, provided a date that was not consistent with his original claim.  The officer was able to verify that the other two had reached their legal majority.  The officer learned that the three were having a sleep over at the juvenile’s residence and left without the knowledge of the parents. The two adults decided to go elsewhere while the officer transported the youngster home. The juvenile was released to the parents and no further police action was taken. 

08/24/2019    1:11 a.m.             700 E. Main                                                     DUI 

Officers on patrol in the area of the Route 287 traffic circle observed a traffic violation.  Additional driving behavior led the officers to believe that the driver may have been intoxicated.  Upon approaching the vehicle following a traffic stop, the officers found visual and olfactory indicators of intoxication.  The driver failed a battery of field sobriety tests and was charged with Driving under the Influence.

Arrested was Earl Wade, 64, of Round Hill, VA


08/24/2019    11:37p.m.            400 Block E. Loudoun Valley Drive                 On-Line Threats

An officer responded and met with the complaining party who reported that he got into a dispute with a player of the on-line game, Minecraft. The suspect sent the victim a link via Discord, which when clicked on, provided the victim’s home address to the suspect. The suspect threatened to “SWAT” the victim. “SWATTING” involves a suspect, using phone software indicating someone else’s address, reporting via 911 behavior that would likely result in dispatching a large number of police officers or a SWAT team. 

The officer reported the incident to the Emergency Communications Center. As of this report, no emergency calls have been received for incidents at the victim’s location.  


08/26/2019    7:33 p.m.                         800 Block of Dunraven Way                            Domestic Dispute

Officers responded to a dispute involving a parent and adult child regarding the parent’s refusal to allow the adult child to use a vehicle and the adult child’s feeling of lack of respect. The dispute also involved the breaking of two doors and the parent responding physically to the property destruction. 

Given the totality of the circumstances, criminal charges were not warranted.  The parties agreed to separate and peacefully co-exist until a time in the near future when the adult child is scheduled to move out of the area.

08/27/2019    9:37 a.m.             1000 E. Main Street                                         Hit and Run

An officer responded to the Giant parking lot for a reported hit and run.  The victim parked his vehicle on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. and returned at 9:15 a.m. only to discover that the front bumper of his vehicle had been pushed in.  The responding officer observed paint transfer on the victim’s bumper.  No one on duty at the store had access to the security camera system so the investigation is on-going. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Officer Dickson at 540-338-7422 x 124

08/27/2019    3:53 p.m.             800 Block Kinvarra Place                                Suspicious Person

The complaint was alerted by a neighbor that on 08-26-19 at approximately 9:16 pm, an unknown male pulled into the complainant’s driveway, exited a dark SUV, and looked into the complainant’s truck.  When the neighbor approached, the unknown subject got back into the SUV and left the area.  The incident was captured on the complainant’s doorbell camera.   

08/29/2019    10:02 p.m.                       340 N. Maple Avenue                                       Larcney & Destruction of Property

The complainant reported that On August 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. she hung up spirit signs at Loudoun Valley High School reading #BEAT WOODGROVE and GO VALLEY, in advance of the highly anticipated Woodgrove v. Valley football game. At 9:30 p.m., she noticed that the “AT” in “#BEAT” were missing. She later discovered the missing letters in the parking lot and determined that they had been hidden under a vehicle and run over. When she checked her other signage, she discovered, the entirety of “GO VALLEY” was missing. Available units checked both at Woodgrove High School and Loudoun Valley High School but did not locate the missing sign. The estimated the value of the items is $160.

08/29/2019    9:56 p.m.                         700 Block of E. Main Street                             Alarm

Officers responded for an alarm at a business and discovered two intoxicated subjects, one being an employee of the cleaning crew, inside the business.  The officers spoke by phone with a manager who requested that the officers escort the subjects from the building and lock door key inside.   The subjects left without incident, and went to the employees nearby residence.  


Officers also responded to the following complaints:

911 Hang up




Animal Complaint


Assist Fire/EMS


Automobile Crash


Check the Welfare


Civil Complaint


Disabled Vehicle




Domestic Disputes


Information Only


Juvenile Complaint


Parking Complaint


Reckless Driver


Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Event


Traffic Hazard


In addition, officers also conducted the following:

Building Check


Directed Patrol


Foot Patrol


Traffic Stops


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