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Purcellville News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2019

News Release - Police Report

PURCELLVILLE, Va. December 2, 2019 - 


11/22/19 11:15 a.m. 145 N. 21st Street Fraud


The manager of Purcellville Motors reported that while negotiating the sale of a car via e-mail with a potential customer, he became suspicious as the buyer provided slightly different identifying information during each contact. The buyer sent the dealership a check for $2,000.00 more than the asking price and told the seller that a “mover would pick up the vehicle”. The complainant called the bank and learned that the check was invalid, as was the contact phone number provided by the “buyer”. The transaction was never completed. The investigation is on-going.

11/23/19 9:47 p.m. 609 E. Main Street Threats to Law Enforcement


A concerned citizen approached an officer to report a post from a friend’s social media account that made threats to kill law enforcement officers. The officer shared the information with officers in the region by creating a lookout for officer safety and forwarded the information to the Northern Virginia Intelligence Center.

11/25/19 10:06 a.m. 400 Block of McDaniel Drive Found Children


Two three year olds wearing pajamas were found outside by a neighbor. A few minutes later the mother came out indicating that the children likely exited the residence via a dog door. Officers ensured that the children were not in immediate danger and left them in the custody of the mother. Child Protective Services was notified.

11/25/19 12:13 p.m. 800 E. Main Street Burglary- Attempted


Officers responded to Browning Equipment for a reported attempted burglary. The complainant reported that sometime between 11/22/19 and 11/25/19, subject or subjects unknown attempted to enter the warehouse in the back of the property by prying away a plywood and chicken wire cover and kicking in a window. It did not appear that entry was made. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to call Officer Alex Burkett at 540-338-7422 x 125.


11/25/19 6:48 p.m. 220 N. 21st Street Domestic Assault


Officers responding to an active fight call at the train station found that the victim was assaulted by his intoxicated sister during a pre-holiday visit. The victim was shoved and punched in the mouth and had visible injury to his lip. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence and transported to the adult detention center, where she was held until sober.

Arrested was: Wendanna King, 27, of Purcellville, VA


11/25/19 9:22 p.m. 300 Block of 11th Street Domestic Dispute


Officers responded to a residence occupied by an estranged couple, both who are on the lease. The male party told the female party that if she left, she was not welcome back. The police mediated that matter with both parties who understood that as leaseholders, they could come and go as they please. Prior to leaving the scene, the male party packed an overnight bag with the intention of leaving for the night. No further police intervention was necessary.

11/26/19 7:10 a.m. 100 Block of S. 26th Street Police Information


A woman suffering from dementia left her residence and ran to a neighbor, clad in clothing not suitable for cold weather, reporting that an unknown subject was in her residence. Officers were familiar with the woman and responded back to her residence, where they met with her husband. Upon being informed that his wife left the residence, he responded to the location where she was found and brought her back home. The woman is receiving on-going treatment from a neurologist. Adult Protective Services was notified.

11/26/19 8:38 a.m. 200 Block of E Street Fraud


The victim, who is somewhere between 80 to 90 years old, received a call on 11/25/19 at approximately 6:30 p.m., from a male claiming to work for Discover Card, offering a lower interest rate. The victim provided him with her Discover Card and Social Security numbers. Subsequently, she found $900 dollars in unauthorized charges on her Discover Card. Both the card company and the victim’s bank were informed of the fraud.

11/26/19 9:45 a.m. 105 Purcellville Gateway Verbal Threats


On 11/24/19 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the store manager moved an employee from a position bagging groceries to a register due to long lines of shoppers waiting to check out. The customer who now had to bag her own groceries became upset and said that the bagger was moved because the manger thought that the bagger was helping her steal groceries. Unbeknownst to the manager, the woman was the mother of the employee in question. Another manager arrived and tried to explain that the employee was moved to facilitate the checkout process of the long line of pre-thanksgiving shoppers. The woman was still upset and said that she would only discuss the matter with corporate.

Shortly thereafter, a man later identified as the father of the employee, entered the store and escorted the employee from the store. The man returned a few minutes and threatened bodily harm to the manager. The manger was undecided at this time if he was willing to prosecute.

11/28/19 10:38 a.m. 700 Block E. Main Street Police Information


A 79 year old dementia patient became combative with his daughter/caretaker while she was driving him to a doctor’s appointment in Winchester, VA. The responding officer spoke to both parties and was able to facilitate the continued trip to Winchester. The officer followed the pair to the County line and the daughter called the officer to report arriving safely at the doctor’s office.

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


Hit and Run


Information Only


Juvenile Complaint


Parking Complaint-Enforcement


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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