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Posted on: June 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] News Release- Police Investigate Vehicle Break-Ins

NEWS RELEASE   Contact:  Lieutenant Barry Dufek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; 540-338-7422 x104





PURCELLVILLE, Va. June 24, 2020 — During the overnight hours of June 23rd and into the early morning of June 24th, approximately 15 vehicles were broken into in the neighborhoods of Old Dominion Valley and Catoctin Meadows.  The incidents are currently under investigation, however at this time, they appear to be crimes of opportunity.  The suspects were targeting vehicles with unlocked doors for the easiest access.  

Please remember to always lock your vehicles, do not leave keys to the vehicle inside, and remove all valuables.  If you suspect your vehicle has been tampered with, or you have personal surveillance video you would like to share as possible evidence, please call the non-emergency dispatch number at 703-777-1021.  Due to the number of incidents, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting with the investigation.

The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 12th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is recognized as one of the safest towns in Virginia. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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