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Posted on: February 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Police Incidents Report 02.12.21

NEWS RELEASE                                                                    Contact:  Deputy Chief Dave Dailey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         , 540-338-7422





PURCELLVILLE, Va. February 12, 2021


02/05/21          10:29 a.m.       37000 Block of Richardson Lane                    Larceny


Sometime between January 21, 2021 and February 3, 2021, an unknown subject or subjects stole the rear bumper, with attached license plate from a company work truck.  The truck was backed into its parking spot, concealing the view of the rear bumper from the parking lot.  The front tag was removed by police and the tag number was entered as stolen. 


02/05/21          8:50 p.m.         Town of Purcellville                                        Check on Welfare


Officers responded at the request of Child Protective Services to a home in town to check on the welfare of children living at the residence. The adults living at the dwelling each have children from previous relationships, so calls were made to multiple parents before the police visit.  Nothing appeared to be amiss, so the information was reported to CPS and no other police action was required at this time.    


02/0721           5:34 p.m.         100 Block of N. 16th Street                               Domestic Dispute


Officers responded for a report that a juvenile was assaulted by his stepfather.  Officers investigated but could not find neither physical nor testimonial evidence that an assault had taken place.  They shared the results of their investigation with the juvenile’s mother, who arrived home from work while police were present.  Officers also provided her with information regarding social service resources.  

02/08/21          1:50 p.m.         100 Block of N. 21st Street                              Destruction of Property


An officer responded for a report of a damaged front door.   Upon arrival, the officer determined that the damage to the front door actually stemmed from a rotten sub-floor as opposed to rotten human behavior.  The property manager was informed and will be fixing the problem.


02/11/21          9:41 p.m.         100 Block of N. 16th Street                               Check on Welfare


Due to a forecast of impending bad weather, a mother agreed to a temporary alteration of a child custody agreement and allowed her son to stay with his father in Purcellville. As the storm bypassed Loudoun County, she wanted to retrieve her son, but was unable to make phone contact with the father.   Police responded and found both father and son in fine shape.  The father called the mother and no further police intervention was required.  


02/11/21          11:04 p.m.       200 Block of E. Main Street                            Hit and Run


A deputy in Purcellville heard a loud crash and soon thereafter observed a vehicle pull into the parking lot.  He made contact with the intoxicated driver and arrested him for DUI. Purcellville officers responding to assist, located three mailboxes on Main Street that had been hit by the intoxicated driver.  Contact was made with two of the homeowners, both whom declined prosecution.  A note was left for the third homeowner, as no one answered the door.  



Officers also responded to the following calls for service:


911 Calls


Abandoned Vehicle 




Assist Fire/Rescue/Other Agency


Check the Welfare




Domestic Dispute


Follow-up investigation


Funeral Escort 


Impounded Vehicle


Information Only


Keep the Peace




Other Police Complaint 


Parking Violation


Reckless Driver Lookout


Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Event


Traffic Hazard


Vehicle Lockout


In addition, officers also conducted the following:


Building Check


Directed Patrol


Foot Patrol


Traffic Stops



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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 13th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. 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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