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Posted on: January 7, 2022

News Release - Police Incidents Report 01.07.22

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PURCELLVILLE, Va. January 7, 2022


01/01/22          12:42 a.m.        Rt.7 @ Rt. 287                                    DUI


An officer on patrol observed a vehicle traveling east bound on the Route 7 bypass that was having difficulty maintaining a travel lane. A stop was initiated and upon approach to the vehicle, noted the odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver. The driver exited the car and was put through a battery of field sobriety testing, which he failed. He was transported to the Adult Detention Center, where he refused to take a breathalyzer test. He was charged with DUI and Unreasonable Refusal.   


01/01/22          8:58 a.m.         1000 Block of E. Main Street              Information Only


The complainant reported that on 12/31/21, his juvenile daughter purchased alcohol at the Giant, drank some and fell down at a friend’s home, breaking a tooth. The responding officer spoke to the two friends who were with the victim, both whom reported that the victim stole the alcohol from the Giant and drank two cans. One of the girls admitted to drinking one can, before they threw the remainder of the case out the car window on Hirst Road. The officer responded to the area and found an empty case along with two crushed cans. The officer is awaiting receipt of the in-camera video.    


01/01/22          2:33 p.m.         On-Line                                               Fraud


The victim received an e-mail, purportedly from PayPal, acknowledging his payment of $100 for a Google Play Card. As he did not make this order, he clicked on a cancellation link in the e-mail. He was prompted to enter his credit card and social security numbers, which he did. Later worried that this was a scam, he froze his debit and credit cards and will contact the Social Security Administration.    


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01/04/22          1:32 p.m.         105 Purcellville Gateway                    Found Property                                                                      

A customer in the shopping center found a woman’s wallet in the parking lot. The officer was at the station attempting to find information about the wallet owner when she contacted the Police Department to see if her wallet was turned in. Shortly thereafter, the owner was reunited with her property. 


01/04/22          12:26 p.m.       On-line                                                 Cyber-Bullying


Following a break-up, a teen began receiving cruel messages via multiple social media platforms.  Officers discussed with the parents different avenues to address the issue. They will be discussing the matter further with their child. No additional police assistance was required. 


01/06/22          7:19 p.m.         300 Block of Bill Brower Court           Domestic Dispute


A third party reported a domestic assault between a parent and a teen child. Officers responded and spoke to both parents and the teen. After a fruitful conversation, it appeared that the issues was well on the way to resolution without further law enforcement intervention.  



Officers also responded to the following calls for service:


911 Calls




Animal Complaint


Assist Fire/Rescue/Other LE


Attempt to Locate


Check the Welfare


Citizen Assist


Civil Complaint




DUI Lookout


Follow-Up Investigations




Other Police Complaint


Reckless Driver Lookout


Suspicious Activity


Traffic Hazard


Unsecured Building


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 approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives.  The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was 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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