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Posted on: January 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Police Incidents Report 01.13.23

NEWS RELEASE                                                                             Contact:  Major Dave Dailey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         , 540-338-7422





PURCELLVILLE, VA January 13, 2022 - 



01/06/23          10:59 a.m.       On-Line                                                           Fraud


The complainant reported that over the time frame of December 21, 2022 and January 4, 2023, there were multiple attempts to breach her bank account, retirement account and open a credit card.  In each case, the financial institutions recognized possible fraudulent activity and notified the complainant before she suffered any financial loss.  All of the activity took place outside of Purcellville and the case was documented for tracking purposes.  


For information on what to do if you are the victim of ID theft, please see:



01/07/23          9:32 a.m.         Town of Purcellville                                        Welfare Check 


A student reported that approximately three weeks ago he received a snapchat message from a friend and fellow student who expressed suicidal ideations. After pondering what to do for several weeks, eventually the friend contacted the police.  Officers responded to a residence in town, where they met with a teenager and his parents.   They discovered that the young man had already discussed his mental health with his parents and they had a mental health screening completed two days prior at INOVA hospital and a treatment plan was in place.   No additional police or mental health intervention was required. 


If you are someone you know is possibly suicidal, please call 988. For more information, please see:



01/08/23          10:52 a.m.       340 Maple Ave                                                Hit and Run


Sometime on January 7th between 11:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., a vehicle hit a parked car, causing damage and left the scene without leaving any contact information.   During the time frame in question, the vehicle was either parked at Loudoun Valley High School or the shopping center at 609 E. Main Street. Both locations were checked for debris but nothing was found. The investigating officer is awaiting access to video footage. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Sergeant Paul Kakol at 540-338-7422 x2118 


01/08/23          1:28 p.m.         200 Block of W. Main Street                           Domestic Dispute


Police were called to a residence for a dispute involving parents and their adult daughter.  No violence had taken place and the daughter, who was still at the residence, was waiting for a friend to pick her up. The situation at the home is chaotic and information to a variety of social service agencies was provided. 


01/09/23          10:02 p.m.       700 E. Main Street                                          Warrant Service


An officer assisting with a vehicle lockout determined that the vehicle owner was wanted on an outstanding warrant obtained by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, for DUI.  After opening the vehicle for the rest of the family, the officer arrested the wanted subject, who was transported to the adult detention center. He was booked and released on his promise to appear in court.


01/09/23          10:36 a.m.       125 Hirst Road                                                Fraud


A guardian ad litem for an incapacitated adult reported that a previous caretaker of the victim opened a joint bank account naming the victim and former care taken as authorized users.  Over the period of one month, the caretaker siphoned off $60,500 from the account for her own personal gain.  The transactions took place in West Virginia, but the account was opened in Purcellville.   PPD took the report as several other jurisdictions declined.  The information was shard with the investigating agency in West Virginia.  


01/09/23          5:09 p.m.         36811 Alder School Road                                Larceny


A student’s cell phone was taken from her backpack at school and a ping revealed that the signal was emanating from a location near the Purcellville Police station. An alert officer spotted an empty school bus and followed, while get location updates consistent with the direction of travel. He stopped the bus and explained the circumstances to the driver, who located the phone on the back seat.   The phone was returned to the owner, who indicated that she did not desire prosecution and that school security and the school administration were aware of the incident and would handle the matter administratively. 


01/11/23          3:14 p.m.         Loudoun Hospital - Leesburg                         Check on Welfare 


Police were requested to check on the welfare of a frequent truant from Blue Ridge Middle School to see if he had run away from home.  The investigating officer learned that he told his parents that he did not want to go to school and soon left with another teen.   The teen’s mother, school staff, the SRO and the PPD officer were meeting when the teen returned home.  The deputy and officer assisted the mom in contacting juvenile authorities. 






Officers also responded to the following calls for service:


911 Calls




Assist Other Agency/Fire/Rescue


Attempt to Locate


Check on the Welfare


Citizen Asist 


Civil Complaint


Community Policing




Disabled Vehicle


DUI Lookout


Follow-Up Investigations


Found Property 


Funeral Escort


Information Only


Juvenile Complaint


Keep the Peace


Noise Complaint


Other Police Complaint


Reckless Driver Lookout


Special Duty


Suspicious Incident


Traffic Complaint/Hazzard 


Vehicle Lockout




In addition, officers also conducted the following:


Building Check


Directed Patrol


Foot Patrol


Traffic Stops




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