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Posted on: March 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Police Report March 24,2023

PURCELLVILLE, VA March 24, 2023 



3/18/23             11:14 a.m.       500 Block of Wordsworth Circle                     Destruction of Property 


On the night of March 17, 2023, the complainant heard a loud crash in her house and assumed that another resident had dropped something. The next day she discovered that a basement window had been broken, finding a quarter sized hole in the glass.  No entry had been made and no projectiles were found. The damage was consistent with being struck by some type of ball.  The home backs to the W & OD trail.  


3/18/23            12:37 p.m.       600 Block of Elliot Drive                                 Domestic Situation      


A concerned neighbor heard yelling from an open window and called police. Officers discovered that a teapot accidentally dropped and triggered emotions in a couple facing various high-pressure situations.  The yelling served as a vent of the pressure but was not indicative of violence between the couple.  No additional police intervention was required. 



03/21/23          3:17 p.m.         Town of Purcellville                                        Emotional Crisis


Police responded to a home after the resident called 911 requesting a transport to the hospital due to an emotional crisis.  Medics arrived but received no answer at the door. Police knocked and the caller responded, indicating that she had been getting dressed when medics arrived.  As she was fully aware of her situation she accepted a voluntary transport to the hospital.   No additional police intervention was required. 



03/21/23            3:50 p.m.         Town of Purcellville                                        Emotional Crisis


A family called for assistance as their child was in the midst of a violent emotional crisis. Medics were called to assist with a transport to the emergency room, where the parents made arrangements for an evaluation with a mental health provider.  Once the child was placed on a gurney, he relaxed. Officers followed the ambulance to the hospital and continued to interactive positively with the child while awaiting the arrival of the mental health specialist.  Once treatment began, police presence was no longer required. 






03/21/23          3:17 p.m.         129 Bailey Lane                                  Destruction of Property


An employee noticed a dent on her door and reviewed security camera footage and discovered that on 3/15/23, a customer opened her door and lost control of it during a big gust of wind. The door flew open, striking the complainant’s car, leaving a large dent.  The customer entered the business, but never notified anyone about the incident.   Police spoke to the owner of the suspect vehicle, who agreed to pay for the damage to the complainant’s car. 


03/22/23          3:27 a.m.         100 Block of N. 16th Street                               Fire


Police responded for the report of a fire and observed flames coming from the building. The officers pounded on doors and awoke sleeping residents and assisted with evacuations.  The fire was contained to one unit and was quickly extinguished by the Fire Department.  No one was injured and the Fire Department contacted the Red Cross to aid with displaced residents. 



03/22/23          2:34 p.m.         105 Purcellville Gateway                                Hit and Run


The victim parked his undamaged car in the shopping center parking lot on March 20, 2023 sometime after 6:00 p.m.  He returned to his car and drove to his home where he parked in his garage.  The next day he drove to Vienna, VA and upon exiting his car, he noticed damage on the passenger door.   He reported the incident when he returned to Purcellville.  It appears that the damage occurred in the shopping center parking lot. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer Alex Burkett at 540-338-7422 x 2125


03/22/23          10:46 p.m.       900 Block of Serenity Grove Terrace              Domestic Dispute


Police responded for a domestic verbal argument and found that the complainant was intoxicated to the point that medics were called and the subject was transported to the emergency room for further evaluation.  The investigation reveled that no crime had been committed. 


03/23/23          1:16 p.m.         1000 Block of E. Main Street                           Found Property


Staff at Giant found a wallet on 3/19/22 and turned it into the manager in case someone came to claim it. After several days with no takers, police were called.  One officer checked several databases but was unable to find address information for a name found on a document in the wallet.  Fortunately, a veteran officer knew the family and was able to reunite the wallet with its owner. 


Officers also responded to the following calls for service:


911 Calls






Animal Complaint


Assist Other Agency/Fire/Rescue


Check the Welfare


Citizen Assist


Community Policing 




Disabled Vehicle


Emotionally Disturbed Person


Follow-Up Investigations


Impounded Vehicle


Information Only


Other Police Complaint


Noise Complaint


Reckless Driver Lookout


Summons Service


Suspicious Incident


Traffic Complaint/Hazard 






In addition, officers also conducted the following:


Building Check


Directed Patrol


Foot Patrol


Traffic Stops




















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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