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PURCELLVILLE POLICE APPREHEND JUVENILE SUSPECT WITH STOLEN FIREARM
PURCELLVILLE, Va., May 8, 2023 — On Saturday, May 6th, at approximately 10:22 p.m. the Purcellville Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 100 block of the 16th Street where at 9mm handgun was stolen from a residence. After a thorough investigation throughout the weekend by the Purcellville Police Department, officers identified a juvenile suspect. In collaboration with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Section, the juvenile suspect was taken into custody without incident outside of his residence this morning, May 8, 2023, in the 100 block of 16th street. The juvenile was in possession of the stolen handgun and ammunition. The juvenile is a Loudoun County Public School student and was apprehended prior to the start of school. After his apprehension, the investigation continued, and Purcellville officers believe the juvenile did not intend to go to school with the weapon. Detention orders will be obtained for felony larceny of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, and concealed weapon.
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 www.purcellvilleva.gov.