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Posted on: August 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Police Report

PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 2, 2019 - 


07/26//2019   12:56 a.m.                       Harry Byrd Highway                          DWI

 On the above date and time, an officer was conducting speed enforcement when he observed a vehicle pass his police car, proceed for another 100 yards and pull over to the right shoulder.  As the car was not speeding, the officer simply observed the vehicle. After ten minutes, the officer approached the vehicle to see if the driver needed assistance.  He observed the driver and lone occupant asleep at the wheel. After rousing the driver, he noted a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. The driver exited the car and was run through a battery of field sobriety tests, all of which he failed. The driver was taken to the jail and given a breathalyzer test, resulting in a BAC of .22

Arrested was:  Christopher Koberg

07/26/2019   1:05 a.m.              900 Block Devonshire Circle                Destruction of Property

Officers responded to the above location for a report of destruction of property. The calling party reported finding her side gate open and flowers missing.  The responding officer noted that it appeared that some flowers were cut and other appeared to have been eaten by wildlife.  There are no suspects at this point.

7/27/2019     12:42 a.m.            745 E. Main Street                               Drunk in Public 

Officers responded to the parking lot of the Purcellville Pub for a report that an intoxicated subject was about to drive a vehicle. Upon arrival, they observed a female behind the wheel of a parked car, speaking on a cell phone. The officers approached the car and engaged the occupant. They noted a strong odor of alcoholic beverage, slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.  She was placed under arrest.

Arrested was:  Kelly Samson

07/272019    9:52 a.m.              610 W. Main Street                                          Larceny

On the above date and time, the reporting party arrived at the Purcellville Police Department and reported that sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. someone entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked behind the Seven Eleven, and stole his wallet and assorted tools.  He was unaware of the theft until alerted by his credit card company of unusual charges.  The investigation is on-going.   


 07/272019    5:00 p.m.              100 Block N 16th Street                        Domestic Dispute

On the above date and time, officers responded to an apartment for a report of a domestic dispute. The reporting party asked for assistance in removing her boyfriend who spent most of his time playing video games and did not help with anything else.  The boyfriend was not a permanent resident of the apartment.  Officers assisted in mediating the dispute and the male subject left the dwelling.  

07/28/2019    12:21 a.m.           121 Maple Avenue                               Drunk in Public/Warrant Service

On the above date and time, an officer was dispatched to the McDonald’s for a report of an unconscious male in the restaurant.  The officer found a male subject, with a strong odor of marijuana emanating from his person passed out at a table.  The subject was awoken and checked by medics and refused medical treatment.  He provided a fake name to the officer who ultimately found his real ID. A wanted check revealed that the subject was wanted from Prince William County for failure to appear in court. The subject was charged with Drunk in Public and also served with the outstanding warrant. 

Arrested was: Emerson Ayala-Ruiz

07/28//2019   9:15 p.m.             Hirst Road and 21st Street                              DWI/Refusal

On the above date and time, an officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle disregard a stop sign and cross over the lane markers. The officer stopped the car and found that the driver had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage about her and other indices of intoxication.  She failed a battery of sobriety tests and was arrested.  The woman was also in possession of marijuana.  She was charged with DWI, Refusal to take a breath test and Possession of marijuana.  

Arrested was:  Michelle Koerner

07/30//2019   9:30 a.m.             One Patrick Henry Circle                               Phone Threats

On the above date and time, an officer responded to the Home School Legal Defense Association because staff received a voice mail in which the caller threatened do harm because he disagreed with the Associations policies.  An out of state phone number was associated with the call.

 Officers also responded to the following complaints:

911 Hang up




Animal Complaint


Assist Fire/EMS


Automobile Crash


Check the Welfare


Civil Complaint


Disabled Vehicle




Domestic Disputes


Information Only


Juvenile Complaint


Parking Complaint


Reckless Driver


Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Event


Traffic Hazard


In addition, officers also conducted the following:

Building Check


Directed Patrol


Foot Patrol


Traffic Stops


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