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Posted on: June 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] News Release- Police Investigate Suspicious Incident

NEWS RELEASE   Contact:  Lieutenant Barry Dufek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; 540-338-7422 x104



PURCELLVILLE, Va. June 15, 2020 — The Purcellville Police Department was called today to investigate an incident which occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 in the 400 block of Autumn Chase Court.  The victim stated she heard a loud noise at her residence during the previously mentioned time frame, but was unable to locate the source or cause of the noise.  However, yesterday, the home owner noticed what appeared to be a bullet hole in the side of her residence.  Upon further examination by the home owner, a bullet was discovered inside the home in a spare bedroom.  Fortunately the room was unoccupied, and no one was injured during the incident.  The incident is currently being investigated in conjunction with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

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 12th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is recognized as one of the safest towns in Virginia. 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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