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POLICE INCIDENTS REPORT
PURCELLVILLE, VA. July 10, 2020
07/03/20 2:14 p.m. Main Street at Berlin Turnpike DUI
Officers investigating an accident noted the odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from one of the involved drivers. The driver was put through a battery of field sobriety tests, all of which he failed. Upon transport to the adult detention center, he refused to submit to a breath test. He was charged with DUI and Unreasonable Refusal:
Arrested was: Wayne Porreco, 48, of Leesburg, VA
07/04/20 11:30 p.m. 1000 E. Main Street Larceny
A loss prevention officer at Giant was reviewing security footage when he noticed that the same person, between January 30 and July 4, 2020, was stealing large cans of infant formula, with a total value of $2246.74. The suspect was seen in videos leaving the scene in a silver Honda Passport minivan. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Officer Adam Barnhart at 540-338-7422 x 120
07/08/20 8:19 p.m. 200 Block of Frazier Drive Domestic Argument
When a juvenile female who was outside with friends refused to come in at the direction of her father, he picked her up and carried her back to the residence. No one was injured during this encounter. Officers responded and learned of on-going issues between the two parties and provided them resource information. No further police action was required.
07/08/20 11:16 p.m. 200 Block of King James Court Domestic Assault
A teen juvenile with diagnosed emotional issues was awoken in the middle of the night by her mother who was looking for something in the room. Angered and confused, the juvenile assaulted her. Police arrived and calmed the situation. The family was provided with resource information and will be contacting the child’s physician regarding the behavioral issues.
07/08/20 4:53 p.m. Town Limits of Purcellville Lost Wallet
The complainant contacted the police to report her losing her wallet somewhere in the Town of Purcellville. Unfortunately, due to not knowing exactly where this wallet was lost, the police were unable to assist in the recovery of this wallet.
07/08/20 9:54 p.m. 200 Block of North 28th Street Found Property
An officer was dispatched for an abandoned children’s bicycle, which was left unattended for over a week. There were no personal effects with the bicycle, and was taken back to the police department for safekeeping.
07/09/20 1:49 p.m. West J Street/South 32nd Street Traffic Issue
The driver of a semi-trailer truck misjudged the turn and struck a sign stop sign at this intersection. After noticing the damage, the driver made contact with the Town and provided their insurance information.
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Officers also responded to the following complaints:
911 Hang up/Open Line
Check the Welfare
Drunk in Public
Emotionally Disturbed Person
Hit and Run
Keep the Peace
Violation of Court Order
In addition, officers also conducted the following:
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 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.