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Posted on: January 8, 2021

News Release - Police Incidents Report 01.08.21

NEWS RELEASE                                                                    Contact:  Deputy Chief Dave Dailey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         , 540-338-7422






PURCELLVILLE, VA., January 8, 2021



01/02/21          7:19 p.m.         600 Block of Elliot Drive                                 Trespassing


A relative who was neither invited nor allowed arrived at a residence, laying on the front sidewalk. At the request of the homeowners, papers banning the subject from the residence was completed.  The subject left without incident. 


01/03/21          3:15 p.m.         1211 Wolf Rock Drive                                     Welfare Check


A homeless subject and mental health consumer called 911 requesting assistance as he was having suicidal ideations.  The responding officer transported the man to the Crisis Center in Leesburg and subsequently to the Hospital for a full evaluation.  


01/03/21          8:00 p.m.         300 Block of E. Main Street                            Hit and Run


An officer investigated a complaint of a damaged stop sign at the intersection of Purcellville Road and Nichols lane.  Upon arrival he found the sign on the ground with damage consistent with having been struck by a vehicle.   Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Officer Josh Calhoun at 540-338-7422 x 126


01/04/21          3:02 a.m.         700 E. Main Street                                          Larceny


While a lone cashier was in the back end of the store, two unknown subjects, described as white males, 20 years old, entered, took two cases of White Claw hard seltzer and left without paying for the items.  The two suspects fled on foot.  


01/05/21          9:01 a.m.         Various Locations                                           Suspicious Incidents


 Officers responded to five locations in town where homeowners reported finding on their driveways, a plastic Ziploc bag with a rock and a note with anti-Trump rhetoric. While the notes contained profanity, there were no threats to do harm.   Police shared information with other law enforcement agencies but none reported events of a similar nature.  



Officers also responded to the following calls for service:


911 Call/Hang Up




Animal Complaint


Assist Fire/Rescue/Other agency


Check the Welfare


Citizen Assist


Civil Complaint




Disorderly Conduct


Follow-up investigation




Noise Complaint


Other Police Complaint 


Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Event




In addition, officers also conducted the following:


Building Check


Directed Patrol


Foot Patrol


Traffic Stops



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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