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Posted on: April 30, 2021

News Release - Police Incidents Report 4.30.21

NEWS RELEASE                                                                   Contact:  Deputy Chief Dave Dailey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         , 540-338-7422





PURCELLVILLE, Va. April 30, 2021


04/23/21          4:14 p.m.         17000 Block of Pickwick Drive                                  Domestic Dispute


Officers responded to a residence for a report that two teens, who had been dropped off for a custodial visit, had returned home. Police advised the custodial parent of the status of the teens. Police suggested family mediation to help craft a solution, as this was a civil matter. As the children were safe, no further police intervention was required at this time. 


04/23/21          3:30 p.m.         250 S. Nursery Avenue                                  Found Property 


A resident turned in a pair of red Kirkland prescription sunglasses in a Bulova case. Anyone missing similar sunglasses is asked to call the Purcellville Police Department at 540-338-7422. 


04/24/21          11:17 a.m.       Town of Purcellville                                       Mental Health Crisis  


Officers responded for a teen in the midst of a possible mental health crisis. Officers learned that the teen and her mother had a dispute over unapproved activity on a social media site. This resulted in destructive and sometimes violent outbursts. After speaking with police and mental health professionals, the complainant took the teen for evaluation at INOVA Lansdowne Hospital. 


04/24/21          6:17 p.m.         600 Block of Wooden Bridge Drive               Suspicious Incident


The complainant reported that he discovered an intact bullet in his taillight assembly. He was unsure of when this took place, but reported that he had been at Oatlands Park for a Cross Country meet earlier in the day. The bullet penetrated the lens but went no further, leaving the small caliber bullet intact. This is indicative that the bullet traveled a significant distance before striking the taillight. 


04/25/21          8:13 a.m.         600 Block of Wooden Bridge Drive               Hit and Run                                                                            

The complainant awoke to discover that his mailbox had been destroyed. The investigating officer found doorbell camera video from several neighbors that captured the sound of the accident and images of the suspect vehicle driving by. The incident took place at 10:33 p.m. on 4-24-21 and police are looking for a newer model Ford Focus 4 door, possibly light in color. The vehicle will likely have damage on the middle of the front bumper. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Sergeant Robert Wagner at 540-338-7422 x 106. 


04/26/21          5:19 p.m.         300 Block of McDaniel Drive                         Barking Dog                                                                                       

Several complaints were received for a barking dog at a residence. Officers responded and heard a dog barking from the back deck of the house. An officer walked to the rear of the house and saw that the deck door was open and that the dog was freely going in and out of the house. No human was home, but officers later made contact with the homeowner who reported accidentally leaving the deck door open. She further reported that she was moving at the end of the month.   


04/27/21          2:09 p.m.         500 Block of Canterbury Circle                    Vehicle Fire                                                                                        

Officers responded for a vehicle fire on the street and found a landscaping trailer, fully engulfed in flames. The trailer and contents were destroyed. The truck to which it was attached suffered some damages, including melted tail light assemblies. There were no injuries and the Fire Department snuffed out the remaining fire.  


04/29/21          10:04 a.m.       500 Block of S. 11th Street                              Larceny from Auto                                                                            

The victim reported that sometime overnight, unknown person or persons, entered his UNLOCKED vehicle and went into the center console. Things were strewn about and the thieves left money, taking only the vehicle registration and insurance card.  


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04/29/21          1:34 p.m.         Town of Purcellville                                       Family Dispute                                                                                                 

A 13 year old falsely reported to school authorities that his mother attempted suicide. The school resource officer requested that police respond to the residence. Officers learned that the child is a mental health consumer and is prone to making false statements. No one at the residence needed police assistance at this time. A variety of social service agencies are working with the family. 


04/29/21          3:35 p.m.         Town of Purcellville                                       Harassment                                                                                        

An 18 year old female reported that on several occasions a subject driving a white sedan made comments about her appearance, while she was walking in town. The same subject made a food delivery to her place of employment. Based on this officers were able to identify the subject. Although his comments were inappropriate, they were not of a criminal nature.      



Officers also responded to the following calls for service:


911 Calls




Animal Complaint


Assist Fire/Rescue/Other Agency


Breathalyzer Operator 


Check on the Welfare


Citizen Assist


Civil Complaint


Community Policing


Crash Investigation 


Disabled Vehicle


Drunk in Public


Follow-up investigation




Funeral Escort


Information Only 


Narcotics Violation


Other Police Complaint


Reckless Driver Lookout


Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Event


Traffic Complaint/Hazzard


Unsecured Building




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 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


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