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Posted on: January 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Police Incidents Report 01.21.22

NEWS RELEASE                                                                   Contact:  Deputy Chief Dave Dailey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         , 540-338-7422







PURCELLVILLE, Va. January 21, 2022


01/14/22          4:00 p.m.         400 Block of S. 32nd Street                 Suspicious Incident


A resident found a note at the end of her driveway, in a bag filled with bird seed. The note was from a North Carolina Chapter of the KKK, soliciting for new members. A second note was found in the driveway of a neighbor.   


The information was shared with the LCSO investigator who is handling similar cases that occurred in the County.   


01/14/22          5:32 p.m.         200 Block of N. Maple Avenue                      Curfew Violation


An officer on patrol observed a running car with fogged up windows, in the rear lot of the shopping center. Upon approach to the vehicle, he observed signs of innocent teenage infatuation. He determined that one party was 17, the other 18 and that their activity was consensual. He did speak to the parent of the juvenile, who was aware that her child was on a date. The young couple left, promising to go directly home. 


01/15/22          1:51 a.m.         400 Block of McDaniel Drive             Missing Person-Juvenile                                                                                                                                 

A concerned parent driving on Main Street flagged down police, as she was looking for her 17 year old, who was not home. She reported that she arrived home at approximately 9:00 p.m. from work and that her son wasn’t there. She said that she is ok with him being out with friends as long as she is aware, but in this case, neither she nor her husband had heard from him. They made several phone calls and left messages, all unreturned. While police were gathering information, her son returned home, telling his mother that he had previously told her that he was spending the night at a friend’s house. As all was well, no additional police intervention was needed. 


01/15/22          4:24 a.m.         100 Block of Desales Drive                Police Information                                                                  

A mother reported that her 16 year old son took the car and left the residence. Using a tracker app, they determined that he was in Mayfair Crown neighborhood and located their unoccupied vehicle. His parents let him know that police were looking for him and shortly thereafter he returned to the car. Officers learned that he was visiting his girlfriend, who lived in the neighborhood. The young man returned home.  His parents spoke to the parents of the girlfriend. No additional police action was required.   


01/16/22          5:51 a.m.         1230 Wolf Rock Drive                                   Larceny


A lone male entered the store, picked up a handful of taquitos and left without paying. He got into a Toyota Prius, occupied by a female driver. They left in an unknown direction. An image of the suspect was captured on the store camera system.  


01/16/22          12:19 p.m.       Town of Purcellville                           Juvenile Incident


A juvenile, who is currently living at a behavioral health facility was home for a weekend visit. He became upset when asked to help with some manual labor. Instead he picked up two baseball bats, some tools and a metal rod and went to the backyard. Officers arrived and the boy complied with requests to relinquish all of the items. His parents did not want him at home, but were afraid to attempt to transport him back to the facility. An officer drove the subject, with the parents following. 


01/17/22          9:38 p.m.         1230 Wolf Rock Drive                                   Larceny


Four males entered the store and stole various food items. The subjects exited the store and got into a Ford Pickup truck, driven by a 5th male subject. A partial tag was obtained. At 10:18 p.m. it appeared that the same group stole items from the 7-Eleven at 700 E. Main Street. They fled in a vehicle described as a dark colored Ford pick-up truck.  


Both investigations are on-going. 


01/17/22          10:18 p.m.       700 E. Main Street                             Police Information


A teen, approximately 15 years old entered the store and proceeded to the beer cooler. He opened the door and appeared to secret something in his backpack. When confronted by the store employee he ran. The video captured the teen waving to the camera as he entered the store. The officer was unable to ascertain from the video if he put anything in his bag before running from the store. 


01/19/22          2:41 p.m.         221 Nursery Avenue                          Found Property


Town Staff engaged in plowing operations found a social security card. The responding officer checked several data bases and found an out of town address for the card holder. A letter was sent advising the card holder of the recovery of his social security card. 


01/20/22          12:17 a.m.       600 Block of Dominion Terrace         Unattended Death


Medics responded to a residence for a report of a 25 year old in medical distress. They attempted life saving measures but were unable to revive the patient. Purcellville Officers secured the scene and did a preliminary survey, finding nothing suspicious. Due to the age of the decedent, crime scene units and a detective from the LCSO responded, along with a state medical examiner.


01/20/22          4:11 p.m.         1000 E. Main Street                           Hit and Run


The complainant parked her vehicle in the Giant Parking lot on January 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. When she returned to her vehicle at 9:00 p.m., she noticed new damage to the driver’s side rear bumper. Due to the snow and weather, the compliant did not notice the damage until 1/19/22. The investigating officer is awaiting access to the store’s camera system. The investigation is on-going. 



Officers also responded to the following calls for service:


911 Calls


Abandoned Vehicle 




Animal Complaint


Assist Fire/Rescue/Other LE


Attempt to Locate


Check the Welfare


Citizen Assist


Civil Complaint




Disabled Vehicle


Funeral Escort


Follow-Up Investigations


Noise Complaint




Other Police Complaint


Suspicious Activity


Traffic Hazard


Vehicle Lockout



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 approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives.  The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was 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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