Purcellville police reports for the week ending December 18, 2020

12/13/20          6:42 p.m.         100 Block of S. Maple Avenue                                  Check on Welfare 

Police received a call from a relative concerned that an elderly town resident was unable to care for herself and was being ignored by her adult daughter.  Police had received the same complaint earlier in the year and conducted an investigation with adult protective services, finding no safety or welfare issues. Officers responded and met with the resident who demonstrated awareness of current events, was living in a neat and clean environment and had food and needed medicine.  The officers had a pleasant visit with the resident and also spoke to her daughter.  No need for social service intervention was found.   

12/14/20          2:13 a.m.         700 E. Main Street                                         Suspicious Person 

The clerk at the 7-Eleven called because a regular patron had circled the store twice and was “acting strangely”. Police checked the area for a w/m, 5’5” tall, unknown other descriptors but did not locate anyone matching the description.  Extra checks were made during the remainder of the midnight shift tour of duty.  

12/14/20          11:10 a.m.       Town of Purcellville                                       Domestic Violence 

A parent reported that a child was the subject of physical violence at the hand of his other parent. The reporting parent responded to the magistrate and obtained a warrant for domestic violence and a protective order.  Officers responded to the residence and served the protective order and arrested the subject of the warrant, who was released on a $1000 unsecured bond. Child Protective Service was made aware of the incident. 

12/14/20          12:05 p.m.       600 Block of Maple Avenue                           Fraud 

The reporting party received by mail, two credit cards, one in her name, one in a another name of which she was not familiar.  She did not request a card and as such called the issuing bank and had the cards immediately cancelled. She contacted the credit bureaus and discovered that inquiries were made for three additional cards but were subsequently denied.  The complainant signed up for a credit monitoring service. It is important for consumers to monitor their own credit reports. For information on how to receive a free annual credit report see:   https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0155-free-credit-reports

12/14/20          3:11 p.m.         300 Block of McDaniel Drive                                     Hit and Run  

The reporting party parked his undamaged car on December 10, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. He returned to his car on December 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and noticed that the driver’s side mirror had been damaged.  Red paint transfer was visible but no other debris was located.  No doorbell or security cameras were located. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer Adam Barnhart at 540-338-7422 x 120. 

12/17/20          10:31 a.m.       Town of Purcellville                           Suicide Threat 

The complainant called after receiving a voice mail from her ex-boyfriend, who is the father of her unborn child, in which he threatened to kill himself. She reported that he is a drug user and that she recently threw him out of her residence. She added that he has been calling and e-mailing her with similar statements in an effort to get her attention.   Officers located the subject at a residence in town and he told them that he had been drinking and did not remember drunk dialing his ex, but that he was not suicidal.   No further police intervention was required. 

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