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Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 7, 2015

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11/07/2015 – 5:43 p.m. 300 Blk. McDaniel Dr. Vehicle Crash
An unlicensed juvenile driver struck a fence and caused extensive damage. Investigation determined that the juvenile drove the vehicle without parental knowledge and the incident is under investigation and charges are likely.

11/06/2015 – 11:03 p.m. 700 Blk. E. Main. St. Drunk in Public
Police were called to the scene of two subject being disorderly and harassing customers. On police arrival, they were found to be intoxicated. Johanna McDaniel and Nicholas Cleveland of no fixed address were placed under arrest for being drunk in public. During the arrest, the male subject had assaulted a police officer. The officer was not injured. Both subjects were transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. Nicholas Cleveland was also charged with assault on a police officer. … Continue Reading

November Screenings Schedule for Inova Loudoun Mobile

November 4, 2015 Public Safety Comments Off on November Screenings Schedule for Inova Loudoun Mobile
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Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be providing blood pressure screenings during the month of November:
Thursday, November 5, 11:00 a.m. – noon, Lovettsville Community Center E. Broad Way, Lovettsville
Thursday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Carver Center 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville
Thursday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. – noon Lovettsville Community Center E. Broad Way, Lovettsville
Monday, November 30, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Levis Hill House 1000 West Washington Street, Middleburg

Purcellville Police Report – Week of October 25, 2015

November 1, 2015 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Report – Week of October 25, 2015
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10/25/2015 – 10:13 p.m. 600 Blk. E. Main St. Assault
The complainant reported that an acquaintance had assaulted her. She was not injured and is contemplating pursuing charges against the individual.

10/23/2015 – 4:00 p.m. 500 Blk. Gentlewood Square Neighborhood Dispute
Police were called to the scene of a parking dispute between neighbors. The issue was resolved and no further police action requested.

10/26/2015 – 3:15 p.m. 600 Blk. Dominion Terrace Destruction of Property
An electrical box had been spray-painted with graffiti. The damage was $50 and is in the process of being removed.

10/23/2015 – 12:45 p.m. 3300 Blk. Allder School Rd. Bomb Threat
Purcellville Police, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and Virginia State Police responded to a bomb threat at Woodgrove High School. As a precaution, the school was evacuated and searched by police and specially trained police K-9’s. Nothing suspicious was located and the students returned back to school. The threat that was made is being investigated by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

Court of Appeals Denies Petition for Rehearing

October 22, 2015 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Court of Appeals Denies Petition for Rehearing
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The Court of Appeals of Virginia denied Moses Ulysess Harris’ petition for a rehearing on his 2013 convictions for two counts of rape, two counts of carnal knowledge, five counts of indecent liberties with a child by custodian, and one count of manufacturing child pornography.

Beginning in the summer of 2007, Harris, a previously convicted sex offender worked his way into the lives a local family. He eventually moved into their home and preyed on one of the young children living there and repeated sexual abuse on that child took place for the next five years.

On June 13, 2013, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Burke F. McCahill upheld a jury verdict sentencing Harris to two life sentences plus 75 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Harris has been incarcerated since his arrest for these charges in April 2012.

Judge Imposes Two Years for Grand Larceny

October 22, 2015 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Judge Imposes Two Years for Grand Larceny
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Petronia Ulandda Watson, 47, appeared before Judge Jeanette Irby in Loudoun County Circuit Court to be sentenced on four counts of grand larceny. Irby sentenced Watson to an active sentence of two years in the Virginia Department of Corrections.

In late October 2014, the victim noticed that numerous pieces of ceremonial gold jewelry were missing from her home. The victim believed that the jewelry may have been stolen up to a year or more earlier, but went unnoticed because it was only used on rare occasions. The theft was reported to law enforcement. A search of pawn shop databases revealed that Watson, a former child care provider in the victim’s home, pawned a large quantity of gold jewelry between November 2012 and November 2013. The jewelry was sold as scrap gold, photographed for documentation purposes, and melted down by the pawn shop. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 15, 2015

October 22, 2015 Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 15, 2015
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10/15/2015 – 5:09 p.m. 200 Blk. S.32nd St. DWI
Police were called to the scene of a one car crash. The driver was identified as Mark Koenig, a 55 year old male of Purcellville, who was arrested for DWI. He was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and held.

10/15/2015 – 8:16 p.m. 200 Blk. N. Maple Ave. Liquor Law Violation
Police responded to the scene of suspicious individuals behind a business. Investigation determined that the individuals were underage and had paid someone to purchase alcohol for them. That individual has been identified and charges are pending.

10/18/2015 – 12:27 a.m. 36000 Allder School Rd. Trespassing
Police Officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle on school grounds in the early morning hours. The vehicle was occupied by several juveniles who had no legitimate reason to be on school grounds after hours. The parents of the juveniles were contacted and picked up their children. School security was also contacted and made aware of the situation.

10/18/2015 – 1:00 a.m. 100 Blk. Frazer Dr. Domestic Assault
Police were notified about a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. It was determined that both parties had mutually assaulted each other however no one was injured. Both parties gave conflicting information as to what happened.

10/21/2015 – 4:15 p.m. 600 Blk. W. Main St. Larceny
The complainant reported that she had inadvertently laid her cell phone on the check-out counter at a business and left. She returned later and the phone was missing. Surveillance video from the store showed a male individual pick up the phone and leaves the business with it. The incident is under investigation.

Purcellville Police To Host Town Hall Meeting

October 17, 2015 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police To Host Town Hall Meeting
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The Purcellville Police Department will be hosting a Town Hall meeting at 221 S. Nursery Ave, Purcellville, Wednesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. to educate the public on the growing concerns regarding the accessibility of heroin and the addiction to the drug. There will be a panel presentation consisting of members from the Purcellville Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Purcellville Rescue Squad, Loudoun County Mental Health, and Loudoun County Public Schools. The panel members will provide information on the prevalence of heroin in our country as well as our community, the difficulties in breaking the addiction, and the support available to families struggling with drug usage.

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of 10/06/2015

October 17, 2015 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of 10/06/2015
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10/06/2015 – 5:00 p.m. 100 Blk. N. 16th St. Assault
The victim reported that he had been assaulted by an acquaintance on a prior occasion. The victim was not injured and the matter is under investigation.

10/08/2015 – 1:00 p.m. 400 Blk. S. Nursery Ave. Child Neglect
Police were notified about an incident involving possible child abuse that had occurred some time ago before being reported to police. The matter is under investigation by Loudoun County Child Protective Services and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations.

10/08/2015 – 4:06 p.m. 600 Blk. E. Main St. Domestic Dispute
The complainant reported that an ex-boyfriend was still contacting her and harassing her. The complainant was advised what procedures to follow to obtain a protective order. … Continue Reading

Old Waterford Road To Close October 24

October 17, 2015 Public Safety Comments Off on Old Waterford Road To Close October 24
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Detour in place during emergency bridge work

Old Waterford Road will be closed Saturday, October 24 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to repair the bridge over a tributary of Limestone Branch, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

A detour will be established via Fairview Street NW, West Market Street (Business Route 7), Route 7, Route 9, Clarkes Gap Road and Hurley Road. Message signs are being posted in advance.

In the event of inclement weather, the closure will occur Sunday, October 25.

The closure is needed in order to replace badly deteriorated steel beams and the bridge deck with a new superstructure. Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 26, 2015

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09/24/2015 – 3:12 p.m. 600 Blk of E. Main Street Disorderly Conduct
Police were dispatched to a disorderly subject inside a business. Police arrived on scene and mediated the situation. Manager of the business did not wish to pursue criminal charges, but did wish to trespass (2) two male subjects. No further police action was necessary.

09/24/2015 – 8:41 p.m. 600 Blk of E. Main Street Disorderly Subject/Drunk in public
Police were dispatched to a report of an assault. Upon arrival police determined the incident was a disagreement between two males and no assault took place. One (1) male was arrested for public intoxication by a backup deputy from the LCSO. … Continue Reading

Five Things to Know as Heavy Rains Approach Loudoun

October 2, 2015 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Five Things to Know as Heavy Rains Approach Loudoun
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1. Know the Forecast
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Loudoun County region, in effect from October 2 – through 8:00 p.m., October 3, 2015. Get updated weather information online from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/lwx, Facebook, or Twitter.

2. Be Prepared for Possible Power Outages
Now is the time to charge cell phones and other electronics. It’s also a good idea to have some cash on hand in the event of power outages and to have a full tank of gas in your car. See other power outage preparedness tips here .

3. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!
If you come to a flooded roadway, stop and do not cross. It is impossible to determine the depth of the water or the condition of the road under the water. It takes just 12 inches of flowing water to carry off a small car. Find out more at www.loudoun.gov/flood. The Virginia Department of Transportation maintains a list of road conditions in the region and the state at http://www.511virginia.org.

4. Make a Plan and Build a Kit
Do you have an emergency plan? Preparing your family or your business for emergencies is important and does not have to take a lot of time. Online tools to make a plan are available at www.loudoun.gov/readynova. Tips on what supplies to put in your emergency kit are online at www.loudoun.gov/makeakit.

5. Stay Informed
• Loudoun County’s Flooding web page provides a full range of links to helpful resources including local utilities. Visit www.loudoun.gov/flood .
• Sign up for Alert Loudoun at www.loudoun.gov/alert .
• Follow Loudoun County Government on Facebook and Twitter.

Hamilton Station Road Closed Due to Pipe Failure

October 1, 2015 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Hamilton Station Road Closed Due to Pipe Failure
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*Update: Hamilton Station Road is now open.

Hamilton Station Road (Route 704) is closed between Route 9 and Clarkes Gap Road until further notice due to a pipe failure, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Last night’s heavy rain caused the crossover pipe carrying a tributary of South Fork Catoctin Creek to separate, which in turn caused the pavement to cave in over the pipe.

A detour has been established via Route 9 and Clarkes Gap Road.

Access to the Loudoun County Animal Shelter is not affected by this closure. Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

Dry Mill Road Closed Until Further Notice

October 1, 2015 News, Public Safety 1 comment
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A pipe failure caused by this week’s heavy rains has prompted the Virginia Department of Transportation to close Dry Mill Road between Woodburn Road and Thomas Mill Road until further notice.

A detour has been established via Woodburn Road, Harmony Church Road and Business Route 7. Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Four Scouts Achieve Eagle Scout Rank

3 Feb 2016

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Joel Gicker, Kyle Siecker, Sam Soltis and David Watson achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Purcellville on January 9. The four Eagles are members of Troop 711 of …

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8th Grade Writers Honored At Blue Ridge Middle School

2 Jul 2015

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Sixty-seven Blue Ridge Middle School eighth graders have been honored for their writing during the 2014-2015 school year. Many students had their writing selected for publication by Creative Communication, a program for student writers, while others won county-wide writing contests. …

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Ben Kellogg Achieves Eagle Scout

1 Jul 2015

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Benjamin Robert Kellogg achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Purcellville on March 29. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents, Robert and Deirdre Kellogg. …

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Last Ham Comedy Improv: April FOOLS SHOW

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West Loudoun County Methodist Stop Hunger Now

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Praise Concert

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Woodgrove HS presents the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

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5K and 10K “Ringing in Hope” Race Slated for Memorial Day

27 Apr 2016

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The third annual “Ringing in Hope” 5K and 10K race will be held on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) at One Loudoun. A 1K fun run/walk will also be held. The 5K begins at 8:00 a.m., the 10K at 8:10 a.m. and the 1K at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Boulder Crest Retreat, a retreat for America’s seriously wounded warriors …

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Bluegrass Performers Reno and Harrell To Appear at Lucketts on April 23

15 Apr 2016

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The Lucketts Bluegrass Concert Series continues its 42nd season of weekly concerts at the Lucketts Community Center on Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. with a show featuring Reno and Harrell. Tickets are $15 at the door, and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, snacks and drinks will be available at the kitchen.

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April in the Garden: Be a Freestyle Beekeeper

6 Apr 2016

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Virginia Trooper Shot and Killed at Richmond Bus Terminal

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A Virginia State Police trooper has died as a result of his injuries after being shot on March 31 at the Greyhound Bus station in the 2900 block of North Boulevard in Richmond. At approximately 2:40 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached a male subject just inside …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Designation of Four New Virginia Main Street Communities

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the designation of four communities in the Virginia Main Street (VMS) program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The newly-designated communities include the town of Wytheville, the cities of Danville and Lexington and Gloucester Courthouse in Gloucester County. The communities …

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Western Loudon Volleyball Club “Hitmen” Team Finishes Second

3 Feb 2016

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The Western Loudon Volleyball Club U14 boys team, called the “Hitmen,” finished second in a tournament held January 17. This is the first ever boys team for the WLVBC (and only the second boys club in the area). Coach Allan Kotmel led the seven-member team. WLVBC started eight years ago, …

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ODFC West Travel Soccer Program Shines

2 Dec 2015

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The Old Dominion Football Club West boys and girls middle school travel soccer program scored big the weekend of November 21 and 22.  The girls Quest Premier 22 team took home the championship in the U12 Girls Premier Division of the Hunt Country Classic located in Fauquier County. The boys …

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