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Farmville police investigate Stay-at-Home Order violations

Over the past several weeks, the Farmville Police Department has received calls about possible COVID-19 violations.

According to Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington, one of those calls was pertaining to a church located in the former Dowdy Furniture Company building on Second Street.

“The caller suggested that they were holding services with more than the 10-person limit,” Ellington said. “We monitored the service on Sunday mornings, and they never exceeded the restricted 10-person limit.”

Other COVID-19 order violation calls included one on Sunchase Boulevard, South Main Street and North Bridge Street.

Ellington said most calls were found to be unfounded when officers responded.

“The call on North Bridge Street, the caller stated they thought they could hear a party in the area and requested for police to check it out,” Ellington said. “Officers responded and the call was unfounded.”

The commonwealth is under a mandated Stay-at-Home Order until June 10 and no gatherings of more than 10 are currently allowed.