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Fire chars three homes in Prince William County


GAINESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County fire and rescue officials are on scene at a two alarm fire in Gainesville, Va.

The fire has spread to three homes. There are no reported injuries.

We'll update as more information becomes available.


School buses delayed in PWC due to fire


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A fire at a Virginia apartment complex has prevented a school bus from picking up numerous children headed to Potomac View Elementary school.

A school official says the bus could not make it to the stop due to the fire trucks on the scene.

Officials say all students have been dropped off safely at the school by parents and neighbors.

A fire official said they received the call for the fire at 8:07 a.m. It was quickly extinguished with no injuries.


Suspect wanted for indecent exposure


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are looking for a man who they say exposed himself on a public bus.

Officials say it happened on June 3 at 4:27 in the area of Darbyvale Avenue and Worchester Drive in Woodbridge, Va. The victim, a 40-year-old Woodbridge woman, reported to police that she was on a PRTC bus when she observed an unknown man seated next to her expose himself.

The victim attempted to get the bus driver's attention, but the suspect exited the bus at this time, police say.

No physical contact was made between the man and the victim, police say. The suspect is described by police as a black male, between 30 and 45 years old, 6'0", 200 pounds, with a medium build, black hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

He was last seen wearing a blue and gray t-shirt, faded jeans and a black hat.


Victim flown to hospital after tractor-trailer crash


GAINESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- One person was flown to the hospital after a serious crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 29 in Prince William County Wednesday morning.

Police say a tractor-trailer and car were involved in the crash, which happened on Route 29 and Heathcote Boulevard around 6:22.

Route 29 is shut down in the area and traffic is being diverted onto I-66 or John Marshall.

The victim was flown to Fairfax Hospital. Police say his injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

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Police: Va. man sexually assaulted missing girl


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing.

Twenty-year-old Christopher David Johnson of Woodbridge has been charged with carnal knowledge.

Officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Whitings Brigade Drive in an attempt to locate a missing juvenile, according to police.

Police say they found the juvenile, a 14-year-old girl, and Johnson at the residence. Investigation revealed that Johnson had sexually assaulted the girl.

He is being held without bond.

MISSING: Katelynn Storms, 13, from Woodbridge, Va.


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police need your help finding a missing 13-year-old girl.

Katelynn Elizabeth Storms was last seen Tuesday morning at her home in the 5000 block of Lynwood Drive in Woodbridge.

Katelynn is described as a white female, 5'4" tall, 125 pounds with long brown hair, blue eyes, and a scar on her neck. Police say she may be in possession of a black/turquoise backpack or an olive green duffle bag.

Police say Katelynn could be a danger to herself.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.


Police: Man choked woman during argument, fled


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a Virginia man who they say choked a woman after a verbal altercation.

Thirty-two-year-old Ismael Enrique Jimenez of Woodbridge has been charged with strangulation and domestic assault & battery for the incident.

On June 1 at 9:40 p.m., police were called to a home in the 3400 block of Longbow Court for an assault.

The victim, a 29-year-old woman, told police that she was involved in a verbal altercation with Jimenez when he choked her. Police say Jimenez left the home and was located later that evening.