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Masked intruder surprises resident in afternoon burglary at Gainesville apt.

On August 1 at 4:25PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 8500 block of Roxborough Lp. in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a burglary in progress.

Near zero temps don’t deter crime; church, shops report burglary, attempted burglary

Prince William County Police Department's crime log on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Where to recycle holiday trees, wreaths and other greenery

Christmas trees, wreaths and other cut greenery with all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails and tree stands removed can be recycled or repurposed by taking them to one of four locations.

Police report man shoots self in leg in Gainesville; gun pulled in Potomac Mills store

Prince William County Police Department's crime log for Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.

Fatality involving Jeep and tractor-trailer at Heathcote & US 29

On Nov. 27 at 11:42AM, investigators with the Crash Unit responded to Lee Hwy at Heathcote Blvd in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a fatal two vehicle crash, according to Off. Nathan Probus, police department spokesman.

Gainesville woman goes to hospital with deep head wound from glass bowl allegedly thrown at her

From Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.

Police looking for male suspect, 24, of no fixed address in two armed robberies

Prince William County Police Department's crime log for Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

Police say white 4-door Chrysler 300 with front end damage could be key to fatal crash investigation

Fatal Crash Investigation *UPDATE – Upon analyzing evidence collected from the scene, investigators from the Prince William County Police Department's Crash Investigation Unit believe the striking vehicle involved in the fatal hit & run crash that occurred in the area of Sudley Rd near Catharpin Rd in Gainesville around 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 was a 2005-2010, white, 4-door Chrysler 300 with damage to the front driver’s side of the vehicle.

20,000+ local homeowners to lose some federal tax deductions, study finds

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has released a new congressional report that found the Republican tax law will disproportionately hurt Northern Virginia homeowners, especially those with home equity loans.

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