Friday, March 6, 2015

Media Advisory: PGPD Obtains Arrest Warrant for Cottage City Rape Suspect

The Prince George’s County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant charging a Bladensburg man with first degree rape. On March 4, 2015, at 8:15 pm, a woman was walking in the 3800 block of 38th Avenue in Cottage City when the suspect grabbed her from behind, put a knife to her throat and attacked her in a secluded area off the street.  Our officers are actively searching for the suspect whose identity we’ll release shortly.
The suspect is considered a person of interest in three additional rapes that have occurred within a two-mile radius on the following dates at these locations:
  • September 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm in the 5100 block of Quincy Street, Bladensburg

  • October 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm in the 5800 block of Annapolis Road, Cheverly

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm in the 4100 block of 54th Street, Bladensburg
The Prince George’s County Police Department will hold a news conference this afternoon to share additional details with our community.

Who:    Deputy Chief Hector Velez, Bureau of Investigations
               Julie Parker, Media Relations Division Director
When:  Friday, March 6, 2015

Time:   3:30 p.m.

Where: Prince George’s County Police Department Headquarters
              Multipurpose room
              7600 Barlowe Road
              Palmer Park, MD 20785

Anyone with information on any of these cases is urged to call the CID Sexual Assault Unit at (301) 772-4908. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or go and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a CASH REWARD of up to $25,000 for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment. 

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