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Prince George’s County Police hunt down possible serial rapist in Bladensburg.

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A composite sketch of the man who sexually assaulted a woman in Bladensburg, Md. on Sept. 8, 2014. (Prince George’s County Police Department)

BLADENSBURG, Md. (WJLA) – Prince George’s County Police detectives fanned out across a Bladensburg neighborhood Friday night, in hopes of tracking down a possible serial rapist.

“It’s like shock,” said Rafael Tibia, who spoke briefly with investigators. “Police knock on the door and tell us about this.”

Carrying leaflets in both English and Spanish, detectives knocked at homes along the 4100 block of 54th Street, the area of an attack on Wednesday night.

“I’m scared for the area,” said Latin salon owner Maria Garcia, who says she’s concerned for the safety of her clientele.

“I [make] sure my customers have secured a ride. But it’s dark. I’m sorry, it’s too dark,” she added.

Police are now investigating three sexual assaults, all within a 10-minute walk of each other.

“We’ve stepped up patrols, both covert and overt,” said Prince George’s County Police Officer Michael Owen, a department spokesperson. “Some things you can see, some things you can’t see.”

The Wednesday attack occurred around 7:45 p.m.

“They just told us that somebody got hit in the head,” Christian Garcia said.

Investigators say the victim was then sexually assaulted.

Now, detectives believe her attacker may be connected to two previous assaults, one on Sept. 8, 2014, near a wooded trail along the 5100 block of Quincy Street, and again on Oct. 20, along the 5800 block of Annapolis Road.

“Does something like this surprise you, that something like this could happen?” Tibia was asked.

“Yes, big time,” he answered. “We don’t have any of these things happening in this neighborhood.”

Police aren’t saying how the cases are linked. But the after-dark nature of the most recent attack has some residents nervous.

Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/02/prince-george-s-county-police-hunt-down-possible-serial-rapist-in-bladensburg-111886.html#ixzz3T5OLAu4q
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Affected area of Prince George’s County.

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Missing 13-year-old PGCPS Student…

…from Fort Washington sought.

Updated February 28, 2015: Kayla Corynn Claggett returned home in good health according to police Department.Kayla+Corynn+Claggett

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FORT WASHINGTON, Md.  — The Prince George’s County Police Department is searching for a missing 13-year-old girl from Fort Washington, Md.

Police are searching for Kayla Corynn Claggett, who was last seen in the 1200 block of Van Buren Drive in Fort Washington on Friday around 9:40 a.m., according to authorities.

She is described as an African-American girl, standing 5’10”, weighing 250 pounds. She has a curly pony tail. She was last seen wearing a black coat, black shoes, and red pants.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Southern Region at (301) 749-5064.

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Police: Dump truck driver in custody after intentionally hitting 2 cruisers in Md.

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A dump truck struck two police cruisers at the Woodmore Towne Center just off Interstate 95 and Landover Road. (Prince George’s County Police Department)

A dump truck driver was arrested Wednesday after police say he intentionally rammed two police cruisers at a Glenarden shopping center.

No one was hurt and no officers were in the cruisers at the time of the incident, which Prince George’s County police said occurred at the Woodmore Towne Center just off Interstate 95 and Landover Road.

The incident began a little before noon as two patrol officers were outside a Costco planning to refill fluids in the cruisers when there was a “brief exchange of words” with the driver of the dump truck, said Lt. William Alexander, a police spokesman.

It’s unclear what the man — who police said was unprovoked — said to officers through the window of his truck, Alexander said. But the officers believe it was a “negative conversation” and “they’re alert to the fact that this guy doesn’t seem happy to police,” Alexander said.

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