Woman Assaulted on Jennifer Lane; Suspect Arrested

May 14, 2015

Detectives have arrested a man and charged him with abduction with the intent to defile.

The investigation began when a 28-year-old Falls Church woman reported that she was walking home from the West Falls Church Metro station in the 1000 block of Jennifer Street on Tuesday, May 12, around 11 p.m.

A man approached from behind, grabbed her, and covered her mouth with his hands. She struggled and screamed, which seemed to cause the suspect to let go and flee toward Leesburg Pike.

The victim immediately called 911 from her cell phone. Responding officers set up a perimeter and a suspect was quickly stopped and positively identified as the assailant. Police then arrested 28-year-old Elmer Moises Nieto Lara, of 2240 Pimmit Run Lane in Falls Church, in connection with the crime.

The victim did not require medical attention.

Anyone with information about Lara, or who may have witnessed this crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

May 14, 2015 


4 Responses to “Woman Assaulted on Jennifer Lane; Suspect Arrested”

  1. Bill Brew Falls Church on May 15th, 2015 9:22 am

    OK, I admit that I confuse easily, but I’m wondering if someone can help sort out a question.

    The text of the story (from the Fairfax County Police news release, I gather) mentions “Jennifer Street” as the site of the crime but the headline on the FCT story says “Jennifer Lane.” If the attempted abduction happened on Jennifer Lane, that’s in the City, yes? Wouldn’t that be FC City Police, not Fairfax County? And if it happened on “Jennifer Street,” does anyone know where that is? I can’t find it on Google Maps.

  2. FC on May 15th, 2015 10:10 am

    It is Jennifer Lane, the townhouses right off of Grove near West, in the City.

  3. FC on May 15th, 2015 10:20 am

    Of course, you cross the city-county boundary while walking on grove from the metro, so the assault may have happened in the County, or perhaps county police handled it because the crime was initiated in the County even though the victim then continued to proceed into the city-I’m sure city police coordinate regularly with the County on cases like this that happen at our borders,

  4. Stephen Siegel on May 15th, 2015 12:56 pm

    The information indicates that the victim dialed 911, which I believe goes to either Arlington or Fairfax police, but not to the City. I will double-check on that and update with what I learn.

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