Serial Assault Suspect in Fairfax County


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News Release: 0228/249/eja/(8)
December 18, 2012

photo of Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel

photo of Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel

UPDATE: Serial Assault Suspect in Fairfax County

            Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel was arrested in Lima Peru. The United States Marshal Service took custody on Monday, December 17, 2012, and transported him to Fairfax County on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. He has been charged with six counts of malicious wounding, two counts of attempted malicious wounding, and one count of forging a public document. He is currently in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

(Sep. 7, 2011)UPDATE: Serial Assault Suspect Identified

Police Seek Public’s Help

            Police identified Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 40 as a suspect in one of the retail store assaults that took place this summer based on a tip they received. Detectives have obtained a warrant for his arrest but believe he may have left the area.

            Police believe he may be driving a blue, 2003 Honda Civic bearing a Virginia tag KLX2689. Detectives are continuing their investigation to determine whether additional charges will be placed.

            Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Guillen Pimentel and ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131 or contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637.

 

(Aug. 12, 2011)UPDATE: Police Establish Retail
        Serial Assault Task Force
Convened Meeting with Regional Agencies

            Fairfax County Police have set up an internal task force in an effort to track down a suspect in the serial assaults that have taken place at retail stores since February 2011. The last known assault was July 25 and there have been no new cases reported since that evening.  

            Although there have been no confirmed assault reports outside of Fairfax County, Fairfax County Police met with officers from neighboring jurisdictions this morning to share information and increase their awareness of this active, ongoing investigation.

            With the volume of leads and follow-up calls from the public concerning this situation, coordination of efforts is critical. Members of the task force and other police officials discussed: information sharing, management of investigative leads, coordination of units and staffing operations within the police department.

            Police are utilizing a variety of techniques and personnel in their investigation including additional uniformed officers throughout malls and retail centers across the area.

            As always, anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

 

(8/3/11) UPDATE: Police Release Video

            Fair Oaks Police District - Police have released a video of the suspect in the serial cutter case. The video depicts the suspect entering the Marshall’s store at Greenbriar Shopping Center on June 20. To view video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHnkPyRemlg

            For more information and updates log onto the Fairfax County Police Department website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police.

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

 

(8/2/11) UPDATE: New Case Reported

             Fair Oaks Police District – Police received a report on Monday, August 1 from a 21-year-old woman who may be the sixth victim in a string of assaults that have taken place in retail stores since February.

             The woman was shopping at the T.J. Maxx at Fairfax Towne Center on June 8 when she felt a pinch on her buttocks. As in the other reports, the victim turned around, saw a man picking up pieces of clothing and thought she may have been cut by one of the hangers.

             When the woman returned home, she discovered cuts in her clothing. She did not require medical treatment.

             The suspect was described as Hispanic. He wore long pants and a short sleeved shirt.

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

 

            Fair Oaks Police District - Police are investigating reports of a man who follows young women in retail stores, cuts them and slips away. Most recently, officers responded to the Forever XXI Store in Fair Oaks Mall Monday, July 25 around 5:30 p.m. for a report of a woman who suffered a one and a half inch wound in her buttocks.

            The 18-year-old victim was shopping when she noticed clothes that had fallen off of a rack behind her and saw a man bending down to pick them up. She abruptly felt a sharp pain and considered that one of the hangars had struck her. A short time later, she discovered her denim shorts had been slashed; her buttocks had been cut and were bleeding. Store employees quickly contacted security who summonsed police.

            Detectives indicate that this attack may be linked to four others that have taken place in Fairfax County retail stores since February. The most recent case occurred in a Marshall’s at Greenbriar Shopping Center on June 20 around 2:45 p.m.

            In each case, the suspect distracts his victim before cutting them. The victims have all been teen-aged women or in their early 20s.

            The suspect is described as hispanic, late 20s, around 5 feet 6 inches tall and heavy-set. He wore white shorts and a short-sleeved shirt in the July 25 assault.

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.



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