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Pomona Police Department
Saturday March 9th, 2019 :: 06:50 p.m. PST


Multiple Arrested in Operation Conducted by Pomona PD Major Crimes Task Force, Azusa PD and CHP- Baldwin Park

DATE / TIME: Friday, March 8, 2019 / 7:00 PM to 12:00AM

LOCATION: Holt Corridor, Pomona 

CRIME(S): 647(b) PC – Prostitution or 653.22(a) PC – Loitering for Prostitution

VICTIM: State of California

Carlin, Alfredo, 47 years old, Ontario, CA.
Gutierrez, Juan, 30 years old, Pomona, CA.
Stone, Daniel, 36 years old, Upland, CA.
Parks, Terry, 59 years old, Las Vegas, NV.
Mehta, Kris, 57 years old, Claremont, CA.
Skerk, Naomi, 19 years old, Las Vegas, NV.
Heffern, Gerald, 91 years old Diamond Bar, CA.
Rangel, Ricardo, 35 years old, Baldwin Park, CA.
Engrande, Marino, 40 years old, Bloomington, CA.
Blancas, Hugo, 40 years old, Rialto, CA.
Flores, Gilbert, 28 years old, Pomona, CA
Jankowski, Jarek, 39 years old, Corona, CA.
Magana, Nino, 22 years old, Fontana, CA.
Sanchez, Jaime, 31 years old, Moreno Valley, CA.
Castello, Alejandro, 25 years old, Montclair, CA.
Barragan, Ramiro, 58 years old, Pomona, CA.
Linarez, Jose, 26 years old, Ontario, CA.

UNIT(S): Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force, Azusa Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team and California Highway Patrol - Baldwin Park Office

On March 8th from 7:00 PM until approximately 2:00 AM, the Major Crimes Task Force hosted a prostitution enforcement operation targeting “John’s” looking to exchange money for sexual acts. This operation took place on the Holt Corridor also nationally known as the “Blade.” The Major Crimes Task Force’s operation was supported by members of the Azusa Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team, and the California Highway Patrol’s Baldwin Park office.

During this operation, the Major Crimes Task Force deployed undercover female police officers posing as prostitutes. Several “John’s” who saw the undercover officers while driving the Blade, pulled their vehicles over looking to buy sex. The undercover officers contacted the “John’s” and were able to negotiate various sexual acts in exchange for money. Once the deal was complete, a signal was provided to an arrest team that contacted the “John,” and arrested him. During the operation, a total of 18 arrests were made and 15 vehicles were impounded. 

Written by:
Major Crimes Task Force
Pomona Police Department

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