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Pomona Police Department
Saturday May 25th, 2019 :: 11:24 a.m. PDT


Prostitution Enforcement Operation Results in 24 Arrests

DATE / TIME: May 24-25, 6pm-2am

LOCATION: Holt Corridor, Pomona 

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

VICTIM: State of California

Donte Woods, 25 Pomona.
Antonio Gamboa, 41 Indio.
Edgar Aguilar, 30 Riverside.
Guilermo Valencia-Diaz, 33 Pomona.
Rolando Espinoza, 36 Pomona.
Josue Martinez, 22 Ontario.
Jesus Vargas, 22 Ontario.
David Diaz, 20 Montclair.
Christopher Gallegos, 39 Upland.
Geovanni Carranza, 23 Pomona.
Jesus Sanchez Ramirez, 28 Rialto.
Jose Robles, 45 Pomona.
Cesar Baez-Espinoza, 22 Chino.
Eric Mortiz, 46 Fontana.
Jose Larios Castillo, 27 Whittier.
David Chacon, 40 West Covina.
Ricardo Avila Hernandez, 40 Pomona.
Cristian Martinez Hernandez, 22 Pomona.
Wesley Pacillas, 25 Whittier.
Ernest Johnson Jr., 36 Los Angeles.
Mulindwa Kamoga, 20 Pomona.
Daniel Jaramillo, 41 Upland.
Noe Maldonado, 42 Riverside.
Wenceslao Hernandez, 57 La Puente.

Last night, the Pomona Police Department Major Crimes Task Force hosted a prostitution enforcement operation targeting “John’s” looking to exchange money for sexual acts. The operation took place on the Holt Corridor, also known as the “Blade.” The operation was supported by members of the Azusa and Claremont Police Department, California Highway Patrol- Baldwin Park, and the LA County MART.

During the operation, undercover female police officers posed 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. A total of 24 arrests were made and 22 vehicles were impounded. 

Pomona Police Department
490 W Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766

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