Chino Resident Among 7 Arrested In Prostitution Sting

Police Crimes Task Force Arrests Seven In Prostitution Sting

DATE/TIME:            Saturday, January 06, 2018

LOCATION:             Holt Avenue Corridor, Pomona, CA

CRIME:                     647(b) PC – Prostitution

653.22(a)(1) PC – Loiter with Intent to Commit Prostitution

148.9 PC – False Name to a Police Officer

VICTIM:                   State of California

SUSPECTS:

1 Male, Daniel VASQUEZ, 48, Los Angeles Resident

2 Female, Ebony Chiffon GOODWIN, 25, Rancho Cucamonga Resident

3 Male, Juan Jose VELASQUEZ-Ibanez, 31, Chino Resident

4 Female, Myranda Nichole NELSON, 23, Denver, CO Resident

5 Male, Glen Dean REELFS, 56, San Dimas Resident

6 Female, Jamia Dajour LEE, 18, San Bernardino Resident

7 Female, Christina Del Carmen GARCIA, 35, Tulare Resident

UNIT:                         Pomona Police Department – Major Crimes Task Force

NARRATIVE:

On Saturday, January 6, 2018 the PPD Major Crimes Task Force conducted a vice operation focused on the area known as the Holt Corridor. The operation used plainclothes officers which resulted in 6 arrests for 647(b) PC – Prostitution, and 1 arrest for 653.22(a)(1) PC Loitering with Intent to Commit Prostitution. Jamia Dajour LEE was also charged with 148.9 PC for providing a false name to officers during the investigation. Her true identity was revealed during the booking process.

The Pomona Police Department takes a zero tolerance approach to human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The operation was a success and similar operations are scheduled to take place in the future.

The “Holt Corridor” encompasses a major thoroughfare in the City of Pomona.  It is nationally known as a track/blade where individuals can negotiate sexual acts in exchange for currency. These crimes are detrimental to the safety and well being of the citizens and business owners of Pomona.  The goal of the operation was to target prostitution related crimes and focus attention on the entire Holt Corridor with a priority placed on recovering juveniles, arresting prostitutes and arresting johns. The Pomona Police Department continues to pursue the identification and prosecution of human traffickers (pimps) who facilitate the prostitution activity along the Holt Corridor.

The operation was conducted in response to numerous complaints received from residents and local business owners. The Pomona Police Department is taking a proactive approach to improving the quality of life by addressing and deterring human trafficking and prostitution activities along the Holt Ave corridor.

The Pomona Police Department takes a proactive approach to combating human trafficking.  Anyone with information regarding Human Trafficking or the above articulated investigations is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909 -620-2085. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)