According to a Sheriffs press release, on Friday Sept. 6, 2013 Victorville Deputies joined forces with the SB County Narcotic’s Division and launched what is known as the “Operation John Program,” a program designed to crack down and deter prostitution in Victorville.
Investigators went Undercover and posed as prostitutes in the area of C Street and Seventh Street in the historic Old-Town Victorville where prostitution and drug activity is highly prevalent.
A total of 12 males were arrested for the solicitation of prostitution and 1 female was arrested for delaying an officer the press release stated.
A handgun and approximately two grams of marijuana were also seized as part of the arrests.
All 13 individuals, who ranged from 22-81 years-of-age, were all cited and released shortly after.
The suspects were identified as;
Abdul Leyva, 22, Victorville, James Kindred , 48, Victorville, James Doolittle, 48, Apple Valley, Wayne McNeal, 52, Victorville, Margarito Encinas 41, Hesperia, Francis Garcia, 81, Victorville, Cotedesneige Crowe, 36, Victorville, Mark Lemelle, 50, Victorville, Alex Anaya, 55, Apple Valley, Surpaongse Boonyadit, 44, Victorville, Toros Krubekyan, 56, Apple Valley, Javier Soto Francisco, 54, Victorville and Aretha Gowdy, (female),51, Victorville.
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