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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Undercover Prostitution Operation

September 8, 2013

Location: 7TH Street/C. Street , Victorville


1) Abdul Leyva, 22 years old, Victorville
2) James Kindred , 48 years old, Victorville
3) James Doolittle, 48 years old, Apple Valley
4) Wayne McNeal, 52 Years old, Victorville
5) Margarito Encinas 41 years ols, Hesperia
6) Francis Garcia, 81 years old, Victorville
7) Cotedesneige Crowe, 36 years old, Victorville
8) Mark Lemelle, 50 years old, Victorville
9) Alex Anaya, 55 years old, Apple Valley
10)Surpaongse Boonyadit, 44 years old, Victorville
11)Toros Krubekyan, 56 years old, Apple Valley
12)Javier Soto Francisco, 54 years old, Victorville
13) Aretha Gowdy, female, 51 years old, Victorville


On Friday, September 6, 2013, between the hours of 11:00 a.m., and 8:00 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division assisted by deputies from the Victorville Police station conducted an Undercover Prostitution Operation (aka John Program). The operation targeted illegal prostitution affecting the downtown area of the City of Victorville. Undercover investigators posed as prostitutes in the area of C Street and Seventh Street. Twelve males were arrested for the solicitation of prostitution, one of which had a small quantity of marijuana. One female was arrested for delaying an officer. A handgun and approximately 2 grams of marijuana were also seized. All suspetcs were issued a citation and later released.

Refer: Detective M. James
Station: Narcotics Division/Victorville Police Department
Phone No.: (909) 890-4840

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

C/o Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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