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Pomona Police Department
Sunday February 24th, 2019 :: 08:59 a.m. PST


Pomona Police Major Crimes Task Force Conducts Prostitution Operation Resulting in 19 Arrests

DATE / TIME: February 22nd and Saturday 23rd , 2019

LOCATION: Holt Corridor, Pomona, California

CRIME(S):  653.22(a)PC - Loitering with Intent to Commit Prostitution
647(b)PC - Prostitution
VICTIM: State of California

SUSPECT: Naomi Saray Sterk, 19 years of age, Las Vegas, NV
Resean Ernice Smith, 22 years of age, Pomona, CA
Porsche Melisa Smith, 33 years of age, San Bernardino, CA
Shavette Latoya Nelson, 26 years of age, Victorville, CA
David Lee Carr, 54 years of age, Pomona, CA
Keara Karlin Austin, 27 years of age, Compton, CA
Johnathan Castaneda, 28 years of age, Fontana, CA
Kristian Hooker, 26 years of age, Pomona, CA
Miracle Jackson, 21 years of age, San Bernardino, CA
Jhailand Taylor, 19 years of age, Los Angeles, CA
Roberta Ann Zapiratan, 45 years of age, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Joes Manuel Solis, 23 years of age, Ontario, CA
Unique Tanay Simpson, 30 years of age, Los Angeles, CA
Destiny Simmons, 24 years of age, Pomona, CA
Chelsea Michelle Richardson, 35 years of age, Pomona, CA
Bernadette Michelle Mercado, 30 years of age, Fresno, CA
Natasia Maseuli, 24 years of age, Pomona, CA
Nashyrah Star Dunn, 26 years of age, Pomona, CA
Carly Tanya Cenora, 19 years of age, Glendale, AZ
UNIT: Investigative Services Division – Major Crimes Task Force

The Major Crimes Task Force consist of police officers who have specialized training in gangs and vice related crimes. The Major Crimes Task Force is made up of officers from the Pomona
Police Department and augmented with officers from the California Highway Patrol’s Baldwin Park Area Office.

On Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd, the Major Crimes Task Force focused its crime fighting efforts on an area in Pomona infamously known as the Holt Corridor/Blade. This area is
nationally known as a problem area for prostitution. Over the two day period, the Major Crimes Task Force deployed under cover surveillance and tactical units to covertly combat the
prostitution along the Holt Corridor. As a result, the Major Crimes Task Force arrested a total of 16 prostitutes and 3 “John’s,” (a prostitute’s client) who were attempting to engage in sexual acts
in exchange for money. All persons listed above were arrested and booked at the Pomona City jail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085.

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Major Crimes Task Force
Pomona Police Department

Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

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