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Saturday August 17th, 2019 :: 06:39 p.m. PDT


San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force arrested two parolees for pimping in Ontario.

DATE/TIME: August 13, 2019/11:30 am

INCIDENT: Felony Pimping and Pandering of an Adult and Violation of Parole

LOCATION: 3400 Block of E. Shelby St. Ontario, CA

Suspect #1- Angelo Wells, 27-year-old resident of Sacramento, CA
Suspect #2- Daunte Thurston, 27-year-old resident of Elk Grove, CA
VICTIM(S): Confidential
Victim #1- 26-year-old female resident of Sacramento, CA
 Victim #2- 24-year-old female resident of Sacramento, CA               
SUMMARY: On August 13, 2019 at 11:30 am, San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force investigators received a call from an Ontario Police Department officer, requesting assistance regarding four subjects suspected to be involved in prostitution. A Task Force investigator responded to the location and learned, Ontario officers stopped a 2013 Dodge Charger, for a vehicle code violation. During the contact with the driver, Wells, and the male passenger, Thurston, officers discovered both were on active parole out of Sacramento for multiple violent felonies related to Car Jacking, Assault with a Firearm, Burglary and Robbery. Officers also noticed two adult females in the backseat of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, several thousand dollars in U.S. currency was found in possession of one of the female passengers.

Officers discovered Wells and Thurston were staying at a nearby hotel and conducted a search of their room as well. During the search of the hotel room, evidence consistent with prostitution was located. The investigation continued, and investigators learned both of the females were actively working as prostitutes on behalf of Wells and Thurston. Wells and Thurston were placed under arrest, transported to Ontario Police Department for processing and ultimately booked at West Valley Detention Center. They were booked for violation of Parole and felony violations of Pimping and Pandering. Both have court dates in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court set for 8/26/2019.  Bail for Wells is set at $500,000.  Thurston is being held without bail pending a hearing on his parole violation. 

The San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force is made up of investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, Ontario Police Department, Redlands Police Department, California State Parole, Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This investigation is ongoing. Investigators are releasing the suspects' booking photographs, because they believe there are other unidentified victims related to this case.  Anyone with information related to this investigation, please contact the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force at (909)387-8400. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at
Refer:             Officer J. Neal
Station:           San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force
Phone No.       (909) 387-8400
Case No.          621900228
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department      

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