FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police over the New Year’s Eve weekend made 36 arrests stemming from an operation targeting prostitution.
Using prostitution-advertising websites, officers found indications that prostitution is occurring in and around Fairfield, a police press release said. Officers used the sites to contact both prostitutes and clients attempting to commit prostitution-related offenses in Fairfield, according to the press release.
Arrests were for such offenses as solicitation of prostitution, pimping, pandering, loitering and assisting in prostitution, possessing weapons, furnishing controlled substances, possessing drug paraphernalia, violations of parole and probation and outstanding warrants.
Police provided a list of people arrested during the operation for alleged crimes, though not a breakdown of the specific charges for each individual. Those arrested were:
Sarah Gonzalez, 22, of Tucson, Ariz.; Alan Gonzalez, 20, of Napa; Orisha Blacksher, 23, of Vallejo; Christopher Miller, 43, of Fairfield; Bradley Beede, 33, of Fairfield; Kendale Perry, 32, of Oakland; Shawanna Denis-McFarland, 25, of Vallejo; Juan Chavez, 32, of Napa; Karin Davis, 22, of Sacramento; Lanicesa Dill, 26, of Sacramento; Mark Curtis, 43, of Vacaville; Shantel Stampley, 20, of Fairfield; Shiffon Buckley, 23, of Vallejo; Nicole Suvaco, 21, of Vallejo; David Montanez, 30, of Napa; Haziq Jamil, 21, of Vallejo; Adrian Smith, 18, of Stockton; Allison Oneill, 18, of Stockton; Tracey Cloud, 37, of Vacaville; Brittany Brown, 19, of Benicia; Candice Bennett, 21, of Vacaville; Shylyn Vanover, 24, of Fairfield; Emmanuel Small, 23, of Fairfield; Aimee Finley, 26, of Napa; Nitisha Lennitt, 26, of Fairfield: Antaleyia Campbell, 18, of Santa Rosa: James Mitchell, 30, of Pittsburg; Balraj Takhar, 41, of Fairfield; Anushil Kumar, 39, of American Canyon; Desiree Ellis, 20, of Vallejo; Sidney King, 24, of Vallejo; Katrina Watson, 20, of Las Vegas; Byllie Cruz, 29, of Suisun City; Michelle Williams, 44, of Fairfield; Krystal Colquitt, 22, of Fairfield and Eric Patterson, 42, of Sacramento.
Prostitution can be linked to other crimes, such as violent robberies, assaults and drug dealing, the press release said.
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