Some Unhappy Alleged Hookers & Their Customers: LBPD Busts 17 Persons On Vice & Other Charges, 2500 Block E. PCH
(February 28, 2003) -- In direct response to community concerns in the area, LBPD says its Vice Detectives and East Division Community Policing team conducted a seven hour undercover operation in the 2500 block of East Pacific Coast Highway, targeting prostitution and other criminal activity.
LB cops made 17 arrests:
- Solicitation of prostitution: 14 men arrested
- Indecent exposure and solicitation of prostitution: 1 person arrested
- Loitering for purposes of prostitution: 1 person arrested
- Possession of illegal narcotics and parole violation: 1 person arrested
After completing the operation, LBPD's East Division Community Policing Team canvassed the area, distributing fliers that advised local residents of the anti-crime sweep.