Sunday , June 25 2017

May 2017, Pomona Police Conduct Major Pomona Anti-Gang & Anti-Prostitution (Targeting Buyers) Operations

Pomona Police Major Crimes Task Force Conducts Joint Gang Sweep; 7 Arrested and 2 Firearms Recovered 

On Friday, May 12, 2017 the Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) targeted high-risk offenders and criminal gang members throughout the City of Pomona. The operation resulted in the arrest of 7 subjects and the recovery of 2 firearms. The arrests were for felony related criminal offenses, to include possession of a loaded firearm and possession of a high-capacity magazine.

Pomona Police Major Crimes Task Force Conducts Joint Prostitution Operation; Nets 9 Arrests 

On 05/11/17, Uniformed and undercover officers from the Pomona Police Department and the LA County Probation Department took part in the operation which resulted in the arrest of 9 subjects on suspicion of engaging in prostitution or loitering with the intent to commit prostitution. Those arrested were identified as;

  • Guadalupe Mendoza-Zavala, 26, of Pomona
  • Cesar Islas-Lazcano, 31, of Pomona
  • Juan Razo, 30, of Montclair
  • Danny Mosqueda, 57, of Pomona
  • Marvin Betancoperez, 27, of Montclair
  • Jose Zuniga, 40, of Ontario
  • Braulio Urbina-Guzman, 31, of Ontario
  • Hazem Shekfa, 20, of Upland
  • Myles Barreras, 25, of Pomona

The operation was conducted in response to numerous complaints received from residents and local business owners. The Pomona Police Department is taking a proactive approach to improving the quality of life by addressing and deterring human trafficking and prostitution activities along the Holt Ave corridor.

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