Pomona Police Arrest 7 During Joint Prostitution Operation
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.
DATE: July 12th, 2017
LOCATION: East/West Holt Corridor
INCIDENT: Human Trafficking Operation
- Jennifer Perez, 20 year old Adelanto resident
- Ernesto Rojas-Baltazar, 31 year old Pomona resident
- Jessica Ashley, 28 year old Pomona resident
- Angel Aguayo, 34 year old Baldwin Park resident
- Veronica Ramirez, 33 year old Pomona resident
- Arturo Martinez, 73 year old Ontario resident
- Sarah Miles, 27 year old Sacramento resident
The “Holt Corridor” encompasses a major thoroughfare in the City of Pomona. It is nationally known as a track/blade where individuals can negotiate sexual acts in exchange for currency. These crimes are detrimental to the safety and well being of the citizens and business owners of Pomona. The goal of the operation was to target prostitution related crimes and focus attention on the entire Holt Corridor with a priority placed on recovering juveniles, arresting prostitutes and arresting johns.
Uniformed and undercover officers from the Major Crimes Task Force and Los Angeles County Probation Department took part in the operation which resulted in the arrest of 7.
Anyone with information regarding human trafficking or prostitution is urged to contact the Major Crimes Task Force at (909)620-2148. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or text TIP POMONAPD
followed by your message to 888777