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Prostitution sting operation nets 56 arrests in area

Livermore, Dublin cops, sheriff's deputies seize suspects in local hotels

Several organizations collaborated on Wednesday to conduct a sting operation for illegal prostitution in unincorporated Alameda County.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office, the Dublin, Livermore, and Livermore police departments, the California Department of Corrections, the California Department of Justice, and the Alameda County Probation Department yielded 56 arrests at hotels in Castro Valley and Dublin.

Authorities used the Web site Craigslist.org to pose as customers inquiring about prostitutes willing to come to local hotels and perform sexual services for money or drugs, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

The operation in Dublin yielded 20 arrests for prostitution and seven arrests for aiding and facilitating someone to engage in the act of prostitution, according to the sheriff's office.

The Castro Valley operation yielded 15 arrests for prostitution, nine arrests for aiding or facilitating someone to engage in the act of prostitution, one arrest for sales of marijuana, one arrest for sales of methamphetamine, one arrest for the transportation and distribution of narcotics, one arrest for a parole violation, and one arrest for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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Posted by Ken
a resident of another community
on Aug 29, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Bravo...
What an efficient use of law enforcement resources, when, at the same time, Alameda County is having near nightly takeover restaurant robberies.
Perhaps they figure that the robber's plan on spending their loot for hookers and call girls?


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Posted by Craigslist
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Aug 29, 2008 at 1:43 pm

I've been cruising Main street for weeks with no luck. * Craigslist * == thats where all the hookers are hiding. Who knew???


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm

SLAVERY is alive and well in the USA. Were any johns or pimps arrested?
Does anybody know if Ken is a pimp and a john? Male or female?


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Posted by Father
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Aug 29, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Thank you police departments.

...one arrest for sales of marijuana, one arrest for sales of methamphetamine, one arrest for the transportation and distribution of narcotics...

Obviously prostitution brings other types of crime with it. The kind parents are particularly concerned about, like drugs and selling drugs in our community. If the person arrested for being under the influence was driving, the police' service here may have saved lives that night too.

Thank you again to the police.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 29, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Thank you police, WELL DONE! This bust is an EXCELLENT example of law enforcement at its best. Ken, are you a PIMP?

Pimps, johns and male/female prostitutes are all connected with alcohol and drugs. SLAVERY IS ALIVE IN AMERICA. SAD...

As for Bernie Ward...you belong behind bars.




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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 29, 2008 at 10:20 pm

And most of them are illegals like me


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 30, 2008 at 9:04 am

IMPOSTER Cholo poster...ho hum...


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Posted by cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 3, 2008 at 12:53 pm

i'm sorry i'm always wrong. after all i don't understand half of what your saying on herer anyway. i go by rants i mimic off of msnbc. that's all. one day i might learn a thing or two and stop being such an idiot


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Posted by .
a resident of Amador Estates
on Sep 6, 2008 at 4:03 pm

4 posts by cholo loves to hear him self talk


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 6, 2008 at 6:51 pm

The Cholo imposters are at it again. Wannabee's...uh huh.

Timmy = the wannabee Cholo!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 1, 2008 at 7:41 am

Proud,

Actually, Cholo is from Buenos Aires and fled with his family to the US to escape persecution. He's also a Vietnam vet. Isn't America great?


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Posted by TheMan
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 28, 2009 at 1:47 am

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