Police regularly check license plates at the motel parking lot and the names of those registered for outstanding arrest warrants. In this case, a check of the motel's registry turned up a probation violation for Amber Christine McCains, 26, who had a prior prostitution arrest.
The new prostitution arrest was made after police found an ad soliciting sex for money that had been posted on a website.
In other police reports:
* Glasses and frames worth a total of $15,000 were reported stolen from Hom Optometry in the 5600 block of Gibraltar Drive. In all, 250 pairs of prescription glasses were taken, along with $50 cash. Entry was gained through prying open the rear emergency entrance; the report was filed at about 10:18 a.m. Sept. 14.
* Mohammad Dawud Nayl, 40, of Richmond was arrested at about 5:09 p.m. Sept. 15 in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive for felony shoplifting in the attempted theft of clothes valued at $140 from Kohl's. After he was taken into custody, he was arrested for paraphernalia possession, a parole violation and attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into Santa Rita Jail in his socks.
* A check for $1,500 was reported stolen on Sept. 14 in the 1100 block of Navalle Court. A trust fund check had been mailed to the daughter of the resident but never arrived. J.P. Morgan Chase reported the check had been cashed.
* A resident of the 3600 block of Portsmouth Court reported on Sept. 18 that her debit card number had been used to make 13 charges totaling about $1,200 over a 10-day period.
* Two hundred dollars in cash was reported stolen from a wallet at the Law Offices of Toby, Sherman and Doyle in the 4300 block of Hacienda Drive after a suspicious man was discovered inside the offices in a place not open to the public. The theft was reported at 9:32 a.m. Sept. 13.
* Three counterfeit $20 bills were accepted by a Motel 6 employee, according to a report filed at about 10:45 a.m. Sept. 15. It was unknown who had passed the fake bills.
* A Sept. 14 auto burglary in the 5300 block of Hopyard Road netted a $2,000 laptop computer, a $350 iPhone and a $60 Swiss Army backpack. The incident occurred between 5:15 and 6:45 p.m.
* A flat screen TV valued at $500 was stolen in a commercial burglary at Big O Tires in the 3600 block of Washington Street, reported at 10:08 p.m. Sept. 15. The front door of the business has been smashed in.
* China worth $160, a $150 desk, 500 miscellaneous movies and CDs, and a CD holder were taken from a garage in a burglary at a home in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue. The incident was reported at about 2:15 p.m. Sept. 16. There was no sign of forced entry.
* A Sept. 13 garage burglary in the 3600 block of Andrews Drive netted dog seat covers valued at $150, a $100 tent and an $80 stepladder, along with two pillows and a comforter worth $50, $40 tennis shoes, a $30 umbrella stand, a $10 plastic tub and 10 picture frames worth $10; there was no sign of forced entry in the burglary, reported at about 6:52 a.m.
* A Sept. 14 residential burglary netted mail but nothing else from an apartment in the 500 block of St. John Street. A kitchen window was broken and a screen pulled off in the burglary, reported at 11:28 a.m.
Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.
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