Massage Parlor, Prostitution Investigations Lead to 52 Arrests in Last 2 Months
For the last two months, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has been working on investigating massage parlors in north Sacramento County, and their work has led to a 52 arrests and the closure of some illegal businesses, according to an official press release.
The Sac County Sheriff’s North Patrol Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team has reportedly been behind the recent crackdown, working off complaints from northern Sacramento County area communities of illegal activity and acts of prostitution occurring at massage parlors.
In late April 2014, officers reportedly investigated 10 massage parlors, resulting in seven arrests at the locations. As a result of the arrests, the business license and permits of each massage parlor was reportedly seized as evidence, and their business information was reportedly forwarded to the Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations United for follow-up.
Then in May 2014, two operations were reportedly conducted by the Sheriff’s POP team at the Watt Avenue and Auburn Boulevard corridor in response to community complaints. During the operation, an additional 45 arrests were reportedly made for crimes involving illegal drugs, weapons, theft, counterfeit money, prostitution (including solicitation of prostitution), and outstanding warrants. Additionally, POP officers were reportedly able to rescue five female juveniles aged 13-15 who were engaging in prostitution activity.
The Sheriff’s POP team recognizes without the information from communities regarding ongoing illegal behavior they would not be able to begin to enforce permanent results to each issue. They ask the public to report crimes in progress to the Sheriff’s dispatch number, 916-874-5115.