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  • Writer's pictureE.W. Reece

16 Subjects Arrested During Prostitution Enforcement Detail

On January 27, 2023, the Claremont Police Department, along with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, conducted an undercover prostitution detail in the area of Indian Hill Blvd. and IS-10 freeway. The Claremont Police Department has received multiple complaints from residents, business owners, and passerby’s regarding prostitution in the immediate area.

During the operation, four undercover officers who posed as prostitutes were solicited by subjects, “Johns” who sought to engage in commercial sexual acts. After the undercover officers were solicited for sex acts, the “John” was arrested by additional undercover officers in the area. During the enforcement detail, 16 subjects were arrested for soliciting a “Prostitute” for sexual acts.

The 16 arrestees were identified as:

Arnulfo Amaro, 44 years old from Pomona; Pabitra Sardar, 30 years old from Pomona; Carlos Guadarram Dominguez, 22 years old from Upland; Otto Angel Perez, 49 years old from San Bernardino; Michael Reyes, 44 years old from Upland; Austin Kindred, 34 years old from Hesperia; Matthew Munoz, 26 years old from Huntington Beach; Jose Saldana, 22 years old from Chino; Narciso Garcia Vasquez, 35 years old from La Puente, Osmin Zelaya Rivera, 26 years old from Pomona; Gordon Nichols, 41 years old from Rancho Cucamonga; Giovanni Velasco Mendoza, 31 years old from Riverside; Benito Yanez, 74 years old from Las Vegas; Apolinar Escobar Roblero, 40 years old from Pomona; Rigoberto Castro, 33 years old from West Covina; Victor Gonzalez, 31 years old from Baldwin Park.

The 16 subjects arrested were booked and later released on citations with a pending court appearance at the Pomona Superior Court.

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