Monday, April 18, 2016

News from PBSO: A 3-day joint operation to address prostitution issues (and have you considered volunteering for PBSO?)

To be a volunteer for PBSO or be a Citizen on Patrol (COP), that information is below in this blog post. Here is the latest news from PBSO: 

"A 3 day joint operation was conducted by District 1, District 14 [the City of Lake Worth], and District 16 Community Policing and Street Crimes Units between 4/13–4/15 to address prostitution issues within these districts. Day 1 involved undercover deputies posing as “johns” soliciting prostitutes, days 2 and 3 utilized undercover female deputies posing as prostitutes. The operation resulted in the following:
  • 4 felony prostitution arrests
  • 14 misdemeanor prostitution arrests
  • 4 felony warrant arrests
  • 5 misdemeanor warrant arrests
  • 27 arrests for solicitation of prostitution
  • 6 drug paraphernalia arrests
  • 1 stolen gun recovered (PBSO case)
  • Crack cocaine, heroin, MDMA, Xanax, and Flakka seizures
  • ½ lb. of marijuana seized
  • 1 vehicle forfeiture
  • $1,460 seized
The operation produced a total of 48 arrests. Great teamwork by all involved!"
To learn more about "Make the Call Y'All" visit the NAPC website.
For more information contact Sergeant Richard Raasch, Community Policing & Street Crimes Unit Supervisor, District 14
Cell: 561-662-2392

If you would like to be a volunteer for PBSO call 561-433-2003. And don't forget about the Citizens on Patrol (COP) program here in Lake Worth. You can read about that in a recent news story that featured Mary Lindsey by NBC5/WPTV's Alex Hagan.

Here is the video from WPTV; The Mary is interviewed starting at the 1:20 mark: