Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of nine out-of-towners and one Newark man during an operation aimed at reducing prostitution in the South Ward Thursday night.
“I am pleased that our vice detectives successfully executed this operation to ensure the safety and quality of life of our South Ward residents,” Director O’Hara said.
“We want to warn people from outside Newark that this is not a place where they can come to commit crimes.”
Members of the Newark Police Environmental/Graffiti/Vice Crimes Task Force conducted the operation in the area of East Bigelow Street and Sherman Avenue beginning last night and ending this morning.
Those arrested are Mr. William Hazell, 36, of Brooklyn; Mr. Kornegay, 39, of Cranford; Mr. Tashawn Jones, 37, of Elizabeth; Mr. Rahim A. Brown, 41, of Linden; Mr. Douglas E. Hoffman, 43, of Jersey City; Mr. William Reyes, 54, of Summit; Mr. Curtis B. Pryor, 40, of Elizabeth; William Mr. Perez-Aguirre, 60, of Metuchen; Mr. Nelson A. Meira, 61, of Hillside; and Mr. Edward Gomez, 33, of Newark.
Each suspect faces a charge of solicitation of prostitution.
The charges are merely accusations.
Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.