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Burning Sensation: Prostitution 'Sting' Nets 16 Arrests In Castaic
Castaic, known for its beautiful lake, its proximity to Six Flags, and its ongoing prostitution problem, has hosted another Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department "John" sting around a heavily-trafficked area on Castaic Road, according to a LASD statement.
The majority of the 16 arrests were of men "soliciting prostitution" and "loitering with intent to commit prostitution." One of the men arrested was wanted by Immigration & Customs, another was wanted on a probation violation in LA County, and another was "cited for a misdemeanor narcotics warrant." During last February's sting, 18 arrests were made.
The sex sweep was carried out by the Sheriff's Department's Major Crimes Bureau with assistance from the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau.
The Sheriff’s Department has conducted two john sting and prostitution sweep operations in Castaic this year. Other sting operations are planned for the near future.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.