Local Hartford Prostitution Ring Discovered in Frog Hollow (Hartford, CT)


Pedro E. Segarra
Mayor

City of Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
(860) 757-4000
police.hartford.gov


James C. Rovella
Chief of Police


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PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS
From the City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media

For Immediate Release:     Thursday, August 23, 2012

HARTFORD POLICE REVERSE PROSTITUTION STING
RESULTS IN SEVEN ARRESTS

(Hartford, CT.) – Police Chief James C. Rovella confirmed today that a reverse prostitution sting operation conducted by the Hartford Police Vice and Narcotics Division on August 21, 2012, resulted in seven arrests.

“The reverse prostitution detail was conducted in response to numerous citizen complaints of street level prostitution occurring in the area of Wethersfield Avenue and Morris Street,” said Chief Rovella.

The following individuals were arrested by Hartford on August 21, 2012, during the reverse prostitution sting:

  • Patrick Codling, 45, of 32 Oakland Terrace, Hartford, charged with patronizing a prostitute.

  • Robert Velazquez, 43, of 187 Babcock Street, Hartford, charged with patronizing a prostitute.

  • Marcal Cruz, 54, of 131 Exeter Street, Hartford, charged with patronizing a prostitute and motor vehicle violations.

  • Franco Tieco, 26, of 131 Exeter Street, Hartford, charged with patronizing a prostitute.

  • Kenneth Dejesus, 42, of 324 West Lane, Kensington, CT, charged with patronizing a prostitute.

  • Kevin Hairston, 19, of Oak Street, New Britain, CT, charged with patronizing a prostitute.

  • Richard Cruz, 23, of 16 Maryland Way, Windsor Locks, charged with promoting prostitution and interfering with police.

Contact:   Nancy M Mulroy, Executive Assistant for Communications,  860-757-4021 or 860-550-1025/cell or text
City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media
Maribel LaLuz, Director, 860-757-9731
Visit police.hartford.gov  for more Public Safety News
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