December 9, 1988 |
Three members of the Camden vice squad, which has been accused by an East Camden man of stealing money during a drug raid, were scheduled to be transferred today in a reorganization of the unit. The restructuring follows a confidential memo to Camden police by the state Attorney General's Office saying that the vice squad routinely failed to follow proper procedures in the search and seizure of evidence, police and city officials said. The transfer of three police officers - half of the permanently assigned squad - comes three weeks after drug charges were dismissed in the case of Kevin Pratt, 22, of Camden, who said $4,000 was taken from him during a drug raid by members of the vice squad.
October 17, 2013 |
In a three-day undercover sting last week, Philadelphia police said, 17 men were charged with soliciting prostitutes - including one who allegedly sucker-punched an officer during his arrest. On Friday, the last day of the sting, Mad Shin, 41, of Oaklyn, Pa., allegedly tried to solicit sex from an undercover officer posing as a prostitute, Lt. Derrick Wood, the commander of the department's Vice Unit, said Tuesday. The officer signaled to backup officers, but as one tried to put Shin in handcuffs, he allegedly punched the officer in the face, Wood said.
February 28, 2013 |
A 41-year-old Center City woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with prostitution after soliciting undercover police for sex. Star Guiterrez, 41, worked at Cuties Spa on the 1100 block of Race Street near the Convention Center. Officers from the vice unit staged a sting at the establishment after receiving complaints that illicit sexual acts were being performed there, police said.
May 11, 2014 |
MORE THAN 30 men looking for a good time ended up having anything but, according to police. Vice Unit officers yesterday announced the arrests of 34 men, all charged with soliciting prostitutes and related offenses. Cops nabbed the alleged johns during a series of undercover operations over a span of two weeks, police said. "It's definitely unusual. We don't get that many guys in such a short period of time," Lt. Derrick Wood, Vice Unit's commanding officer, said. "The best way we can make an impact on prostitution in Philly is to target demand, and that's exactly what we did. " In the first set of stings, officers rounded up 27 men, including a prominent Main Line business owner, between April 28 and May 2, at various locations throughout the city, police said.
December 5, 1988 |
Fifteen men were arrested and $25,000 in cash was confiscated by members of the Philadelphia police vice unit in citywide raids of alleged sports-betting rings in nine locations yesterday, detectives said. The suspects, whose identities were not immediately released, were thought to be independent operators with no ties to organized crime, sources said. However, the investigation was continuing. The suspects, charged with poolmaking and conducting illegal lotteries, were awaiting arraignment at the Police Administration Building, 8th and Race streets.
September 16, 1986 |
No comment? The vice unit of the Police Department of the City of Sacramento writes the Golden Grain Company of Seattle to tell them that one of their long-haul drivers has been doing business with one of the local girls on Stockton Boulevard. The driver, who was never arrested or charged or even confronted in Sacramento, arrives home and finds that he has been fired. The driver is middle-aged and married, and he goes right to his union, which gets him reinstated with only the forfeiture of half a week's pay - negligence in forgetting to lock the truck is what they finally settle on - then he goes to his wife, and then he gets an attorney.
June 29, 2000 |
Following an undercover investigation by state police, four men from the Oxford area are in Chester County Prison, charged with the possession and distribution of cocaine. "This is the third major drug-dealing organization that the state police have developed cases against in the southern part of the county," Chester County District Attorney Anthony Sarcione said yesterday. The investigation took place over six months and involved the vice unit in Lancaster County, the Kennett Square and Oxford Police Departments, and the District Attorney's Office.
March 20, 1998 |
Twenty-three people, half of them residing in the suburbs, were arrested Wednesday at a well-known high-traffic drug corner in North Camden and charged with loitering for the purpose of buying drugs. Lt. Joseph Richardson, a spokesman for the Camden City police department, said seven detectives from the Vice Unit, staking out the corner of Fourth and York Streets at 4 p.m., first arrested Juan Santiago, 20, of the 200 block of South 34th Street, Camden, and charged him with illegal possession of drugs after watching him make an alleged drug sale.
April 26, 1999 |
Police said they confiscated nearly four pounds of cocaine yesterday morning from two men who had been under investigation for several weeks. Paul Johnson, 29, of Norwalk, Calif., and Fitz G. Adlam, 35, of the 1900 block of Park Boulevard, Camden, were arrested about 9 a.m. at Sayre Avenue and Hallowell Lane, Lt. Joseph Richardson said. When the men were arrested, Richardson said, police found nearly four pounds of cocaine with a street value between $150,000 and $250,000.
March 1, 1990 |
Howard Caldwell, former head of the Camden Police Department's vice unit, was convicted in Camden County Superior Court yesterday on one count of official misconduct in connection with a charge that he stole a car intended for city use. Caldwell, 39, a 15-year veteran of the force, had been suspended without pay since his indictment in March 1989. State law calls for him to lose his job upon sentencing, which is set for March 30 before Judge Joseph H. Greene Jr., according to Assistant Camden County Prosecutor Donna Spinosi.