Prostitution Sting Lands 10 Arrests

Howard County Police Use Undercover Officers In Sting Operation

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012  |  Updated 8:40 AM EDT
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Prostitution Sting Lands 10 Arrests

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Howard County police recently made 10 arrests in a prostitution sting.

The sting took place last Friday, July 13th, in Laurel along the U.S. 1 corridor.  Female officers in plain clothes worked undercover.  When they were approached and offered money for sex, they made arrests.

According to police the 10 men arrested are:

  • Miguel Barbosa-Palacios, 37, of Riverdale
  • Preston Harrison McGriff, 38, of Laurel
  • Jose Quintanilla-Rivera, 38, of Laurel
  • William Howard Maisel, 46, of Kensington
  • Vincent Carvel Moore, 53, of Jessup
  • Ashton Nicholas Penny, 20, of Gwynn Oak
  • Victor Manuel Mendez, 24, of Riverdale
  • Steven Albert Bartimo, 37, of Laurel
  • William Hezekiah Davis, 47 of King George, VA
  • Eugene Anthony Burgess, 39, of Glen Burnie

This was the second sting of this nature done in the county this year.

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