Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 27, 2004
Contact Sgt. Bruce Loftus
Phone (909) 320-8115
Fax (909) 320-8138


Ten Males arrested for solicitation of prostitution

Riverside, Ca- On Thursday May 27, 2004 the Riverside Police Department conducted a “John Program” in the area of University and Chicago in the City of Riverside. Members of the Vice Unit, University of California Police Department and the University Neighborhood Enforcement Team conducted the operation that targeted subjects who solicit prostitutes for sex.  Male subjects contacted and solicited an under cover female police officer believing she was a prostitute.

The program lasted approximately six hours and resulted in the arrests of ten subjects. All of the subjects were cited and released on prostitution related charges. The Riverside Police Department considers prostitution a quality of life issue and will continue to actively address this issue. This program is part of an on going investigation and will continue on a regular basis.

Anyone with information is asked to contact: Sergeant Bruce Loftus (909) 320-8115