When will the city-wide crackdown on prostitution end? Only D.C. Police know.
Authorities announced last night they had arrested seven more men for prostitution-related crimes in Northwest and downtown D.C. and charged them with with solicitation of prostitution.
The latest arrests brings the running tally to 85 men arrested for prostitution-related crimes since July 14.
The arrests are part of a sting operation aimed at nabbing men who search for sex workers online, reported The Washington Post.
Police say the operation is still ongoing.
Kevin W. Jones is suspected of entering a home on the 1100 block of Park Road NW through an unlocked window on July 16 around 11:21 p.m.
According to the police report, Jones allegedly climbed through the window and was immediately spotted by someone inside the residence. When the homeowner said he was calling the police, authorities say Jones then exited the home through the same window.
Jones was arrested in connection with the burglary on the 1100 block of Park Road NW yesterday around 8:10 p.m.
Information on the suspect’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.
Yesterday, authorities announced they had arrested 11 more men for solicitation of prostitution in the overnight hours between Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday, police announced they had arrested 30 “Johns” since launching anti-prostitution efforts in parts of Shaw, Logan Circle and Dupont earlier this month.
The number of prostitution-related arrests in the area since July 14 now stands at 41.
Police say the operation is ongoing.
According to the police report, a resident called police after spotting a gun-wielding man walking near the intersection of 15th Street and Columbia Road NW. Officers then searched the area and stopped a man who fit the description of the suspect.
Authorities arrested Jose Costanza, 18, in connection with the incident after recovering a handgun.