Eight arrested following July 23 prostitution sting
Online Staff Report
Eight individuals were arrested following a July 23 prostitution operation conducted by the Rockford Police Department M3 Street Team.
The following individuals were arrested:
• Jennifer M. Brown, 30, charged with prostitution, attempted strong-armed robbery, resisting arrest, possession open alcohol;
• Heidi M. Hoffman, 32, prostitution;
• Althea M. Baker, 34, prostitution;
• Tylesia A. Sanders, 40, prostitution and Missouri warrant;
• Joellen M. Neace, 29, prostitution;
• Ruby L. Beasley, 45, soliciting a ride on the roadway;
• Tonya Wade-Johnson, 42, prostitution and Stephenson County warrant; and
• A 17-year-old female runaway was also charged with prostitution.
The operation targeted areas of the city from where complaints of prostitution and street crime have been received. Undercover officers targeted individuals involved in street-level sex crimes as part of the operation.
Posted July 25, 2012
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