Solicitation of Prostitution Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) Detail with Arrests 18 October 2018

On October 18, 2018 the Lancaster City Bureau of Police Selective Enforcement Unit, supplemented by a detail of Street Operations Group officers, conducted an undercover operation targeting customers of street level prostitutes. 

Street level prostitution continues to be a problem in specific Lancaster City neighborhoods and is directly linked to the problem of drug and/or alcohol addiction effecting prostitutes and customers alike. During the detail a female police officer posed as a street level prostitute and agreed to engage in a sexual act with the customer for a specific amount of money.  All suspects were arrested without incident.  One female, Cody Boas, was instantly recognized as a wanted person and was arrested on several outstanding warrants for drug distribution.

The Selective Enforcement Unit will continue to address street level prostitution that negatively impact city residents, business owners and visitors. 

SUSPECTS ARRESTED:  

1)  BOAS, Cody W/F/40

     100 blk. N. Lime St. Lancaster PA

     Charged with- Four counts Delivery of Cocaine (warrants)

2)  RILEY, Aaron B/M/35

     100 blk. E. King St. Lancaster PA

     Charged with- Solicitation of Prostitution and Possession of Marijuana

3)  TAMANG, Amber A/M/29

      1700 blk. Wheatland Ave. Lancaster PA

      Charged with- Solicitation of Prostitution

4)  BLANCO-HECHAVARRIA, Jose H/M/50

     200 blk. W. Strawberry St. Lancaster PA

     Charged with- Solicitation of Prostitution

5)  KING, Elam W/M/66

     500 blk. Lafayette St. Lancaster PA

     Charged with- Solicitation of Prostitution

6)  FREDERICK, John W/M/77

     2000 blk. Locust St. Manheim PA

     Charged with- Solicitation of Prostitution

   7)  BATES, Allen W/M/49

         100 blk. Kirkwood Pk. Kirkwood PA

         Charged with- Solicitation of Prostitution, Possession Marijuana/Cocaine

8)  BORQUE, Emilio B/M/33

     100 blk. S. Prince St. Lancaster PA

     Charged with- Solicitation of Prostitution

9)  LUCAS, Curtis B/M/51

     600 blk. S. Prince St. Lancaster PA

    Charged with- Solicitation of Prostitution

****The Bureau of Police is respectfully requesting that the media limit what is published to that which is on this news release and should the media become aware of any additional information, particularly the names of any witnesses or Lancaster residents in this case, it is requested that they refrain from publishing that information so as not to jeopardize the safety of anyone nor this ongoing investigation.****

All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.

Press relase drafted by Sgt. Damon Greathouse (SEU)

Published by Lt. Bill Hickey contact info hickeyw@lancasterpolice.com