Sunday, August 31, 2008

Searching for Prostitutes

Part 2 of What can be done about the prostitutes on Nebraska Avenue?


Getting a big lead on being accurate when providing information to the police, is knowing who is doing the activity. Many of the prostitutes are regulars. The SESH Vehicle patrol created a book we kept in our cars that showed the photos and names and arrests for the regular prostitutes.


There are several ways of getting this information.

1. Join a NW Watch group that already has such information.

2. Look it up yourself.


Start with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Inquiry. Go to Option 3: Inquire by Booking Date. Enter a date in following format 082908 and click Summary Report. This will generate a list of bookings at the jail for that day. There is much information in that listing including the crime. I use the search function to quickly locate the crimes I am interested in. Control – F. I type in “prost” to search for prostitution and “soli” for soliciting another. (Bear in mind there is also “solicitation to pu” short for soliciting to purchase drugs, “soliciting by inti” short soliciting by intimidation or harassment -aggressive panhandling and “solicitation to de” short for solicitation to deliver cocaine.) However not all details of the arrest are in that report so I have open a second window in which I cut and paste into the Option 1: Inquire by Name: field. This provides me all the details of the arrest include where the person was arrested, where they live and for whom they are employed by and their photo.


For example from 8/18/08 to 8/29/08 this is what I came up with for prostitution arrests.

PURYEAR, BARKU AKEEM

SENOGAZAKE, TANEISHA DAVIRA

DAWAY, ARMANDO TYROME

MCINTYRE, PIERRE M

WILLIAMS, PATRICIA ANN

HILL, TAMMY LEE

MYERS, BILLY JEAN

HILL, MARYLOU ELLEN

HANCOCK, RAQUEL M

MENDENALL, JACQUELINE J

LACHANCE, LEAH MARIE

RANDAZZO, STACY

MACHADO, LAURA ANN

SERRANO, JENNIFER

OWENS, CAROLYN DENISE

HEFLIN, CARLA ANN

THOMPSON, MARY

RAMSEY, DARLENE LAWSON

HILL, CYNTHIA M

JORDAN, ANTWON LEE


By going into the Option 1: Inquire by Name: field I can find the person’s prior arrests for last 5 years.


For more details of someone’s criminal history and status of the criminal case go to Hillsborough Clerk of Circuit Court - Search Court Records site. This site not only includes arrests where they went to jail but also those who were issued a summons to appear in court and never sent to jail at the time of arrest.

For example: Antwon Lee Jordan has an extensive history of False Name to LE officer and No Valid drivers license. If you call a report in on Antwon Jordan engaging in prostitution activity and they do a field interview and he gives a false name, he can be arrested and taken off the street for a short time.


Another site that may provide more detail is the Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search Site. I like to use the Search All Corrections Offender Databases sub site This will tell you if they are on Felony Probation and whether they have had arrests in other counties.


This can be important because there is a statute that makes the 3rd conviction of prostitution a felony, mandating treatment.