This past weekend, the Minot Police Department accomplished the biggest prostitution-related arrest in their history during an 8 ½ hour undercover operation.
According to a recent report from the Grand Forks Herald, Minot police arrested 10 men for solicitation of prostitution. The arrests came about when the men currently in custody answered two online ads that were posted by undercover officers.
The 10 offenders were arrested after arriving at Noble Inn in Minot, which cooperated with the operation. Minot Police Capt. Dan Strandberg stated that the officers on duty could have made even more arrests if there were more resources to apprehend and process the lawbreakers.
The police dept. hopes the recent arrests will discourage further acts associated with selling sex. Stranberg stated “It’s market-driven, it’s supply and demand, and if there is not a demand, then hopefully either won’t be a supply.”
The names were released of the 10 men in the Grand Forks Herald. The arrestees include:
- Michael Angel Martinez
- Dennis Matthew Nagel
- Hector Hernandez
- Salvador Jimenez
- Francis Scott England
- Tandre Terrell Stuckey
- Jason Golden
- Willie Kilpatrick Jr.
To read more about the undercover operation, be sure to check out the recent article by Amy Dalrymple, contributor to the Grand Forks Herald.