Police Arrest Ten in Second Prostitution Solicitation Sting of 2012

Howard County Police continue to target the Route 1 corridor in Laurel, as complaints about prostitution come from citizens.


The Howard County Police Department announced Tuesday that 10 men were arrested in a reverse prostitution sting along the Route 1 corridor in Laurel on Friday.

Undercover female officers worked in areas where citizens have complained about prostitution, and arrested 10 men who approached them and offered money for sex, according to a statement from the department.

This is the second reverse prostitution sting of 2012. Officers

The following men were arrested and face charges for soliciting prostitution:

Miguel Barbosa-Palacios, 37, of Riverdale
Preston Harrison McGriff, 38, of Laurel
Jose Quintanilla-Rivera, 38, of Laurel
William Howard Maisel, 46, of Kensington
Vincent Carvel Moore, 53, of Jessup
Ashton Nicholas Penny, 20, of Gwynn Oak
Victor Manuel Mendez, 24, of Riverdale
Steven Albert Bartimo, 37, of Laurel
William Hezekiah Davis, 47 of King George, VA
Eugene Anthony Burgess, 39, of Glen Burnie

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BOH July 17, 2012 at 06:33 PM
That list is like an electronic walk of shame. Strange how only one is definitely from HoCo, with three from Laurel. I've actually never heard of Rt. 1 as a streetwalker scene. Perhaps that's not surprising, since I don't exactly gravitate toward that scene, but it surprises me that people would come to HoCo from all around Central MD and even VA to find prostitutes.


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