After the woman was dropped off by a man driving a truck, the officer says he identified himself and placed her under arrest.
The woman, identified as Oksana Wadja, told officers that she has been involved in prostitution to support her crack cocaine habit and that for the past year she has been paying the driver of the truck to take her to her appointments.Police searched the truck and found a crack pipe and a cell phone that they identified as the one used to set up the appointment.Taken to the Mahoning County jail on prostitution charges as well as warrants were Amanda Geiger, 36, of South Hazelwood Avenue, who was arrested about 12:20.m.Officers signs she might be a prostitute have arrested Nicholas Gibson and Oksana Wadja, both 27-years-old from Youngstown.Police say they answered an ad in the Backpage Dating section on Tuesday from someone using the name Kelly offering to release your stress.He said they will be out again in the coming days to try to keep both the prostitutes and the men who seek them out of the area.The Austintown Police Department has been involved in an ongoing effort to combat prostitution and other crimes in the area of Interstate 80 and State Route.Police said there will be more sweeps like the one Thursday in the Oak Hill Avenue and Hillman Street area on the South Side that netted five arrests on prostitution charges.Rick Alli of the Youngstown Police says WE GOT numerous reports that prostitution IS - HAS increased especially ON market street AND oakhill avenue.Police say prostitution often leads to other crimes including robberies, drugs and even murder.By, joe Gorman, september 23, 2017 at 12:02a.m.Maravola and Geiger are graduates of the drug court in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court this year and 2010, respectively.At West Warren and Glenwood avenues; Latoya Griffin, 33, of West Delason Avenue, who was arrested about.m.Police checked online records and say they found 280 previous postings on Backpage under Wadja's ID, as well as 40 phone conversations in which she allegedly solicited sex.Lees said because of the recent rise of opiate use in the area, the womens activity may have been increasing so they could get money for more drugs.The officer would stop only when a woman would flag him down.Once an area has a reputation for that activity, it becomes more difficult to make lasting change, Lees said.Warrants were issued for their arrests.Patton has a felony drug case pending in common pleas court.Thursdays operation was conducted the same as the one in July, with an officer driving an unmarked vehicle equipped with a GPS tracker and a device used to record their transactions.
After the undercover officer said Kelly agreed to a price of 100, she told him to bring condoms to a truck stop parking lot on Route.
Lees said police have to keep up the efforts to root out the prostitutes and the people who solicit them from the neighborhood.
By, joe Gorman, youngstown.