A Ceres man was among 64 local persons arrested as part of Turlock Police Department’s participation in the statewide Operation Rebuild and Reclaim crackdown on human trafficking.
The statewide operation, which was conducted over seven days, led to the arrest of 450 individuals and the rescue of 39 victims, including 13 minors.
In Stanislaus County the operation was conducted Jan. 28-29.
The Turlock Special Investigations Unit made 13 of the 64 arrests. One arrest was of a man who solicited an undercover officer who was posing as an underage female for sexual acts. Another arrest was made of a man for sex crimes, weapon violations and illegal narcotics sales after he was found in possession of two firearms and a large amount of illegal narcotics.
The Turlock Police Department arrested Abram Montes-De Oca, 32, of Ceres on suspicion of engaging in prostitution. Others arrested included Bernandette Estrada, 25, and Brock Correa, 41, both of Modesto; Charles Beede, 59, Briana Guerrero, 25, and Nicole Oliviera, 31, all of Stockton;; Courtney Crist, 19, of Hayward; and Alejandro Delgadillonunes, 38. Ricky Atwood, 32, of Modesto was arrested for loitering with intent to commit prostitution.
All of those arrests were made on Jan. 28 in the 4900 block of Sisk Road in Salida.
Additional arrests for engaging in act of prostitution were made by the Turlock Police Department on Jan. 29 in the 1800 block of Lander Avenue. Arrested were: Daniel Saravia, 29, of Patterson and Emiliano Olmos, 18, of Tracy.
Zennie Voorhies, 45 of Murphys was arrested in the 1800 block of Lander Avenue on charges of attempting to distribute harmful matter and communicating with a minor with intent to commit prohibited act.
Alex Salinas, 27, of Fresno was arrested in the 1800 block of Lander Avenue for possession for sales of a controlled substance, engaging in act of prostitution, carrying a concealed firearm, and carrying a concealed firearm not registered.
Other agencies which participated were Patterson, Oakdale, Waterford, Tracy, Los Banos and Newman police departments, State Parole, Stanislaus County Probation, CSU Stanislaus Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus District Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigation, Women’s Haven and Stanislaus County Adult detention deputies. There were over 60 members from these agencies and departments who worked together to combat Human Trafficking within Stanislaus County.