Looks like Chief Chitwood is on a roll trying to clean up his streets of crime. Many prostitutes do this for drugs. Many prostitutes are sent to Daytona Beach Narcotics Anonymous and Daytona Area AA Intergroup for help. Women and the men who seek their services do not need to be getting help in our playgrounds at Sunrise Park, Hollyland Park and Centennial Park located in Holly Hill Fl .Chief Chitwood does not have Daytona NA AA meeting in his playgrounds!
The women, whose ages ranged from 29 to 50, were arrested and charged Monday with solicitation to commit prostitution, said Daytona Beach police spokesman Jimmie Flynt. Arrests occurred at locations throughout the city, including several intersections along Ridgewood Avenue.
The arrests are part of an initiative to “increase the quality of life” in the city, Flynt said.
One of the women, who refused to give her name but was later identified by authorities as 23-year-old Ciera Hankins, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and resisting arrest without violence.
The others arrested in the sting were identified by authorities as Donna Blankenship, 43, Lisa Wawrzyniak, 40, Matilda Brewer, 46, Laurie Markley, 50, Gina Jennings, 43, Jennifer Lahive, 29, and 35-year-old Wendy Keyes.
The sting comes on the heels of a reverse prostitution roundup held Friday involving an undercover female police officer who posed as a prostitute in the area of north and south Ridgewood Avenue. Six men were arrested including 82-year-old John Miller.