EPD Conducts Internet Prostitution Sting In Valley West – March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Note: EPD initially refused to identify the prostitution suspects in order to protect ongoing investigations. But using online public records posted at co.humboldt.ca.us/sheriff/reports/files/dalist_03152012.pdf, readers quickly identified the three as Karli Elizabeth Anagnost, Shawnta Evette Jones and Katherine Erin Carlson. Then EPD rescinded any objection to HCSO’s release of the suspects’  booking photos, and they have been included in the press release below. – Ed.

Karli Elizabeth Anagnost

EPD Press Release

VALLEY WEST – On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14, the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP), assisted by deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Response Unit (CRU), conducted an internet prostitution sting.  The operation specifically targeted prostitutes advertising their “services” locally on various internet websites.

During the approximately eight-hour operation, POP and CRU investigators arrested three female suspects for solicitation/facilitation of prostitution after responding to the “escorts’” webpage ads for “in-call services” (where the prostitute sets the location where they will meet to trade money for sex).

Shawnta Evette Jones

A prostitute using the escort names “Kashlee” and “Kaylea” was arrested around 4 p.m. at the Arcata Redwood Inn (4700 block of Valley West Blvd.) in Arcata.  “Kashlee” was also on probation and had prior arrests for prostitution.  The Arcata Police Department assisted with the transportation of “Kashlee” (age 19 of Eureka) to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked for solicitation of prostitution.

A prostitute using the escort name “Raven” was arrested around 8 p.m. at the Arcata Motel 6 (4700 block of Valley West Blvd., Arcata).  “Raven” (age 31 of Georgia) was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked for solicitation of prostitution.

A prostitute using the escort name “Katrina Erotica” was arrested around 9:30 p.m. at 4th and M Streets in Eureka.  “Katrina Erotica” (age 23 of Eureka) was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked for solicitation of prostitution.

Katherine Erin Carlson

Additionally, detectives have identified an individual who may be assisting one or more of the prostitutes with their illicit business.  The investigation into this possible “pimp” is continuing.

Anyone with information concerning suspected drug or prostitution activity occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.  Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding criminal related activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line, (707) 268-2539.

 

 

 

 

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55 Responses to “EPD Conducts Internet Prostitution Sting In Valley West – March 15, 2012”

  1. Mark Sailors

    Umm, where are the booking photos? You always run the photos of the people accused of growing cannabis.

    #57613
  2. Mark Sailors

    That was “Katrina Eraotica”

    #57615
  3. Mark Sailors

    http://humboldt.backpage.com/FemaleEscorts/watch-your-back-19/3422539

    Wouldn’t this be a crime as well…as in obstruction…

    Just sayin’

    #57617
  4. Jay

    The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Arrest List from yesterday has some girls on it that have a PC647(b) charge against them. These might be the girls.

    http://co.humboldt.ca.us/sheriff/reports/files/dalist_03152012.pdf

    That girl on the list KARLI ELIZABETH ANAGNOST is Kashlee. The girl seen here:

    http://www.adultsearch.com/ca/humboldtcounty/FemaleEscorts/527411

    #57620
  5. Jane

    Yeah where the hecks their mug shots? Playin favorites Kevin? Marks right, if you can expose dope growers – don’t you think you can expose prostitutes…?

    #57628
  6. I feel so much safer now.

    #57664
  7. Alas, we shan’t be seeing the mugs of the prostitution suspects any time soon. HCSO says it can’t release the booking photos without knowing their names.

    Over to EPD, where Sgt. Watson says his lead investigator asked him not to release the names because it might hamper future investigations. I don’t know what the mechanics of that are, but he suggests that releasing the names might ruin the detectives’ “rapport” with the working girls.

    #57683
  8. oag

    The sheriffs “rapport” with the workin girls. That just sounds wrong..

    #57689
  9. I knew someone would run with that. But at least you did so with a modicum of reserve.

    #57690
  10. Mark Sailors

    So how does that equate to equal protection under the law?
    One “crime” gets your face plastered all over town and the other is hushed up to “protect” the rapport the police have with the “criminals”. It sounds to me like they are setting the ladies up to be snitches.

    #57692
  11. Please try and conserve quotation marks. America’s strategic reserve of quotes is being depleted at an alarming rate, and usually for frivolous reasons.

    http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

    #57693
  12. Jay

    here’s their names:

    KARLI ELIZABETH ANAGNOST
    SHAWNTA EVETTE JONES
    KATHERINE ERIN CARLSON

    Each were arrested with a PC647(b)….Prostitution

    It’s all right here on the County Website from Wednesday night:

    http://co.humboldt.ca.us/sheriff/reports/files/dalist_03152012.pdf

    #57696
  13. da Pimp

    I GOT DA HOES
    I GOT DA HOES
    PIMPIN DEM AT DE PARKN LOT
    ON GINTOLY CUZ

    BOOBOPBABEBOP

    I GOT DA HOES
    I GOT DA HOES
    STRIGHT FOM OAKLND BRO!

    Yyyyyeeeeaaaahhhhhh!

    #57698
  14. OK, the mugs are supposedly on their way. Hope they’re worth it.

    #57701
  15. Jay

    Just looking through last nights Sheriff Reports on-line and saw Edrie Black was arrested for possession of Meth, hs11377(a).

    Edrie is also a local prostitute from Eureka. How can I make that claim? Here’s her ad:

    http://humboldt.backpage.com/FemaleEscorts/fivestrservice-with-a-fivestr-chick-outcall-specials-23/3349884

    Here’s her facebook site…..same girl:

    https://www.facebook.com/edrie.xoxo

    and here’s last night’s Arrest log:

    http://co.humboldt.ca.us/sheriff/reports/files/dalist_03162012.pdf

    #57703
  16. Jay

    Good work Jay!

    #57719
  17. macadoshius

    Kevin..your days of late seem to be filled with bro’s,ho’s an pyros..do you get combat pay?

    #57770
  18. oag

    Modicum of respectful reserve even. I appreciate what you do, have always liked this publication. And the above comment is spot on. You should at least get hazard pay.

    #57777
  19. Betsy

    HEY! I know that Karli Anagnost from C/R! She went there a couple of years ago. I ‘thought’ she was going to be a Jr. Nursing degree. Guess not!
    Well, people say pay is supposedly way better if you want to be a prostitute, not ME! NO WAY!!!!
    Plus AIDS and Herpes is running rampant with prostitutes here in Humboldt. Yukk!

    PS: Ever see the guys who are shopping for prostitutes in Arcata or Old Town Eureka, gross old farts and married rednecks.

    #57809
  20. Mark Sailors

    Ummm, where would one see people trolling for hookers in Arcata?

    #57859
  21. Ian Ray

    Mark, no point in questioning unsubstantiated stories.

    #57864
  22. Mark Sailors

    Good point.
    I have lived here for almost 11 years and have yet to see a hooker stroll in Arcata.

    #57879
  23. Melvin Hicks

    Oh geez, they are so hot I just gotta get a…skanky pill-shooting whacked-out virus bag. Yummy!

    #57891
  24. Melvin Hicks

    WOW! If you record, then playback Da Pimps post backwards, it says:

    I got paul laid…

    #57892
  25. Jay

    Mark,

    The hookers are working out of the hotels up in in Valley West, there are other areas of Arcata than just the Plaza. Karli was arrest at the Arcata Redwood Inn and Shwanta was arrested at the Arcata Motel 6, both are up at Valley West.

    #57917
  26. Mark Sailors

    I know there are hookers in Arcata, I just thought that they kept it to the Internet.

    #57949
  27. Dick

    Wow…young gals probably doing wrong…but for christs sake why smear their faces all over the place. You suck. (as they did)

    #57991
  28. Maybe you should take it up with the previous commenters. These mugshots seemed very important to them.

    #57995
  29. Daniel Wasserman

    I am curious, without any judgement rendered by the courts, why we post the photograph of ANY arrested subject. The phrase, “innocent until proven guilty” seems to have been forgotten. The community is far too small for the picture of an accused prostitute to not be the equivalent of a scarlet “A” or a scarlet “G” (Grower?). I appreciate that Kevin refrained initially from displaying these women’s photographs, and Mark’s opinion that all should be fair, but maybe we should not post images until a conviction is obtained?

    #58076
  30. You make a good point Daniel. It’s a tricky issue in that the mugs do brandish the image of a so-far innocent person along with associated news of criminal activity. At the same time, the booking shots are public documents, they indicate who the police are going after in our community.

    Another factor is the public demand for these photos, as exemplified in the comments to this story. If we don’t run them, we are then in the position of withholding public documents.

    I appreciate further discussion of this issue.

    #58079
  31. T Man

    You can by law post pictures of the HOS’ the cops might make you say “All are innocent until proven guilty” on the site.

    #58087
  32. Mark Sailors

    I just think there should be equal accountability. If you run one set of photos of accused criminals, then it is only fair to run the pictures of all of the accused, grower or hooker.

    #58124
  33. Jay

    Whiners!

    #58125
  34. Arcata Bonehead

    Jay wanna buy some buds bro, got a get some food Ahhhh, can I have a couple bucks bro, spare change bro, I’ll take meth if you got some duhhhhhhhhhhh.

    #58272
  35. macadoshius

    YIKES..!!..theres people that pay for that?..the one looks like count chocula..frig..i gotta spaniel thats better lookin AND aids free, i’ll rent by the hour..that was so nasty i had to wear a condom just to read the article..the pics were just for torture

    #58288
  36. Spook

    I really see no reason for prostitution to be illegal. In fact, it would be much better and safer for all concerned to simply legalize it.

    Generally, the less cops, the better no matter what.

    #58310
  37. Jay

    Arcata Bonehead,

    I have no idea what you are trying to say, I don’t use any of those illicit drugs nor do I beg for food or money. My “whiners” comment was directed at the people who are complaining that the Arcata Eye doesn’t equally go after other law offenders as they do growers and everyone else who are bitching about Kevin Hoovers’ practices. Get your own paper and publish it through conventional practices or online if you don’t like his work. Ever heard of the free enterprise?

    By publishing photo’s of these accused criminals, the Arcata Eye might be trying to clean up our community, this might also help deter other locals and non-locals from thinking that we in this community condone this criminal behavior.

    Kudos to Kevin Hoover and the Arcata Eye.

    #58388
  38. Bonehead Arcata

    Jay,
    Sniff, cough, ugh, gack, sniff………snort.

    (Meanwhile outside of the Co-Op….)
    A dollar, can you spare a dollar…….gotta get some tweek….I MEAN some food, yeah spare a dollar for some food………

    #58393
  39. Oz Man

    ‘Spook’ you better just go and J/O then come back relaxed. Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze.

    #58410
  40. Naked Man

    The people who go to a whore are sick in the head weirdos who will suck you in and poop you out their rear end.
    Go with the nice sweet fat women, I’m sure you even find a nice sweet girl who has a love for you and you two will live happily. They are real tigers when it comes time to snuggle too! Rrrrreaooommmm!

    #58480
  41. JoeLee

    Prostitution is not a victimless behavior just as dating and marriage. Legalization of prostitution will not eliminate human trafficking just as marriages do not eliminate domestic violence. The truth is that women are not only victimized by prostitution. If someone thing prostitution is the only cause of women being victimized, they have a very NARROW MIND. 25% or more of women are victimized in dating relationship or marriage. At this rate of domestic violence, one can argue that marriage and dating should be outlawed to protect women. We pay police to handle crimes involving alcohol related offenses, gambling crimes, marriages, and dating violence. We could pay police for the crimes associated with legalization of prostitution. There will always be more crime with freedom but we pay taxes to the government to handle the crimes associated with freedom.

    #58560
  42. [...] types of calls range from the common unwanted or unregistered guest, drinking and partying, fights, thefts, drugs and the occasional overdose. [...]

    #58796
  43. Joe

    Valley West’s Motel Hell
    [...] types of calls range from the common unwanted or unregistered guest, drinking and partying, fights, thefts, drugs and the occasional overdose. [...]

    So is that is what the people checking in have to do? I can deal with that.

    #58860
  44. Kim

    “(Meanwhile outside of the Co-Op….)
    A dollar, can you spare a dollar…….gotta get some tweek….I MEAN some food, yeah spare a dollar for some food………”

    Yep, I see the tweakers all the time and it is very frighting for my daughters. They need to go someware else and bum, rob, and sexually abusing young women in Humboldt.

    #59157
  45. that's funny shit but fuck um karli let them hate there just mad cuz u get more money than them.

    #63874
  46. that's funny shit but fuck um karli let them hate there just mad cuz u get more money than them.

    #64164
  47. that's funny shit but fuck um karli let them hate there just mad cuz u get more money than them.

    #66145
  48. that's funny shit but fuck um karli let them hate there just mad cuz u get more money than them.

    #67039

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