Nearly 20 arrested in vice raid

June 2, 2008 5:14:48 PM PDT
Citizens' complaints led authorities to raid a local cabaret, netting almost 20 arrests.On Thursday, May 29, 2008, the Harris County Sheriff's Office Vice Division conducted a raid on the St. James Cabaret located at 555 Rankin Road. The business had been the subject of numerous recent complaints from citizens concerned about possible prostitution, narcotics violations and violations of sexually oriented business regulations.

In response to the complaints, the Sheriff's Office's Vice Division conducted a brief investigation during the past week. As a result of that investigation, vice investigators filed 14 charges against employees of the St. James Cabaret, primarily for violations of SOB regulations and prostitution. Investigators had also discovered 18 outstanding warrants for employees of the business, most of which were for Class C misdemeanors, such as traffic offenses.

During the raid of the business, which began at approximately 1pm, Sheriff's deputies sought to execute the above warrants, and were prepared to file additional charges if any additional violations were observed. During the raid, Sheriff's Deputies arrested the following people:

  1. Nava, Roxann - SOB Charge
  2. Green, Casey - SOB Charge
  3. Redmond, Tierra - SOB Charge
  4. Mesa, Jessica -SOB Charge
  5. Herrera, Katherine - SOB Charge
  6. Bautista, Jenny - Prostitution Warrant and SOB Charge
  7. Cox, Samantha - SOB Charge
  8. Felipe, Imelda - SOB Charge, Two Traffic Warrants
  9. Alba, Miranda - SOB Charge
  10. Gates, Esmeralda - SOB Charge
  11. Perez, Estrella - SOB Charge
  12. Young, Naomi - Three Traffic Warrants
  13. Banks, Lashonda -One Traffic Warrant
  14. Munoz, Celina - One Traffic Warrant
  15. Salazar, Sergio - Pasadena Municipal Warrant
  16. Campbell, Jennifer - One Traffic Warrant
  17. Gaona, Jackie - One Class C Warrant
  18. Tuyet, Tran - Possession of Cocaine 5.6 grams
Sheriff's investigators still have several outstanding warrants that they were not able to execute during this raid as the suspects were not present at the time.

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