11 Men Arrested in Prostitution Enforcement
On October 17, 2012, Sheriff's deputies conducted a prostitution enforcement operation in an area of north Sacramento County well known for such illicit activity. "Operation Zero Tolerance" focused on the Watt Avenue corridor near Interstate 80, where there has been a proliferation of prostitution and associated criminal activity in recent years.
Deputies from the Sheriff's North Patrol Division and Problem-Oriented-Policing units participated in the operation, which resulted in the arrests of eleven men for charges of solicitation of prostitution. David Axtell, 30, Brandon Close, 26, Jorge DeLaCuesta, 49, Vincent Gaxiaola, 19, David Heers, 37, Donald Hickey, 44, Alexander Kurchin, 27, Kenneth Melton, 28, Jose Roman, 41, Thomas Simon, 52, and Vladimir Voytitskiy, 54, were all booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.
In addition to the above-named subjects, eleven other individuals were contacted in this high-crime area, and arrested for charges ranging from narcotic possession to parole violations to active, outstanding arrest warrants.
Deputies seized 22.9 grams of methamphetamine, 35 grams of marijuana, and $525.00 in currency in connection with the subjects arrested during this operation.