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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
Two women arrested on suspicion of prostitution at a Quality Inn earlier this month were the latest in what authorities say has become a troubling trend. located on North Buena Vista Boulevard on August 5 and 6. Prior to the arrests, Burbank police reported 29 prostitution or vice-related offenses this year, far more than the three offenses reported in those categories for the whole of 2009. "There has definitely been a rise in [prostitution]," said Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada.
THE818NOW
May 13, 2013
Two women suspected of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution were arrested at a Burbank hotel Thursday night after officers reportedly discovered incriminating text messages, condoms and oils in their possession, police said. At 10:10 p.m., police noticed a 35-year-old Sacramento woman, Shaneese Day, sitting in a parked car outside the Ramada Inn, located on the 2900 block of San Fernando Boulevard, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Upon approaching Day, police smelled - and later recovered - a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana, according to police reports.
THE818NOW
December 4, 2012
A 19-year-old woman from Phoenix was arrested at a Burbank hotel Saturday on suspicion of prostitution, Burbank police said. After allegedly seeing a post online advertising her services, Burbank investigators found the woman, Lisa Geier, with a client in a room at the Extended Stay America hotel at 2200 Empire Ave., according to police. “These girls advertise pretty bluntly they're here in Burbank,” said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Prostitution arrests can be common for cities with airports, he added.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | April 26, 2008
BURBANK — Two 18-year-old women were arrested Thursday night on suspicion of prostitution at the Holiday Inn near the Media Center, police said. Kimberly Meeks of Antelope, which is near Sacramento, and Katie Rodriguez, from San Jose, were arrested at 7:30 p.m. afterhotel employees grew suspicious earlier that afternoon when “they saw several men going in and out over the last couple of days,” Sgt. Travis Irving said. Hotel officials called Burbank Police, and after detectives conducted a two- to three-hour investigation they arrested the women at the hotel, which is at 150 E. Angeleno Ave., he said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 31, 2013
A 26-year-old woman was arrested at a Burbank hotel Sunday on suspicion of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution after Burbank police discovered condoms, cash and phones in her hotel room, police said. There was also a warrant for her arrest. Dani Jackson of Highland was arrested at the Quality Inn at 3:15 p.m. after Burbank police discovered she had paid for the hotel room with cash, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Police later ran her license plate, which revealed a $10,000 warrant for her arrest.
NEWS
June 2, 2001
Lolita Harper BURBANK -- The term "undercover" takes on a whole new meaning when the only thing covering a police officer is a towel. Over the past month, Burbank vice squad officers have made a concentrated effort to crack down on prostitution in Burbank by targeting businesses that advertise "personal massages" on the Internet or in magazines, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. While posing as customers, officers investigated whether the masseuses offered sex in addition to rubdowns, police said.
NEWS
February 27, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Authorities are cracking down on some Internet and tabloid ads, which, under the guise of offering services such as massages, are fronts for prostitution, police said. "We don't have people hanging out on street corners," Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said, but at the same time, the department has been receiving complaints. "We have seen a slight increase in this type of stuff," Dilibert said. Dilibert said online and tabloid ads promising escort or massage services are catering to people in the area.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 31, 2013
A 26-year-old woman was arrested at a Burbank hotel Sunday on suspicion of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution after Burbank police discovered condoms, cash and phones in her hotel room, police said. There was also a warrant for her arrest. Dani Jackson of Highland was arrested at the Quality Inn at 3:15 p.m. after Burbank police discovered she had paid for the hotel room with cash, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Police later ran her license plate, which revealed a $10,000 warrant for her arrest.
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THE818NOW
May 13, 2013
Two women suspected of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution were arrested at a Burbank hotel Thursday night after officers reportedly discovered incriminating text messages, condoms and oils in their possession, police said. At 10:10 p.m., police noticed a 35-year-old Sacramento woman, Shaneese Day, sitting in a parked car outside the Ramada Inn, located on the 2900 block of San Fernando Boulevard, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Upon approaching Day, police smelled - and later recovered - a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana, according to police reports.
THE818NOW
December 4, 2012
A 19-year-old woman from Phoenix was arrested at a Burbank hotel Saturday on suspicion of prostitution, Burbank police said. After allegedly seeing a post online advertising her services, Burbank investigators found the woman, Lisa Geier, with a client in a room at the Extended Stay America hotel at 2200 Empire Ave., according to police. “These girls advertise pretty bluntly they're here in Burbank,” said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Prostitution arrests can be common for cities with airports, he added.
THE818NOW
October 5, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, October 5. Police conducted a sting this week to curb prositution at a busy stretch of Lankershim Boulevard. The operation led to at least 17 arrests , according to the Contra Costa Times .   Want to live in young Darth Vader's former home? "Star Wars" actor  Hayden Christensen  put his $2.65 million Studio City property up for sale. L.A. Times Burbank residents are peeved that a company is storing mobile ads in their city that advertise "Topless Maids," reports NBC Los Angeles . “Burbank is a very conservative city.
NEWS
January 13, 2012
AREA 1: 1700 block of West Olive Avenue Khadijah Baseer, 31, was arrested Jan. 11 on suspicion of prostitution. AREA 2 200 block of North Third Street Chang Heo, 33, was arrested Jan. 11 on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale and cultivating marijuana. 200 block of North Third Street Kevin J.S. Lee, 29, was arrested Jan. 11 on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale and cultivating marijuana. 200 block of North Third Street Kevin Nie, 34, was arrested Jan. 11 on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale and cultivating marijuana.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | January 8, 2011
Burbank made it through 2010 without a single homicide, according to year-end figures released this week by the Police Department. And despite a sharp increase in the reported incidents of prostitution, the overall crime rate fell 1%during Police Chief Scott LaChasse's first year in Burbank. The lack of homicides in 2010 came after a decline from two in 2008 to one in 2009, according to the Police Department's crime report to the FBI. The number of arrests for prostitution or vice-related offenses was more than eight times the number in 2009, a trend LaChasse attributed to an increased emphasis of enforcement by Burbank police.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
Two women arrested on suspicion of prostitution at a Quality Inn earlier this month were the latest in what authorities say has become a troubling trend. located on North Buena Vista Boulevard on August 5 and 6. Prior to the arrests, Burbank police reported 29 prostitution or vice-related offenses this year, far more than the three offenses reported in those categories for the whole of 2009. "There has definitely been a rise in [prostitution]," said Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada.
NEWS
July 3, 2010
The following were taken from daily booking reports at the Burbank Police Department. AREA 1 2200 block of North Buena Vista Street Police on June 24 arrested a 25-year-old stockton woman on suspicion of soliciting with the intent to commit prostitution at the Quality Inn Motel. Tasha Said was arrested after matching a police description. 2200 block of North Buena Vista Street A tip led police to motel room on Saturday where they arrested Laquesha Gipson, 23, of Burbank, for soliciting with the intent to commit prostitution.
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