12 Women Booked During DBPD Prostitution Sting

By on October 18, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – She would only perform oral sex on him once he bought her a soda from a convenience store.

That’s what one of the 12 women arrested on prostitution charges by the Daytona Beach Police Department told an undercover officer moments before she was placed in handcuffs, according to the arrest report.

DBPD’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit ran the sting yesterday (October 17th), the first the department has reported publicly since seven women were arrested last July.

As usual with this kind of operation, DBPD had undercover officers driving unmarked vehicle in parts of the city where officers have received reports of prostitution activity.

Per the reports, all of the arrests were either in the afternoon or evening, and they were on U.S. 1/Ridgewood Avenue corridor in the heart of Daytona Beach or on streets which are close by.

The woman who asked for the soda – 33-year-old Tessa R. Arroyo (photo above) of Daytona Beach – told the undercover she needed it because she had a “dry mouth”, per the report. She also asked the officer to touch one of her breasts and expose his penis to her in the vehicle to prove he wasn’t a cop before the deal was struck, both of which he did not do.

Besides the misdemeanor prostitution charge, Arroyo was also booked for failing to appear in court on another misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.

Another one of the arrested – 44-year-old Leola P. Miller of Daytona Beach – tried to run away when uniformed officers approached the vehicle she was in after agreeing to a sex act for money. DBPD discovered later on that Miller was out on bond following her arrest last August on various counts, including cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia possession and a prior act of prostitution.

One other woman caught up in the sting – 45-year-old Tammy L. Shreve of Daytona Beach – also had an active arrest warrant. In her case, it was for failing to appear in court on a trespassing charge.

Four of the arrested – 40-year-old Carolynn Clemmons of Daytona Beach, 30-year-old Joleen N. Farwell of Holly Hill, 31-year-old Krystal L. Hancock of Daytona Beach and 51-year-old Kara L. Pennington of Daytona Beach – face felony charges this time around instead of misdemeanors due to previous convictions for prostitution.

Two others who were taken into custody were already on probation for other offenses, including Pennington (prior act of prostitution) and 23-year-old Jamecca M. Smith of Daytona Beach (cocaine possession).

Another two – Farwell and 34-year-old Yvonne R. Oliver of DeLand – had drug-related charges tacked on after officers found them in possession of either drugs or drug paraphernalia during a body search.

Carolynn Clemmons

Krystal L. Dowdell

Joleen N. Farwell

Krystal L. Dowdell

Leola P. Miller

Yvonne R. Oliver

Kara L. Pennington

Panagiota K. Riley

Jamecca M. Smith

Tammy L. Shreve

Gladys T. Valentine


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