Police announce seven prostitution arrests

Police announce seven prostitution arrests

New York Police Department’s 104th precinct announced seven prostitution arrests that stemmed from an undercover sting operation executed by the vice enforcement division.

Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET) passed along information regarding the arrests to residents in a newsletter.

Capt. Gregory Mackie of the 104th precinct, according to the newsletter, said that the vice division conducted undercover sting operations in the night hours of March 5.

The NYPD 104th precinct

The NYPD 104th precinct

According to Det. Thomas Bell of the 104th precinct, the seven arrests occurred at four different locations.

Arrested at 66-49 Grand Avenue were 29-year-old Carol Hong of Queens, who faces charges of unauthorized practice of profession, Liu Jia-Jia, 33, of Maspeth and Li Hai Fang, 50, of Queens, both face charges of prostitution.

At 66-47 Grand Avenue: Chin Fen Lee, a 52-year-old Maspeth woman was arrested and charged with unauthorized profession of practice.

Also on Grand Avenue, at 65-50 Grand Avenue, there were two arrests. Police say Gao Lan, 24, of Queens, is charged with unauthorized profession of practice and Ning Hao, 34, of Maspeth is charged with prostitution.

There was one additional arrest in Ridgewood, according to Bell. 51-year-old Meihua Piao of Queens was charged with prostitution at 52-01 Metropolitan Avenue.

All of the arrested individuals were women.

Turnout For the Veterans

Maspethparade_14The 2014 Maspeth Memorial Day parade proved how many members of the community are dedicated to showing their appreciation for the people who have served in the forces.

The parade was packed with different organizations marching to show their support including The Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, St, Stan’s School, Juniper Park Civic Associations, and many more local groups and committees . The number of young people who were not only marching, but also in attendance was very refreshing, showing how support and respect knows no boundaries.

One of the most elaborate floats that rode down Grand Avenue was the Maspeth’s Lion Club, honoring the women in the military. The brightness of the yellow and purple float exuded happiness, as it floated down the Avenue and showcased the strong women aboard.

As the parade came to an end, Maspeth Federal Savings Bank co-hosted a Barbecue as well as a performance by the dolled-up USO girls with music by Joe Fuoco. As always, the turnout for the parade was impressive. The amount of people in attendance was nothing compared to the unity that was felt among the attendees. The members of the community continuously prove their appreciation and respect for the brave souls who served the nation.