16 men arrested in Claremont, California by undercover officers, charged with misdemeanor solicitation

A total of 16 men were arrested along Indian Hill Boulevard near the 10 Freeway in Claremont, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, United States during a prostitution sting on January 27, 2023. The operation was conducted by the Claremont Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation.

Seeking to engage in sexual acts, the 16 suspects allegedly solicited four undercover officers posing as sex workers in the sting. Subsequently, additional undercover officers arrested the suspects.


The 16 arrestees were each charged with a misdemeanor solicitation. They were booked and later released with a citations to appear at Pomona Superior Court in Pomona, Los Angeles County.

One of the arrestees is from Nevada, USA while the 15 others are from California. Here is the list:

  1. Apolinar Escobar Roblero, 40, of Pomona, California
  2. Arnulfo Amaro, 44, of Pomona, California
  3. Austin Kindred, 34 of Hesperia, California
  4. Benito Yanez, 74, of Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Carlos Guadarram Dominguez, 22, of Upland, California
  6. Giovanni Velasco Mendoza, 31, of Riverside, California
  7. Gordon Nichols, 41, of Rancho Cucamonga, California
  8. Jose Saldana, 22, of Chino, California
  9. Matthew Munoz, 26 of Huntington Beach, California
  10. Michael Reyes, 44, of Upland, California
  11. Narciso Garcia Vasquez, 35, of La Puente, California
  12. Osmin Zelaya Rivera, 26, of Pomona, California
  13. Otto Angel Perez, 49, of San Bernardino, California
  14. Pabitra Sardar, 30 of Pomona, California
  15. Rigoberto Castro, 33, of West Covina, California
  16. Victor Gonzalez, 31, of Baldwin Park, California

Claremont was incorporated in 1907. The city is home to the Claremont Colleges, which is its top employer.

Former soccer player Tony Beltran,35, and track and field athlete Kori Carter, 30, were both born in Claremont. Ed Reece, 46, is the city’s incumbent mayor.

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