Five men arrested in undercover operation aimed to stop prostitution on North Tamiami Trail

SARASOTA, Fla. -- March 30, 2017 -- 9:30 a.m.

Yesterday, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, members of the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Narcotics Unit and Patrol Division, conducted an undercover prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes along North Tamiami Trail in the City of Sarasota.

The operation was conducted in the 4700 block of North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  Five (5) men were arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution. 

Joseph Harrell, 58 1818 8th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL Charges:  Solicitation of Prostitution Possession of Cocaine Possession of Marijuana Vehicle seized under City Code 33-271

Joseph Harrell, 58
1818 8th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL

Charges: 
Solicitation of Prostitution
Possession of Cocaine
Possession of Marijuana
Vehicle seized under City Code 33-271

Marvin Campbell, 64 4807 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL Charge: Solicitation of Prostitution

Marvin Campbell, 64
4807 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Charge: Solicitation of Prostitution

Yaicel Montalvan-Poveda, 28 3124 Webber Street, Sarasota, FL Charge: Solicitation of Prostitution

Yaicel Montalvan-Poveda, 28
3124 Webber Street, Sarasota, FL

Charge: Solicitation of Prostitution

Juan Avila-Bravo, 36 12908 Darla Drive, Riverview, FL Charges: Solicitation of Prostitution                Warrant: Failure to Appear/Driving with License Suspended

Juan Avila-Bravo, 36
12908 Darla Drive, Riverview, FL

Charges: Solicitation of Prostitution
               Warrant: Failure to Appear/Driving with License Suspended

Randy Crawford, 25 4550 47th Street, Bradenton, FL Charge: Solicitation of Prostitution

Randy Crawford, 25
4550 47th Street, Bradenton, FL

Charge: Solicitation of Prostitution