SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) –
Desiree Oquendo, Andrea Gibson, Nadine Pragluski, Adelinda Rodriguez, Maureen Scott, Stephanie Araujo, Lacresia Crossley and Andres Nieves Junior all wanted for prostitution or soliciting a prostitute.
And now they’re on Springfields wanted list.
“People ask me all the time why do we waste man power on a victimless crime. The simple answer is the people asking that question don’t have it going on in front of their house like the people living here do,” said Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney.
Police say prostitutes are known to work the Main Street area in the South End and keeping them off the streets makes neighborhoods safer.
“We found through studies where there’s prostitution there’s drug dealers. Then the neighborhood starts to crumble, then sooner or later you have crack houses. So we stop prostitution right away,” said Delaney.
You may not be able to spot them but cops are working the streets here often.
“We have undercover officers patrolling the streets, so buyer beware if you approach a prostitute in Springfield it’s probably an undercover cop and you’re gonna get arrested,” added Delaney.
So keep you’re eyes open in case you cross paths with any of these wanted women. Your tip could help put them behind bars.
If you have any information you can call police or you can text them an anonymous tip at crimes or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type the world solve and then your tip.