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Police arrest 17 on prostitution charges along...


Police arrest 17 on prostitution charges along Pulaski Highway

Baltimore police reported that a vice operation conducted with Baltimore County police along Pulaski Highway last night resulted in 17 arrests on prostitution charges.

Sgt. Brian Matulonis of the city's Northeast District said undercover officers posed as prostitutes and customers, arresting men and women. The eight arrested in the county were taken to the White Marsh precinct, and the nine apprehended in the city went to the Central Booking and Intake Center.

The men were charged with soliciting for prostitution, the women with loitering for the purposeof prostitution, police said.

NAACP branch installs Johnson as president

G. I. Johnson was installed as president of the Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in a ceremony at New Shiloh Baptist Church last night.

Johnson, who had been first vice president of the 3,200-member branch, was elected to the presidency in November, defeating Rodney A. Orange, who served three two-year terms in the office.

Pub Date: 1/16/99

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