Neighborhood Watch Leads To 14 Prostitution Arrests

Gulfport Police went after suspected prostitutes this week. As a result of the crackdown, 14 women went to jail.

Police tell WLOX News that many of the suspected prostitutes used the money they made to support drug habits. Thirteen of the 14 people nabbed in the citywide sting are from Gulfport. One woman lives in Saucier.

Police say they heard about the prostitution allegations from citizens who attended neighborhood watch meetings.

Those arrested include:

Cynthia Mixon, 43, Gulfport
Susan Cravens, 49, Gulfport
Carol Brown, 34, Gulfport
Melissa Stewart, 37, Gulfport
Victoria Polk, 41, Gulfport
Shannon McWilliams, 27, Gulfport
Erica Wooldridge, 32, Gulfport
Sharon Rogers, 45, Gulfport
Joyce Morgan, 41, Gulfport
Elizabeth Smith, 28, Saucier
Beverly Bolden, 50, Gulfport
Orlandria Hill, 33, Gulfport
Diane Banks, 44, Gulfport
Carolyn Williams, 41, Gulfport (not pictured)