Five woman were in arrested on prostitution charges, while three men were busted for solicitation. 

Members of the City of Newburgh Police Department and New York State Police conducted a Prostitution Operation in the City of Newburgh to address numerous complaints from members of the community.

As a result of the operation police arrested the following City of Newburgh residents and charged them all with Prostitution:

  • Trenette Melvin, 48
  • Monica Diaz, 35
  • Carol Depalma, 39
  • Sierra Verdon, 22
  • Christine Spencer, 42

Three individuals were also arrested and charged with Patronizing a Prostitute third-degree:

  • Bernardino Rianchos, 51, of Newburgh
  • Emilio Cortes, 46, of Gardiner
  • Robert Espinoza, 54, of Bakersfield, CA

Also arrested during the operation was a juvenile for multiple counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.