NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City police say they are cracking down on prostitutes who frequent the downtown area.
Police Chief Victor Cubellis said they started sending officers out in plain clothes and unmarked cars after getting complaints about prostitutes.
Two people were arrested late Thursday night after approaching a police officer in an unmarked car at the Diamond Cafe parking lot.
Georgette Hickman, 36, of Halco Drive faces charges of prostitution, criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia. Glenn E. Davis, 42, of Smithfield Street faces charges of criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution and criminal solicitation.
Police said Davis came up to the officer and asked him if he was looking for one of his girls. The officer said, "Yes," and Davis walked away and came back about five minutes later with Hickman, police said.
Davis told the officer he could pay him $10 now and give Hickman $20 later, police said. Both told the officer that Hickman would "show him a good time," according to the police report.
The officer told the two he had no money and agreed to drive to a nearby bank, but instead took them to the police station, where they were arrested. Police said that as Hickman got out of the car, she dropped a glass tube with suspected crack cocaine residue in it.