SAN BERNARDINO >> Thanks to two prostitutes willing to talk and GPS tracking, San Bernardino police arrested a man on suspicion of pimping and pandering, according to a news release.
Vice and narcotics detectives stationed themselves downtown from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 2 a.m. Wednesday to find people loitering with the intent to solicit prostitution, the news release states. During that time, they arrested seven of nine prostitutes contacted, and cited and released six of those.
The seventh, identified as a 16-year-old runaway from Pomona, was arrested and brought to juvenile hall.
Two of the prostitutes alleged Anthony Hopkins, 35, was their pimp, the news release states. Detectives found that Hopkins was on post-release supervision for a weapons violation and was being monitored by GPS. Hopkins’ probation officer helped detectives locate him at 25941 E. Ninth St. in San Bernardino, where they arrested him.
Hopkins “admitted to being involved in pimping/pandering activity and is also being filed on for a third victim that was identified in November 2015,” the news release states.