Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Prostitute and 'John' Foil Vice Sting

3/21/07 -- OKC, OK - Oklahoma City Vice stage sting to net street prostitutes; Prostitute and local business owner allegedly foil vice's efforts. Last Friday afternoon members of the Oklahoma City Vice Unit conducted a street prostitution sting near SE 44th and S. Byers. In response to citizen complaints, male undercover officers were in the area attempting to arrest soliciting female prostitutes. Only one prostitute, Angela Denise Clemons, 39, was arrested, though at least 7 additional prostitutes were witnessed soliciting in the area. According to one prostitute working that day, vice's efforts were thwarted from the beginning by a local business owner who pointed the sting out to her.'s own Brian Bates, aka the Video Vigilante, was in the area and caught the alleged 'John' business owner and prostitute on tape. Later, the prostitute admitted to Bates what had actually happened. According to Kemala "Kim" G. Brown, 44, she was picked up by a white male driving a dark pickup truck. Brown told Bates that the driver owned the commercial property where vice officers had staged their takedown area and processing. As the driver was taking Brown past his property he noticed vice behind his building and Clemons in custody. Brown said the driver called his business and asked an employee to checkout what was going on. The employee told the driver it was a vice sting. Brown said the driver became upset because police had not asked his permission to be on his property. Brown said the driver then took her to SE 48th and Byers and dropped her off - telling her he would be back to date her "after midnight." Brown said she then warned the other prostitutes of vice's presence, Clemons's arrest and takedown location. Within minutes the area was deserted and hundreds of tax dollars and police officer's time wasted. *Note: has intentionally withheld the name of the business and its address because this location is often used by police.

Video Vigilante Aids in Arrest of Fugitive

3/21/07 -- OKC, OK - Local video activist aids in arrest of a wanted fugitive with a felony record this afternoon and it is all caught on camera. At about 3:20p.m. Brian Bates, aka the Video Vigilante and founder of, witnessed a man on South Robinson Ave. that he knew to have outstanding warrants. Bates, along with another man, called the Oklahoma City Marshals office to report the fugitive's location. The man, Alphonzo Fields, 42, a convicted felon, has long been rumored to buy and sell drugs in the Capitol Hill area. Bates says that on at least two occasions Fields has threatened Bates's life. Bates followed Fields until a City Marshal was able to pull him over and place Fields under arrest. Fields was booked into the Oklahoma County jail for outstanding warrants on assault and battery, traffic tickets and failure to appear. Fields's criminal history includes; 1998 conviction for public drunk. 2002 failure to appear (open case with warrant). 2002 disregarding a traffic signal (open case with warrant). 1996 charged with assault. 1996 conviction for destroying property. 2002 conviction for DUI, speeding, and misc. traffic violations. 2002 conviction for DUI and misc. traffic violations. 1999 conviction for domestic abuse. 1997 conviction for robbery in the 1st degree after felony conviction. 1997 conviction for carrying a firearm while drunk. Click here to see Fields's DOC record.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Video Vigilante Makes Second Arrest of 2007

Video Vigilante Makes Second Arrest of 2007 Video of arrest honored on YouTube 3/19/07 (Updated 3/21/07) -- OKC, OK - Brian Bates, aka the Video Vigilante and founder of and the SidebarBlog, arrests alleged street prostitute after she flashes passing motorists. Woman's arrest leads to additional charges for drugs. This afternoon Bates was documenting street prostitution activities near SW 43rd and South Robinson Ave. when the arrest was made. As seen in the video captured by Bates, the female street prostitute, Krystal R. Cleghorn, 23, was soliciting on S. Robinson and directing her customers, also known as 'Johns,' to a vacant house near SW 38th. There she would perform oral sex on the male drivers. Cleghorn was also observed speaking with several young children in the area. Fearing Cleghorn would leave before Bates could capture her prostitution on tape he called 911 after witnessing her flashing passing motorists. Bates says street prostitutes often flash customers to prove they are not police. Two Oklahoma City police officers arrived quickly to the scene and detained Cleghorn. While searching the Cleghorn's belongings, the officer found what he described as two glass meth. pipes. After reviewing the tape, police allowed Bates to place Cleghorn under citizens arrest for engaging in an act of public lewdness. Cleghorn was then transported to the Oklahoma County jail. While Cleghorn herself was being searched at the jail, a detention officer "found a small plastic baggie...that contained a clear, crystal like substance." The substance was tested and determined to be methamphetamine. According to the Oklahoma County jail blotter, Cleghorn was booked into jail for public indecency, possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug paraphernalia violation. All of which occurred within 1,000' of a church. Cleghorn is being held on a $3,500 bond. Court records show that Cleghorn is currently serving a one-year suspended sentence for a 2007 conviction of obstructing a police officer. Cleghorn's suspended sentence could be revoked as a result of this arrest. Public records show the following arrests/charges for Cleghorn in the past; Truckstop prostitution 2004 Canadian County. Obstruction 2006 Oklahoma County. Numerous trespassing tickets at area truckstops. Possession of marijuana 2006 OKC. Possession of marijuana 2005 OKC. Possession of marijuana 2005 OKC. Drug paraphernalia 2006 OKC. Drug paraphernalia 2005 OKC. Drug paraphernalia 2005 OKC. Drug Paraphernailia 2007 OKC Case is active. Jail stay recovery 2007 OKC Case is active. No state driver's license 2007 OKC Case is active. The video of Cleghorn's actions and arrest is posted on On 3/21/07 the video was honored on YouTube as the 48th 'Top Favorite' video in the News and Politics section for that day. *Note: You can watch a recent overview of street prostitution in OKC here. All YouTube videos can be found here.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Arrest Wrap Up Now on Sidebar Blog

3/12/07 -- Okla. Co - A new daily feature, Arrest Wrap Up, has been added to the Sidebar Blog, authored by Brian Bates, aka the Video Vigilante and founder of The daily and weekend arrest wrap up highlights individuals booked into the Oklahoma County jail. The wrap up spotlights those arrested for prostitution, assault, robbery, theft, rape, murder and other crimes. When available, links will be provided to the individual's mug shot. In some cases, links will also be provided to a photos of the individual's home. You can read the Sidebar Blog here.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

New Robinson Minute Available

3/10/07 -- OKC, OK - A new Robinson Minute video has been completed and posted on The Robinson Minute is a brief look at recent street prostitution activities in South Oklahoma City. This most recent video is from January through March 5 of this year. Copies of the Robinson Minute are sent to local city leaders. The hope is that by exposing them to the graphic realities of street prostitution they will seek solutions. You can view the video here.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

March Nat'l/Int'l News Wrapup

Nat'l: Mother Prostitutes 7-Year-Old Daughter Taylor, MI -- A 33-year-old woman was arraigned Sunday on charges alleging she offered to let an undercover investigator take pornographic photos of her 7-year-old daughter and have sex with the girl, authorities said. (more - external link) Nat'l: HIV-Positive Prostitute Makes Court Appearance; Allegedly Had Sex with Students in Dorm 3/30/07 -- Chester County, PA - The HIV-positive prostitute who told Cheyney University police she had sex with 10 students at the school, igniting a health scare on campus, made her first appearance in a Chester County courtroom Thursday. Sakinah K. Floyd, 34, of Upper Darby, waived her preliminary hearing, and Magisterial District Judge J. Peter Winther ordered the charges against her held for trial in Common Pleas Court. Floyd is charged with three counts of reckless endangerment, five felony counts of prostitution and related offenses stemming from incidents inside a Cheyney University dorm on Feb. 8. (more - external link) Nat'l: Police Shoot Man who Fled Prostitution Sting 3/30/07 -- Jonesboro, GA - Police shot a man they say hit an officer with his pickup truck while trying to flee a prostitution sting. The man was hit more than once, including in the chest, Thursday and was taken to a hospital. Clayton County police say they were conducting an undercover prostitution sting in a motel parking lot when the shooting happened around 9:20 p-m. (more - external link) Nat'l: North Carolina Pastor Charged with Exploiting Minor 3/30/07 -- Kernsville, NC - A pastor at a High Point church faces numerous charges involving a 17-year-old boy, Kernersville police announced today. Todd Turner Brock, 42, of 507 Old Mill Road in High Point, is charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, promoting prostitution of a minor, disseminating obscenity and solicitation of another to commit a felony, according to Kernersville police. (more - external link) Nat'l: Vice Sting Nets High School Soccer Coach 3/30/07 -- Paterson, NJ - Seven men, including the Eastside High School boy's varsity soccer coach, were arrested on charges of soliciting a prostitute in a mid-afternoon vice-squad blitz. Among the suspects are two 70-year-old men. Relatives of Giovanni Ormaeche, 46, of Ramsey, a soccer coach at Eastside, said Ormaeche pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday in Municipal Court and declined further comment, referring calls to attorneys at Vivino & Vivino in Wayne. (more - external link)