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MULTIPLE ARRESTS DURING DETAIL TO CRACK DOWN ON PROSTITUTION

July 11, 2019

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 19-050 
 
For Immediate Release                                                                        July 11, 2019  
 
ALBANY, NY – On Wednesday, July 10th, members of the Albany Police Department conducted a detail to address several complaints from businesses and members of the community in regards to prostitution, drugs and quality of life issues. The following were arrested as a result: 
 
At approximately 3:00 p.m., Kanetta Louis, 33, of Watervliet agreed to perform a sexual act on a plain clothes member of the Albany Police Department in exchange for U.S. currency while at Third Street and North Manning Boulevards. She was charged with Prostitution and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th. 
 
At approximately 4:00 p.m., Amber Vogel, 35, of Nassau agreed to perform a sexual act on Jeremy Ackner, 42, of Troy while on the 200 block of Central Avenue in exchange for U.S. currency. Vogel was charged with Prostitution.  
 
Acker was charged with Patronizing a Prostitute and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th after also being found to be in possession of 12.2 grams of powder cocaine.  
 
At approximately 5:20 p.m., Victor Williams, 31, of Albany, was arrested on the 400 block of Livingston Avenue for drug related charges. Williams was found to be in possession of 18.1 grams of crack cocaine, 2.1 grams of ecstasy (MDMA) and 13 Alprazolam pills. He was subsequently charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, one counts of Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd and Tampering with Evidence.   
 
At approximately 7:15 p.m., Ernest Miller, 47, of Albany agreed to perform a sexual act on a plain clothes member of the Albany Police Department in exchange for U.S. currency while at Lexington Avenue and Sherman Street. Miller was charged with Prostitution. He was also arrested on an outstanding bench warrant for failure to pay a fine. 
 
At approximately 7:30 p.m., Jasmine Holcomb, 40, of Albany, agreed to perform a sexual act on a plain clothes member of the Albany Police Department in exchange for U.S. currency while at Madison Avenue and South Lake Avenue. Holcomb was charged with Prostitution and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th. 
 
At approximately 8:00 p.m., Katherine Brady, 43, of Albany agreed to perform a sexual act on a plain clothes member of the Albany Police Department in exchange for U.S. currency while at Central Avenue and North Lake Avenue. Brady was charged with Prostitution. 
 
At approximately 9:45 p.m., Denise Smith, 54, of Albany agreed to perform a sexual act on a plain clothes member of the Albany Police Department in exchange for U.S. currency while at Central Avenue and Ontario Street. Smith was charged with Prostitution.  
 
All are scheduled to be arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court.  
 
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