Over the past three weeks, San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force investigators have made 19 arrests related to criminal activity and prostitution around schools in downtown San Bernardino, including a wanted federal fugitive sought for violations related to human smuggling and firearms.
Investigators rescued three adults and a juvenile victim of human trafficking from the 500 to 1200 blocks of G Street.
The task force and the San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department have partnered in efforts to combat criminal activities in and around several schools.
Over the past two weeks, task force investigators supported by uniformed school police officers have been conducting street-level loitering and prostitution suppression operations. These operations have resulted in multiple felony and misdemeanor arrests, as well as victim identification and rescues.
The task force is made up of investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, San Bernardino City Unified School Police Department and federal agencies.
Anyone wishing to report activities or concerns related to human trafficking to the task force can email at email@example.com or call (909) 387-8400. Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at wetip.com.