By Bay City News Service
A Novato woman was among five people arrested in a prostitution sting early Thursday morning in Petaluma, according to police.
At about 2 a.m. Thursday, police conducted two traffic stops near
Petaluma hotels that resulted in five arrests, according to police. The sting focused on Internet sites that promote acts of prostitution.
Police arrested and Victoria Barbera, 21, of Novato, and Pashoadra Turner, 26, of Carmichael, on suspicion of prostitution. Police issued the suspects citations to appear in court before releasing them.
Joshua Hoye, 22, of Sacramento, and Nathan Norvell, 23, of El Cerrito, were both issued citations for aiding an act of prostitution, police said. Oscar Medina, 25, of Vallejo, was issued a citation for driving on a suspended license and for possession of a controlled substance, police said.