New Castle News


April 25, 2012

Prostitution detail yields arrests

NEW CASTLE — A woman and five men have been charged in a prostitution sting conducted by state and New Castle police.

The detail was initiated April 18 around South Mill Street.

Members of the state police Troop D Vice Unit worked with members of the city police bureau of narcotics and the Lawrence County Drug Task Force special investigative unit.

Angel Lee Samuels, 30, of 757 Arlington Ave. is charged with prostitution and related offenses and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also charged are William Paul Kirschner, 55, of Rear 1909 Pennsylvania Ave.; George Patterson, 74, of 3536 State Road; Harry Lionel Daytner, 83, of 815 Lynn St.; Michael David Banko III, 56, of 4302 Mitchell Road; and Terry Lee Kohlmetz, 23, of West Middlesex.

Kohlmetz also is charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while his license is suspended.

Police allege Samuels tried to solicit sex from an undercover police officer and, after she was arrested, they found a suspected hypodermic needle in her possession

A woman undercover officer was situated in an area known to be frequented by prostitutes, and police said she was solicited by five men, resulting in their arrests.

Kohlmetz was found to have marijuana and a smoking pipe, troopers said.

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