CHELSEA (CBS) – Fifteen people were arrested in a Chelsea prostitution sting operation that the department called “Deflate Date.”
The Chelsea Police Department used undercover officers to target prostitutes and “Johns” on Friday night.READ MORE: Anyone Age 12 And Up Now Eligible For COVID Vaccines In Massachusetts
“The department has prioritized this enforcement effort and will continue these operations throughout the year to send a clear message of zero tolerance,” Police Chief Brian Kyes said.READ MORE: It Happens Here: Former Kingston Oyster Farmer Pivots To Fashion With 'The Oyster Bag'
Names of those arrested in the prostitution sting were not released.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Police urged anyone who witnesses prostitution to call 911 or the 24-hour Chelsea Police Department hotline at (617) 466-4800.