Press Releases

Friday 10/12/2018 7:36 PM - Prostitution

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Prostitution
Date and Time of Incident: 10-12-18, 1:00 PM
Place of Occurrence: 600 block of W. Tefft Street, Nipomo
Victim Information: NA
Suspect Information: Dennis Edward Delbono, 67, San Luis Obispo Female, 56, Los Angeles, CA Female, 53, Loma Linda, CA Female, 55, Banning, CA
Details of News Release: On 10-12-18, Sheriff's Detectives, with the assistance of the District Attorney's Office, served a search warrant at a business in the 600 block of W. Tefft Street in Nipomo. Detectives had recently received anonymous tips that employees of the Apple Spa were providing sexual services to its customers. An undercover operation at that location was conducted on 10-10-18. It was determined at that time that prostitution services were being operated out of the business. Detectives were also looking for elements of human trafficking. Although none were found at that time, the investigation is continuing. No arrests were made, but suspects were identified including the owner of the business 67-year-old Dennis Delbono of San Luis Obispo. A 56-year-old female from Los Angeles, a 53-year-old female from Loma Linda, CA, and a 55-year-old female from Banning, CA were also identified as suspects. A criminal complaint will be filed with the District Attorney's Office with recommended charges of prostitution, supervising or aiding in prostitution, and running a house of prostitution.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 10/12/2018 7:37 PM