By LISA DAVIS
and SHELLEY TERRY
SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP - - A Saybrook business was shut down Wednesday and three arrests were made in connection with prostitution.
Sheriff William Johnson said two females and one male were arrested for promoting prostitution and additional charges are pending. Johnson would not release the suspects' names pending their arraignments.
However, Johnson did say the arrests and closure of the Hawaii Health Spa and Massage, 3527 N. Ridge Road W., were part of an ongoing investigation by the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department.
The department executed two search warrants Wednesday morning: One at the spa and another at an Ashtabula residence, Johnson said. He wouldn't say how the residence was connected to the spa or the investigation.
A man answered the telephone Thursday afternoon at the Hawaii Spa, but hung up when the caller identified herself as a reporter from the Star Beacon. Additional calls were not answered.
This isn't the first local massage parlor to be shut down by local law-enforcement authorities. A year ago, Ashtabula police arrested a 43-year-old woman, previously convicted of prostitution, during an undercover operation at Osaka Garden Spa at 2213 West Ave., Ashtabula. The sting was the result of a five-day investigation by the city police department's Special Operations Group (SOG), Detective Capt. Robert Stell said. The undercover officers said the woman quoted them prices for various sexual favors, starting at $60 but going as high as $160. Since the raid, the massage parlor has been closed.
Star Beacon Print Edition: 12/1/2006
By LISA DAVIS
- Local News
Properties may be counted and graded to determine which ones will be demolished
Ashtabula County Grand Jury Indictments
The following people have been indicted by an Ashtabula County Grand Jury and are set for arraignment in Common Pleas Court.
Sinkhole nearly flips school bus
A sinkhole nearly flipped a Conneaut school bus carrying small children as it traveled on Harbor Street on Monday afternoon.
Resource officer assaulted by students
Two Edgewood Senior High School students were arrested Thursday after assaulting the school’s resource officer on school property.
Student arrested for tweeting threatening message about JAHS
A Jefferson Area High School sophomore was arrested Sunday night after making threats, via social media, regarding the school, according to the Jefferson Police Department.
Dachshund stabbed in face, kicked in jaw, survives
A disabled dachshund is recovering from a brutal case of animal cruelty that left her with a broken jaw and four stab wounds in her face.
Weather still not right for local syrup production
Despite relatively warmer temperatures this weekend, the weather has still not been right for maple syrup production.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST DRAWS HUNDREDS Benefit features local syrup and sausage
Nearly four-hundred people enjoyed a pancake and sausage breakfast to benefit the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department during the annually-held breakfast on Sunday.
Roaming Shores Polar Bear Plunge
The scene looked a clip from an Alaskan film detailing the worst winter can offer, but that didn’t keep more than 100 people from stripping down and walking into Lake Roaming Rock on Saturday afternoon.
Syrup tour draws hundreds to Ashtabula County farms
Area maple syrup producers put their best foot forward on Saturday hosting dozens of people seeking to experience a nostalgic time period and a new budding industry.
- More Local News Headlines
- Properties may be counted and graded to determine which ones will be demolished