Second Prostitution Bust this Month in Devon

A woman and man are arrested, accused of prostitution at the Courtyard by Marriott.

have arrested a woman and an alleged accomplice in a prostitution bust at the

According to a press release issued by Tredyffrin Police Friday morning, "officers made contact with " Valerie Andreeva,27, of Philadelphia and Joel J. Davenport, 43, of Audubon, PA at the hotel on Wednesday, (July 25) at 12:30 a.m. .

According to police, the investigation determined that "Andreeva was transported by Davenport to the local hotel for the express purpose of prostitution.  Further investigation discovered that Andreeva worked for an agency that provided the names of the prospective 'clients.'"

The press release makes no mention of a perspective client or whether any john was even present when the suspects were arrested.

Specifics of why police were called to the hotel in the first place and how the arrest was made have not yet been released.  That information is generally made available in charging documents when the case comes to court for a preliminary hearing.

Andreeva is charged with prostitution and (suspected) heroin posession.

Davenport is charged with promoting prostitution and criminal conspiracy.

Both suspects were released pending summons process. 

A date for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Thomas Tartaglio in has not been set, according to police.

RosiesDad July 27, 2012 at 05:57 PM
This whole area is going to hell in a hand basket. Repeated pick pockets at Gateway Shopping Center, local youths turning to drugs and burglary, prostitution, car break-in's on our driveways, drug busts in our community. Is this a result of pressures brought about by a stagnant, depressed economy or are we just being targeted because this is a quiet, affluent suburb? We've lived here almost 20 years and I cannot ever remember so much crime in such a compressed period of time.
Bob Byrne (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I think there may be a slight uptick in crime, but I think you are also seeing an increase in reporting of crime. Patch sites are focused on the news and events in a "hyperlocal" area. As a result, stories that may not have gotten much -or any- exposure in larger scale newspapers or TV stations in Philly now get attention here. Also, in my discussions with police about this very question, they are hoping that by raising awareness to arrest they reduce the attraction of towns like Tredyffrin and Easttown. If bad guys know that they get caught and prosecuted here, they won't even try to come here from Philly or Oregon as in a recent arrest at the same hotel. This is something that happens in every town. The message from police might be summed up in the phrase made common by the MTA in New York. "If you see something, say something." The idea is that if more people are aware of pickpockets working on a particular area the more careful people will be with their purses and wallets. In the case of prostitution, for example if police get the word out that it will be investigated and prosecuted in TE, the trade will be discouraged here. As public awareness is raised so (hopefully) will crime prevention and deterrence. You raise some great questions, RosiesDad. I will also do a little digging into the crime stats and see what the actual numbers are.


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