DATE/TIME: Friday, July 13th, 2007 / 10:30 PM

Today, members of the Department’s Vice Squad and Patrol Division conducted a joint prostitution initiative with the State Police that targeted customers.

The following 8 men were arrested for the misdemeanor of Patronizing a Prostitute as a result:

* Henry J. Albarelli, 55, of 5 Norfolk Street – Troy
* Harold R. Chambers, 35, of 4G Early Drive – Watervliet
* Clarence M. Cohen, 42, of 1029 Glendale Place – Schenectady
* John A. Goetz, 59, of 24 Green Island Avenue – Latham
* Jo Ha-Ha, 66, of 1610 Vermont View Drive – Watervliet
* Jermell J. Johnson, 29, of 813 Norwood Avenue – Schenectady
Johnson was also charged with the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Control Substance-7th degree for possessing crack cocaine
* Keith O. Patterson, 36, of 1031 Gillespie Street – Schenectady
* Jamie S. Wood, 32, of 49 Elizabeth Street – Amsterdam

This initiative is part of a continuing effort to combat prostitution activity in the City.