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May 8, 2014

Big pimpin’ bust

Filed under: Alameda, Crime, Public Resources — Lauren Do @ 6:08 am

I don’t know if folks have been tracking the whole massage parlor/nail salon human trafficking/prostitution bust that happened last week.  Essentially it is what it sounds like, a bunch of massage parlors in Oakland, Hayward, San Lorenzo and San Leandro were shut down because they allegedly are fronts for prostitution and drug dealing or something like that.   Apparently a bunch of private residences were raided too throughout the entire Bay Area.

So I was at the City’s permit office — long story, will write about this some other time — on Monday morning-ish and had overheard someone talking about the bust.   According to the permit office gossip, there was one Alameda connection to this bust, a home on the West End had been raided as well.   According to some dude who came in for some permits, the police staged at the West Marine site and swarmed the house when this massive raid was going on in other cities.

I wasn’t sure how accurate this account was so I sat on it for a few days with the intent of emailing someone from the Police Department but got lazy.

On Tuesday night during the City Council meeting, Councilmember Lena Tam reported out about this very incident that a house “on Webster” was the one raided as part of this larger sting.   I’m not sure which house on Webster or maybe it was just off of Webster Street, but apparently if you want the good gossip in this town, you need to sit around the Alameda Permit Office to get the ground floor info.


  1. The house is on Webster:

    Comment by Kristen — May 8, 2014 @ 9:08 am

  2. yea, what Irene said. Subscribing to Nixle is helpful in situations like this. They were quick to send out an alert saying that webster street was closed during the bust, and the follow-up email went out the way to connect this action with the larger massage parlor operation.

    Comment by notadave — May 8, 2014 @ 11:06 am

  3. According to Zillow, this house has 8 rooms total, and 5 bedrooms, 1.5 baths.? 6.5/8 rooms usable for sex. That only leaves 1.5 rooms for kitchen, living , dining…

    It’s between Der Wienerschnitzel & a gas station. Always wondered who lived there….

    Comment by vigi — May 8, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

  4. Drive-thru Wienerschnitzel. perfect.

    Comment by Aaron Thies — May 8, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

  5. Crazy dude, we share a fence with that house

    Comment by chris — May 21, 2014 @ 12:30 am

  6. At least they got the right house this time:

    Comment by Denise Shelton — May 21, 2014 @ 7:27 am

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