CHESAPEAKE, Va. April 4 2012 - A Virginia Beach police sergeant was one of five men arrested during an undercover escort operation bust in Chesapeake, police spokesman Jimmy Barnes confirmed with WAVY.com.
The arrests were made on Friday, March 30. Chesapeake Police were investigating the solicitation of prostitutes in the Greenbrier area of the city, according to Officer Kelly O’Sullivan.
The following five individuals were arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution, a misdemeanor.
•Dale R. Lamaine, 46, of the 600 block Jacqueline Av, Virginia Beach
•Jonathan W. Barlett, 26, of the 2800 block Lambert Trail, Chesapeake
•Brandon L. Green, 21, of the 1700 block Birch Trail Circle, Chesapeake
•Luis A. Solano Herrera, 30, of the 5400 block Reunion Pt, Raleigh NC
•Mark E. Vidrine, 49, of the 1000 block Boagie Ct, Virginia Beach
Chesapeake police spokeswoman Kelly O’Sullivan said the suspects used the internet or telephone to arrange a meeting with a prostitute, who was really an undercover officer. When both parties arrived to the 1500 block of Crossways Boulevard, which O’ Sullivan described as the hotel district, the purpose for the meeting was again verified, resulting in the arrests.
Vidrine is employed by the Virginia Beach Police Department as a Sergeant Supervisor. According to Barnes, Vidrine has been with the force 17 years. He is currently on administrative assignment.