Redwood City police arrest man on human trafficking charges

Redwood City police arrest man on human trafficking charges

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Redwood City police arrested a parolee suspected of trafficking a victim “all over the Bay Area,” including Redwood City, Burlingame, San Mateo, Stockton and Oakland,” and who is additionally accused in a domestic violence incident involving the same victim in Pacifica.

Lavell Boyland, 33, was taken into custody at a hotel in Emeryville on Friday, July 1, during an arrest carried out by RCPD Street Crime Suppression Team detectives together with a U.S. Marshall’s Service Fugitive Task Force. The arrest followed an investigation that launched in April, when the Street Crime Suppression Team contacted Boyland while conducting a human trafficking operation in Redwood City.

“Street Crime Suppression Team Detectives conducted a several months long pimping/pandering investigation on Boyland and learned he had been acting as a pimp for a female victim,” police said, adding, “During the course of this investigation, Boyland, who was on parole, removed his GPS ankle monitor and became a parolee-at-large after a domestic violence incident in Pacifica with the same victim.”

Boyland was booked into San Mateo County Jail on charges including pimpering/pandering, committing a felony while out on bail and possession of narcotics for sale, police said.

Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Duddy at 650-780-7143, or the Redwood City Police Department’s tip line at 650-780-7110.

Photo courtesy of the Redwood City Police Department