Brownsville is tough to clean up


Operation Brownsville isn’t the first attempt by Sheriff Ron McNesby to clean up that area. However, it may be the most intensive. (You will need a West Florida Regional Library card to check out the links)

After McNesby took office in 2001 he tried to clean up Brownsville

March 2001: 23 arrested in prostitution sting

Oct. 2001: 32 arrested in investigation; 25 arrested in ongoing prostitution, drug sting

Before the 2004 election – McNesby tried again

Sheriff sets up camera surveillance May 2004: Criminals turn camera-shy with new public surveillance

Another prostitution bust May 2004: Brownsville prostitution sting nets 5 men, 1 woman

Green Street patrols April 2004: Green Street patrols net seven arrests

Neighborhood Watch Oct. 2003: Brownsville bolsters neighborhood watch