NEWARK, Del. — Delaware’s attorney general says the operators of a Newark motel that has had more than 900 calls for police service since 2013 have agreed that it is a criminal nuisance property.
Authorities said Thursday that operators of the Rodeway Inn on South College Avenue have agreed in a consent order filed Wednesday to a plan to reduce criminal activity or potentially be evicted from the property.
The motel has been the site of ongoing criminal investigations and arrests for prostitution, drug sales and sexual assaults.
Authorities say the motel operators have agreed to take several steps to avoid closure of the business, including installing a video surveillance system, hiring a security firm, and posting a sign stating that the property is “Drug and Prostitution Free.”