DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced that the operators of the Rodeway Inn at 1110 and 1120 South College Ave. in Newark agreed to a settlement after allegations of being a criminal nuisance property.
According to allegations, the motel has been the site of multiple criminal situations and arrests. The Newark police have made prostitution, drug sales, drug use and sexual assault arrests on the premises. The operators of the motel agreed to a plan to reduce criminal activity; if they fail, they could potentially lose the property.
“It is a sad fact that there are some business and residential properties in our state that, through neglect, serve as magnets for crime and require a disproportionate amount of police attention, and this motel has been one of them,” Denn said. “The operators of this motel are now obligated by court order to aggressively address the criminal behavior that has become a regular occurrence there or face being forced to close the motel if police calls, complaints and arrests continue.”
Handling the case for Delaware were deputy attorneys general Roopa Sabesan and William Kassab