Middle Township Police Cite Motel Owner After Many Arrests
Middle Township Police say "enough is enough" and have cited the owner of two local motels where they've made 26 arrests since the beginning of 2017.
Police say Dinesh Patel has been cited with two counts of Maintaining a Nuisance. The charges are issued when a person, "knowingly conducts or maintains any premises, place or resort where persons gather for purposes of engaging in unlawful conduct."
Police say there have been 211 service calls to the Catalina Motel and the Wildwood Park Motel since January, 2017. 26 people have been arrested over that time period, including 11 during narcotics investigations.
Here's a rundown of the calls police have responded to at the two properties:
Eighty (80) various calls for service.
Forty-seven (47) Officer generated calls for service.
Thirty-five (35) rescue / 911 Calls for medical emergencies.
Thirteen (13) narcotics investigations / narcotics search warrants.
Twelve (12) noise complaints.
Eleven (11) domestic violence calls for service.
Four (4) animal complaints.
Three (3) warrant arrests.
Two (2) death investigations.
Two (2) Megan’s Law registrations.
One (1) missing person investigation.
One (1) drug overdose investigation.
Police have recovered the following:
(853) wax folds containing Heroin
$7,401.00 in United States currency
Fourteen (14) ounces of Marijuana
Three (3) ounces of Cocaine and
Suspected PCP, Phencyclidine
Various drug paraphernalia
Prescription pills not prescribed to the arrested subjects