WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and Police Colonel Stephen McCartney will meet with national Motel 6 representatives, the city announced on Monday.
Avedisian, McCartney, and the Board of Public Safety will meet next week with corporate officials to discuss the concerns related to the Warwick Motel 6 location.
Over the course of the past year, police have responded to 79 calls at the hotel, located off of Jefferson Boulevard. As a result, 75 arrests have been made.
According to a statement released on Monday, charges have ranged from drugs and disorderly conduct, to alleged sex trafficking and the reported construction of meth lab inside a hotel room.
The motel’s national vice president of safety and security has said the Warwick location is taking steps to address issues, including expanding off-duty security coverage provided by the Warwick police department, daily submission of the guest list, changing the minimum check-in age from 18 to 21, and training staff members on operations and safety procedures.
“Motel 6’s leadership has assured both the Colonel and me that they are committed to addressing the existing issues at their Warwick location,” Avedisian said. “The steps they have recently taken, I believe, demonstrate their willingness to work with us to ensure the future safety and security of the motel for their guests and our community in general. We are looking forward to continuing this discussion with them next week.”