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Dover PD Want to Focus on US 13 Hotels and Motels

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - The Dover Police Annual Report showed a significant spike in crime in the city's downtown. And while crime is actually down citywide, there are still areas besides downtown that police think could use more attention.

Hotels and motels line US 13 from north Dover to the center of town. And Dover PD says they're spots the department would like to have a stronger police presence.

The Capital Inn is in north Dover right on US 13. Earnest Gulab is its owner. He says his staff keeps a close eye on the property.

"If something goes wrong, we have cameras to find out who the criminals are, what they are doing at that time," he said.

Dover PD wants to keep a closer eye on criminals. There isn't a specific plan in place, but, according to the department, extra patrols is part of what it could look to do. Police tell WBOC things happen at all of the places to stay in dover but there are a large number at the low-budget options, especially some of the more serious issues.

"We've been finding that there's more and more incidents happening on the highway hotels," said Chief Paul Bernat said.

Earlier this month there were two shootings and a drug bust at different hotels and motels in the space of just three days.

"Some of these shootings, uh, we have not only no witnesses to help cooperate, but sometimes the victims don't cooperate," Chief Bernat said. "When you have both those things, it's very hard to solve those crimes."

Police say hotels and motels present challenges because each layout is different and there are privacy issues.

Still, Gulab says he'd like to see police around - watching out for businesses like his - more often.

"That's what we're looking for, that they'll be more proactive," Gulab said. "They should have more patrols as compared to before."

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