Cops, town have reservations over 2 Stratford hotels

Jul 26, 2010 | Posted by: THE GENUINEPHYLLIS | Full story: www.ctpost.com

Drug deals and late-night hourly room rentals are common transactions at 360 Honeyspot Road, and they have kept cops on their toes there for more than a decade.

About 20 of the 92 rooms are occupied by guests who call the Honeyspot home because it offers the cheapest motel lodging in Stratford and Bridgeport. For them, a private room in the worn motel is a welcome alternative to the street or a shelter.

Police respond to domestic violence and other criminal activities at the motel an average of once every two to three days, totaling more than 935 recorded incidents since February 2006. They commonly address car thefts, assaults and drug sales, but in recent years the Honeyspot has also drawn police presence for sexual assaults, statutory rapes, illegal weapons sales and four sudden deaths.

This type of activity has frustrated neighbors and town government officials for years, and it has earned the motel notoriety beyond county lines. "The Honeyspot Motor Lodge, where all the stains have their own stories," is the opening lyric of a song by the Cambridge, Mass.-based band The Resurrectionists. The faded Honeyspot motel sign that faces the highway at Exit 31 inspired the group to pen a song about an encounter with a prostitute at a seedy motel and the tales that would be told if the walls of her motel room could talk. In 2003, police found a 24-year-old Guilford man dead on the floor facing a television set in Room 113. He had been taking heroin and cocaine while watching pornography in his underwear...

More recently, a Fairfield man was arrested in 2009 after he was found watching pornography in a room with two 14-year-old girls. "We don't know half of what goes on there," said Stratford Police Capt. Kenneth Bakalar.

Honeyspot owner Jay Patel said the motel management cooperates with police during investigations. "We follow the rules and the regulations," he said. "If they tell us to do something we will do it. Anytime the police come there, we get everything open for them."

Bakalar agrees that the staff is cooperative, but rampant drug use and visual evidence of prostitution continue nonetheless. Police patrol the grounds regularly, he said, but the suspects are constantly in and out, making investigations...

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Pathetic! Only so much can be done? Oh Really?
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Reading this article made me sick to my stomach! It's puzzling to me that we have a full Narcotics Squad right here in stratford and nothing gets done? A friend told me that prostitution and drugs are running rampant at that place. How can this be? Do something already.....

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mr and mrs smith wrote:
Reading this article made me sick to my stomach! It's puzzling to me that we have a full Narcotics Squad right here in stratford and nothing gets done? A friend told me that prostitution and drugs are running rampant at that place. How can this be? Do something already.....
My point exactly...this place was known for at least the past 12 yrs to accommodate parties of under aged-VIOLATION!!!...Always had a reputation for drug & alcohol parties with many incidents of minors in attendance..rapes an violence...Why is nothing done to stop this? Something is definitely wrong with this picture for far too long...Your comment is on target!

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There are clearly known ongoing violations for far too long...Maybe if Stratford PD is having a hard time do anything to change the long running tempo, might be time to bring in the State Police...or the Feds??
What a disgrace!

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What full Narcotics squad? Do we have one?
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That dump has been a haven for drug dealing and prostitution for years and everyone in Stratford knows it. They should shut that hell-hole down and maybe sell it to another hotel chain that wouldn't allow this activity to go on.

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Who Dunnit wrote:
That dump has been a haven for drug dealing and prostitution for years and everyone in Stratford knows it. They should shut that hell-hole down and maybe sell it to another hotel chain that wouldn't allow this activity to go on.
Hate to tell ya but not only everyone in Stratford...Milford, Trumbull, BPT, and other surrounding area all have held their underaged drug, etc parties there..that place has the most notorious reputation..how do I know this? Raised 2 kids now grown who I always have great communication with as well as all their friends...Their must be violations that minors may rent rooms for obvious illegal activity...
Seems to me , Once again "IT'S NOT WHAT'S RIGHT OR WRONG, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE $$$$!!
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THE GENUINEPHYLLIS wrote:
What full Narcotics squad? Do we have one?
well according to what people have told me and their website has one listed. I called the phone and no one answered though.
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I am going down there RIGHT now to get some ARSE !!!!! If it is there and practically free I am going to get me some!

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well according to what people have told me and their website has one listed. I called the phone and no one answered though.
No answer..well guess that answers my question and present one to you...How effective is a Narc Div that doesn't answer the phone or have voicemail..Now that is quite scary..perhaps we have none? Beats Me..I seem to have pissed off perhaps a person or few who may have not answered your call..You are getting good judgeits and mine suck...Like I give a darn-Just Sayin
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Imbro had those hotels all cleaned up. He worked closely with the management to make them showpieces for travelers.
Now his work has gone to waste. Bring him back to help clean it up again.
I bet the Narcotics units have this on their radar now too, no backs will be waxed without them knowing.

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I am going down there RIGHT now to get some ARSE !!!!! If it is there and practically free I am going to get me some!
Going crabbin are ya? You may wind up with more than you bargained for..like a death sentence called AIDS..not worth the short lived...oo ahh la la to shorten one's life...No siree

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Imbro had those hotels all cleaned up. He worked closely with the management to make them showpieces for travelers.
Now his work has gone to waste. Bring him back to help clean it up again.
I bet the Narcotics units have this on their radar now too, no backs will be waxed without them knowing.
The place was the same sh8hole when Imbro was in charge and the one before him as well..what a crock o corn..2 generation history of being a dumphole haboring illegal activity..No secret to anyone in CT, that's for sure!
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I got me some of thos eso called rubber things..... i am all set.... but thanks for thinhinhg of me
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are you smoking some of that crack? mike imbro never fixed NOTHING! He ould know what a narcotic thing even looked like@
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Dect. H is a weenie paul culd never fight his way out of awet paper bags prolly gay never liked kristen doh
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Cops like to keep tings simple....
Here's where the busts are.
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i have been there for parties about six times! When I was 15 we went and right through high school.. drugs and crack whoorrees were all over. Ugly girls, very ugly girls
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THE GENUINEPHYLLIS wrote:
What full Narcotics squad? Do we have one?
The geniuses running the place disbanded the narcotics squad.

Pure stupidity.
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why is this behavior allowed at the motel? I had to laugh when they have some Captain making comments about how bad it is there..... what a joke.... here is a hint mr copper captain.... stop eating donuts , get your a## out of the car , walk in and make arrests!

pretty simple....... no?

i didn't say how bad it was there.... he did!
do something now

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