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Cops, town have reservations over 2 Stratford hotels

There are 163 comments on the story from Jul 26, 2010, titled Cops, town have reservations over 2 Stratford hotels. In it, reports that:

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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#166 Aug 8, 2010
Pete wrote:
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If you're a good parent you'll do whatever it takes to keep your child away from schools with a lot of blacks or hispanics. That's why you need to move to a predominately white town, or save up for private school. If you really care for your kids, you won't allow them to become victims of non-white savagery.
If you`re a good parent, public schooling in Bridgeport is not even an option. If we wanted our kids to get educated with animals, we`d have them homeschooled living on a farm.

Brooklyn, NY

#167 Aug 10, 2010
LynneB wrote:
Okay so it's been established that the 2nd hotel is the old broken down Camelot, right? That place got shut down not too long ago, if I'm not mistaken. So the one that's left to be dealt with is the Honeyspot. But still, there are things going on there that have been going on for YEARS. If the Stratford PD WANTED to clean the place up, I'm sure it could. Think about it. They must be getting SOMETHING out of keeping it open. Is the owner running an honest business? Probably as much as he can, but he's got to have a finger or two in the "product" pie as well, doncha think? Seriously. THere are probably motels all over the place just as shady, but the only way they're staying in business is if SOMEONE is looking the other way. I swear, the PD must think we're all a bunch of idiots, trying to pull the wool over our eyes. Anyone with half an ounce of common sense can figure it out. Illegal activity + run down motel = someone or someoneS on the take. It ain't rocket science, people.
Lynne B is way off base here. No one is on the take. That's an outrageous allegation. I would say it is more likely the defectives decide what to work on & usually pick something easy - like who's cutting shrubs in the north end. That place would require a lot of work and reports, plus there may be some real bad dudes there. Why get dirty and work hard when you get the same paycheck for coasting along? If the drug/prostitution/sex could be investigated on an overtime basis - well now we're talking.(Still can't guarantee any arrests though)
Bill Stead

Bellows Falls, VT

#168 Jul 27, 2013
The Honeyspot Motel rocks! Don't believe the hype! Never seen any violence and a great place to get an escort!

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