Reynoldsburg looks to shut down hotel plagued by crime

Reynoldsburg, Oh—Reynoldsburg City Mayor Joe Begeny and City Attorney Chris Shook announced that the City of Reynoldsburg filed a complaint for temporary and permanent injunctive relief to shut down the Day’s Inn located at 2100 Brice Road that has long been a focal point of narcotics activity, prostitution, human trafficking and other offenses.

Judge Stephanie Mingo of the Franklin County Environmental Court heard detailed descriptions of the activities that have occurred at this location since it’s reopening in October 2020 from City Attorney Chris Shook, Reynoldsburg Chief of Police Curtis Baker, and other officers that have responded to criminal activity in the past 11 months.

Judge Mingo granted the City’s request on Thursday September 2nd ordering the hotel to be evacuated and secured by 12pm Friday September 3rd, 2021. A preliminary injunction hearing will occur before Judge Mingo on September 14th, 2021.

Residents have been given notice to vacate the property and will be provided assistance with the help of the Reynoldsburg Police Department Community Social Worker.

“I want to commend City Attorney Chris Shook, Assistant City Attorney Darren Liest, Reynoldsburg Police Chief Curtis Baker and the entire Reynoldsburg Police Department for their work shutting down a base of criminal activity as we are all dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of Reynoldsburg” City of Reynoldsburg Mayor Joe Begeny

An example of the criminal activity that occurred from October 2020 to May 27th, 2021 that have resulted in the arrest and conviction of numerous individuals including the following:

  • Over 700 calls of service to the location
  • 73 calls for service in May of 2021
  • 220 Police reports taken
  • 82 Narcotic offenses
  • 13 Weapon/firearms charges
  • 9 Soliciting for prostitution
  • 9 overdoses
  • 8 assaults
  • 6 Domestic Violence Complaints