Shasta County DA declares Redding Inn a public nuisance

Nov 10, 2015 1:47 PM by News Staff

The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office has filed a civil complaint against the Redding Inn, claiming the motel is “the most dangerous in the city” and has been a public nuisance for the last seven years.

The complaint was served to owner Maninderjit Singh Bath on Monday, who is now in danger of having his motel shut down unless he responds within 30 days.

According to the complaint, the Redding Police Department received more than 400 calls for service, including prostitution, drug activity and deplorable living conditions at the Redding Inn. Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett says that in the past five years police have been called to the Redding Inn more than 1200 times.

In October, the Redding Police Department carried out a drug sweep at the Redding Inn and arrested seven people for drug possessions. Additionally, the sweep resulted in a 12-year-old being taken into child protective services after she was found in a room police described as highly unsanitary.

Residents of the Redding Inn say the tenants aren’t the problem. They say the drug and other illegal activity is mostly associated with the homeless population. The DA’s office paints a different picture, saying the majority of the crime is centered around the motel’s clients and their associates.


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