Delaware beach town hosts crime meeting following motel murder

Just days after a woman was killed at a Dewey Beach motel, town leaders are now planning a community meeting to talk about an increased police presence during the summer season.

Typical crime issues for the town’s officers involve noise and alcohol issues as Dewey is a prime spot for young people to party.  But this Monday’s murder at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel has brought the issue of crime to the forefront.  

As part of the effort to reassure residents and visitors that Dewey Beach is a safe vacation spot, Dewey Beach Commissioners will host a public meeting Saturday June 30 at 10:30 a.m.  

The two week period surrounding the Fourth of July holiday is the busiest time of the year for the beach town. Dewey police and the town manager’s office have been working a schedule to increase manpower.  After that busy period around the holiday, town leaders will reassess the situation to determine if the level of manpower can be reduced.

The suspected killer in Monday’s murder was found in a New Jersey motel after apparently committing suicide.

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