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Management hopeful to fix Redding motel after Shasta County DA files lawsuit

The Shasta County District Attorney's Office has filed a lawsuit against the Market Street Manor Motel in Redding and it's owners, to end the rampant criminal activity at the property and management said they are doing their best to better the motel.

The Shasta County District Attorney's Office has filed a lawsuit against the Market Street Manor Motel in Redding and its owners, to end the rampant criminal activity at the property. But the site's new management said they are doing their best to better the motel.

"There's definitely been illegal activity... really it's kind of a hub of illegal activity downtown," said District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett.

Bridgett said the filing of the lawsuit is due to the high level of criminal and nuisance activity happening at the motel.

"In a 208 day period, law enforcement saw 124 calls for service to that location and during the same time period the prior year it was significantly lower. It actually increased 121 percent in one year," said Bridgett.

The DA's office said onsite management isn't on the property to oversee the motel. The owners of the hotel are based in the Bay Area and don't live in Shasta County.

However, the manager of the motel, Dawn Bianco, said she does live on the property.

"I took this place over to improve it [and] make it a better place. And I've been working my butt off hard to improve it, room by room," said Bianco.

She said they are actively trying to get the place cleaned-up and are evicting people living in the rooms, who are creating the problems. But she said it's a process.

"We're complying the best we can with Dean Law Firm to get it better, and it's a process," said Bianco.

She said some of the people who live in the motel are bringing in crime as well as the infestation of rodents and bugs.

"The traffic, the people...it's not all of the people here, but there's a few here that need to go, that are causing a lot of ruckuses," said Bianco.

The owners said they have not seen the lawsuit document, but are hopeful with this effort, it will help them clean up the property to reduce the criminal activity.

"We'll end up in court on this. It is preferable for us to work with the owners and try to and come with some type of resolution on how they can fix it, as well as any penalties that are appropriate at this point, and come to a civil judgement," said Bridgett.

Bridgett said if the party does not work with the DA's office, they will have to proceed with a trial if need be.

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