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Town, Motel 6 Reach Agreement to Fight Crime at Lodging

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    Town, Motel 6 Reach Agreement to Fight Crime at Lodging
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    HAMMOND, IN - OCTOBER 21: A Motel 6 can be seen on October 21, 2014 in Hammond, Indiana. According to police, Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, allegedly left the body of Afrika Hardy, 19, at this location. Vann is suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

    Warwick, Rhode Island, Mayor Scott Avedisian says police have arrested four people staying at the local Motel 6 after the hotel chain agreed to provide police with a daily guest list.

    The Providence Journal reports that names of motel guests, which police check for outstanding warrants, is one of five steps Motel 6 corporate managers agreed to in response to criminal activity.

    Other measures in an agreement Motel 6 executives signed Tuesday include raising the minimum age to rent a room to 21 from 18, hiring a police detail, sharing the motel's national "do not rent list" with police and conducting regular training.

    An executive for the chain's parent company says Motel 6 generally makes guest lists available.

    The ACLU of Rhode Island says it's an invasion of guests' privacy. 

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