Three arrested following raid on Charleston, WV bar
Three were arrested after a raid at Park Place
Police are calling it a crackdown.
They said they said they want businesses in the city to thrive, but they won't put up with the crime that comes along with them.
Around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Park Place Bar on Charleston's west side was raided again. Charleston police officers said they've had numerous complaints about prostitution, drug dealing and drinking in the alley behind Park Place.
At least one other bar in this area has shut down after multiple police raids, Char's bar just a few blocks down the road.
Lt. Shawn Williams with the Charleston Police Dept. said that there haven't been complaints of crimes inside the business, but he says owners are responsible when they serve customers alcohol and those customers are contributing to crime right outside their doors.
The three arrested were 51-year-old Melvin Murray, 37-year-old Lionel Hannah, and 55-year-old Clarington Brown, all of Charleston according to Williams. He said they had multiple active state and city warrants.
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