Toms River: This afternoon we began to receive tips that there was lots of activity at the scene of the Americana Motel (Now Parkway Motel) in TR on NJ 166. This motel has been a haven for drugs and prostitution for at least two decades in town now. Toms River PD, Human Services, and other authorities began to shut the place down and relocate residents. Unknown how many people or families called this motel home, but it appears it is no more. We also don’t know the violations are severe to keep the place closed, or if they have to make temporary repairs and will be allowed to reopen.

This is a developing story, and we have reached out to TRPD for clarification and have filed OPRA’s for the incident.