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Among city hotels and motels, Mona Lisa is tops for police reports
CPD lists 141 reports from motel in four and a half years
Mona Lisa Motel
Fog shrouds the area behind the Mona Lisa Motel on Thursday morning at 1011 West DeKalb St. According to data supplied by the Camden Police Department, officers have filed 141 incident reports at the motel during the last four and a half years, listing 187 total offenses. The motel includes the white “apartment” house at the rear where Shahid Saleem Shabazz, 49, of Mt. Pleasant, died of blunt force trauma on July 20. (Martin L. Cahn/C-I)
In 1959, the city of Camden left special postcards on out-of-town visitors’ cars inviting them to get in touch with Mayor E.C. Rhame. As Camden Archives and Museum Director Katharine Richardson reported in 2014, many of those visitors would use those cards to tell city officials what they thought of Camden.