News headline from the Redlands Police Department:
Two businesses were cited Friday for selling alcohol to minors during an operation funded by a grant from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Two Redlands Police Explorers, ages 18 and 19, approached employees at 30 local businesses, including grocery stores, liquor stores and gas stations, on Friday, June 22, and attempted to buy alcoholic beverages. Employees at all 30 locations asked the teens for identification. Two stores, the 7-Eleven at 1365 East Citrus Avenue and the Shell gas station at 941 California Street, sold alcohol to the teen Explorers even after they were provided with proper state-issued identification. Clerks at both businesses were cited by accompanying Redlands Police Officers for sale of alcohol to a minor. Administrative actions against the businesses may also be taken by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The operation is one of more than a dozen by Redlands Police in the past year, under a $25,000 ABC grant, targeting businesses and individuals who furnish alcohol to minors. The RPD also provided six training sessions to businesses and students at local schools.
Anyone with information on illegal sales of alcohol to minors or other illegal or suspicious behavior is asked to contact Redlands Police Dispatch at 909-798-7681. Anonymous tips can be provided by texting 274637 using the keyword “REDTIP.”
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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