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Eight Temecula businesses refuse to sell alcohol to underage individuals during decoy operation

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Issue 22, Volume 18.
Alex Groves
Staff Writer

Officers from the Temecula Police Department had undercover minor decoys visit eight area businesses to purchase alcohol and all of those businesses refused to serve the undercover individuals, according to a Sheriff's official.

The undercover decoy operation was facilitated in a partnership between Temecula Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) and California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Agents, according to a Riverside County Sheriff's report.

The undercover decoy operation was aimed at reducing the availability of alcoholic beverages to minors in the community. That's in part because evidence indicates that individuals under the age of 21 are far more likely to Advertisement
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get into fatal drunken driving than their adult counterparts, according to Sgt. Chris Gaskins.

In his report, Gaskins congratulated the eight businesses for their judgment to not sell alcohol to underage individuals. Those businesses were:

-- The Beer and Wine Garden

-- Texas Lil’s Grill

-- The Edge Restaurant

-- The Bank Mexican Restaurant

-- Killarney’s Irish Pub

-- CVS – 31021 Temecula Parkway

-- Rite Aid – 31797 Temecula Parkway

-- CVS – 33205 Temecula Parkway

Individuals with questions about the program can contact Gaskins at (951) 696-3128.

The operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Comment Profile ImageMike Venable
Comment #1 | Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm
Great how about trying to use this grant to put more officers on the street to prevent crime, looks like you don't need this program anymore thease business are doing their job.
Comment Profile Imagekakeman
Comment #2 | Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 at 8:12 am
Nice work. Congratulations to these local businesses. They are part of what makes Temecula a great place to live.

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