News Story

 

Thousand Oaks Police Department Alcoholic Beverage ''Shoulder Tap'' Operation Results for September 21
9/22/2014 10:45:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Alcohol 'Shoulder Tap' Operation

Report Number:

N/A

Location:

Various Retail Locations - City of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

 September 21, 2014 / 2-10 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department's Directed Enforcement Team

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

(S) 3 adult males and (1) adult female

 

 

 

Narrative:

On 9-21-2014, the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Directed Enforcement Team conducted an alcohol enforcement operation. Underage minor decoys were used, under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, to solicit adults outside ABC licensed stores to purchase alcohol for the minors. The goal of this operation was to limit minors' access to alcohol.

 

Two underage decoys were used in an attempt to solicit others to purchase alcohol for them in different locations throughout the City of Thousand Oaks. 58 subjects at two locations were solicited during the operation. 3 adult males and 1 adult female purchased alcohol for the minor decoys. All 4 of the subjects were arrested for BP 25658(a) / furnishing alcohol to a minor. The Thousand Oaks Police Department wants to thank the other 54 subjects who refused to purchase alcohol for the minors.

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department's Directed Enforcement Team will continue to conduct periodic operations in an effort to prevent minors' access to alcohol.  These operations are funded through a grant with the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind the public that selling alcohol to, or purchasing alcohol for, minors is illegal and that alcohol is a factor in many homicides, suicides, and other unintentional injuries which along with car crashes are the four leading causes of death in 15-20 year olds. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public to report incidents of underage drinking and illegal purchasing of alcohol.

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Glenn Axelrod #3114

 

Media Release Date:

September 21, 2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Glenn Axelrod  805-947-8097

 

Approved by:

Captain Jim Fryhoff