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Camarillo - Deputies Arrest Two for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in ''Shoulder Tap'' Operation
12/31/2014 4:41:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Alcohol 'Shoulder Tap' Operation

Report Number:

14-29315 / 14-29307


Various Retail Locations - City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

 December 30, 2014 / 2-10 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department- Community Resource Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) Dalangin, Antonio

(S) Padilla, Ilarion








On 12-30-2014, the Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit conducted an alcohol enforcement operation. Underage minor decoys were used, under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, to solicit adults outside California Alcoholic Beverage Control (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 adults to purchase alcohol for them in different locations throughout the City of Camarillo. Approximately 20 subjects at five locations were solicited during the operation. Two adult males purchased alcohol for the minor decoys. The two male subjects were arrested for BP 25658(a) / furnishing alcohol to a minor. The Camarillo Police Department wants to thank the other eighteen subjects who refused to purchase alcohol for the minors.


Two additional male subjects were arrested for CMC 10.30.010. (Drinking in Public)


The Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit will continue to conduct periodic operations in an effort to prevent minors' access to alcohol.


The Camarillo 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 along with car crashes are the 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 John Franchi


Media Release Date:

December 31, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John Franchi (805) 388-5135


Approved by:

Captain Eric Dowd



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).