News Story


Camarillo - Two Cashiers Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors
1/3/2015 8:26:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Alcohol Decoy Sting Operation

Report Number:



Various Retail Locations - City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

January 2, 2015

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) Dimas, Alma Rosa Valdez

(S) Nolte, Hailee Rose







On January 2, 2015, the Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit conducted an alcohol sting, using underage minor decoys, in an attempt to purchase alcohol from various retail establishments in the City of Camarillo. The goal of this operation was to limit minors' access to alcohol and confirm retail establishments are abiding by the Business and Professions Code and rules set forth by the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. 


Two underage decoys were used in an attempt to purchase alcohol from twenty locations throughout the City of Camarillo. Cashiers at eighteen locations asked for identification and turned the decoys away without selling any alcoholic beverages. A cashier at two locations, Camarillo Liquor Market and Toppers Pizza sold to the underage decoy and either failed to ask for identification or looked at the identification and sold anyway.


The Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit will continue to conduct periodic sting operations in an effort to prevent minors' access to alcohol.  These sting operations are being funded by a grant through the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.


The police department would like to remind the public that selling alcohol to minors is illegal and that alcohol is a factor in many homicides and suicides; which 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 #2549


News Release Date:

January 2, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John Franchi  (805) 388-5135


Approved by:

Captain Mark Franke



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).