News Story


Fillmore Police Arrest One During Underage Alcohol Sting Operation
3/30/2015 1:22:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Alcohol 'Shoulder Tap' Sting Operation

Report Number:



Various Locations - City of Fillmore & Unincorporated Piru

Date & Time:

March 29th, 2015, between the hours of 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department Investigations Unit

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

City of Residence


One (1) Adult Male




On 3/29/2015, the Fillmore Police Department's Investigations 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 others to purchase alcohol for them in different locations throughout the City of Fillmore and the unincorporated area of Piru. Approximately 20 subjects at four locations were solicited during the operation. 1 adult male purchased alcohol for the minor decoys. The one male subject was arrested for BP 25658(a) / furnishing alcohol to a minor.



The Fillmore Police Department's Investigations Unit will continue to conduct periodic operations in the area in an effort to prevent minors' access to alcohol.



The Ventura County Sheriff's Office and the Fillmore 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 Mario Aguilar


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Javier Chavez 805-524-2233



Approved by:

Captain R. Bassi #2978



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).