News Story


Camarillo - Three Cashiers Caught During Alcohol Sting Operation
10/17/2013 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Alcohol Decoy Sting Operation

Report Number:

13-23174, 13-23177, 13-23179


Various Retail Locations - City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

October 16, 2013

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail

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

City of Residence


(S) Al Arab, Milad

(S) Cantero, Teri

(S) Singh, Daljit










On October 16, 2013, members of the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail 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 (ABC).


Two underage decoys were used in an attempt to purchase alcohol from 10 locations throughout the City of Camarillo. Cashiers at seven locations asked for identification and turned the decoys away without selling any alcoholic beverages. Cashiers at three locations sold to the underage decoys and either failed to ask for identification or looked at the identification and sold anyway.


The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail will continue to conduct periodic sting operations dealing with alcohol and tobacco, in an effort to prevent access to certain products by teens and to confirm retailers in the Camarillo area are doing their part to prevent minors' access to these products in the community.


The public needs to be reminded 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 and injury in 15-20 year olds. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public to report incidents of underage drinking and purchasing of alcohol.

Prepared by:

Deputy Gunnar Dike #3928


Media Release Date:

October 17, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Gunnar Dike #3928 - (805) 388-5114


Approved by:

Captain Bruce Macedo



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).