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Local merchants allegedly ‘stung’ selling alcohol to minors 

By André Coleman 01/02/2014

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A joint effort between police and a local nonprofit organization has resulted in citations for four businesses — including one in Pasadena — that were caught selling alcohol to minors during a compliance check. 

As part of the operation, which included the Pasadena Police Department, the South Pasadena Police Department and Day One, a drug- and alcohol-prevention program aimed at local youngsters, minors acting as decoys attempted to buy alcohol at 10 businesses in Pasadena in November and 10 businesses in South Pasadena on Dec. 13.

According to a statement issued by Day One — started in the late 1980s in part by former interim Pasadena police Chief Bruce Philpott and local activist Fran Neumann — a clerk at the  K+S Mobil gas station, 1813 E. Colorado Blvd., sold alcohol to the minor.

South Pasadena businesses that allegedly sold alcohol to minors were: The Big Lots store, 1401 Huntington Drive; Ralphs supermarket, 1745 Garfield Ave.; and Carmines Italian Restaurant, 424 Fair Oaks Ave.

The store owners face $2,000 fines and could have their liquor licenses revoked if they are found to be repeat offenders. 

In 2010, more than 50 percent of the stores visited during compliance checks sold alcohol to minors, according to information released by Day One. In 2013, minors purchased alcohol at 30 percent of the stores visited during compliance checks. 

Law enforcement officers supervise the minors during the operation. 

The alcohol compliance checks are part of a grant by Los Angeles County Substance Prevention and Control. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, frequent compliance checks significantly decreases alcohol sales to minors. 

“Findings from studies conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism note that underage alcohol use kills more young people than all illegal drugs combined,” Carolina Gazzolo Clark, director of prevention programs at Day One, wrote in a prepared statement.

“Alcohol-related incidents are always significant, whether they are DUIs or merchants selling alcohol to minors.” said Pasadena Police Lt. Tracey Ibarra. “The compliance checks are not just there to protect the public, but also to protect the minors who don’t always understand the dangers of alcohol.”  

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Andre:

Who were the minors? I'll bet that they were most likely "old" looking "children." Or maybe they were younger juvenile delinquents who where getting pimped out by some law enforcers perhaps because they had previously been busted with pot, or perhaps some other "Drug-War" contraband.

One thing's for sure, whoever they are, they can now list "Law-Enforcement Whore" on their Hollywood acting resumes.

In any event, did you also charge Day One, that drug-and-alcohol prevention program, an advertising fee as well?

DanD

posted by DanD on 1/02/14 @ 06:27 p.m.

Gezz Dan, you are one fcuked up old fcuk. Do you have the date memorized when it all went down hill for you? The day that changed your life and sent you into this spiraling hateful abyss. Christmas in your retirement home, (you know, the one where the hallways smell like urine) must have been quite a hoot.

posted by russmen626 on 1/03/14 @ 08:56 p.m.

russtroll;

The crap that squirts out of your amoebic brain cell, do you really represent the best and the brightest of Pasadena's law-enforcement industrial complex?

Keep up the good work proving to everybody else just how detestable your kind of badge-dangling gangbanger really is.

DanD

posted by DanD on 1/04/14 @ 07:00 p.m.

Hey Dandy, in that halfway house you live in, do you have to share bathroom with all the other crackheads?

posted by russmen626 on 1/04/14 @ 10:53 p.m.

russtroll;

Being the perverted LE monster that you quite apparently display yourself to be, let us all know, how often do you rape your son in the ass?

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All the cop pervs reported on above must be close friends of yours russtroll, do you trade stories with them after targeting your neighbor's kids?

DanD

posted by DanD on 1/05/14 @ 10:07 a.m.

Dandy, do read anything that anyone has ever heard of, or is this all your dial-up modem will allow you to get to? Maybe next time you're cruising for guys at the library bathrooms you can use one of their computers.

posted by russmen626 on 1/05/14 @ 02:06 p.m.

russtroll;

Are you really that ignorant about the internet?

DanD

posted by DanD on 1/05/14 @ 07:40 p.m.

Hey Dandy, I got one question for you. Who was president the last time your children saw you?

posted by russmen626 on 1/06/14 @ 03:21 p.m.

Dandy is this you? I'm worried.

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posted by russmen626 on 1/06/14 @ 07:22 p.m.

Russtroll;

You're the ass-digging constable-type ~
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You probably even make your own butt-probing trading cards so your friends on the force can entertain themselves during shift change.

Time to change your diaper now you sick puppy.

DanD

posted by DanD on 1/06/14 @ 09:28 p.m.

Dandy, what are you doing at home? I thought you would be collecting cans down at the Rose Bowl. Whats the going rate on aluminum and plastic bottles these days?

posted by russmen626 on 1/06/14 @ 11:34 p.m.
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