Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
12/16/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2014
Subject:
ONE CITED DURING UNDERCOVER VICE DECOY OPERATION
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On Friday, December 12, 2014, the Long Beach Police Department's Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), conducted an undercover operation throughout the City of Long Beach.

The "Minor Decoy" operation targeted employees of ABC licensed establishments, specifically restaurants with bars, who sold alcohol to minors. Minors under the age of 21, under the supervision of the L.B.P.D., attempted to purchase alcohol from restaurant employees.

During the course of the “Minor Decoy” operation, 10 establishments were visited, resulting in one (1) citation being issued to an employee for selling alcohol to a minor. The citation was issued at a restaurant in the 6500 block of E. Pacific Coast Highway.

The Long Beach Police Department was pleased to see the majority of establishments in compliance with ABC laws. The L.B.P.D. will continue to enforce ABC laws at all establishments throughout the city.

Anyone wishing to report illegal behavior relating to the unlawful sale of alcohol should contact the Vice Investigations Section at (562) 570-7219. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.