On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department's Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), participated in a Shoulder Tap Operation.
The operation focused on individuals who knowingly purchased alcohol for minors. Minors under the age of 21, under the supervision of the L.B.P.D, approached customers outside a business. The minors told the individuals they were too young to buy alcohol and requested alcohol be purchased on their behalf. Two customers who purchased alcohol for a minor were identified and subsequently issued a misdemeanor citation for unlawfully furnishing alcohol to a minor. The businesses were unaware that an undercover operation was underway.
These operations are conducted with the community's safety in mind. The L.B.P.D. will continue to enforce ABC laws at all establishments throughout the city and wants to remind everyone that there are consequences for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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