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Press Release: Minor Decoy Operation
Agency: Hemet Sheriff and Agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control
Station Area: Hemet
Written Date: April 6, 2019 Time: 5:00 P.M.
Incident Date: April 6, 2019 Time: 10:00 A.M.
Incident Location: Various Alcohol Vending Establishments in Valle Vista
Reporting Officer: Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s): D190960013


On Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 10:00 AM, members of the Hemet Sheriff's Station and Agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Opens in New Window(ABC), conducted a minor decoy operation in which minors under the age of 21 years with direct supervision of deputies and ABC Agents, attempted to purchase alcohol from eleven retail licensees in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Valle Vista.

All of the eleven business were found to be in compliance.

Multiple stations from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department received an ABC Alcohol Policing Partnership grant.  This grant money is being used to help fight alcohol related crimes and to educate ABC licensed businesses.  The goal of the ABC APP program is to partner with local law enforcement agencies to help make communities safer. 

ABC in conjunction with the Riverside Sheriff’s Department is conducting the compliance checks statewide to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. Conducting minor decoy operations are a tool of law enforcement to ensure that licensees are complying with the law. Operations will continue within the jurisdiction of the Jurupa Valley station.
Anyone with further information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Soto at the Hemet Sheriff's Station, 951-791-3400.  


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