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City of Ventura - Police Department
Thursday June 23rd, 2011 :: 09:40 p.m. PDT


Press release: Minor Decoy Operation, June 23, 2011

Incident: Minor Decoy Operation

Contact: Watch Commander, 805-339-4416

Location: City of Ventura

Date Occurred: June 23, 2011

Officer(s) Involved: Alcohol Beverage Control Officer/Ventura Police Officers

Victim(s): State of California

Suspect(s): Dhan Prajadatl Prakashcanora, 49 years

Report #: RN 11-7007


On the above date, the Ventura Police Department conducted a Minor Decoy operation in the City of Ventura.

The Minor Decoy Program is an enforcement program that Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and local law enforcement agencies use to detect and deter sales of alcohol to minors. During the program a minor decoy under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, attempts to purchase alcohol at retail locations.

During the operation the decoys attempted to purchase alcohol at eighteen different locations. Of the locations, one business sold alcohol to the 19 year old minor decoy. The following is a list of businesses who sold alcohol to the minor decoy

1. Ventura 76, 11008 Citrus Dr., Ventura

The following is a list of businesses who did not sell alcohol to the minor decoy:

1. Circle K, 11051 Citrus Dr., Ventura
2. Lucky 7 Market, 10337 Telephone Rd., Ventura
3. Scandia Liquor, 10257 Telephone Rd., Ventura
4. Circle K, 1007 S. Petit Av., Ventura
5. Ralphs, 9372 Telephone Rd., Ventura
6. Telephone Shell, 7841 Telephone Rd., Ventura
7. Albertson’s, 7800 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
8. CVS, 7850 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
9. Chevron, 7700 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
10. Vons, 6040 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
11. CVS, 5900 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
12. Fresh & Easy Market, 5101 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
13. College Liquor & Deli, 4220 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
14. College Shell, 4111 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
15. Mandell’s Liquor, 3915 E. Telegraph Rd., Ventura
16. Victoria 76, 1121 S. Victoria Av., Ventura
17. Village Wine & Spirits, 1449 S. Victoria Av., #B, Ventura

Officer Doug Cleavenger is our Department's Alcohol Enforcement Officer and supervised the operation. Officer Cleavenger is also in charge of the Responsible Retail Program, which is a program to improve public health and safety in our community by increasing the awareness of the dangers that result from improper sales and service of alcoholic beverages, particularly to minors and those who may already be intoxicated. The Ventura Police Department, in conjunction with other county agencies and organizations, will provide alcohol beverage establishments with responsible beverage sales and service training.

City of Ventura - Police Department
1425 Dowell Dr
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-339-4400

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