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West Sacramento Police Department
Friday March 16th, 2012 :: 09:10 p.m. PDT


West Sacramento Police Dept. and ABC Shoulder Tap Operation

West Sacramento Police Shoulder Tap Operation
On 3-16-12 the West Sacramento Police Department and the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control conducted a “Shoulder Tap Operation” in the City of West Sacramento. This was part of the largest assembled Shoulder Tap Operation involving roughly 100 agencies throughout the State.

In West Sacramento a total of 12 locations were visited and 78 subjects were contacted. The operation resulted in the arrest of 8 adults who purchased alcohol for decoys less than 21 years of age.

Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and ask patrons to buy them alcohol. The minor indicates in some way he or she is underage and cannot purchase the alcohol. If the adults agree to purchase alcohol for the minor, officers then arrest and cite them for furnishing alcohol to the minor. The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1000 fine and 24 hours of community service.

This program is part of the long term ongoing efforts of the West Sacramento Police Department to ensure the safety of juveniles in our City by limiting their availability to alcohol.

West Sacramento Police Department
550 Jefferson Boulevard
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 916-617-4900

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