On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, members of the Fairfield Police Department’s Special Operations Team and Crime Prevention Unit conducted alcohol compliance checks on local businesses, per a Fairfield Police Department Press Release.
Two Fairfield Police Explorers, one age 18, and the other age 19, were used as decoys in the sting. Both gave their actual ages and ID cards, if asked by the servers.
Of the 19 local businesses that were checked for alcohol compliance, 5 provided alcohol to minors.
Employees at Round Table Pizza on Business Center Drive, Pelayos Mexican Food on Business Center Drive, Wing Stop on Gateway Boulevard, Bandwagon Lounge on Parker Road, and Sgt. Peppers on Parker Road were issued citations for furnishing alcohol to a minor.
These cases were also forwarded to the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control for administrative actions against these businesses.
This operation was a follow-up to a similar sting that took place in December of 2014. During that event, in which two decoys, ages 16 and 17 were used, bartenders at Fuddruckers on Travis Boulevard, Johnny Carino’s Restaurant on Gateway Court and the Red Robin Restaurant in the Solano Town Center Mall were issued misdemeanor citations for serving alcohol to minors.
The Fairfield Police Department is attempting to make local businesses aware that it is committed to keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors. Per the Fairfield PD press release, “[the department’s] hope is that through a combination of enforcement and education, we can have a safer, healthier community.”