POLICE TO TARGET SELLERS OF ALCOHOL.Byline: Joseph Giordono Staff Writer
SIMI VALLEY Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. - Seller, beware.
That is the message being sent by the Simi Valley Police Department The Simi Valley Police Department (SVPD) is the police department of the city of Simi Valley, California. The department currently has over 120 sworn officers, and more than 65 support personnel. The department has a patrol area that covers over 39 square miles. as officers embark on another period of strict enforcement of alcoholic beverage alcoholic beverage
Any fermented liquor, such as wine, beer, or distilled liquor, that contains ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, as an intoxicating agent. When an alcoholic beverage is ingested, the alcohol is rapidly absorbed in the stomach and intestines because it does not sales.
As it has several times in the past, the department is sending out underage ``decoys'' over the next couple of months to enforce state liquor laws liquor laws, legislation designed to restrict, regulate, or totally abolish the manufacture, sale, and use of alcoholic beverages. The passage of liquor laws has been prompted chiefly by the desire to prevent immoderate use of intoxicants, but sometimes also by the in Simi Valley.
Underage young adults, working with the police, will enter businesses and attempt to buy alcoholic beverages
Businesses where sales to underage buyers occur will be referred to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Alcoholic Beverage Control may refer to:
Alcoholic Beverage Control may refer to:
``It has been a very effective tool to make sure establishments are complying with liquor sales laws,'' said Sgt. John Wilcox.
``It is something that we do sporadically to keep the establishments on their toes.''
According to the latest Simi Valley data available from the Ventura County office of the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 13 restaurants were cited in a similar sting in 1998.
In that operation, police officials sent 18- and 19-year-olds into 93 area restaurants to try to buy alcohol.
Thirteen employees were cited with misdemeanors, and the businesses were fined by the department.
Police officials said this year's operation will target all kinds of businesses, and that has local workers on alert.