MANHATTAN BEACH – On October 9, 2018, the Manhattan Beach Police Department announced the results of an alcohol beverage control sting conducted in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and El Segundo on September 21st.
The three police departments and California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents have partnered to conduct sting operations to determine if licensed establishments are abiding by state laws and local operating permits, and not serving or selling alcohol to those under 21.
The September 21st sting targeted both stores and places where alcohol is served. During the sting underage decoys attempted to purchase alcohol at 52 locations within the three cities. Employees at four establishments were cited for selling alcohol to the underage decoys.
Those establishments included:
- Chevron (3633 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach)
- Ercoles (1101 N. Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach)
- Green Store (2151 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach)
- Office Downtown (206 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo)
“Servers and clerks must do their due diligence in asking for and checking IDs,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “ABC agents work with local law enforcement to conduct these types of operations to protect the public. Under age drinking can lead to many disastrous outcomes including the loss of life. We thank ABC agents and law enforcement officers for their public safety and prevention work.”