The suspension is the result of an ABC "Target Responsibility for Alcohol-Connected Emergencies" (TRACE) investigation in which ABC agents established that on May 28, 2014, a Bombays' employee served alcohol to two of three minors who were allowed into the bar One of those minors later stabbed someone after leaving the bar.
The stabbing occurred at around 1:20 a.m. on May 29, 2014. According to Redding police, Martin Chavez, 20, of Redding, stabbed a 29-year-old man four times in the torso. The victim told police he was trying to break up a fight when he was stabbed. Police caught up with Chavez at a nearby convenience store.
"ABC agents see, first-hand, the trouble, the injuries and the deaths associated with under-age drinking," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). "If it is suspected that an under-age suspect or victim involved in a serious incident had been served alcohol, ABC agents will track down the source, be it someone at an establishment, a private home, or a shoulder-tap outside of a store. Sometimes this results in fines, penalties or jail time."
The 25-day Notice of Suspension means Bombays cannot serve or sell alcohol for 25 days beginning October 3. The licensee agreed to the penalty.