OCEANSIDE – On September 25, 2018, the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced that ABC agents posted a Notice of Suspension at the Firewater Saloon located on Pier View Way in the city of Oceanside. The business is prohibited from serving, selling or allowing consumption of alcohol indefinitely. The owner must transfer the license to another person or persons within the next 180 days or the license will be revoked.
The suspension is the result of an investigation conducted ABC agents and Oceanside police officers related to “disorderly activity.”
From December 2016 through July 2018, police responded and took action numerous times for incidents such as fights, assaults, public drunkenness and disturbing the peace. Because there were so many calls for service this created a law enforcement problem and a drain on police resources.
“ABC agents work with local law enforcement officers to improve safety in neighborhoods and for surrounding businesses,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Business owners, particularly those who sell and serve alcoholic beverages, have a responsibility to their patrons and their community to run an orderly business.”