74% Compliance in Reno-Area Alcohol Check; Down from 78%, 91% in 2012

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, Nev. -- Regional Street Enforcement Team officials found 74% of business that sell alcohol complied with sales laws when they conducted an undercover alcohol check at 34 locations.

Detectives carried out the check Friday, February 15th. They targeted 34 business in and around Reno.

The goal was to ensure clerks were not selling alcohol to customers under the age of 21 years and to increase education about underage drinking.

The operation was carried out by personnel from the Regional Street Enforcement Team, Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN), and underage volunteers, with funding from a grant provided by Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL).

The underage volunteers would go into a store and try to buy alcohol; if the clerk asked to see identification (ID), the volunteer presented his or her own, real ID card. If the clerk proceeded to sell the alcohol, s/he was cited.

The operation found a 74% compliance rate with 25 out of 34 locations complying with the law. That compares to 78% in March of 2012 and 91% in August, 2012.

Regional Street Enforcement Team officials would like to commend the owners and clerks at the following locations for complying with the law:

Winner’s Corner located at 7695 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
Rainbow Market located at 7590 Colbert Ln., Reno, NV
Scolari’s Market located at 8165 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
AM/PM located at 6190 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
Town Food & Liquor located at 2640 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
Rainbow Market located at 1501 Vassar St., Reno, NV
Sak ‘N’ Save Grocery located at 1000 E. Plumb Ln., Reno, NV
Jackson’s located at 2001 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
G Food and Liquor located at 6 E. 4th St., Reno, NV
Silver Spur Liquor & Gifts located at 221 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV
Silver Smoke &Liquor LLC located at 141 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV
Nahar Food & Discount Liquor located at 600 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
Easy Market located at 500 W. 2nd St., Reno, NV
Winner’s Corner located at 350 S. Arlington, Reno, NV
Safeway Mini Mart located at 5150 Mae Anne Ave, Reno, NV
AM/PM located at 2002 Sierra Highlands Dr, Reno, NV
Royal Liquor and Smoke located at 6380 Mae Anne Ave. #1, Reno, NV
Raley’s Mini Mart located at 1690 Robb Dr., Reno, NV
7-11 located at 10170 N. McCarran, Reno, NV
Jackson’s located at 901 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV
7-11 located at 1665 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV
SG Food Mart located at 4410 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV
Maverick located at 15 Panther Wy, Reno, NV
7-11 located at 7500 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV
Terrible’s located 13900 Stead Blvd, Reno, NV

In Nevada, the fine for selling alcohol to someone under the age of 21 is $500. Officers cited clerks for selling or providing alcohol to underage customers at the following locations:

1. Jackson’s located at 10585 Stead Blvd., Reno, NV, Case #13-3027
2. 7-11 located at 4997 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno, NV, Case #13-3029
3. Fireside Inn, located at 205 E. 4th St., Reno, NV, Case #13-3026
4. Shell located at 700 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV, Case #13-3020
5. Ace Liquor located at 142 W. 2nd St., Reno, NV, Case #13-3016
6. Wright Way Liquor located at 330 Evans St., Reno, NV, Case #13-3028
7. 7-11 located at 690 Booth St., Reno, NV, Case #13-3015
8. Jashan Market located at 436 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV, Case #13-3022
9. AM/PM located at 600 Kietzke Ln., Reno, NV, Case #13-3014
**This clerk was arrested, as he did not qualify for a citation**

Detectives also checked for clerks' valid Alcohol Awareness Training cards. Only three clerks did not have a valid card. Detectives issued each of them a citation and the $500 fine which comes with a first offense.

Detectives say, "Operations of this type will continue throughout the year. Anyone with information regarding the sale or furnishing of alcohol to minors is encouraged to contact the Street Enforcement Team at 334-3065, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW."


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