Results of Alcohol Compliance Checks in Reno/Sparks

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO- On March 3, Detectives of the regional Street Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) conducted an undercover alcohol compliance check in the Reno area. The focus of the operation was to target stores that sell alcohol to minors and increase the awareness of underage drinking. It was made possible from grant funds provided by Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws. Detectives used underage decoys to go into stores in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.Out of the 41 stores checked, the following were not in compliance:
1. Shop n Go – 641 Moana Lane, Reno, NV
Sales / Furnishing alcohol to a minor
2. Silver State Liquor – 1100 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, NV
Sales / Furnishing alcohol to a minor
3. LA Food and Liquor – 870 Gentry Way, Reno, NV
Sales / Furnishing alcohol to a minor
4. El Paisano – 1290 Gentry Way #103, Reno, NV
Sales / Furnishing alcohol to a minor
5. 7 Eleven – 3085 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV
Furnishing alcohol to a minor
6. Maverick – 15 Panther Way, Reno, NV
Sales / Furnishing alcohol to a minor
7. Maverick – 995 Ambassador, Reno, NV
Sales / Furnishing alcohol to a minor

In addition to the alcohol compliance check, detectives also checked to see if clerks/employees were in compliance with the Stated of Nevada’s, Alcohol Beverage Awareness program and in possession of a valid alcohol education card. Out of the 41 store clerks checked, all but 3 clerks did not possess their Alcohol Education card.

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 or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW

SPARKS- On March 2nd and 3rd, the Sparks Police Department performed alcohol compliance checks on 27 different businesses in Sparks. An underage volunteer went into the stores and attempted to purchase alcohol from employees. 24 of the businesses did not sell alcohol to the minor. Three employees were cited for Sale of Alcohol to a Minor and one employee was warned for not complying with the Alcohol Awareness Training that is required.

The list of the businesses in compliance are:
Dhaka Convenience Store 2164 Victorian, AM/PM Mini Market 2240 Victorian, Pyramid Discount Liquor 300 Pyramid, C-Mart 829 Cst, Nemo's Market 445 Wright Way, 7-11 425 Greenbrae, JV Liquor 538 Greenbrae, Dollar Plus and Mini Market 660 Greenbrae, Scolari's 950 Holman, Quick Serve 2191 Pyramid, Jacksons Food Mart 2805 N. McCarran, Raley's 2389 Wingfield Hills Rd, Raley's Aisle 1 2433 Wingfield Hills Rd, Aspen Glen Bar 5215 Vista, CVS Pharmacy 5151 Sparks Blvd, Sneakers Bar and Grill 1380 Disc Dr, Vista Grill 1250 Disc Dr, Scolari's 1300 Disc Dr, Star Liquor 1495 E. Prater #105, Vista Mart 2995 Vista, CVS Pharmacy 2878 Vista, Safeway 2858 Vista, Safeway Gas Station 2808 Vista.

The businesses not in compliance were:
Raley's 2895 N. McCarran
Dad's Quick Mart 5212 Sparks Blvd.
Chevron 1390 Disc Dr
Smart Liquor 5245 F2 Vista

The Sparks Police Department wants to thank the businesses and employees in compliance for their efforts at keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors.


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