On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 the Santa Cruz Police Department and state Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) participated in a minor decoy operation. The operation visited 21 off-sale alcohol establishments in Santa Cruz and had minor decoys attempt to purchase alcohol. In all, three businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors. Below is a list of the cited businesses and those that did not sell to the minor decoy.
Businesses that sold to the decoy:
Valero - 1319 Ocean St
7-11 - 2429 Mission St
DJ'S Mini Mart - 833 Water St.
The following businesses did not sell to the decoy:
Hernandez Market -Beach Market - Days Market - Rite Aid - 901 Soquel Ave. - Ernie's Liquor –
Lloyd's Liquor - The Grog Shop - Bonesio's - Rotten Robbie on Mission St - Trader Joe's - Mission Liquors - USave Liquors - Circle Market - Santa Cruz Market - Valero - 335 Mission St. - Valero, 1516 Soquel Ave,
7-11 - 367 Ocean St - Ocean St Market and Deli.
Funding for these operations comes from a state ABC grant.