On Saturday, April 18, the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), participated in a Shoulder Tap Operation and subsequently issued misdemeanor citations to two individuals found unlawfully “furnishing alcohol to a minor.”
The LBPD announced Tuesday that under their supervision, minors under the age of 21 approached customers outside a business and explained to individuals that they were too young to buy alcohol and requested alcohol be purchased on their behalf. Two customers complied with the minor, were identified, and issued a misdemeanor citation for the action.
According to the LBPD, the businesses were unaware of the operation which was conducted with the community’s safety in mind. They will continue to enforce ABC laws at all establishments throughout the city.
Anyone wishing to report illegal behavior relating to the unlawful sale of alcohol should contact the Vice Investigations Section at (562) 570-7219. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.