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Glendora Police Receive Underage Alcohol Sales Enforcement Grant

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Editor's Note: The City of Glendora made the following announcement on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The California Office of Traffic Safety has announced that the Glendora Police Department has been selected to again receive funding to participate in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC) Minor Decoy/Shoulder Tap grant.

The enforcement program is designed to detect and deter liquor stores and markets from selling alcohol to minors, and to deter adults from furnishing alcohol to minors outside of licensed premises by use of the "shoulder tap" method of getting alcohol by standing outside of a store and asking adults to buy them alcohol. During the program, a minor decoy, under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, either attempts to purchase alcohol, or solicits adults outside ABC licensed stores to buy the minor decoy alcohol. Any person furnishing alcohol to the minor decoy is either cited or arrested for furnishing alcohol to a minor.

The Glendora Police Department conducts these types of enforcement operations regularly, including this past holiday season when 22 businesses in Glendora were visited, and not one sold alcohol to the minor decoys, ages 18 and 19 years old. All of the businesses requested identification from the decoys and ultimately turned them away without a sale.

“This was the first time in recent memory where the Department has conducted an alcohol minor decoy operation without a single sale,” said Police Chief Tim Staab. “This is exactly what I want. An important part of this program is to raise public awareness about of underage drinking, and it’s working.” Chief Staab shared an incident that during this past operation, a decoy had been turned away by a liquor store clerk. As the decoy walked out the door, the clerk smiled and waved, telling the decoy, “Say ‘Hi’ to ABC for me.” “I love stories like that,” said Chief Staab
daleford February 06, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Look no further than the local homeless population. I have seen first hand kids asking the homeless drunks to buy their alcohol. The kids know that the "keep the change" tactic will work with them always. You could also score your math from most of the homeless too.
Bill C. February 07, 2014 at 06:22 PM
If the homeless ever start to go missing in town wonder who the cops will be questioning first...hmm?
daleford February 09, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Nah. If bill c ever goes missing then they can look my way. Is it your duty to make stupid comments while you troll? Look bill, you moron, go sit at Ralph's, by the recycling center, and watch how many cars with teens pull up there on a Friday night. And watch the homeless run over to LA tienga liquor store and purchase those teens alcohol. Then comment on my posts. I stated fact bill. You are a complete moron. Open your eyes and look at the city around you.
Bill C. February 09, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Unlike you I have better things to do than gaze at the homeless at night seeing what they're up to. You sure are a touchy guy and trust me, I don't worry about message board nitwits with no game. Best get back to your binoculars and hiding spot, might be a homeless guy peeing in a bush somewhere. Think I'll enjoy a cold one and The Olympics.
Larry S February 11, 2014 at 12:06 AM
Really daleford? You are going to stoop to name-calling? Has that tactic ever won anyone support or respect?
daleford February 11, 2014 at 01:26 AM
well Larry, first this bill c dude always has something to say about my comments. I stated a fact , the homeless people do buy kids booze, and bill has to insinuate that if homeless people go missing, to look my way? where does my saying kids know they can get booze so easy over by many of the liquor stores from the homeless. and that is a fact that I know as I have a recently graduated child that admitted that many of the kids obtain alcohol this way. and then for Mr bill to think I sit with binoculars and watch the homeless is absurd. see unlike what bill c may think, I have plenty of game. and I am very active on my community. I actually get out and walk my kids up to get ice cream. I walk my dog. I actually will leave the car at home and walk to get a few items from the store. I take my kids to glendora parks. I take my kids to our local hiking spots. I have lived in glendora for many many years. my kids have played little league here. and unfortunately I have to encounter this homeless population as I walk down the streets the my and your tax dollars help build. and it really is out of hand. so for someone to think I sit around and watch the homeless people is straight up moronic. and that would make one a moron. does anyone remember the homeless murders and the late teens that committed that crime? the homeless fires? all the other crimes committed be people who are "down on their luck". see larry , I am not afraid to express my disgust for the homeless population that has skyrocketed over the past 10 years. and how they are bringing down our community. the good people of glendora do have compassion for the homeless, but seriously the kindness is being taken advantage of. and its bringing down our beautiful city. so Larry, I know it may seem like name calling but dude has been all up on my nuts for many many posts now talking his smack being a forum troll. so I called like it was. good day Larry...
Larry S February 11, 2014 at 02:15 PM
I have news for you daleford....every weekend in Glendora there is a party at some house where the parents are okay with kids drinking alcohol. They supply it and condone it. When my child was in high school, every week was the same.....alcohol to under-aged minors at parties in this "religious" and "conservative" community. I am less concerned about homeless people providing booze than I am disturbed by how many parents think it's okay to let minors drink alcohol! The parents are much greater enablers than the homeless.
daleford February 11, 2014 at 02:47 PM
although I do not condone of parents giving alcohol to kids, in those situations, the parents usually monitor the activity, take keys, and say when enough is enough. and again I do not condone that. but if kids are gonna do it, at least what you describe is usually supervised.
Bill C. February 11, 2014 at 06:22 PM
Oh please Daleforf, your posts are really all about picking on the homeless and then getting your all upset when I throw a little humor at you, get a grip dude. First of all Larry made lots of sense with his remarks about who are the major enablers of teen drinkers and you just kissed it off like it was no big deal because of this major hate you have going on for the homeless. As someone who has dealt with them for the majority if his working career I can tell you some are jerks, some are dopers, some are thugs, some are nuts and some are the victims of some real bad luck. Lucky for them there are more people who care enough to try to help them and not so many like you who could care less. I'm no troll dude, made plenty of comments on Patch so your comment is idiotic and I guess the two dead homeless guys were just ok with you as they were just taking up space anyway or buying booze for kids. By the way "2" is "many many posts"? Yeah right, you truly need to relax.
Bill C. February 11, 2014 at 06:23 PM
Should have said Daleford, my mistake.
Larry S February 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM
Well said, Bill. All, good points.

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