Bay City PD undercover operation a success
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Sergeant Edward Guzman led an undercover operation targeting clerks who illegally sell alcoholic beverages to minors.
Several divisions within the department worked to pull this operation together.
During these operations, minors are sent into stores to attempt to purchase an alcoholic beverage from the clerk.
If the clerk sells the alcohol to the minor, the clerk is arrested for Sale of Alcohol to a Minor, a Class A Misdemeanor.
On the night of December 7th, officers checked sixteen stores.
This operation yielded a better outcome than the operation conducted in October 2016.
That operation resulted in five out of twelve stores selling alcoholic beverages to a minor. This go round only resulted in two out of sixteen stores selling alcoholic beverages to a minor.
Bay City Police Department would like to give kudos to the following stores for staying vigilant and keeping our kids alcohol free: Chester’s Chicken located at 1400 7th Street, MS Express located at 1417 7th Street, Mini Mart #8 located at 2119 7th Street, Bay City Food Mart located at 2300 7th Street, Kevin’s Korner located at 2320 13th Street, HEB located at 2700 7th Street, CVS Pharmacy located at 2711 7th Street, Walgreen located at 3018 7th Street, Peter’s Cut Rate Liquor located at 3202 7th Street, Black Cat Chevron located at 4209 7th Street, WB Liquors and Wine located at 4310 7th Street, Wal Mart located at 4600 7th Street, Murphy USA located at 4608 7th Street, and Stripes located at 5620 7th Street.
The clerk, Lizbeth Resendiz, 24 years of age, from La Michoacana Meat Market located at 3100 7th Street, and the clerk, Mark Perez, 36 years of age, from S Discount Liquor located at 3601 7th Street were both arrested for the offense of Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage to a Minor a Class A Misdemeanor.
Not only are the clerks arrested, but businesses who sale alcoholic beverages to minors can have their licenses/permits canceled or suspended.
Bay City Police Department is committed to continuing these types of operations to keep alcoholic beverages out of the hands of our minors.