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Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln police join with state to curb alcohol-related violations

By: Staff Report
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The Roseville, Rocklin and the Lincoln police departments are working in conjunction with the state of California Alcoholic Beverage Control to combat alcohol-related violations in the South Placer County area. The agencies were awarded a grant from the Alcoholic Beverage Control in the amount of $87,584 to conduct various types of operations in all three cities for the 08-09 fiscal year. Officers from the agencies work each operation together, strengthening partnerships and providing a directed enforcement approach and education opportunity for residents in South Placer County. On Sept.13, officers from the three departments conducted shoulder tap operations in the city of Roseville, targeting people who bought alcoholic beverages for known minors in front of businesses. In six separate locations, minors approached approximately 100 individuals and asked them to purchase alcohol for them. During the operation, two adults were cited and four adults were arrested. The two citations were for a single charge of providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21 years. The four arrests included charges of providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21 years, driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, providing false information to a peace officer, possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21 years and sales of marijuana. These operations will continue each month throughout the fiscal year. To date, 17 people have been arrested.