The Berlin Police Department Investigation Division conducted sale of alcohol compliance checks at nine permitted/licensed Berlin businesses on Dec. 29. The following establishments failed to comply with the parameters set forth in the General Statutes of Connecticut, Title 30, Liquor Control Act:
C&C Wine & Spirits, 1207 Farmington Ave.; Berlin Spirits, 118 Mill St.; Berlin Convenience & Deli, 831 Mill St.; Turnpike Wine, 1943 Berlin Turnpike.
Employees at these businesses who were responsible for conducting the illegal transactions were issued misdemeanor summons for violation of Connecticut General Statutes 30-86(b)(1), Sale/Delivery of Alcohol to a Minor. These establishments were also subject to a “Law Enforcement Referral” made to the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Liquor Control Division.
The following businesses complied with the law and declined to sell alcohol to an underage person:
One Stop Store/Berlin Mini Mart, 164 New Britain Road; Top Shelf Liquors, 300 New Britain Road; Super Stop & Shop, 1135 Farmington Ave.; Wine Merchants, 717 Berlin Turnpike; M&M Discount Wine & Spirits, 22 Chamberlain Highway.
The Berlin Police Department plans to continue to conduct compliance checks. Anyone who has information concerning Berlin businesses selling alcohol to those underage, call the BPD at 860-828-7080 or via the crime tip link at berlinpd.org or town.berlin.ct.us.
-- Press Release
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