Berlin Police Department Investigation Division personnel conducted sale of alcohol compliance checks at seven permitted/licensed businesses in Berlin on Tuesday, July 3.
The following establishments failed to comply with the parameters set forth in the General Statutes of Connecticut, Title 30, Liquor Control Act:
One Stop Store, 164 New Britain Road; Plaza Liquors, 863 Beckley Road; Berlin Convenience & Deli, 831 Mill St.; Turnpike Wine, 1943 Berlin Turnpike; Wine Merchants, 717 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.
Both Stop & Shop, 1135 Farmington Ave., and Top Shelf Liquors, 300 New Britain Road, complied with the law, declining to sell alcohol to an underage person.
The Berlin Police Department will continue to conduct these compliance checks. Anyone who has information concerning Berlin businesses selling alcohol to underage persons should call 860-828-7080 or access the crime tip link on the town website.
-- Press Release