Police conducted an alcohol sting at 14 Paso Robles businesses Saturday, citing one clerk for selling alcohol to a minor.
Between 3 and 9 p.m., officers monitored an underage “decoy” — typically a cadet in the Paso Robles Police Department’s Explorer Program — who attempted to buy alcohol at the businesses.
Police visited Cregor’s and One Stop Food in the 600 and 700 blocks of Spring Street, respectively; Rite Aid and Haggen in the 1100 block of Creston Road; Food For Less and One Stop Food in the 1400 and 1900 blocks of Creston Road, respectively; BevMo and Target in the 2100 and the 2300 blocks of Theater Drive, respectively; Albertsons, Walmart, AM/PM and CVS, all in the 100 block of Niblick Road; and Wayside Liquors in the 700 block of Creston Road. None sold alcohol to the minor, according to the Paso Robles Police Department.
However, a clerk at one store — Woodland Chevron in the 100 block of Niblick Road — did and was cited, police say. A citation results in a $1,000 fine and community service for the employee, and the business could face sanctions from the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.
Police say they will conduct similar operations in the coming months.