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Police: 4 arrested in underage alcohol sting

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From page A3 | December 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police arrested several individuals Friday for allegedly buying alcohol for minors.

According to a news release, officers conducted several operations outside of businesses in the city that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

The businesses were located on North Texas Street, East Travis Boulevard, Union Avenue and West Texas Street.

In the operation, officers used underage decoys to ask people to purchase alcoholic beverages for them.

Police arrested four people who allegedly purchased alcohol for the minors or arranged the purchase of alcohol for the decoys.

Jose Manuel Gomez-Alvarado, 21; Clarence Carraway, 34; Ramon Le Rome Brown, 23; Miguel Garcia Valencia, 48, all of Fairfield, were arrested on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21.

During the sting, officers also identified and arrested a fifth person, 24-year-old William Davis of Fairfield, on an outstanding warrant.

The operation was funded by a grant provided by the Solano County Supervisors and Fairfield’s Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Task Force.

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  • Mr. CarrawayDecember 27, 2013 - 11:19 pm

    The law (law enforcement) is not always correct, and chooses to arrest people at will if they do not like them, this is not the first time I have been arrested on false charges. The other times all charges were dismissed, and this time will not be different. Mr. Carraway

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  • CD BrooksDecember 28, 2013 - 7:10 am

    Mr. Carraway, I hate to think you might have been arrested for "dislike." If you didn't purchase alcohol for minors, what happened? Did you buy alcohol and accidently "drop it" or "set it down" where minors might have picked it up? Seriously, how do you get falsely accused and/or arrested for something so blatant? I remember hanging out by liquor stores and asking someone to buy booze for us, I get that. But there are several obvious risks involved and you probably got the best of the worst! Those kids and possibly more innocent folks are probably alive due to that sting.

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  • Cordelia momDecember 28, 2013 - 7:55 am

    The am/pm in Cordelia is known to sell alcohol to minors. The minors don't even have to find someone to go in and buy it for them.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 28, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Cordelia mom, most penalties are misdemeanors with small fines ($250 1st offense), and carry little weight unless someone is injured or killed,...too late. These laws like DUI are nowhere near strict enough.

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  • Kene WinstonDecember 28, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    I dont understand the law. But i have a good idea of whats right and wrong. I've been humiliated in front of everyone, treated like a ginny pig..nothing can cover up scars. Politics in the work place...get a life.

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