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ABC GRANT COMPLETION YIELDS 21 ARRESTS

Post Date:06/28/2019 3:50 PM

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For Immediate Release
June 28, 2019

ABC GRANT COMPLETION YIELDS 21 ARRESTS

CORONA, CA– In July of 2018, the Corona Police Department received a grant in the amount of $35,758 from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to conduct various operations and inspections at ABC licensed establishments.

The ABC grant allows officers to focus on alcohol-related crimes at or near ABC Licensed establishments and reduces the ability for minors to obtain alcohol. This is accomplished through minor decoy operations, IMPACT inspections of ABC licensed establishments, saturation patrols, LEAD trainings, and other investigative techniques. 

The following is a summary of what the Corona Police Department was able to accomplish with the grant:

• Minor decoy operations were conducted at 25 ABC licensed establishments. Three arrests were made for furnishing alcohol to a minor.
• Officers conducted four shoulder tap operations and contacted 83 people, resulting in 13 arrests for furnishing alcohol to a minor.
• One LEAD training was hosted.
• Officers organized 36 IMPACT inspections at ABC licensed establishments.
• Officers conducted four undercover operations performing surveillance inside ABC licensed establishments.
• Officers organized two “cop in a shop” operations which resulted in five arrests for possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a loaded firearm, and citations for possession of an open container of alcohol.
• Officers conducted two saturation patrols where officers directed bar checks and DUI enforcement.
• The Corona Police Department held four internal trainings for patrol and traffic officers.

If you have any questions regarding the ABC grant that the Corona Police Department, please contact Officer Steven Hungerford at 951-736-2347 or Steven.Hungerford@CoronaCA.gov.

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.

Media Contact 
Officer Tobias Kouroubacalis 
Public Information Officer  
951-407-8064 
Tobias.Kouroubacalis@CoronaCA.gov

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