On Wednesday March 27th the Seaside Police Department in partnership with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) conducted a minor decoy compliance inspection in Seaside, Gearhart, and Cannon Beach. Several male and female decoys between the ages of 18 and 20 were used to attempt to purchase alcohol at thirty-six establishments through out South Clatsop County. Eight businesses sold to the decoys and each employee was cited by Seaside Police for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. Overall twenty-eight businesses refused to sell for a 78% success rate on this compliance inspection.
These compliance inspections are done on a random basis. According to Seaside Police Chief Bob Gross, this one was very disappointing given the number of businesses that sold to a minor. We have seen much better numbers of those passing in the past and Seaside Police will be working with OLCC to offer additional training and education to those businesses that failed or any others interested.
Seaside Police working in partnership with OLCC and the Clatsop County Reduce Underage Drinking Task Force continue working to eliminate access to alcohol by minors in order to make a safer and healthier environment for our young people.
The following establishments sold alcohol to the decoy(s):
The following establishments were checked and PASSED:
Ohana Media Group
Phone: (503) 861-6620
Fax: (503) 861-6630