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Sutter County Sheriff's Deputies Conduct Alcohol Sting

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:00 AM

For Immediate Release:

Sutter County Sheriff’s Deputies aided by underage Sheriff’s Cadets conducted a series of alcohol stings in Sutter County. The purpose of the sting operation was to confirm the compliance of off-sale and on-sale liquor regulations by merchants in the area. A total of nineteen sites were checked during the operation. One arrest was made at an on-sale establishment which resulted in the bartender being charged with sales of alcohol to a minor. The bartender at the Nicolaus Tavern, 979 Nicolaus Avenue, Nicolaus, was identified as Mary Elizabeth Dekeyrel, 46, of Nicolaus. She was released on citation.

Operations conducted at two off-sale establishments resulted in the arrests of two clerks for sales of alcohol to a minor. They were identified as Monica Ann Rudolph, 30, of Marysville. She was arrested at the AM/PM Market, 1332 Bogue Road, Yuba City. She was released on citation. The second clerk arrested was identified as Sheri Rene Pruitt, 21, of Live Oak. She was arrested at the More-4-Less Store, 10020 Highway 99, Live Oak. She was released on citation.

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Department will continue to conduct alcohol related operations and to offer education for merchants and the public regarding alcohol regulations. These combined enforcement and educational efforts are intended to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors.

Contact Person and Telephone Number:

Bill Grove, Undersheriff 530-822-7307

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