Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - April 29, 2011

Police Bulletin

Sting nets five for selling tobacco to minors

A tobacco sting in Pleasanton on Saturday led to citations against clerks at five locations, Pleasanton police said.

Underage decoys went to 38 of the 40 stores in Pleasanton that sell tobacco, police said, and while 33 of them complied with the law and refused the sale, five clerks sold the youths cigarettes.

The five locations were Vista Bottle Shop in the 6000 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; Beverages and More in the 5700 block of Johnson Drive, Chevron in the 52300 block of Hopyard Road; Union 76 in the 4100 block of First Street; and Shell in the 3700 block of Hopyard Road, according to a police report.

California law prohibits the sale of tobacco to minors. Violators are subject to either a misdemeanor criminal action or civil action, and fines for a first offense begin at $200, police said.

In other police news, a shoplifting at Abercrombie and Fitch at the Stoneridge Shopping Center netted a dozen bottles of perfume valued at a total of $1,296.

The theft occurred between noon and 12:30 p.m., according to a report, which said someone walked out the front door of the business with the perfume.


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