SJ gets $25,000 grant to combat alcohol-related crime

A■ By Halima Haider / Reporter $25,000 grant was recently awarded to the San Jacinto Police Department (SJPD) by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in a city-wide attempt to lower, if not eliminate, alcohol-related crime in San Jacinto. And on Jan. 14, using those grant funds and specially-supervised minors as decoys, San Jacinto police officers cited four clerks for selling alcohol to minors and also cited four adults who purchased the alcohol for minors. SJPD and ABC agents will combine efforts to enforce stricter screening of patrons buying alcoholic drinks to avoid selling to minors and intoxicated people. The grant will also help curtail the illegal solicitation of alcohol and

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