Citations issued for allegedly furnishing alcohol to minors
By The Telegram
Eighteen individuals were cited and released Saturday on allegations of furnishing alcohol to minors.
The Garden City Police Department, in cooperation with the Kansas Division of Alcohol Beverage Control, conducted compliance checks on local liquor and cereal malt beverage retail stores.
Cooperating individuals younger than 21 were sent into the businesses in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. Those individuals were required to present identification, if asked, and could not lie about their age. In several instances, they were asked for their identification and businesses still sold alcoholic beverages to them, according to police.
The following individuals were cited and released on allegations of furnishing alcohol to a minor: Kandis Schilling, 47, Sunrise Spirits, 3010 Lareu Road; Angelina Lopez, 72, Chihuahua Liquor, 1101 N. Taylor Ave.; Tiffany Hernandez, 20, Dillons East, 1305 E. Kansas Ave.; Amanda Brown, 34, Discount Liquor, 713 E. Kansas Plaza; Jodi Thomas, 37, Third & Kansas Liquor, 601 E. Kansas Ave.; Sarah Ochoa, 27, The Pantry, 511 E. Kansas Ave.; Johnny Esquivel, 31, El Zarape, 2501 E. Business 50,; Jorge Rojas, 20, Quicker Market, 4005 E. U.S. Highway 50; Sharon Flynn, 67, Tabor Liquor, 1111 W. Mary St.; Abigail Rivero, 19, Dillons West, 1211 W. Buffalo Jones Ave.; Juana Rodriguez, 45, El Remedio, 1005 E. Fulton St.; Alejandro Meza-Mena, 21, The Pantry, 501 E. Fulton St.; Alba Torres-Flores, 53, East Garden Village Liquor, 4003 E. U.S. Highway 50; Norma Rodriguez-Alvarado, 38, Mariscos Puerto Nuevo, 1107 N. Taylor Ave.; Martha Nogales-Aguirre, 31, El Manantial Mexican Restaurant, 519 W. Mary St. No. 111; Yanira Medrano, 34, San Antonio Restaurant, 1116 N. Taylor Ave.; Bernadino Ayala-Rios, 56, Rosie's Goodtimes Bar, 212 W. Fulton St., Suite B; and Joseph Smith, 28, Garden Bowl, 1501 N. Taylor Ave.
The following businesses were checked and found to be compliant: U-Pump It, 410 W. Kansas Ave.; Watering Hole, 503 S. Main St.; Fulton and 4th Liquor, 111 N. Fourth St.; Fulton Convenience Store, 601 E. Fulton St.; Garcia Liquor, 1208 E. Fulton St.; Wheatlands Country Store, 1521 E. Fulton St.; Chappel Liquor, 1715 E. Fulton St.; U-Pump It, 156 Campus Drive; The Pantry, 2522 N. Taylor Ave.; Express Corner, 501 W. Mary St.; Garden City Liquor, 1115 W. Campbell St.; Taylor Liquor, 1304 N. Taylor Ave.; Food Mart No. 3, 1505 W. Buffalo Jones Ave.; Caro Liquor, 1806 W. Buffalo Jones Ave.; Walgreens, 1308 E. Kansas Ave.; Calihan Liquor, 1904 E. Mary St.; Kwik Shop, 1102 Campus Drive; Walmart, 3101 E. Kansas Ave.; La Playa Dorado, 121 W. Fulton St., Suite A; Tacos Salina, 306 W. Fulton St.; Fourwinds Bar and Grill, 1604 W. Buffalo Jones Ave.; El Conquistador Restaurant, 1601 W. Buffalo Jones Ave.; Time Out Sports Lounge, 1319 N. Taylor Ave.; DJ's Fool Moon Saloon, 1621 Taylor Plaza; Pizza Hut, 1627 N. Taylor Ave; Las Margaritas, 301 N. Main St., Suite B; Pizza Hut, 301 E. Kansas Ave.; Tequilas Mexican Grill, 1715 E. Kansas Plaza; Samy's Spirits and Steakhouse, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.; Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon, 2306 E. Kansas Ave; Applebee's, 3030 E. Kansas Ave.; Hard Rock Lanes, 1612 E. Laurel St.; Tacos El Tapatio, 1203 E. Fulton St.; Planks BBQ, 912 E. Fulton St.
During the evening hours, the same personnel, along with the Garden City Fire Department, Community Corrections and Garden City Municipal Court Probation, checked several bars and clubs for compliance with applicable laws and ordinances. Gol Latino and the Santa Fe Club were found to be operating without a city license, according to police. Both businesses were cited administratively by the Kansas Division of Alcohol Beverage Control and were shut down until they could obtain a license.
Fire code violations were found at Rosie's Goodtimes Bar, Gol Latino and the Santa Fe Club and will be handled through the Garden City Fire Department, according to police.
The Time Out Sports Lounge, DJ's Fool Moon Saloon, Samy's Spirits and Steakhouse, and the El Maguey Club, 3455 E. U.S. Highway 50, were found to be in compliance.
Officials also went to the Finney County Exhibition Building to check compliance related to a large dance and made the following arrests:
Joel Zamarripa, 46, Bristol, Colo., was arrested and lodged in the Finney County Jail on allegations of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Martin Ruiz, 14, 2203 Reiff Road, No. 17, was arrested on an allegation of criminal trespass and released to the Southwest Kansas Juvenile Detention Center.
Christopher Avitua, 16, 2113 C St., was arrested on an allegation of criminal trespass and released to the Southwest Kansas Juvenile Detention Center.