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Majority of businesses found compliant during “sting” – refuse to sell alcohol to minors


washoe_county_sheriffs_office_log-3704384-7456885The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office cited 14 area businesses for selling alcohol to minors during an underage drinking laws enforcement program conducted over the first two weekends of May.

Supported by a grant from Join Together Northern Nevada, Sheriff’s Office Deputies and an underage buyer conducted checks of over sixty businesses located throughout Washoe County on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, and again on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety and security of the public. Limiting the availability of alcoholic beverages to minors helps to reduce alcohol related incidents and accidents in the county. The Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to report any type of underage drinking activities by calling 775-785-WCSO (9276) or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the impact of substance abuse in Washoe County by improving access to prevention, intervention and treatment services.

Businesses that were cited for selling to a minor:

7-Eleven, White Lake Parkway, Cold Springs
Spring Mart, White Lake Parkway, Cold Springs
7-Eleven, Lemmon Drive, Lemmon Valley
Galena Market, Mount Rose Highway, Galena
Chevron, Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
Dimaggio’s at the Lake, Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
Rookie’s Sports Bar and Grill, Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
Incline Spirits and Cigars, Country Club Drive, Incline Village
Circle K, Wedge Parkway, south Reno
Town Liquor and Smoke, Double R Blvd., south Reno
The Lake Bar and Grill, Pyramid Way, Spanish Springs
Pizza Factory, Pyramid Highway, Spanish Springs
Bonanza Casino, North Virginia Street, Reno
7-Eleven, 4900 Block of South McCarran, Reno

Businesses that were in compliance:

Golden Gate Petroleum, N. Virginia Street, Golden Valley
Jacksons, Lemmon Drive, Lemmon Valley
Walgreens, Lemmon Drive, Lemmon Valley
Jacksons Shell, Red Rock Road, north Reno
Village Grill, Village Center Drive, Cold Springs
Chuck’s Circle C Market, Cold Springs Drive, Cold Springs
Bordertown Casino, US 395, Cold Springs
Bordertown Gas Station, US 395, Cold Springs
Bi-Rite Market, Sun Valley Blvd., Sun Valley
Super Buy, Sun Valley Blvd., Sun Valley
Rainbow Market, Sun Valley Blvd., Sun Valley
Jacksons, Las Posada Drive, Spanish Springs
Golden Gate Petroleum, Sun Valley Blvd., Sun Valley
Gold Ranch Casino, Gold Ranch Road, Verdi
Lakeside Market, Lakeside Drive, Reno
River Belle Market, Highway 40 W, Verdi
Circle K, Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
Save Mart, Pyramid Way, Spanish Springs
Save Mart, Los Altos Blvd., Spanish Springs
Incline Liquor, Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
7-Eleven, Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
Jacksons Shell, South Virginia Street, Reno
7-Eleven, Eagle Canyon Drive, Spanish Springs
7-Eleven, Steamboat Parkway, south Reno
7-Eleven, Geiger Grade Road, Virginia Foothills
7-Eleven, Eastlake Boulevard, Washoe Valley
Jacksons Chevron, South Meadows Parkway, Reno
Jacksons Shell, South Meadows Parkway, Reno
Quick Stop, Veteran’s Parkway, south Reno
Bully’s Sports Bar and Grill, Pyramid Highway, Spanish Springs
Shop N Go, South Virginia Street, Reno
Woody’s Grill and Spirits, South McCarran Blvd., Sparks
Ben’s Fine Wine and Spirits, North Virginia Street, Reno
Town Liquor and Smoke, South Virginia Street, Reno
Lucky Liquor 2, Wells Avenue, Reno
Best Mart, Ryland Street, Reno
McCarran Mart, Greg Street, Sparks
ARCO AMPM, South Virginia Street, Reno
Jacksons Chevron, Wells Avenue, Reno
Go Mart LLC, Sutro Street, Reno
7-Eleven, North Virginia Street, Reno
Maverik, Stead Boulevard, Panther Valley
Gopher Market, North Virginia Street, Reno
7-Eleven, North Virginia Street, Reno
Safeway Mini-Mart, Mae Anne Ave., Reno
ARCO AMPM, Sierra Highlands Drive, Reno
Raley’s Aisle One, Robb Drive, Reno
Jacksons Chevron, Robb Drive, Reno
Maverik, Ambassador Drive, Reno
7-Eleven, 3300 block of South McCarran, Reno
Jacksons Shell, North Virginia Street, Reno
Wolf Fastop, North Virginia Street, Reno

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.


Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.