Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 25658 B&P
Report Number:
12-21940, 12-22407 & 12-22406    
Coroner Number:
25658 B&P
Ukiah and Calpella,CA
When: Date: 08/26/12 Time: 1600 hrs.-2100 hrs.
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the state
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Aristeo Lares-Gonzalez 36 Clearlake, Ca.
Suspect #2: Jeffrey Murray 29 Ukiah, Ca.
Suspect #3: Christopher Knowles 46 Uikiah, Ca.
Written by: Sergeant Mike Dygert
Synopsis: On 8/26/12 Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies conducted an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation in the Calpella and Ukiah areas. The Decoy Shoulder Tap Program is an enforcement program ABC and or local law enforcement agencies use to detect and deter shoulder tap activity. During the program, a minor decoy (person under 21) under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, solicits adults (21 years of age or older) outside ABC licensed stores to buy the minor alcohol beverages. Any person observed furnishing alcohol to the minor decoy is arrested and either cited or incarcerated at the county jail for providing alcohol to a minor, a violation of 25658 B&P.

During the operation, the minor decoys were deployed outside ABC licensed stores in the Calpella and Ukiah areas. The decoy's contacted several people during the operation. Most of the people contacted properly dismissed the minor decoys requests.

In the Calpella area, Aristeo Lares-Gonzales was observed purchasing and furnishing alcohol beverages to the minor decoys. Aristeo was cited for 25658 B&P. In the Ukiah area, both Jeffrey Murray and Christopher Knowles were observed purchasing and providing alcohol beverages to the minor decoys. Both subjects were cited for 25658 B&P.
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