Susanville PD Catches 2 for Buying Alcohol for Minors


Press Release
April 29, 2022

The Susanville Police Department cited 2 people on Thursday April 28, 2022 for furnishing
alcohol to minors. The operation was conducted in the general vicinity of the City of

The Susanville Police Department conducted a program called a Decoy Shoulder Tap
Operation which targets adults who purchase alcohol for people less than 21 years of age.
Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside
a business and ask patrons to buy them alcohol. The minor indicates in some way he or she
is underage and cannot purchase the alcohol.

We would like to thank the 23 other citizens who were contacted during this operation
and did not purchase alcohol for the decoys. The Susanville Police Department would
like to thank the decoys in this operation who volunteered their time and the California
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This operation was made possible by a
grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Ryan Cochran
Chief of Police