Section: LOCAL Page: B2 Date: SATURDAY, September 15, 1990
FIVE ARRESTED IN ALBANY IN LIQUOR LAW CRACKDOWNBy Joe Mahoney Staff writer
In an effort to curb sales of alcoholic beverages to underage drinkers, city police and a State Liquor Authority investigator have arrested five people who allegedly sold six- packs of beer to a 19-year-old who had no identification with her. Detective John Pariseau said the arrests were made at five out of a total of 26 stores visited on Sept. 5 by the undercover underage woman who was accompanied by plainclothes investigators. The other 21 stores refused to sell her beer.
With area colleges now back in session for the fall semester, "the neighborhoods are in an uproar" over underage drinking, Pariseau said. The legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages in New York is 21. Each of the five defendants was charged with selling a six-pack of beer to the young woman while a plainclothesman hovered nearby. Those arrested for violating the state alcoholic beverage control laws were identified as: *Randall E. Kehoe, holder of the alcoholic beverage license for Random Walk News at 10 Delaware Ave. He was freed on his own recognizance and is scheduled to return to City Court next Thursday. *Luiz Rodriguez, holder of the liquor license at Holden's Market at Quail and Spring streets. He was fined $250 on Thursday in City Court after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. *Mohamed B. Mohamed, a clerk at West Best Grocery at Livingston Avenue and Judson Street. His case was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal on Thursday. *Keith A. Mills, license holder at Keith Bait & Tackle Store at Clinton Avenue and Hawk Street. His case was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal on Thursday. *Eliott Moore, clerk at New Image Deli on South Pearl Street. He is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 27. Pariseau said police plan to continue the crackdown on stores in an effort to enforce the liquor law.