May 12, 2017

One Local Business Fails Alcohol Compliance Check

On May 9th, the Rapid City Police Department conducted compliance checks of local alcohol establishments.  A total of 17 establishments were checked and 16 were found to be in compliance.

One of the establishments, On the Border (located at 1331 East North Street), sold alcohol to underage police informants. The seller, 24-year-old Marcus Sanchez, an employee of On the Border, was issued a court appearance required citation.

Furnishing alcohol to a minor is a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by 30 days in jail, a $500 fine, or both.

The following establishments were found to be in compliance:

  1. Sumo                                                            214 E St Joseph St
  2. Hot Spot Casino                                        420 E St Patrick St
  3. BJ's                                                                 701 E St Patrick St
  4. Robbinsdale Lanes                                   805 E St Patrick St
  5. American Legion                                       818 E St Patrick St
  6. Sooper Dooper 1                                      915 E St Patrick St
  7. Family Thrift Liquors                               1516 E St Patrick St
  8. Rapid City Aaerie (Eagles)                     1410 Centre St
  9. Valley Sports Bar                                      1865 S Valley Dr
  10. Inferno Food by Fire                                3503 E Highway 44
  11. Sickie's Garage                                          3313 E Mall Dr
  12. Hay Camp Brewing Co.                           601 Kansas City St
  13. Kathmandu                                                727 Main St
  14. Teddys Bar and Grill                                826 Main St
  15. Big D Oil #24                                               3010 W Main St
  16. Ruby Tuesday                                            2709 Mt Rushmore Rd

The Rapid City Police Department is committed to excellence in public safety. Protecting the youth in the community is a priority and the Department will continue to conduct alcohol compliance checks in an effort to reduce underage consumption of alcohol.

Since January 1, 2017, six establishments have failed the alcohol compliance checks by selling to underage informants. 

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