On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Rapid City Police Department conducted compliance checks of local alcohol establishments. A total of 19 establishments were checked and 15 were found to be in compliance.
Four of the establishments sold alcohol to underage police informants: Autumn Hills Liquor, located at 5312 Sheridan Lake Rd; Common Cents, located at 2808 Sheridan Lake Rd.; Piesano’s Pacchia, located at 3618 Canyon Lake Drive Suite 33; and Shooters, located at 2424 W Main St. The sellers are: 47-year-old Marcus Flavin, an employee of Autumn Hills Liquor; 32-year-old James Lowrance, an employee of Common Cents; 35-year-old Daniel Orth, an employee of Piesano’s Pacchia; and 47-year-old Clarence Whitlock, an employee of Shooters. Each 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:
- Botticelli Ristorante 523 Main St
- Loaf ‘N Jug 1627 Mt Rushmore Rd
- Colonial House 2315 Mt Rushmore Rd
- Black Hills Coffee 5955 S Highway 16 Suite G
- Buffalo Wings & Rings 5622 Sheridan Lake Rd
- Arrowhead Country Club 3675 Sheridan Lake Rd
- Big D 2303 Jackson Blvd
- Jackpot Casino 2144 Jackson Blvd
- Marco’s Pizza 3625 Jackson Blvd
- Canyon Lake Pub 4116 Jackson Blvd
- Canyon Lake Liquors 4244 Canyon Lake Dr.
- Carousel Casino 2050 W Main St Suite 2A
- Buffalo Wild Wings 715 Mt View Rd
- Family Thrift 751 Mt View Rd
- Corner Pantry 601 Mt View 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, five establishments have failed the alcohol compliance checks by selling to underage informants.