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November 14, 2017

Two Local Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check

On November 13th, the Rapid City Police Department conducted compliance checks of local alcohol establishments.  A total of 19 establishments were checked and 17 were found to be in compliance.

Two of the establishments, Blaze Pizza, located at 515 Mountain View Rd and Fresh Start, located at 520 Birch Ave, sold alcohol to underage police informants. The sellers, Jordan Schultz (22 years old), an employee of Blaze Pizza, and Jackson Long (24 years old), an employee of Fresh Start, were issued court appearance required citations.

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              Marlin's Roadhouse Grill/Road Hog                          2803 Deadwood Ave

2              Pilot Travel Center                                                           2783 Deadwood Ave

3              Corner Pantry #14                                                            501 Deadwood Ave

4              Sabor A Mexico                                                                 208 E North St

5              Saigon Restaurant                                                           221 E North St

6              East North Casino I & II                                                  230 E North St

7              Maverik Inc                                                                         525 E North St

8              China Wok                                                                          1575 N La Crosse St Suite B

9              Seasons Restaurant and Lounge                                1902 LaCrosse St

10           Happy Jack's Timmons                                                   747 Timmons Blvd Suite B

11           Fuji Japanese Steakhouse                                            1731 Eglin St

12           Longhorn Steakhouse                                                    1510 Eglin St

13           Corner Pantry #4                                                              901 E North St

14           Dean O's Casino I & II                                                     903 E North St

15           Hong Kong Buffet                                                            927 E North St

16           Big D Oil #4                                                                         1507 E St Patrick St

17           Lucky D's Casino I & II                                                     1330 E St Patrick St

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, fifteen establishments have failed the alcohol compliance checks by selling to underage informants.

* The charges are merely accusations and the arrested/cited individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  Any additional details regarding this case can be obtained from the Pennington County State’s Attorney and/or court records as appropriate.