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Crystal Lake Police Conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Checks at Local Retail Establishments

Post Date:09/28/2017 1:44 PM

Press Release

Crystal Lake Police Department


Date:       September 28, 2017

Contact:    Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas

                 100 West Woodstock Street

                 Crystal Lake, IL 60014

                 (815) 356-3767


Crystal Lake Police Conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Checks at Local Retail Establishments


The Crystal Lake Police Department completed another round of Alcohol Compliance Checks.  During the month of September, we examined 84 separate locations licensed to sell alcohol in Crystal Lake, including businesses that sell packaged alcoholic beverages and those that serve such beverages for on-site consumption. In all of the 84 businesses examined, persons under the age of 21, under the guidance and supervision of Crystal Lake police officers, entered and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. With the exception of three businesses, the clerks or business employees appropriately checked the purchaser’s identification, recognized them as being underage, and did not complete the sale.     


The following businesses illegally sold alcohol to a minor:


  • Walgreens - 151 Northwest Highway
  • Carlos Mexican Grill -282 W. Virginia Street
  • M Supper Club – 394 W. Virginia Street


Crystal Lake officers cited the clerks/employees who completed the sale to a minor.  An Adjudication Hearing on this matter is scheduled for 8:30am on October 13, 2017, at the Crystal Lake Municipal Center, 100 West Woodstock Street.   


Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among adolescent Americans and teenage alcohol consumption is a leading contributing factor.   The Crystal Lake Police Department strives to develop partnerships with local merchants to help them achieve the goal of zero alcohol sales to minors. The Crystal Lake Police Department conducts these Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement checks randomly throughout the year and we will continue to do so in the future.



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