(Beaver Dam) City officials in Beaver Dam are meeting Tuesday with a liquor license holder accused of repeatedly selling alcohol to minors. Police Chief John Kreuziger told the city’s Administrative Committee Monday night that demerit points could be assessed against the Exxon Mobile at 1516 North Spring Street as part of an ordinance that penalizes alcohol license violators with suspension or revocation.
“We’ve been getting complaints from parents, school liaison officers, citizens, and grandparents about this business,” the chief says.
The alleged infractions started with the sale of alcohol to an underage person during an April 10th compliance check that saw one other business in the city in violation. Kreuziger says he talked to the owner, issued a citation and warned that authorities would be back. Two weeks later, two teens found with alcohol said they got it from the Exxon, resulting in another police visit. Another compliance sweep earlier this month resulted in Exxon being the only business in violation. Kreuziger says they conducted surveillance and attempted another compliance check this weekend.
“We were going to go in and purchase but when we were arriving there was someone underage walking out with alcohol,” Kreuziger says, “They had a case of been so then we go back to issue a citation and out comes another juvenile with another case of beer.”
A few hours later, the Horicon Police Department issued an absolute sobriety citation to a minor who says they purchased the alcohol at Exxon. Kreuziger says the owner has not been cooperative with releasing video footage. The chief will make a recommendation on any possible demerit points pending the outcome of today’s meeting with the owner and the city attorney.