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Crime Rising, Citizens Rising Up

The first is an informational meeting for Sunny Brae residents regarding the City of Arcata’s Neighborhood Watch program this Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Sunny Brae Middle School Cafeteria. Included will be information of how to form a Neighborhood Watch program, and tips on being a helpful, observant neighbor. For more information contact Susan Ornelas, Arcata City Council at [email protected]

Inside An APD/ABC 'Shoulder Tap' Operation

Minor Decoy operations have been conducted by local law enforcement throughout the state since the 1980s. When the program first began, the violation rate of retail establishments selling to minors was as high as 40 to 50 percent. When conducted on a routine basis, the rate has dropped in some cities as low as 10 percent or even below.

APD/ABC Shoulder Tap Operation Nets Six

Minor Decoy operations have been conducted by local law enforcement throughout the state since the 1980s. When the program first began, the violation rate of retail establishments selling to minors was as high as 40 to 50 percent. When conducted on a routine basis, the rate has dropped in some cities as low as 10 percent or even below. In 1994, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that use of underage decoys is a valid tool of law enforcement to ensure that licensees are complying with the law.

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