Petaluma police arrested seven people Sunday during an operation targeting licensed alcohol establishments and people for sales of alcohol to minors.The operation, which took place between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., involved the use of a 17-year-old decoy who entered various establishments and tried to buy alcohol. None of the businesses sold alcohol to the decoy, according to police.At about 3 p.m., officers initiated a “shoulder tap” sting, in which they had the decoy stand in front of various stores and try to find someone to purchase alcohol for them, and the operation resulted in seven arrests.Monica Hendrix, 33, Gregory Strohnmeyer, 53, Ricardo Reyes, 24, and Maycol Gomez, 26, were among the suspects arrested for purchasing alcohol for the decoy, police said. Police also arrested two suspects who were in a vehicle with Reyes. Sosa Cresencio, 25, was driving the vehicle. He allegedly had been drinking and did not have a license.Cresencio was not found to be driving under the influence but was arrested for driving without a license and cited for possessing an open alcohol container in the vehicle.Jorge Alvir, 25, was also cited for being in possession of an open alcohol container in the car, according to police.
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