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* Vacaville Police Arrest Five Adults for Allegedly Providing Alcohol to Minors

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Police arrested five Vacaville residents for consenting to provide alcohol to minors during a Friday evening targeted sting operation outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store, Vacaville police said. Two juvenile decoys working with officers stood in front of the store at 189 South Orchard Ave., where they asked adults to purchase beer for them. Although more than 20 adults were propositioned, most of them refused. However, on four separate requests the adults involved agreed to make the exchange. All of the adults were released after agreeing to appear in court. In one incident, police said 19 year old Shanita Solomon consented to purchase beer for the youth. But Solomon, being too young to make the buy herself, asked her 21 year old companion, Angela Lencioni, to purchase the beer. Police said Lencioni gave the beer to Solomon, who then gave the beer to the decoys. Both women were arrested for furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor. Three separate requests led to the arrests of Larry Miranda, 37, Brian Grencik, 28, and Daniel Terry, 25. The men individually agreed to make purchases and presented alcoholic beverages to the juveniles, police said. Officers confronted and arrested the adults when the transfers were complete. This operation and future planned enforcement actions are made possible through grant funds awarded to the Vacaville Police Department by California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Residents are encouraged by police to report suspected illegal activity to the police department by phoning a 24-hour non-emergency number at (707) 449-5200.

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