The Oroville Police Department, working in conjunction with the California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control, held enforcement operations on Tuesday and Wednesday to combat loitering and public intoxication.
The operations were made possible by a grant received from ABC.
On Tuesday, November 28th Oroville Police Officers performed a High Visibility Operation. Officers in full uniform, driving marked patrol units, patrolled ABC licensed businesses. Officers contacted subjects loitering at the businesses, cited subjects who were drinking alcoholic beverages in public, and made arrests for other violations. During the Tuesday operation four subjects were cited for drinking in public, and a total of 12 arrests were made for public intoxication, warrants, parole violation, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Wednesday, November 29th Oroville Police Officers performed the second BLOC Task Force operation. Eleven individuals were cited for drinking in public, one was arrested for public intoxication, four were arrested for outstanding warrants, and one subject was arrested for domestic violence. Three ABC licensed businesses were documented for the excessive loitering at the businesses.
All totaled over the two operations, 15 people were cited and 18 were arrested. The goal of the operations is to improve the quality of life in the City of Oroville, through enforcement and education. Over 30 licensed businesses were visited during the two operations, in an effort to educate them on the responsibility they have to ensure people are not loitering or consuming alcoholic beverages on the property.
For further questions regarding this operation contact Detective Stott (530)538-2458