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Elmhurst businesses cited for selling alcohol, tobacco to minors

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 1:11 p.m. CDT

ELMHURST – Police reported they recently conducted a series of routine liquor and tobacco compliance checks of Elmhurst vendors.

Deputy Chief Dominic Panico said the Elmhurst Police Department receives a grant through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission to conduct the checks. Police also participate in education efforts to prevent tobacco and alcohol sales to minors.

Panico said police check vendors who sell tobacco or alcohol in Elmhurst. They do not target any specific retailers.

A July 5 check resulted in four citations for sale of tobacco to a minor and nine citations for sale of alcohol to a minor. Police said the checks were conducted between 5:35 and 8:49 p.m.

The following were cited selling tobacco to a minor and released:

• Imran Mohammed, 24, of the 500 block of North West Avenue, Elmhurst, at Tobacco Hut, 954 North York St.

• Jose Velasquez-Garci, 29, of the 1000 block of South York Road, Elmhurst, at Shell gas station, 926 North York St.

• Joyce Zetscher, 61, of the 800 block of North 20th Avenue, Melrose Park, at Cigarette Center, 573 North York St.

• Jeremy Resillez, 22, of the 1200 block of Chatham Lane, Roselle, at 7-Eleven, 525 South Spring Road.

The following were cited for selling alcohol to a minor and released:

• Jayantilal A. Ankola, 63, of the 15000 block of Dewberry Lane, Orland Park, at Williams Liquor, 925 South York St.

• Patricia A. Klouda, 72, of the 200 block of North West Avenue, Elmhurst, at the American Legion, 310 West Butterfield Road.

• Lamar D. Gardner, 29, of the 18000 block of 15th Avenue, Broadview, at Mariano’s, 678 North York Road.

• Michael Slagle, 43, of the 200 block of Myrtle Avenue, Elmhurst, at Fratellos Pizzeria, 426 North York St.

• Tiffany Falco, 34, of the 900 block of Stratford Avenue, Elmhurst, at Doc Ryan’s, 490 South Spring Road.

• Codie L. Hinchley, 21, of the 200 block of East Crescent Avenue, Elmhurst, at Hamburger Jones, 551 East Vallette St.

• Leopoldo Tovar, 37, of the 3600 block of 57th Street, Chicago, at Smash Burger, 538 West St. Charles Road.

• Bethany Stratton, 28, of the 200 block of East Elm Street, Villa Park, at Salseria Grill and Cantina, 116 North York Road.

• Fang Xie, 37, of the 300 block of West 27th Street, Chicago, at Sushi Nest, 142 North York St.

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