Two Wareham Businesses Allegedly Sold Alcohol to Minors
WAREHAM— Wareham Police detectives say they have observed minors allegedly buying alcohol at two Wareham liquor store businesses within weeks of each other.
On Tuesday, July 23rd, a detective witnessed a female walking out of the Wareham Liquors Package Store on Main Street with a bag allegedly containing alcohol. The detective was aware that the female was under the age of 21 and confronted her about the issue. Inside of the bag, the detective found a six-pack of beer and confiscated it.
The clerk working at the store, Dipenkumar Patel, 31, of Wareham has been summonsed to appear in Wareham District Court on charges of selling liquor to a person under 21. The 20-year-old Wareham resident is also being summonsed to appear for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Just a few weeks later, police made a similar observation at another local business in Wareham.
On August 15th, another Wareham Police detective was making observations near the Liquor Locker package store on Cranberry Highway. The detective saw a male enter the store and was aware that he was not 21 years of age.
The detective observed the male allegedly buy a bottle of alcohol and stopped him a few minutes later and seized the bottle.
Anthony Rose, 38, of Wareham was the clerk who allegedly sold the alcohol to the minor and will be summonsed for selling liquor to a person under 21. The 20-year-old Brockton resident will also have to appear in court for minor in possession of alcohol.