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Following reported complaints from residents regarding liquor stores, the Hoboken Police Department’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Unit conducted a citywide operation for serving underage patrons.
The January 5th operation was led by HPD Sergeant Charles Kucz and Detective Anthony Caruso, with the assistance of two undercover Jersey City Police Officers who are under the legal drinking age.
Of the twelve Hoboken liquor stores entered that evening, ten were cited for sale to someone under the legal age to purchase alcohol.
- Village Market; 702 Washington Street
- Cork Wine & Spirits; 1450 Washington Street
- Blue Ribbon; 450 1st Street
- Daniel Liquors; 87 Garden Street
- Ottomanelli’s; 422 Monroe Street
- Hoboken Discount Liquors; 98 Willow Avenue
- Augie’s Liquors; 419 Adams Street
- Sasso’s Deli; 1038 Garden Street
- Hoboken Vine; 400 Newark Street
- Yash Liquors; 1004 Washington Street
Those listed above reserve right to dispute the charges at an upcoming hearing.
“Hoboken’s Chief of Police Kenneth F. Ferrante would like to thank the citizens who brought this situation to light as well as the ABC Unit and its Detectives for their dedication and hard work that made this operation a success,” said HPD in a press statement. “Chief Ferrante would also like to thank Jersey City’s Chief of Police Michael Kelly for his cooperation and use of two of his officers as well as thank those two officers for their work and professionalism during this operation.”