On Friday, April 2nd, 2010, officers from the Branford Police Department including selected members of the department’s patrol and detective division along members of the department’s Matrix Squad (officers assigned to proactive policing measures) conducted compliance checks for possible underage drinkers at six local bars and restaurants in Branford.
Lt. John Finkle, who is on a special assignment with the department’s Detective Division and lead the compliance checks said, “We are pleased to report that all six establishments were found to be in compliance. We would like to thank the owners, management, and employees of these establishments for their vigilance in checking identifications of their patrons.”
Chief John DeCarlo said, “As the summer approaches, additional compliance checks will be conducted at random times and we would like to remind the owners, management, and employees of all establishments where alcoholic beverages are served to continue to be vigilant in checking the identifications of their patrons.” The Chief continued, “Working together with local establishments, it is our intention to be proactive in preventing underage drinking and the associated public safety risks that goes along with it.”
The establishments checked included:
- Margarita’s at 377 East Main St.
- Cue and Brew at 131 Commercial Parkway
- SBC at 850 West Main St
- Eli’s at 624 West Main St
- Donovan’s Reef at 1212 Main St
- Bix’s Café at 246 Main St