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Arvada Restaurant Waiter Given Summons After Serving Alcohol to Underage Minor (Jan 09)

The Arvada Police Department’s Liquor Licensing Investigator conducted a compliance check at nine Arvada businesses holding liquor licenses in the city on December 17, 2008. 

Two 18-year old male Explorer Scouts* served as volunteer buyers, while a sworn police officer assisted in the operation by helping observe the transactions, and by issuing the summons when the volunteer was served. 

During the course of the afternoon, an employee of DiCicco's Italian Restaurant at 5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. served a beer to one of the volunteers.  The server was issued a summons for selling to a minor.  

A Show Cause violation hearing in front of the Liquor Authority will occur February 12, 2009.   

Businesses complying with liquor laws:

The following establishments denied alcohol sales to the minors when they could not produce identification for proof of age: 

Water Tower Liquors at 5545 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

Bliss Cafe at 7501 Grandview Ave.

Primo Vino at 5713 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

Balloon Inn at 6440 Wadsworth Blvd.

Safeway at 7561 W. 80th Ave.

LaGuardia Liquors at 8008 Chase Dr.

Woody's Wood-Fired Pizza at 7995 Sheridan Blvd.

King Soopers at 8055 Sheridan Blvd. 

About Arvada's Explorer's Post

*Arvada’s Explorer's Post is comprised of young men and women (ages 15-21) who conduct meetings and training to obtain an inside perspective of policing. This hands-on program is a partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and the City of Arvada. 

As an Explorer Scout, these young men and women learn about high-risk traffic stops, investigating traffic accidents, marksmanship skills and even participate in ride-alongs with members of the Arvada Police Department. 

For more information on how to become involved with the Explorer's, check our web page at