Submitted by the Fulton Police Department
On Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19, 2011, the Fulton Police Department, in conjunction with the County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addiction (COCOAA), conducted underage drinking enforcement details funded by a state grant. The purpose of the details was to enforce state and local laws on underage possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages, as well as to address quality of life issues in the city.
On Friday, June 18th, Fulton Police utilized an undercover agent at various on and off premise establishments in the city to attempt to purchase alcohol. During the detail, Terry L. Firenze II, 24, of Voorhees Street in Fulton, was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, a class A misdemeanor. It is alleged that Firenze did purchase alcoholic beverages for a person less than 21 years of age.
The Fulton Police Department would like to recognize the following businesses and their employees for denying the sale of alcoholic beverages to the undercover agent and thus complying with NYS ABC law. They are: Nice n Easy Grocery Shoppe, Bob’s Liquors, FasTrac Stores, Byrne Dairy, Cayuga St. Midstate Market, Wilson Farms, Lakeview Lanes, Gorman’s Tavern, The Dead End Tavern, UpperLandings Bar and Grill, Muskie’s Tavern, Fran’s Riverfront, and the Red Brick Pub.
On Saturday June 19th, Fulton Police formed a plainclothes “party patrol” detail to detect and locate underage drinking parties in the city. The detail resulted in 8 different defendants being charged with 10 alcohol and quality of life-related counts. Luis Dailey, 20, Steven J. Sixberry, 25, and Charles Morrelli III, 19, James R. Walker, 29, and Pedro A. Lugo Jr, 24, all of Fulton, were charged with Possession of an Open Container, a violation. Additionally, Alexander M. Snow, 18, and Nicole M. Kenyon, 35, both of Fulton, were charged with Disorderly Conduct, a violation. Also, Andrew E. Kush, 19 of Fulton, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fifth Degree. All defendants were released on appearance tickets returnable to Fulton City Court.
The Fulton Police Department continues to combat the problem of underage drinking and quality of life concerns in the community. Those with information on possible underage alcohol possession, consumption, and parties are encouraged to contact Fulton Police at 598-4504 or the confidential TIPS line at 593-TIPS.