Employees at several Elmhurst businesses were cited for selling alcohol and cigarettes to minors last week.
Sale of Tobacco to a Minor:
Mary Betts, 70, 525 Geneva, Elmhurst, for selling a pack of Newports to a minor at BP at 6:13 p.m. Feb. 28.
Ellowyne D. Scott, 43, 574 Fairway, Wheeling, for selling tobacco to a minor at York Road Mart, 641 N. York at 6:39 p.m. Feb. 28. The clerk asked for an ID, used a calculator to calculate the age, then completed the sale of Newport cigarettes to the minor, police said.
Sale of Alcohol to a Minor:
Ponjakhan Khanjanasthiti, 42, 1629 Harlen Ave. Apt. 1, Berwyn, was cited for selling alcohol to a minor at Bambu Thai, 1035 S. York Road, at 6:18 p.m. Feb. 28.
Zenel Dervishi, 57, 589 W. Belden, was cited for selling beer to a minor at York Liquors, 552 S. York Road, at 6:57 p.m. Feb. 28.
Bharatkumar D. Patel, 49, 524 Green Oaks Court Apt. N, Addison, was cited for selling beer to a 20-year-old man at Convenient Food Mart, 416 N. York Road, at 7:33 p.m. Feb. 28. Police said Patel checked the ID, but sold the liquor anyway.
Wayne W. Cowsky, 26, 80y River Forest Drive, Bensenville, was cited for selling alcohol to a minor afte he delivered a bottle of beer to a 20-year-old at 7:50 p.m. Feb. 28.
Lara Lappin, 23, 200 Addison Road, Riverside, was cited for selling beer to a 20-year-old at Arena Sports Bar, 630 W. Lake St., at 8:32 p.m. Feb. 28. Police said she placed the beer on the counter, checked the ID, said it was OK then asked the minor if wanted to pay right away or open a tab.
All of those arrested were released on bond at the scene.
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