Updated: 07/06/2014 2:22 PM
Created: 07/06/2014 2:19 PM WHEC.com
By: Melody Burri/Messenger Post
In preparation for the Fourth of July and graduation season, a sweep by local law enforcement of businesses selling alcohol was conducted July 2 in Ontario County.
Ontario County sheriff’s deputies, in conjunction with the New York State Liquor Authority, checked local bars, convenience stores and liquor stores for compliance in the sales of alcohol to minors. Thirty establishments were checked county-wide, and employees at six of those locations sold alcohol to minors, police allege.
Each person was charged with one count of unlawfully dealing with a child in their respective towns; all were released with appearance tickets. The state Liquor Authority will also follow up with the establishments where sales to minors occurred.
Charged were Meghan E. Finnerty, 34, employee of Pedulla’s Liquor, 375 Hamilton St., Geneva; Robert L. Saglimbeni, 56, employee of Saglimbeni’s Liquor, 28 E. North St., Geneva; Richard T. Ricigliano, 57, employee of Victor Village Inn, 34 E. Main St., Victor; Randy M. Mills, 49, employee of Beehive Brew Pub, 20 Pleasant St., Canandaigua; Ted E. Pappert, 39, employee of Timber Creek Tavern, 17 S. Main St., Manchester; and Crystal D. Major, 29, employee of V Pub at the Villager, 245 S. Main St., Canandaigua.
Any establishment seeking free training on recognizing fraudulent identification may contact Sgt. David Frasca at the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office at (585) 394-4560.