This operation resulted in 36 purchase attempts citywide, with 9 violations observed. Of these 9 violations, one cashier did not request identification from the underage volunteers, and 8 requested identification, checked it, and sold them alcohol anyway. These figures represent a 75% compliance rate among convenience stores and gas stations citywide.
This operation resulted in the arrest of the following individuals for Sale of Alcohol To A Person Under 21 Years of Age, Florida State Statute 562.11, at the following locations:
Christopher Charles Parker, w/m, 12/20/1986 of Melbourne (CVS; 15 E. New Haven Av)
Esma Coklar, w/f, 9/15/1988 of Palm Bay (Mobile; 3000 S. Babcock St.)
Jermaine Obrien Flowers, b/m, 7/22/1984 of Melbourne (Walgreens; 1350 N Wickham Rd.)
Larry Jason Wright, b/m, 8/14/1981 of Palm Bay (7-Eleven; 1700 S. Babcock St.)
Nicholas Alexander Wyatt, w/m, 10/12/1993 of Melbourne (BP; 4520 W. Eau Gallie Blvd.)
Deborah J Shafer, w/f, 06/2/1959, of Palm Bay (Walgreens; 975 S Babcock St)
Barbara Jean Murren, w/f, 02/24/1956 of Melbourne (Mobile; 900 N Wickham Rd.)
Maya C Patel, w/f, 02/15/1953 of Merritt Island (K&D Beverage; 1461 Sarno Rd.)
Berkant Taylan, w/m, 06/15/1969 of Palm Bay (GasQuik; 4000 S. Babcock St)
All businesses were in the City of Melbourne
The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident and more information may be
available at a later time. For additional information, please call the PIO phone number listed above.
If you have any information please call Crimeline: 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)