Monday, Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins announced the Tomahawk Police Department recently completed the first phase of alcohol compliance checks within the city.
As a result of these checks, five of the nine businesses checked were found in violation.
All five of the personnel in the violations were cited.
According to detective John DuPlayee, those cited were the BP Amco Station, Great Lakes Foods and Nelson’s County Market all located on N. 4th St. In addition, Crossroads Mobil on E. Somo Ave and Tomahawk Shell Station on S. Tomahawk Ave. were also cited.
Citations in the amount of $376 were issued to each business found to be in non-compliance.
DuPlayee indicated the department routinely conducts tobacco compliance checks however Monday’s event was the first alcohol compliance check conducted in some time.
“We received anonymous information of some of our businesses in town selling alcohol to minors.” DuPlayee said.
According to a press release from the department, Elvins indicated the department will continue checks throughout the year until all businesses are in compliance.