Two E.C. bars cited by Indiana Excise Police

2013-05-05T20:30:00Z 2013-05-05T23:05:04Z Two E.C. bars cited by Indiana Excise PoliceTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 05, 2013 8:30 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | A 19-year-old man using his 37-year-old's father identification card to get into an East Chicago bar was among those cited early Sunday, Indiana Excise Police said.

Excise police issued citations to Beto's Bar, 1301 East Chicago St., for violating retail to retail sales, according to a news release. Mario's Bar, at 4720 Indianapolis Blvd., was cited for retail to retail sales, two counts of allowing a minor to loiter and a violation of Indiana's type II gaming regulations.

Vincent J. Ruiz, 19, of Hammond, is accused of using his father's identification card to get into Mario's Bar. He was cited on charges of being a minor in a bar, illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, false statement of age and possession of a false identification, police said.

John D. Vargos-Moreno, 20, of Lake Station, was cited at Mario's Bar on charges of being a minor in a tavern and illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

The bar's DJ, Leonard Sanders, 47, of East Chicago, was arrested on a charge of possession of cocaine, police said. The bartender, Angel Vellon Jr., 22, of Hammond, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for probation violation.

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