Sting Operation Nets Five Arrests

Nov 2, 2015

It was a relatively uneventful Halloween weekend in Unalaska.

But for five locals, buying an 18-pack of beer at the Alaska Ship Supply liquor store for a minor out front led to their arrests.

According to charging documents, five men were arrested separately Saturday night for buying alcohol for a minor under 21. In what the Unalaska Police department calls a “shoulder tap” operation, police enlisted a decoy to stand outside one of the two liquor stores in town and ask shoppers to buy them alcohol.

Five men - aged 25 to 52 - obliged and were arrested and charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor. Two of the men are Dutch Harbor residents and the other three hold driver's licenses from Arkansas, Florida and Washington.