Stamford Shopkeeper Charged with Allegedly Selling Liquor to Minor

The minor was also charged for allegedly purchasing the alcohol.

An officer on patrol Wednesday in the area of 316 Shippan Avenue observed a young Hispanic male exiting Shippan Liquors carrying a brown bag that the officer believed to be a bottle of alcohol, authorities said Thursday.

According to police, the officer was in a patrol car at the time, so he flagged down an officer on the sidewalk to stop the man and check his ID, police said.

Identified as Nicoli Quijano, of Nelson St., police said the male was confirmed to be only 20-years-old. In the bag, police allege they discovered a bottle of Barcardi Arctic Grape Rum.

Quijano, when asked if his ID was checked at the time of his purchased, confirmed with police that it had not been and positively identified Abdul Aziz, 48, of Caldwell Ave., as the shopkeeper who sold him the alcohol, authorities alleged.

Aziz was issued a summons for illegal sale of liquor to a minor. Quijano was issued a summons of illegally purchasing liquor as a minor.


Other Arrests

Freddie Dante Hicks, 28, Cedar St., was charged early Thursday morning with possession of narcotics and possession within 1500 feet of a school or government building.

Joseph Moise Larose, 72, of Durant St., was charged Wednesday morning with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. 

Lida Michel, 54, of Durant St., was charged Wednesday afternoon with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Melvin Thomas Person, 52, of Greenwich Ave., was charged Wednesday afternoon with possession of narcotics and sale of certain illegal drugs.

James Jay Schwartz, 25, of Sunnyside Ave. in Darien, was charged Wednesday night with possession of hallucinogens, possession of marijuana and operation of a drug factory.

Walter Trujillo, 28, of Morgan St. was charged Wednesday afternoon with second degree threatening, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child.



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