The New London Police Department cited three downtown restaurants and arrested two people on Friday as part of a liquor compliance inspection.
Acting Chief Peter Reichard said the Bulkeley House Saloon, Exchange Bar and Grill, and O'Neill's Brass Rail were cited. The Bulkeley House Saloon was cited for violations related to sanitation, refilling, and fire safety code. Reichard said the restaurant disobeyed the regulation prohibiting the refilling of liquor bottles in full or part and that fruit flies were found in some of the bottles.
The Exchange Bar and Grill citations say the restaurant did not have a supply of age statement forms on hand and refused to cooperate with the department or give information to officers. O'Neill's Brass Rail was cited after the minor was found loitering in the barroom.
Along with the citations, officers arrested 23-year-old Jose Ortiz of 10 Railroad Ave in Norwich on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation during the investigation. Also, a 17-year-old girl was charged with criminal impersonation for allegedly using another person's identification card to access the over 21-and-over section of O'Neill's Brass Rail.
The inspection was done by the New London Police Department as well as liquor control agents with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.