Two men were arrested and two men were cited Friday during a sting aimed at catching adults purchasing alcohol and tobacco for minors.
Decoys assigned by the Petaluma Police Department stood in front of alcohol retail establishments Friday and asked customers to buy them alcohol and tobacco.
Robert Evans, 46, also a transient, purchased alcohol for a minor and was found to be on probation with two outstanding warrants, according to police. He was booked at the Sonoma County Jail.
Juan Garcia Perez, 58, of Petaluma purchased alcohol and was later determined to be driving under the influence, police said. He was booked at the Sonoma County Jail.
A 57-year-old transient purchased alcohol for a minor, according to police and was ticketed, while a 62-year-old Petaluma man purchased tobacco for a minor and was ticketed to appear.
The sting was conducted through a partnership between the Petaluma Police Department and the Healthy Community Consortium.
Where to get a tree
Sonoma County is peppered with Christmas tree farms, many of which allow shoppers to cut their own trees. They include:
Frosty Mountain Tree Farm, 3600 Mariola Road, Sebastopol, 829-2351, frostymountaintreefarm.com.
Garlock Tree Farm, 2275 Bloomfield Road, Sebastopl, 823-4307, garlocktreefarm.com.
Grandma Buddy’s Christmas Trees, 8575 Graton Road, Sebastopol, 823-4547, grandmastrees.com.
Larsen’s Christmas Tree Farm, 391 Marshall Ave., Petaluma, 762-6317, petalumachristmas.com.
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farms, 961 Chapman Lane and 241 Liberty Road, Petaluma, 763-4678, littlehillschristmastree.com.
Moon Mountain Christmas Tree Farm, 1550 Moon Mountain Drive, Sonoma, 996-6454, moonmountainchristmastreefarm.com, sold out this year.
North Eagle Christmas Tree Farm, 6191 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, 538-2554, valleyofthemoonpottery.com.
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm, 3500 Mariola Road, Sebastopol, 829-1569 or 823-4845, reindeerridge.com.
Victorian Christmas Tree Ranch, 1220 Gravenstein Highway N., Sebastopol, 332-4605, victrees.com.