A Michigan City bar
where law enforcement has received more than 100 calls for service in the
last year is facing multiple charges after four people were taken into
custody there early Sunday morning, the Indiana State Excise Police said.
Reilly’s Bar, at
1103 Franklin St., was preliminarily cited for allowing a minor to loiter,
sale of alcohol to a minor, being a public nuisance, and failure to maintain
a high and fine reputation, police said.
Reilly’s Bar was
also preliminarily cited for having an unlicensed employee, failing to
maintain employee permit records, sale of alcohol to an intoxicated patron,
hindering enforcement of the Alcoholic Beverage Code, misbranding alcoholic
beverages, and various gaming violations, police said.
officers with the Indiana State Excise Police, Michigan City Police
Department, and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Police said also took four Michigan
City residents into custody, police said: Dontarius Garrett, 24, was charged
with resisting arrest; Darnell Crawford, 35, was charged with false
informing; Lawrence Thompkins, 41, was wanted on a warrant issued through
Michigan City; and Donald Webb II, 33, was charged with battery on law
enforcement and resisting arrest.
Two women whose
names were not released, aged 19 and 20, were also charged with being a
minor in a tavern and minor consumption of alcohol, police said.
The MCPD has
received 134 calls for service in the last year at Reilly’s Bar, police
As the enforcement
division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission
of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing
Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority
to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and