Bristol Police nab ‘Mr. Victor’ for buying booze for minors

Posted 9/18/20

Bristol Police learned from a father in Little Compton that a man in Bristol was allegedly buying alcohol for minors. According to the Little Compton man, he found alcohol in his son’s room and …

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Bristol Police nab ‘Mr. Victor’ for buying booze for minors

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Bristol Police learned from a father in Little Compton that a man in Bristol was allegedly buying alcohol for minors. According to the Little Compton man, he found alcohol in his son’s room and when questioned, the son revealed that he bought it from a man working in Bristol.

Using one of the underage decoys who took part in an ID compliance check the night before (see separate story), Bristol Police contacted the man via text, placed an order for alcohol and arranged to pick it up at Midland Farms on Wood Street on Friday, Sept. 11. The deal went down as planned, and when the underage buyer acquired the alcohol, police stepped in and arrested John C. Alves, 51, of Fall River, an employee at the convenience store.

During their investigation, police learned that Mr. Alves, commonly known to teens as “Mr. Victor,” allegedly made a habit of buying alcohol for minors. Though Mr. Alves was charged for only the one incident, Capt. Brian Burke said, “it’s very likely this was not the first time.”

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