October 31, 2011 —
Responding to complaints from residents of the Emerald Green and Lake Louise Marie sub divisions in Rock Hill, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers raided the Las Vegas Sports Bar and Gill located at 227 Lake Louise Marie Rd. early the morning of October 29. The establishment, which was formerly known as the Dodge Inn under a previous owner, was found to be serving alcohol without a valid New York State Liquor license. The Las Vegas Bar has been the scene of several disturbances and assaults recently, with some patrons observed to be wearing gang colors.
“The Las Vegas Bar has been operating on a series of temporary permits while their permanent liquor license application is pending”, said Sheriff Mike Schiff.
“The most recent temporary permit expired on October 22, 2011 and was apparently not renewed by the liquor authority as a result of a referral made by the state police”, said the Sheriff. Police agencies can report businesses licensed by the state liquor authority if they are disorderly or violate the law.
Such violations could result in the suspension or revocation of a business’ license. In the case of the Las Vegas Bar, it could result in the permanent license application being denied. Deputies arrested the manager, Michael Carcamo, 25, and the bartender Blanca Fuentes, 53, both of Liberty, and charged them with the unlawful sale of alcohol.
Ruben Hernandez, 32, of Newburgh was also arrested for disorderly conduct after he got into a dispute with a bouncer at the front door. All three were released on their own recognizance pending an October 29, 2011 court appearance before Town of Thompson Judge Martin Miller.