Open in June when not allowed to be, ABC suspended license for not paying taxes, unlicensed sale of alcohol
By Scott Alonso, Public Information Officer, Office of the District Attorney, Contra Costa County
Martinez, Calif. – Kimberly Beatrice Dixon of Pittsburg (52-years-old) was charged today by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for a violation of the Contra Costa County Health Officer Order related to COVID-19. In addition, Dixon was charged for operating her bar with a suspended alcohol license. The case was investigated by the state Alcoholic Beverage and Control agents. The bar is located at 3742 Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg.
Dixon is the owner of Skorz Sports Bar in Pittsburg. Earlier this summer on June 11, the bar was open, and patrons were inside drinking alcohol. The bar was not deemed an essential business and therefore not allowed to be open. Currently, bars are not allowed to be open to the public. Further, earlier this year, ABC suspended Dixon’s license for the failure to pay taxes.
“Our office has received hundreds of complaints from the public reporting non-essential businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated District Attorney Diana Becton. “These businesses are putting the public’s health in jeopardy by violating the health officer orders. These orders are necessary to stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. We will continue to investigate reports of violations of the health officer order.”
The bartender at Skorz, Carla Kacprzak, was also charged with a misdemeanor violation for the unlicensed sale of alcohol.
Anyone with information about possible COVID-19 violations can report that information to the District Attorney’s Office via email at DA-ReportFraud@contracostada.org.
Case information: People v. Kimberly Beatrice Dixon and Carla Kacprzak, Docket Number 04-200281-4.