64 cited over weekend for minors in a Lafayette tavern

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Lafayette police received a complaint of underage drinking at the Ichiban restaurant, 2 S. Fourth St. (WLFI Photo/Jamie Long)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Authorities closed a Lafayette restaurant over the weekend due to underage drinking, according to the Lafayette Police Department.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Lafayette police received a complaint of underage drinking at the Ichiban restaurant, 2 South Fourth Street.

Police arrived and “stopped restaurant operations” due to what they said was a “large crowd size and evidence of underage drinking.”

A joint investigation began between the Lafayette Police Department and the Indiana Excise Police. Officers identified 64 minors and cited them with minor in a tavern violations. Those cited received a summons with a court date and released from the scene.

Excise police will continue the investigation into other possible violations.

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