February 27, 2007 Colleyville
Trouble Brews In Barroom Brawl At After-Hours Party At Colleywood Rock…Six Arrested, One Hospitalized.
Subject: FW: Colleywood Rock
CORRECTION to Colleyville Rock Article
Elizabeth McLean, owner of the Colleywood Rock Cafe, provided Local News Only with a dated copy of the renewal of her establishment’s alcoholic beverages and food licenses on Friday. Contrary to information given LNO reporter Linda Baker on February 22, 2007 by a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission staff Officer, the licenses are indeed marked as Paid on the due date of February 21, 2007.
Among those arrested was Elizabeth Ann McLean, reportedly is the owner of Colleywood Rock
year old bartender, Enrique Diaz, were placed under arrest for Public Intoxication. Also arrested for Public Intoxication were 19 year old Amanda Jean Oliver, and 21 year old April Dawn Long, along with two male Colleyville residents, Shaun Russell Allen, 39, and Ryan Gene Tinsley, 31. All six were determined by Police to be a danger to themselves after the sobriety tests and were brought into the Justice Center for booking.
Tinsley listed his occupation as an Air Marshall for the US Government.
The after-hours party as a stand-alone violation, adds to a troubling separate violation by the Colleywood Rock. Chapter 104, Sec. 104.01 of
the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code titled “Regulation Of Retailers” cites this regulation as follows: “No person authorized to sell beer at retail, nor his agent, servant, or employee, may engage in or permit conduct on the premises of the retailer which is lewd, immoral, or offensive to public decency, including, but not limited to, any of the following acts…(5) “being intoxicated on the licensed premises.”
Violation of the section is a Class B Misdemeanor offense. The Colleywood Rock incident has been forwarded to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission by Police. All six of the arrested parties are scheduled for pleas in Municipal Court this week.
The Colleywood Rock Café may have even more troubles brewing. As our Local News Only exclusive investigation continued, it was discovered that the Texas
Alcoholic Beverage Commission website lists the Colleywood Rock Café as having deadline expiration dates of February 21, 2007 on their 3 mixed beverage/food
licenses. According to the TABC, the establishment still has 30 days after that 1st renewal expiration date in which they can catch the licensing back up, but with
additional penalty fees. Colleywood Rock owes at total of $3,140 for renewal of their licenses plus $300 in penalties. But, as Lt. Smith of the TABC Tarrant County
Region 2 explained, an establishment is NOT permitted to sell alcoholic beverages until the fees are paid after missing the deadline. Lt. Smith verified also with TABC headquarters in Austin that the renewals had not been posted as received by their offices yet either, as of February 22, 2007.
As of press time on Saturday, February 24, when an LNO reporter visited the Colleywood Rock, it was still open for business selling bottled beer, mixed
drinks and food, in violation of licensing regulations.
||An earlier incident that had occurred at the Colleywood Rock on January 6, 2007 is also likely to be problematic for the establishment.Colleyville Police Officer Gwen Parker responded to a call from the bar regarding a baby that had been given beer by an adult. Cary Wayne McFarland, 38, of 4849 Haverwood Lane, #1216 in Dallas was arrested at 11:35 PM that Saturday night for
Abandon/Endanger a Child; Criminal Negligence in that case. McFarland was
reportedly the boyfriend of the baby’s mother. Police have also notified Child Protective Services about this January incident.
Intern for the City of Colleyville, went on to state he had “a real hard time doing business here” and that people are bypassing the restaurant as a result of attentive law enforcement.
On January 10th, Chief Tommy Ingram met with Elizabeth McLean regarding the complaint. According to a police spokesman, she was also briefed at that time
on the increasing number of DWI arrests of persons who had originated from the Colleywood Rock bar.
McLean listed her occupation on her arrest citation as a Mortgage Broker for Texas Capital Lending.
The corner location in the Colleyville Plaza strip center in which the Colleywood Rock Café is situated is the former site of both the now-defunct Finz Tropical Grill and Holts Seafood Restaurant. An entrance sign to the strip center states “Property Managed by Realty Capital Corporation.”