Cafe Ole in Xenia raided for tax bill

Cafe Ole raided for tax bill

Mark Turner, who owns the bar located at 131 N. Allison Ave., has not paid his tax bill in at least six months, which led to the raid on Oct. 3, said Harold Torrens, agent-in-charge with the Ohio Investigative Unit's Cincinnati District.

Cafe Ole made headlines last month after a large fight in the parking lot required Xenia police to respond, as well as officers from other agencies.

As police made some arrests, other bar patrons became combative and disorderly, and police ended up charging nine people with disorderly conduct, according to Xenia police Capt. Scott Anger.

After the brawl, members of the Ohio investigative unit contacted Xenia police and the Ohio Liquor Board. Authorities discovered the overdue tax bill and they executed a search warrant at the business.

Turner was cited for two misdemeanors related to illegal liquor sales.

The doors at Cafe Ole are currently locked, and attempts to reach the owner for comment were unsuccessful.

Water service has been shut off to the business because of a delinquent tax bill. Cafe Ole has lost its liquor license.

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