Chapter 9A, Curfew

[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Harveys Lake 7-17-1990 by Ord. No. 3-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]

GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order -- See Ch. 29.

§ 9A-1. Prohibited acts.
It shall be unlawful for any person 15 years of age and under to be or remain in or upon any public streets, alleys or public commons in the Borough at night after the hour of 11:00 p.m., unless such person is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of such minor person, or such minor person is in performance of an errand or duty directed by such parent, guardian or other person having the care or custody of such minor person or whose employment makes it necessary to be upon such streets, alleys or public commons during the nighttime after specific hours; provided that this exception shall not apply when the person under age shall be playing or unnecessarily loitering in or upon said streets, alleys or public commons, whether alone or accompanied by a parent, guardian or any other person or persons whomsoever.

§ 9A-2. Parents' and guardians' responsibility.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of any person 15 years of age and under to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person under such age, while in such legal custody, to go or be in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public commons in the Borough with the time prohibited in § 9A-1, unless reasonable necessity exists therefor.

§ 9A-3. Arrest of parent or guardian.
The police department is hereby authorized to arrest, without warrant, any person willfully violating § 9A-2 and detain such person for a reasonable time in which a complaint can be made and a warrant served.

§ 9A-4. Violations and penalties.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be punished according to the following:
A. First through third offense: a fine of $25 for the parents if they refuse to pick up the child; no fine if the child is picked up.
B. Upon parents' refusal to pick up, a police officer will take the child home and his or her name will be given to the Bridge Youth Services for counseling.
C. After fourth offense: a fine of $100 for the parents, and the child will be committed to the juvenile detention center.