Friday, August 18, 2006

Might be "Too little Too Late"

Curfew Sweeps being done now????? Why wasn't this done 2 months ago???

Would the Sheriff and Mayor get their heads out of their, as if they cared about anything until their numbers starting doing a nosedive.

The story is below from the Indy Star:

Local law enforcement pulled in 18 young people for violating curfew Thursday night.
The countywide sweep marked the first time police detained juveniles under a change in state law. Until recently, police could only issue a summons for curfew violations.

Curfew is 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for anyone under 18. On weekends, 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds can stay out until 1 a.m.

The youngsters detained Thursday night ranged in age from 11 to 17, officials said today.
In 12 cases, parents or guardians were called to the Washington Park Family Center, 3130 E. 30th St., to pick up offenders.

The other six were taken to the Marion County Juvenile Center -- four for probation violations and two for being arrested on new offenses. One was caught with marijuana and the other had been drinking.

Authorities vowed the curfew sweeps would continue and said they are part of a broader effort to keep youngsters safe as school starts.

Most youngsters are not trying to get into trouble, Mayor Bart Peterson said.

"They are at risk, however, because nothing good can happened to you at that hour of the night," Peterson said.

In addition to the curfew sweeps, police are enforcing school speed zones, keeping an eye on bus stops and crosswalks and visiting schools.

IPD officers issued 153 tickets for speeding in school zones on Thursday.


At 9:26 AM, Blogger Sir Hailstone said...

only 18 curfew violators? Then again I would venture to guess catching wayward teenagers is like herding cats.

What I would like to know is why aren't the PARENT out gathering their kids when it comes to curfew time?

I don't care if they are juvies or not they're just two-bit hoods out causing trouble.


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