Monday, January 25, 2010

San Pedro Curfew Set for Under 16 teens

Mayor Elsa Paz made the announcement at this morning's Good Morning San Pedro Radio Show that the San Pedro Town Council and the San Pedro Police Department have reinstated a 9 o'clock curfew for children 16 years old and younger. This curfew takes place immediately and runs from 9p.m. Sunday to Thursday all night long and starts an hour later on Friday and Saturday at 10p.m.

The San Pedro Police Department makes notice that a number of crimes are being committed by underage children and that this curfew is one incentive to deter crime on the island. The Justice of the Peace Committee has pledged their support to conduct patrols along with the Police Officers. First offenders will be taken into police custody and his/her parents will be given a warning. After the first warning parents can be arrested if their child breaks the curfew laws multiple times.

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