27 Arrested As Escondido Police Conduct The Third Curfew Sweep Of The Summer

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06/28/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Lt. Craig Carter, 760-839-4487

The Escondido Police Department conducted the third curfew sweep of the summer on June 24, 2011. As a result of the sweep, twenty seven juveniles were arrested for curfew violations. The juveniles were transported to the police station and eventually released to their parent/guardian or taken to Juvenile Hall. Their ages ranged from 12 to 17 years old.

Some of the Juveniles were processed through Escondido Police Department’s diversion program rather than being referred to juvenile court.  Juveniles arrested were screened and referred to juvenile diversion based on numerous criteria. The juveniles will have an opportunity to participate in a structured process aimed at improving decision making that strives to reduce future law enforcement contacts.

The City of Escondido’s current curfew hours are from 11pm to 5am the following day. The Escondido Police Department will be conducting several more curfew sweeps throughout the summer.

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org.  For breaking news releases, please follow the Escondido Police Department on Twitter at Escondido_PD.