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PREPARED BY SGT. JOHN RUSSO
On Friday October 12th the Escondido Police Department conducted a curfew sweep throughout the City of Escondido. As a result of the sweep, a total of 11 juveniles were arrested for curfew violations. The juveniles were transported to the police station and eventually released to their parent/guardian. Of the 11 arrested, 7 were males and 4 were females. Additional violations included possession of marijuana, possession of alcohol related products and being drunk in public.
Six of the juveniles (3 males and 3 females) were processed through the Escondido Police Department’s Diversion Program rather than being referred to juvenile court. Escondido Police partners with Escondido Education Compact in the management of our Diversion Program. Each of the juveniles arrested were screened and referred to the juvenile diversion program based on numerous criteria which include criminal history, severity of offense and cooperation of the juvenile and parent. The diversion program gives the juvenile an opportunity to participate in a structured process aimed at improving their decision making abilities in an effort to reduce future law enforcement contacts.
The City of Escondido’s current curfew hours are 10pm to 5am the following day. Escondido Police will continue to conduct frequent curfew sweeps throughout the remainder of the year.
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 twitter.com/escondidopolice.