FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Watch Commander 760-839-4767
Submitted by: Lt. J.W. Stuard
On Tuesday April 30, 2013 the Escondido Police Department conducted a daytime curfew sweep throughout the City of Escondido. As a result of the sweep, a total of 9 juveniles were arrested for daytime curfew violations. The juveniles were transported to the police station and eventually released to their parent/guardian. Of the 9 arrested, 7 were males and 2 were females.
Two of the juveniles 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 daytime curfew ordinance prohibits, in part, any minor of age twelve (12) to seventeen (17) who is subject
to compulsory education or to compulsory continuation education to loiter, idle, wander, or be in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, or other public grounds, public places, public buildings, or the premises of any establishment, vacant lots or any unsupervised public place on days and at times when said minor’s school is in session.
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