Escondido Police Conduct Fifth Curfew Sweep Since March 2011

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07/23/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

On July 22, 2011, the Escondido Police Department conducted the fifth curfew sweep since March of 2011. As a result of the sweep, sixteen 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. Of the sixteen arrested 9 were males and 7 were females, their ages ranged from 12 to 17 years old.

(3) 12-year-olds

(4) 14-year-olds

(6) 15-year-olds

(2) 16-year-olds

(1) 17-year-old

Two of the female juveniles contacted, were in the company of a known sex registrant.

Two juveniles were arrested for vehicle burglary and possession of stolen property. Two juveniles were cited for possession of tobacco.

Three juveniles were arrested for possession of alcohol (beer) and possessed a “Bong” at the time of their arrest.

Police officers had to transport six juveniles back to their home because parents would not answer their phone.

Five of the Juveniles were processed through Escondido Police Department’s Diversion program rather than being referred to juvenile court.  Escondido Police partners with Escondido Education COMPACT to assist with the diversion process. 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.

Since the curfew sweeps began in March of 2011, Escondido police has processed roughly 80 juveniles for curfew violations.

The City of Escondido’s current curfew hours are from 11pm to 5am the following day. Escondido Police will be conducting frequent 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.