Trenton police cracking down on crime with youth curfew

(11/01/04) TRENTON In an effort to curb crimes committed by youths, Trenton police are going to start enforcing an under-18 curfew that has been on the books since 1967.

The ordinance will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. If a minor is found on the streets during those times without a parent or guardian, they will be taken to police headquarters. Parents may also be held accountable for breaking the curfew if they are found to be directly responsible for their childs violation.

Police officials say children and young adults under the age of 18 have no reason to be roaming around late at night. They say minors out without supervision may encounter peer pressure to commit crimes.

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