2 New Jersey towns enact curfews ahead of Halloween for people under 18
A couple of towns across New Jersey are enacting curfews ahead of Halloween for people under the age of 18.
Harrington Park Paul A. Hoelscher proclaimed the curfew beginning at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Friday night and Halloween night Saturday.
A fire siren will sound a single blast at 8 p.m. of each evening, notifying all residents that the curfew is in effect.
Any person under 18 apprehended on the streets will be told to return to their homes. If they refuse or are apprehended a second time, a summons shall be issued, and they will be subject to penalties.
The mayor cites the past few years, where the damage to private homes, autos and borough property has decreased as a result of invoking the Halloween curfew.
South Amboy's curfew is from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., and lasts Thursday through Saturday. The curfew is for anyone under the age of 18, unless accompanied by his parents, guardian or other adult person having care or custody of the minor.