Roseville Looks At Daytime Curfew

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Roseville Police Chief Joel Neeves is asking the council to adopt a new daytime curfew that would include steep fines for playing hooky. "You know we’re not so naïve to think that this ordinance will stop people from cutting school."

But Neeves says it may stop teens from loitering in public places during the day when they can create problems for the community. "We dealt with approximately 40 kids last year who were committing some kind of an offense that required police intervention during the hours that they should have been in school."

Offenses ranging from illegal smoking to shopfliting. Under the proposed ordinance, fines would start at $25, go up to $50 for the second offense and $100 for violations after that. If approved, the ordinance will go into effect next month.