So, How's That Kiddie Curfew Workin' Out?
Janse read to Unfair Park this e-mail sent to him by Lt. Robert Hinton: "As of today we have a record of 25 citations having been issued." However, Janse says, Hinton warned of "lag-time" in this tally. In other words, it's hard to say when the most recent citation was issued.
For those in need of a primer, this is how the procedure works: When an officer sees an under-17 wandering the streets during school hours, he or she will discern whether or not the absence is legit. If not, the officer will hand that young'un a citation with a date to appear before a judge. The officer then sends a so-called Field Interrogation Report to the Youth Division. The charge the youth faces is a Class C Misdemeanor, which carries a a maximum fine of $500 -- and is on the same level as riding a bicycle without a helmet.