Curfew for Juveniles in Painesville Township

June 8, 1995

95-46 ENACTMENT OF CURFEW FOR JUVENILES IN PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP

WHEREAS, the Lake County Sheriffs Department has recommended to the Trustees of Painesville Township that the Trustees, pursuant to RC. 505.89, enact a curfew in the unincorporated area of Painesville Township; and

WHEREAS, the Trustees after consideration of the information provided to them, declare there is a necessity for a curfew in the unincorporated area of the Township; and

WHEREAS, the reasons for declaring the curfew necessity are:

  1. A curfew would be an important tool to combat juvenile vandalism, criminal damaging and theft in the Township, and
  2. A curfew would deter juveniles from surrounding areas that have a curfew from coming to Painesville Township, and
  3. The Sheriff\’s Department has no legal means to control juvenile activity that does not constitute disorderly conduct.

NOW THEREFORE, We, the Trustees of Painesville Township do hereby adopt a curfew for the unincorporated area of the Township as follows:

  1. Juveniles under the age of twelve (12) years shall not be permitted on the public streets and places in Painesville Township between 9:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  2. Juveniles age twelve (12) years to fifteen (15) years shall not be permitted on the public streets and places in Painesville Township between 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  3. Juveniles age fifteen (15) years to eighteen (18) years shall not be permitted on the public streets and places in Painesville Township between 12:00 midnight until 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  4. Any person under eighteen (18) years of age who violates this curfew shall be charged as being an unruly child and taken before Juvenile Court as provided in Chapter 2151 of the Revised Code.
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