City reminds parents of curfew ordinance as fair approaches
With summer in full swing and the Putnam County Fair about to begin, the Greencastle Police Department would like to remind parents of State of Indiana and city curfews which can result in detention or custody.
The following is from Indiana Code (IC) 31-37-3-2, children 15-17 years of age; requirements for detention or custody:
It is a curfew violation for a child 15, 16 or 17 years of age to be in a public place:
-- Between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday.
-- After 11 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
-- Before 5 a.m. on any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Under IC 31-37-3-3, children less than 15 years of age; requirements for detention or custody:
-- It is a curfew violation for a child less than 15 years of age to be in a public place after 11 p.m. or before 5 a.m. on any day.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care and custody of any person under the age of 18 years, to allow or permit such child to go or be in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places in the City of Greencastle within the curfew times set forth by Indiana Code, unless there exits a reasonable necessity.
Any person violating this article commits a Class E ordinance violation and shall be fined, forfeit and pay to the city any sum not exceeding $25 for each offense.