Boonville to wandering kids: Stay home or face fine | News
Boonville now has a curfew. Police Chief Daryl Saltzman says it’s in response to the increasing number of juveniles on the streets at all hours of the night.
Warrick County Publishing says there wasn’t much his officers could do about that since Indiana revoked its curfew law eight years ago.
Now, the city has taken matters into its own hands.
Saltzman says parents working late shifts are leaving their teenagers at home with no surpervision and they’re sneaking out. Some are getting into trouble.
The new ordinance requires 15, 16 and 17 year-olds to be in by 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For those under 15, the curfew is 11 p.m. seven days a week.
Citations can be issued for anyone out past curfew with a $25 fine for the first offense. Any fines that are collected will go into the Boonville Police Department’s Continuing Education Fund.
Chandler is considering a similar ordinance.