BY STAFF REPORTS
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In an effort to decrease juvenile truancy rates, the Eastvale Police Dept. in collaboration with the Corona Norco School District conducted a city wide daytime curfew enforcement operation. The “sweep” took place on Friday, March 07, 2014,between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. According to a press release, the deputies patrolled the city of Eastvale in search of students who failed to report to school or left the campus without having permission to do so. While patrolling the city, deputies also checked several areas where juveniles are known for congregating, including parks, shopping centers, washes, and convenience stores. During the enforcement, several individuals were contacted, two of whom were found to be truant and were issued a citation for violating Riverside County Ordinance 9.12.030(a).
The few juveniles found to be in violation of the daytime curfew ordinance is a good indication of the positive effects the Corona-Norco Unified School District in Eastvale is having on their students by stressing the importance of regular school attendance.
The goal of this daytime curfew enforcement was to take a proactive approach to daytime curfew violators. Deputies also counseled juveniles and explained the importance of attending school on a regular basis and how failing to do so could significantly impact their future. This enforcement operation met expectations and future operations of this type are planned.
BY STAFF REPORTS
Eastvale – Did you know that City Municipal Code Sec. 8.12.020 says that it is unlawful for any minor (any person under 18 years old) to be present in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the city during curfew hours, which is 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.
According to the Code, it is also unlawful for any parent or guardian of a minor to knowingly permit, or by insufficient control to allow, the minor to be present in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the city during curfew hours.
Some exceptions would include: if the minor was accompanied by the minor’s parent, guardian or responsible adult; on an errand at the direction of the minor’s parent, guardian or responsible adult, without any detour or stop; engaged in, going to or returning home from an employment activity without any detour or stop; on the sidewalk abutting the minor’s residence; engaged in, going to or returning home from an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults, sponsored by the city, a civic organization or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor, or involved in an emergency, to name a few.
For more information about a minor’s curfew, including additional exceptions and enforcement, please visit the Municipal Code page on the City’s website: www.eastvaleca.gov/index.aspx?page=170