Police Crackdown On Teen Curfew

By: Ashley Fielder Email
By: Ashley Fielder Email
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Police say several areas across town become prime spots for loitering teens as the temperatures warm up and kids start getting out of school.

“A lot of us want to go to movies, bowling, and stuff like that,” said Mesa Ridge Junior Shana Hanley.

Hanley says she stays out until about midnight on weekends, but when summer comes she says she stays out as late as she wants.

That’s why Colorado Springs Police says the curfew is in place, to make sure when kids are out late, they are not getting into trouble.

“Vandalism, malicious mischief, graffiti, that kind of thing,” said CSPD Lt. Alan Scott.

But a lot of teens say the midnight curfew on weekends, and ten o'clock curfew on weekdays is just a pain.

“It's understandable but also frustrating.”

14-year-old Jenny Gonzales has been stopped by police for being out too late, she was given a warning.

If police do issue a curfew ticket, it comes with a maximum penalty of $500 in fines and 30 days in jail.

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