South Bend curfew for kids, teens enforced by police

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There’s nothing like summer in the city, and the city of South Bend is reminding parents and their kids that police are enforcing the city’s curfew ordinance.

The South Bend curfew for teenagers ages 15 to 17 is after 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, before 5 a.m. Monday through Friday and between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sundays.

The curfew for children younger than 15 is 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.

South Bend Police picked up 14 juveniles ages 12 to 17 who violated curfew the night of June 9 and early morning of June 10, Chief Scott Ruszkowski said.

Thirteen of the children were taken home, released to an adult and cited for the violation. One child was found to be in possession of a handgun and was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center.

Police also found a stolen vehicle from Elkhart driven by an adult with juvenile passengers.

Ruszkowski said he wants kids in the community and the community to be safe.

“We do not want, and should not have, our children as victims, witnesses or suspects,” he said.

 

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