Newport Beach police will begin a “concentrated enforcement against juvenile curfew violators” beginning tonight, according to a statement issued by the department.
The curfew crackdown will last throughout summer break, the statement said.
“This is in response to recent increases in theft related crimes committed during nighttime hours by juvenile subjects,” the statement said. “It is the Police Department’s intent to enforce this law as a means to reduce crime while at the same time protecting juveniles from potentially being crime victims themselves. The Newport Beach Police Department will continue to actively enforce this ordinance for the safety of our youth and to discourage improper behavior.”
Newport Beach municipal code prohibits anyone younger than 18 from loitering in public streets, alleys, and other public places between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. To read more about the city ordinance, click here.
The Newport Beach Police Department began curfew crackdowns in summer 2010 and have conducted the enforcement during school holidays regularly since then.