Four minors were confined by the police at the corrections office after they were caught allegedly driving a vehicle with inoperative headlights in front of the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center on midnight of July 14.
The four minors (name concealed because they are minors), according to the police report, were then issued a citation for violating the 9-p.m. curfew for minors in the presence of their parents.
Records from the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) showed that from January to June this year, eight minors were already cited by the police for violation of the curfew. Around the same period last year,12 minors were also cited for the same violation.
Public Safety Director Aloysius Alonz previously told Island Times that children under the age 0f 18 who will be seen roaming the streets beyond the curfew hour and without being accompanied by a guardian will be brought to the police station.
“Minors can’t go around beyond curfew unescorted. They should have a good reason for doing so but if not, they will be brought to the station,” Alonz said, explaining further that their parents will immediately be informed and will be asked to pick up the minors as they could not just simply release them for safety purposes.
“Their parents need to be informed and the parents can get citation for that,” Alonz said. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)