Borough of Red Bank, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Red Bank by Ord. No. 228-70 (Sec. 3-8 of the 1987 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Disorderly persons — See Ch. 315.

§ 308-1 Curfew hours established.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1990-6]
It shall be unlawful, hereafter, for any minor under the age of 18 years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play or remain in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, playgrounds, public buildings, places of amusement, entertainment or places of business conducted for profit to which the public is invited, and all public or quasi-public places either on foot or in any vehicle, within the Borough, between the hours of 10:30 p.m. of all days, from Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. of the following day; and between the hours of 12:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Friday and Saturday, inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. of the following day; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any such minor when accompanied by his parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having custody, care or control of such minor.

§ 308-2 Unlawful for parents to knowingly permit minor to violate curfew.

It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian, or other adult person having custody, care or control of a minor child under the age of 18 years to knowingly permit such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play or remain in or upon the public streets, highways, roads and other public or quasi-public places within the Borough, as mentioned in § 308-1 of this chapter, following the adoption of this chapter.

§ 308-3 Minors apprehended for violations; parents or guardians notified.

If any minor under the age of 18 years should be apprehended for violating the provisions of this chapter, the assigned police officers of the Borough shall notify the parents, guardian or other persons having the care, custody or control of such minor of such arrest and may, if deemed advisable, make such further inquiry or take such action concerning the presence of such minor in, on or upon the public or quasi-public places, as aforesaid, as may seem advisable.

§ 308-4 Exceptions to curfew regulations.

The provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable to any minor under the age of 18 years during the time necessarily required for such minor to travel from:
A. 
A place of employment at which such minor may be gainfully employed;
B. 
A school or place of instruction at which such minor may be in bona fide attendance;
C. 
A place at which a function may be held that shall be, or had been sponsored by a religious, school, civic, or other properly supervised event or program; or
D. 
A place at which a bona fide, supervised social meeting, gathering, or assemblage had taken place, to his residence.

§ 308-5 Emergency provision; note from parent required.

Should an emergency arise necessitating a minor child under the age of 18 years to be dispatched upon an errand requiring his presence in, on or upon a street or automobile, or in any public or quasi-public place, as aforesaid, during the curfew hours herein established, he shall have in his possession, a note signed by the parent, guardian or other person having custody, care or control of such minor child under the age of 18 years, stating the nature of the errand, the necessity therefor, the place to which such child is to go, the time such note was issued, and the time required for such errand. The abuse of the provisions of this section shall constitute a violation of the provisions of this chapter punishable as hereinafter provided.

§ 308-6 Violations and parental responsibility.

If it should be established that any minor under the age of 18 years remained idle, loitered, wandered, strolled or remained in, on or upon any of the public streets, highways, roads or other public or quasi-public places within the Borough, as above mentioned, in violation of the provisions of this chapter, then it shall be presumed, in the absence of proof to the contrary, that the parent or other adult person having the care, control or custody of such minor knowingly permitted such minor to do so.