Borough of Charleroi, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Charleroi 12-8-1981 by Ord. No. 805; readopted 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 873 as Ch. 55 of the 1991 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 153-1 Curfew established. [1]

It shall be unlawful for a person(s) under 18 years of age to remain in or upon the streets, alleys, parks or public places in the Borough between the hours of 11:00 p.m., prevailing time, and 5:00 a.m. the next day, prevailing time, unless such child is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of such juvenile, or unless there is good and sufficient cause for such child to be out after the curfew. The Chief of Police, or the officer in charge of that particular police shift, shall have the discretion to determine whether or not an unaccompanied child has good and sufficient reason for being out after the curfew.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 153-2 Responsibility of parents and guardians.

It is hereby made unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of any of the children of the age above designated to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person under such age, while in such legal custody, to go or be in or upon any of the streets, alleys, parks or public places in said Borough after the time prohibited in § 153-1 of this chapter, except as herein provided.

§ 153-3 Enforcement. [1]

Any child found to be in the above-designated places in violation of this chapter shall be taken into custody by the Police Department, and his or her parent, guardian or person having his or her legal custody shall be notified to immediately report to the Police Station for the purpose of determining whether or not a violation of this chapter has occurred.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 153-4 Proof of age. [1]

The officers of the Police Department, in taking persons into custody under this chapter, will use their discretion in determining age and, in doubtful cases, may require positive proof; until such proof is furnished, the officer's judgment shall prevail.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 153-5 Violations and penalties.

Penalties are as set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, Enforcement; General Penalty, of this Code.