[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Liverpool 9-27-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993 (Ch. 52 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to be or remain in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places in the Village of Liverpool between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., unless such person is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of such minor person or by a responsible adult 21 years of age or older or by a member of his immediate family 18 years of age or older; or unless such minor shall show to any officer who shall demand it a statement, in writing, dated upon that day, signed by his parent or guardian or other adult custodian, that such minor is on a lawful errand for such parent or other custodian; unless the business or employment of such minor, engaged in with the consent of the parent or guardian or other custodian of such minor, makes it necessary to be on the streets or other public places in said Village between the hours specified herein; or unless such minor is returning directly to his home or residence from a school activity, a religious activity or from an activity of any volunteer association or from any duly organized public function or from any private or public social event; provided, however, that these exceptions shall not apply when such minor shall be playing or unnecessarily loitering in or upon any street or public place in said Village.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care and custody of any minor under 18 years of age 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 or public places in the Village of Liverpool after the time specified in § 170-1 of this chapter unless a reasonable necessity exists therefor.
Any such minor, actually or apparently under the age of 18 years, who shall be found on any street or other public place within said Village, except as hereinbefore provided, shall be taken home by any peace officer of said Village, who shall then and there investigate the facts and circumstances and make a report thereof in writing.
Any parent, guardian or other custodian of such minor who shall permit such minor to be abroad upon the streets or other public places of said Village after the hours aforesaid, contrary to the provisions of this chapter and after such minor shall have once been brought home by a peace officer shall, upon the conviction of the violation of this chapter, be punishable for each such violation as provided in § 1-12 of Chapter 1, General Provisions.
The police of the Village of Liverpool are hereby authorized to apprehend without a warrant any person willfully violating the provisions of § 170-1 of this chapter and detain such person for a reasonable time in which the complaint can be made and a warrant issued and served and the parents or guardian of such child notified of such detention.