City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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Table of Contents
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[Ord. No. 271, passed 3-11-1968]
(a) 
It shall be unlawful for any person of the age of 14 years or under to be in or upon any of the streets, alleys, parks or other public places within the limits of the City, or to be or remain in any theater, restaurant or other business establishment within the limits of the City, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. of any day and 5:00 a.m. of the day following, unless such person is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other person having legal custody and control of such minor person.
(b) 
It shall be unlawful for any person of the age of 15, 16 or 17 years to be in or upon any of the streets, alleys, parks or other public places within the limits of the City, or to be or remain in any theater, restaurant or other business establishment within the limits of the City, between the hours of 11:59 p.m. of any day and 5:00 a.m. of the day following, unless such person is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other person having legal custody and control of such minor person.
(c) 
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care and custody of any minor person of the age of 14 years or under to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person of such age, while in his or her legal custody, to be unaccompanied in or upon any streets, alleys, parks or other public places within the limits of the City, or to be or remain in any theater, restaurant or other business establishment within the limits of the City, during the hours prohibited in subsection (a) hereof.
(d) 
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care and custody of any minor person of the age of 15, 16 or 17 years to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person of such ages, while in his or her legal custody, to be unaccompanied in or upon any streets, alleys, parks or other public places within the limits of the City, or to be or remain in any theater, restaurant or other business establishment within the limits of the City, during the hours prohibited in subsection (b) hereof.
(e) 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any theater, restaurant or other business establishment, either of himself or herself or his or her employee or agent, to permit any person to be or remain in such theater, restaurant or other business establishment in violation of subsection (a) or (b) hereof.
(f) 
Exceptions to subsection (a) and (b) hereof are authorized as follows:
(1) 
Students attending school or church functions, functions sponsored by the Coldwater Community Schools or the Coldwater Recreational Department, or functions authorized by Council, shall be at their respective homes within 30 minutes after such program closes, if after curfew hours; and
(2) 
A person under 18 working during curfew hours shall secure and carry a card signed by the Police Chief which will exempt him or her from the curfew hours when such is necessary to his or her employment. Such cards shall be valid for periods of not longer than one year unless renewed. Said cards shall be exhibited to any member of the Police Department upon request.
(g) 
It shall be the duty of each member of the Police Department to enforce the provisions of this chapter and, when necessary, to make a complaint and petition to the Probate Court of Branch County, Michigan, against any minor person violating subsection (a) or (b) hereof.
(h) 
Any resident of the City, for the purpose of making a complaint and petition to the Probate Judge of Branch County, Michigan, or to the Municipal Judge for the City, shall have the right and authority to inquire of and ascertain the correct name and address of any minor person violating subsection (a) or (b) hereof.
Minors violating any of the provisions of Section 650.01 shall be dealt with in accordance with Juvenile Court law and procedure.