Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 11-7-1977 by Ord. No. 77-61. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Youth Advisory Committee — See Ch. 75.
Places of amusement — See Ch. 88.
Sale of cigarettes to minors — See Ch. 117.
Parental supervision of minors — See Ch. 186.
Loitering — See Ch. 188, Art. III.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY
Juvenile curfew ordinances — See N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.52.
The purpose of this chapter is to curtail the incidents of juvenile vandalism and malicious mischief to public and private property and the incidents or other juvenile crime by restricting and prohibiting the presence of children under 17 years of age on the public streets and upon public and private lands during the peak times of vandalism and juvenile offenses unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
It shall be unlawful for any person under 17 years of age to be or remain upon any street, other public place or upon private property without the express invitation of the owner thereof, in the Township of Cedar Grove, between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. unless such child is accompanied by his parent, legal guardian or other adult having custody of said child with the consent and authorization of his parent or legal guardian.
A violation of the prohibition set forth in § 122-2 shall not be deemed to have occurred when either of the following circumstances are satisfied:
A. 
Where the parent, legal guardian or other adult having custody of such child has prenotified the Cedar Grove Police Department in writing that the child has his permission to be out between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. and the reason therefor.
B. 
Where, as a result of an emergency situation presenting a danger to life, safety or property, the child was required to be out of his home and in the prohibited area set forth in § 122-2.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other adult having custody of any child under 17 years of age to knowingly, or under circumstances where he should reasonably have known, allow or permit such child to go or be upon any public street or upon public or private lands in violation of § 122-2, except in cases of emergency or necessity in accordance with § 122-3.
A. 
A violation of this chapter by a child under 17 years of age shall be an act of juvenile delinquency and the Cedar Grove Police Department shall take custody of said child until appropriate juvenile authorities are contacted. Upon taking said child into custody, his parent, legal guardian or other custodian shall be advised of such violation.
B. 
A violation of this chapter by the parent, legal guardian or other adult having custody of a child who violates the curfew shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.
[Amended 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]