Township of Crescent, PA
Allegheny County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and parklets — See Ch. 590.

§ 550.01 Purpose.

[Ord. No. 359, passed 10-5-1982]
Sections 550.01 through 550.05 are intended to apply prevailing community standards regarding the presence of children under the age of 18 years in or upon the streets, alleys, vacant or unused land, parks or other public places of the Township at night.

§ 550.02 Curfew hours for children.

[Ord. No. 359, passed 10-5-1982]
It shall be unlawful for boys and girls under the age of 18 years (such person being defined for the purpose of this chapter as children) to be or remain in or upon the streets, alleys, vacant or unused land, parks or other public places of the Township between the hours of 10:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, or 9:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, unless such child is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of such child. A warning shall be sounded each evening at 10:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time, or 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, to be known as the "curfew," after which all such children shall not be or remain in or upon the streets, alleys, vacant or unused land, parks or other public places of the Township, except as herein provided.

§ 550.03 Responsibilities of parents and guardians.

[Ord. No. 359, passed 10-5-1982]
It is hereby made unlawful for any parent, guardian, or other person having the legal custody of any of the children above designated to allow or permit any such child to be in or upon any streets, alleys, vacant or unused land, parks or other public places of the Township after the time provided in § 550.02, except as therein provided.

§ 550.04 Enforcement procedures and penalties.

[Ord. No. 359, passed 10-5-1982]
Any child as above designated found in or upon the Township streets, alleys, vacant or unused land, parks or other public places of the Township in violation of § 550.02 of this chapter, shall be taken into custody by the Township Police and delivered to his or her parent, guardian, or person having the legal custody of said child. The Township Police shall make a report of such violation in a book to be kept for that purpose. If said child shall again be or remain in or upon said streets, alleys, vacant or unused land, parks or other public places of the Township in violation of § 550.02 of this chapter, said parent, guardian, or person having the legal custody of said child so offending shall upon conviction thereof before any District Magistrate be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 nor less than $25, plus the cost of prosecution; and upon failure of the convicted party to pay said fine to be imprisoned in the Allegheny County Jail for a period not exceeding five days, at the discretion of the District Magistrate; and a like fine or imprisonment shall be imposed on any person aiding or abetting in the violation of the intent and purpose of this chapter. The police officers of the Township in taking children into custody shall use their discretion in determine age, and in doubtful cases may request positive proof. Until such proof is furnished, the officers' judgment shall prevail.

§ 550.05 Repeated violations.

[Ord. No. 359, passed 10-5-1982]
Said children who shall violate this chapter more than three times shall be reported to the Juvenile Court, and further proceedings shall be instituted in said Court for the permanent welfare of these children.