Borough of Tuckerton, NJ
Ocean County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 5-15-1967 by Ord. No. 3-1967. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 199.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 201.
It shall be unlawful hereafter for any minor under the age of 18 years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play or remain in or upon the public streets, highways, sidewalks, roads, playgrounds, alleys, parks, vacant lots, public buildings, places of amusement or entertainment, places of business conducted for profit to which the public is invited or unsupervised places, either on foot or in or upon any vehicle, within the Borough of Tuckerton, County of Ocean, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the following day: provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any such minor when accompanied by his or her parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having custody, care or control of such minor.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other adult person having custody, care or control of a minor child under the age of 18 years to knowingly permit such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play or remain in or upon the public streets, highways, sidewalks, roads, playgrounds, alleys, parks, vacant lots, public buildings, places of amusement or entertainment, places of business conducted for profit to which the public is invited or unsupervised places, as mentioned in § 138-1 hereof, following the adoption of this chapter.
If any minor under the age of 18 years should be apprehended for violating the provisions of this chapter, the assigned police officers of the Borough of Tuckerton shall notify the parents, guardians or other person having the care, custody or control of such minor, of such arrest, and may, if deemed advisable, make such further inquiry or take such action concerning the presence of such minor in or upon the public or quasi-public places, as aforesaid, as may seem advisable.
The provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable to any minor under the age of 18 years during the time necessarily required for such minor to travel from any of the following places to his or her residence:
A. 
A place of employment at which such minor may be gainfully employed.
B. 
A school or place of instruction at which such minor may be in bona fide attendance.
C. 
A place at which a function may be held that shall be or had been sponsored by a religious group, school, or civic or other properly supervised event or program.
D. 
A place at which a bona fide, supervised social meeting, gathering or assemblage had taken place.
Should an emergency arise necessitating a minor child under the age of 18 years to be dispatched upon an errand requiring his or her presence in, on or upon a street or automobile, or in any public or quasi-public place, as aforesaid, during the curfew hours herein established, he or she shall have in his or her possession a note signed by the parent, guardian or other person having custody, care or control of such minor child under the age of 18 years, stating the nature of the errand, the necessity therefor, the place to which such minor child is to go, the time and date such note was issued and the time required for such errand. The abuse of the provisions of this section shall constitute a violation of the provisions of this chapter punishable as hereinafter provided.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The former section regarding presumption of parental knowledge, which section immediately followed this section, was repealed 8-21-1978 by Ord. No. 6-1978. For provisions regarding responsibility of parents or guardians, see Ch. 199, Parental Responsibility.
[Amended 3-4-1974 by Ord. No. 3-1974]
A. 
Any person 18 years of age or older violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
B. 
Upon the violation of any of the provisions of the chapter by any person under 18 years of age, any member of the Police Department of the Borough of Tuckerton concerned therewith shall determine whether, in his discretion, a complaint should be made to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the County of Ocean. In any event, should such person become a repeated violator of the provisions of this chapter, as reflected upon the records of the Police Department of the Borough of Tuckerton, then a complaint shall be transmitted through the Chief of the Police Department of the Borough of Tuckerton to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for such action as that Court, in its discretion, may deem proper.
Notice of the existence of this chapter and of the curfew regulations established by it shall be posted in or at such public or quasi-public places as may be determined by the Acting Chief of Police in order that the public may be constantly informed of the existence of this chapter and its regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The former section regarding announcement of curfew hours, which section immediately followed this section, was repealed 8-21-1978 by Ord. No. 6-1978.