City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Monroe as Chapter 658, Sec. 658.07, of the 1995 Codified Ordinances of Monroe; amended in its entirety 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 09-004. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See § 1-27.
Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors — See Ch. 173, Art. I.
Noise — See Ch. 451.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 492.
A. 
No person under 16 years of age shall be or remain in or upon the streets, alleys or public places in the City between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day unless such person is accompanied by a parent, adult chaperone, guardian or other legal custodian of such minor person.
B. 
No person 16 years of age shall be or remain in or upon the streets, alleys or public places in the City between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. unless such person is accompanied by a parent, adult chaperone, guardian or other person having legal custody of such minor person.
C. 
No person subject to compulsory school attendance, or absent from school for a school-mandated disciplinary reason, shall be or remain in or upon the streets, alleys or public places within the City, except in attendance at school or at the person's place of residence, during the hours that person is required to be in attendance at school, as required by law, unless such person is accompanied by a parent, adult chaperone, guardian or other person having legal custody of such a minor person.
D. 
It shall not be deemed a violation of this section for a person under the age of 17 years to be on the streets, alleys or public places while in the performance of an errand for his or her parent or guardian, or promptly returning from lawful employment.
No parent, guardian or other person having legal care and custody of any person under 17 years of age shall allow or permit any such child, ward or other person under such age, while in his or her legal custody, to go or be in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places in the City within the times prohibited in this chapter unless there exists a reasonable necessity therefor.
A. 
Each member of the police force, while on duty, is authorized to take into custody any child found violating any of the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The officer taking the child into custody shall investigate whether the child was in the streets, alleys and public places by a parent's or guardian's orders, or with the permission of the parent or guardian, and, if so, whether there was reasonable necessity therefor. If, after conducting said investigation, it is reasonably determined or found that the child was in the streets, alleys and public places with the parent's or guardian's orders or permission, and there was no reasonable necessity therefor, the officer shall file a complaint and warrant for the arrest of the parent or guardian for violating this section, and the parent or guardian shall be subject to the penalty provided for in § 1-27.
If, after an investigation by the officer taking a minor child into custody as provided in § 283-3A hereof, it is found that the child is incorrigible or willfully absents himself or herself from home and that the parents are unable to control such child, then an appropriate complaint shall be filed with the proper authorities under the juvenile laws of the state.