[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ellenville 3-14-1974 as § 14-11 of the Code of Ordinances. Section 76-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 16 years to be or remain in or upon any of the streets, alleys, parks or public places in the village after the hour of 10:30 p.m., excepting on Friday and Saturday after the hour of 11:30 p.m., unless such child is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of such minor person or whose employment makes it necessary to be upon such streets, alleys, parks or public places during the nighttime after such specified hour.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care and custody of any person under 16 years of age to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person under such age while in his legal custody to go or be in or upon any of the streets, alleys, parks or public places in the village after the hour above mentioned in § 76-1.
Each member of the police force, while on duty, is hereby authorized to arrest, without warrant, any person willfully violating the provisions of § 76-1 and detain such person for a reasonable time in which complaint can be made and a warrant issued and served.
No child or minor person arrested under the provisions of this chapter shall be placed in confinement other than being detained in some private room at police headquarters, until the parents, guardian or other person having legal control and custody of such child or minor person shall have been personally notified of such arrest, and shall have refused to be held responsible for the observance of the provisions of § 76-1 by such child or minor person.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.