§ 72-1Legislative intent.
§ 72-3Conduct of minors.
§ 72-4Separate offenses.
§ 72-5Duties of police.
§ 72-6Violations and penalties.
The Borough Council of the Borough of Conway, being cognizant of the problem of juvenile delinquency and believing that it can be dealt with more effectively by regulating the hours during which minors less than 18 years of age may remain in public places without adult supervision and by defining more clearly certain duties and responsibilities upon those who have the custody and responsibility for the care of such minors, directs that in the administration and enforcement of this chapter the fundamental purpose of reducing juvenile delinquency shall be foremost.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AFTER HOURS
- The period of time each night from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Eastern standard time when that time is in effect in the Borough of Conway, or daylight saving time when that time is in effect in the Borough of Conway.
- MINOR or MINORS
- Any person less than 18 years of age, provided that a person less than 18 years of age who is legally married shall be deemed to be an adult. For the purpose of this chapter, any person shall be deemed to be 18 years of age on the date of his or her eighteenth birthday and not before that time.
- The natural parent or guardian or adult person 18 years of age or over, responsible for the custody or care of any minor.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground, vacant lot, public building, railway station, bus terminal or similar place.
- Loiter, idle, wander, stroll or linger.
It shall be unlawful for any minor to remain in or upon any public place in the Borough of Conway after hours unless accompanied by a parent or upon an errand or other legitimate business directed by written consent of a parent or unless engaged in gainful, lawful employment after hours, in which case said minor shall carry written identification and evidence of employment.
Each violation of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.
Any police officer who finds a minor violating any provision of this chapter shall endeavor to obtain the name, age, date of birth and address of the minor and the names of the minor's parents. The minor shall thereupon either be brought to the police station and the parents notified or be taken or instructed to proceed directly to his home. The information obtained from the minor, together with a full report, shall be transmitted to the Chief of Police, who shall cause a written notice to be delivered, by mail or otherwise, to the parents of the minor, advising them of the violation of this chapter. A record of all violations shall be kept.
The police officers of the Borough of Conway, in taking a minor into custody under this chapter, shall use their discretion in determining age, and in doubtful cases may require positive proof, and until such proof is furnished, the officer's judgment shall prevail.
Any parent who shall permit a minor to violate provisions of this chapter after having received notice of a prior violation shall, after conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 or to imprisonment in the Beaver County Jail for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both.
Any minor who shall violate this chapter more than two times shall, after conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 or to imprisonment in the Beaver County Jail for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both.