Buena Vista to crack down on curfew; Fines of up to $1,000 may be charged

By Richard Harris

November 16, 2022

 "It's midnight. Do you know where your kids are?"
  That's the question Buena Vista Police Chief Wendell Faulk has for parents and guardians. Why? Because it is unlawful for a juvenile to be present in or remain in any public place within the city or on the premises of any establishment within the city during curfew hours, which are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  "The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the youth of our community, reduce juvenile crime, deter juvenile victimization and reinforce parental authority," said Chief Faulk. "The curfew allows the police department and community to form the necessary partnerships to assist parents and guardians of minors in the increasingly difficult task...

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