DELPHOS — Those in law enforcement often say criminals are made, not born. Most criminals begin with deviant behavior in childhood and according to Police Chief Kyle Fittro, escalation typically begins with curfew violations. He said it usually starts between the ages of 11-13 and happens more frequently when kids aren’t in school.
“We usually see some increases in summer when they’re not in school. According to the city ordinance, if they’re younger than 14, their curfew is 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. and if they’re over 14 but younger than 18, it’s 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 6 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays,” he said.
Parents are not allowed to permit their teenager to be out during curfew other than for the following exceptions:
• If the respective youth is a high school graduate;
• Is headed directly home from work immediately after leaving the workplace;
• Is with a parent or responsible adult;
• Is out past curfew in a manner directly related to a family emergency;
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