- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police will be strictly enforcing the city’s curfew for minors this summer following a recent rash of car burglaries.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1U2dCcY) interim Lafayette Police Chief Reginald Thomas said Wednesday that most of the burglaries caught on cameras appear to be kids and often occur during the early morning hours.

Lafayette’s curfew ordinance prohibits minors 16 and younger from being out in public, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, past 11 p.m. on weeknights and past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

The curfew is lifted at 6 a.m. but includes some exemptions.

Thomas said they’ll target the more suspicious instances of a juvenile out past curfew.

First-time violators and their guardians are issued a written warning. Second offenses could lead to fines and time in custody for minors.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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