Case #7 Preventing Crime through Juvenile Curfews

A 15-year-old male charged with robbery was released on his own recognizance from Criminal Court arraignments and ordered to adhere to a 7 P.M. curfew. CSU therefore added him to the Arrest Alert system’s database for individuals with curfews. When police officers visited his home on a curfew check one night, the defendant was present. However, CSU received an arrest alert at 11 P.M. that same night indicating that the defendant had been arrested for trespassing within a building after the police had visited him. CSU alerted the assigned prosecutor, who brought the curfew violation and the arrest for trespassing to the judge’s attention. The judge remanded the defendant.