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Police issue curfew reminder

“Anyone in Peabody who is 15 years of age or younger needs to be home by 10 p.m., seven nights a week,” Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke said. “That means every night, even Friday and Saturday.”

Curfew for 16- and 17-year-olds is 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12:30 a.m. other days.

“Unless there is an event or activity going on, everyone —regardless of age — needs to be out of the city park by 11 p.m.,” he added.

“Anyone caught out after curfew needs to be on a straight-line course for home,” he said. “Sometimes there are sponsored activities or something and parents aren’t able to pick up their children. Kids walking home from these kinds of activities will probably be stopped, but if they are headed home by the shortest route, we will give them some leeway.

“However, once they get home they are to stay there. It is not acceptable for anyone to go back out if it is after their curfew.”

Children in the company of a parent or guardian are allowed to be out after curfew.

However, an older sibling is not considered a parent or guardian.

For more information about Peabody curfews, contact Peabody police at (620) 983-2133.

Last modified Aug. 6, 2009