Hillview city officials propose new curfew to deter teen crime

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 18 at 12:44 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- When the sun goes down in Hillview police say teens are committing crimes, so city officials are proposing an earlier curfew to curb theft and vandalism.

They suspect teens have spray painted the elementary school and the community center and that’s not all.

“We've had an increase and a spike in automobile break ins, not necessarily where they break a window, but they go up to see if the car is unlocked and if it is they go through and get whatever they can out of it, money, gps’ or cell phones,” said Officer Roy Raines.

James Wigge’s wife was a victim of a crime. Someone rummaged through her car in the middle of the night.

“It was about 6 a.m. when we found it, and her stuff was actually scattered around the grass area, but there wasn't anything worth taking,” said Wigge.

City council is expected to vote on Monday to move the curfew up an hour for anyone under 18. If passed, the curfew would be 10 p.m. during the week and 11 p.m. on the weekends. Police say if the proposed law is broken in the future, parents could be held responsible and face citations.



 

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