Hibbing Police Remind People of Curfew Ordinance

By KBJR News 1

Hibbing Police Remind People of Curfew Ordinance

July 12, 2013 Updated Jul 12, 2013 at 6:26 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Hibbing police department is reminding the public of the city's curfew ordinance in preparation for Saturday's street dance.

Officers say they have seen an increase in juvenile crime recently.

They also say crimes being committed by and against juveniles have become more violent.

People 15-18 years old must be indoors by midnight on Friday and Saturday and 11 p.m. during the week.

Kids ages 12 -14 must be off the streets by 11 p.m. on weekends and 10 p.m. during the week.

Children under the age of 12 must be indoors before nine p.m. every day of the week.

Police say the ordinance is meant to keep kids off the street for their safety.

"Summer is always a busy time for us so we like to remind the public that we do have a curfew ordinance, and if people are new in town, and not familiar with it, they can go on our city website and look it up for themselves," said Capt. Kurt Metzig of the Hibbing Police Department.

Hibbing has had a curfew in place since 1997.

The Hibbing Jamboree starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday with a street dance to follow.

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