Reminders from the Erie Police Department
With school out for the summer and the weather getting warmer the Town of Erie Police Department would like to send a few reminders to Residents this summer.
The local curfew ordinance says:
It is unlawful for anyone under the age of 18 years old to be outside on any street, alley, park, playground, schoolyard, or other public area between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. For Friday and Saturday, the hours are between midnight and 5:00 a.m.
The following are exemptions of the Curfew Ordinance:
- Engaged in lawful employment; or
- Accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person of the age of 21 years, when that parent, guardian or person has permission to have the custody and care of such minor from the minor’s parent or guardian; or
- Accompanied by any person between the age of 18 years and 21 years, having in his or her possession written permission from the parent or guardian of the minor to have the care or custody of such minor; or
- Upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by the parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
As the days become warmer and longer, many people like to spend their evenings and weekends outside either doing yard work or playing with the kids. Warmer weather brings some added risks that can be minimized or prevented with a couple of simple crime prevention tips.
SUMMER CRIME PREVENTION TIPS:
- Keep your garage door and any side entrance door to the garage closed and locked.
- Be sure your garage door and any side entrance door are in good repair so that they close completely and lock. Double keyed dead bolt locks are best for side entry doors.
- If you have an attached garage, keep the entry door from the garage to your home locked.
- If you have windows that allow a view inside your garage, cover the windows.
- Be a good neighbor. If you see a neighbor’s garage door open and unattended, let them know.
- Bicycles are a favorite item stolen from garages. Keep your bicycle locked to a fixed object while in the garage. Record the serial number, makes, and color of your bicycle. If possible, store your bicycle with a wheel or seat removed from the frame.
- Lock your car while in the garage and do not leave valuables in your car including keys.
- Do not leave items like golf clubs and ski equipment in plain view from the street.
Remember to report any suspicious activity. You can remain anonymous. In an emergency call 911, in Erie for a non-emergency, call 303-441-4444.
Be safe, have a great summer and contact the Erie Police Department at 303-926-2800 if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help you make your neighborhood safe and secure this season.