SECTION 23-71. DEFINITION.
The term minor, as used in Sections 23-72 through 23-77, inclusive, shall mean any unemancipated person below the age of fourteen (14) years. (Ord. No. 1010, 02-10-2003.)
SECTION 23-72. CURFEW.
It shall be unlawful for any minor to be or remain or to travel, loiter, wander, stroll, or play in or upon any of the alleys, streets, public places, places of business, places of amusement, buildings, vacant lots, or other unsupervised places in the City of Oelwein, Iowa, from 11:00 P.M. until 5:00 A.M. on any day of the week or on any weekend. (Ord. No. 1010, 02-10-2003.)
SECTION 23-73. EXCEPTIONS.
The restrictions provided herein shall not apply to any minor who is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other person charged with the care and custody of such minor, or other responsible person eighteen (18) years of age or older, nor shall the restriction apply to any minor who is traveling between his/her home or place of residence and any approved place of employment, or where a church, municipal or school function is being held, or unless said minor is upon an emergency errand, or unless such minor has a written consent currently dated, signed by a parent, guardian, or other adult person responsible for, or having legal custody of such minor, stating the reason such minor is in the prohibited place after curfew, and if the place or places is connected with and required by some legitimate business, trade, profession or occupation in which the minor is permitted by law to be engaged or unless the parent, guardian, or other adult person responsible for or having the legal care, custody and control of said minor reports to the Police Department that said minor is in violation of Section 23-72 without permission. Such report shall be made no later than two (2) hours after the responsible adult, as defined in Section 23-74 becomes aware that the minor is in violation of Section 23-72.
SECTION 23-74. RESPONSIBILITY OF ADULTS.
It is unlawful for any parent, guardian or other adult responsible for or having the legal care, custody and control of any minor to allow, permit or suffer such minor to violate the provisions of this ordinance, except as provided in Section 23-73.
SECTION 23-75. RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS.
It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation operating a place of business or amusement to allow, permit or suffer any minor to be in or upon any place of business or amusement operated by them within the curfew hours set forth herein, except as otherwise provided herein. When such owner, operator or person in charge of such place of business or amusement finds such minor or minors on or upon the premises, he/she shall order such person to leave, and if such minor refuses, the owner, operator or other person in charge of the place of business shall notify the Police Department and inform them or the violation.
SECTION 23-76. PENALTIES.
Any minor, parent, guardian, or other adult person responsible for or having the legal care, custody and control of any minor who allows, permits, or suffers such minor to violate any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a simple misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the first offense and two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for second and subsequent offenses. (Ord. No. 1010, 02-10-2003.)
Any person, firm or corporation operating a place of business or amusement who allows, permits or suffers any minor to be in or upon any place of business or amusement within the curfew hours, except as otherwise herein provided, and fails to order such minor to leave, or fails to notify the Police Department that such minor was ordered to leave that that the minor has failed to leave, shall be guilty of a simple misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00).
The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903
Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers
The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
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