In LaPorte, police offering teens and their parents a reminder regarding curfew hours. LaPorte Police say the purpose of a curfew for minors is to aid in reducing juvenile crime and to protect young people from being victimized. The City of LaPorte's curfew ordinance states those 14 years of age or under are not allowed to be in a public place after 10pm or before 5am on any day. Teens age 15-through-17 cannot be in a public place between 12am and 5am on weekends, after 10pm Sunday through Thursday, or before 5am Monday through Friday. Exceptions to this are if a child is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or custodian, or if the child is accompanied by an adult who is authorized in writing by the legal parent, guardian or custodian. Another exception is children participating in, going to, or return from work, a school activity, or religious event.
Violations of the curfew ordinance can result in the child being taken into custody and fine issued in the amount of 50 dollars.