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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thirteen Teens Arrested In East County Curfew Sweep

*Published at Patch.com October 3, 2011

In an effort to prevent teens from becoming victims or participants in criminal activity, members of community organizations teamed up with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to conduct a curfew sweep of parts of Spring Valley and Lemon Grove Friday night.

Coming together in the operation, which was based out of the Spring Valley-East Communities Center on Spring Drive, were Sheriff’s deputies, officials from the Grossmont Union High School District, several faith-based organizations, and San Diego Youth Services. According to deputies, the curfew sweeps are conducted every couple of months.

With the exception of Lemon Grove, which enforces a curfew of 11 p.m., all other parts of the county enforce a 10 p.m. curfew for those under 18 years of age. Deputies began the sweep shortly after 10 p.m., only contacting teens who did not fall into several exceptions of the curfew law, some of which include going to and from jobs or school activities. The operation ran until just after 1 a.m.

Read more of this story at Mt. Helix Patch...

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