St. Martinville revises juvenile curfew starting July 1 due to excessive violence

St. Martin Parish

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (KLFY) — St. Martinville Police Chief Ricky Martin has announced a new juvenile curfew for the city, as approved by the city council, effective July 1.

The new curfew is as follows:

  • Sunday through Thursday: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Martin said he asked the city council to change the curfew due to recent increases in shots-fired calls and nighttime shootings.

“We are attempting to keep kids in the house and off of the streets at night,” said Martin.

Martin listed two exceptions to the curfew:

  • Anyone under the age of 17 that is in transit to or from work, school activities or a family function will be instructed to go home and not be issued a citation for violation of the curfew. 
  • If the juvenile is with a parent or guardian, they are allowed to be out past curfew. 

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