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A. Before taking any enforcement action under section 13-10 of this chapter, a police officer shall attempt to ascertain the apparent offender's age and reason for being in the place. The officer shall not issue a citation or make an arrest under this section unless the officer reasonably believes that an offense has occurred and that, based upon the circumstances, the minor's responses and minor's conduct, no defense, as provided in section 13-11 of this chapter, is probably present.
B. In addition to other powers he/she may have, any law enforcement officer who arrests a minor for violating subsection 13-10A1 or A2 of this chapter is also hereby empowered to demand of the parent, guardian or other person having the care, custody or supervision of the minor that such parent, guardian or other person come and take the minor into custody. The law enforcement officer is also empowered to take the minor to a designated location where arrangements can be made for a parent, guardian or other appropriate party to take the minor into custody. Should there be a failure of the parent, guardian or other person to take custody of such minor, the officer may then be empowered to take the minor home. (Ord. 96-423, 6-24-1996)