(a)   No minor under the age of sixteen years shall loiter, idle or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley or park located within the City between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian or an adult delegated by the parent or guardian to accompany the child.
   (b)   Every member of the Police Department is hereby authorized to take any child under the age of sixteen years, who is found violating any of the provisions of this section, to the home of such child and there inquire from the parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody and control of such child whether or not the child has been locked out or is compelled to be upon the streets by reason of lack of home or home restraint, and, if such child has a home where he or she can be properly cared for, to leave such child at his or her home and report the fact of such parent's, guardian's or other person's negligence, if such is found, to the Juvenile Court Judge for the County. 
(Ord. 657.  Passed 9-29-97.)