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(A) Before enforcing any provision of this chapter by a citation, arrest, or other custodial activity, the enforcing officer or officers shall inquire of the person suspected of being a minor as to the actual age of that person and his reason and purpose for remaining or otherwise being in a public place or establishment during the curfew hours.
(B) No enforcing officer shall enforce any provision of this chapter by any citation, arrest or other custodial activity unless the officer reasonably believes from the responses of the person suspected of being a minor or any other circumstances, that an offense and violation of this chapter has occurred, and that there are no defenses to the enforcement of this chapter as described herein.
(C) (1) A police officer upon finding or being notified of any minor in or upon any public assembly, building, place, location or business open to the public, sidewalk, street, highway or other public right-of-way reasonably believed to be in violation of this section, may cite the minor for a criminal violation. The police officer may then proceed to transport the child to the safety of the child's home, and/or to his or her parents or guardians.
(2) A police officer upon finding or being notified of any minor in or upon any public assembly, building, place, location or business open to the public, street, or highway whose parent is believed to be in violation of this section may confront such minor and request such information as his or her name, age, address of his or her parent or legal guardian.
(Ord. 2016-9, passed 8-17-2016)