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Juvenile arrests in Middletown nearly double from one year ago

Middletown police are reinforcing curfew hours this summer.

Middletown police are reminding residents of a long-standing curfew for juveniles in the city.

Middletown enforces curfew the summer

Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said the city’s juvenile curfew is used as a tool to question young people who may be up to mischief and to keep them safe.

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“Last year going into June we had 94 juvenile arrests,”Muterspaw said. “This year going into June they are up to 186. That is a big jump. Got to fix this.”

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Curfew hours for ages younger than 16:

  • 11 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays until 6 a.m. of the following day
  • 12:01 a.m. until 6 a.m. on Saturdays or Sundays

Curfew hours for ages 16-17:

  • 12:01 a.m. until 6 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 
  • 1 a.m. until 6 a.m. on Saturdays or Sundays

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