|For Immediate Release
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
LAW ENFORCEMENT NET 51 JUVENILES IN
LARGEST-EVER OC CURFEW SWEEP
ORANGE COUNTY – The largest-ever Orange County curfew sweep was conducted last night by law over 300 law enforcement officers, netting 51 juveniles in violation of city curfew laws. These curfew sweeps, organized by the Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (GRIP), aim to prevent juveniles from being victims of or participants in gang crimes. GRIP works to identify at-risk youth, increase school attendance, and decrease gang activity.
The participating agencies included the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA), Orange County Sheriff’s Department, police departments from the Cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, and Tustin, California Highway Patrol, Orange County Probation Department, and the Cal State Fullerton and Santa Ana Unified School Police.
Last night and early this morning, officers patrolled Orange County cities and unincorporated areas for children ages 17 and under out in public past curfew, in violation of city laws. Curfews in Orange County begin at 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m., depending on the city, and last until 5:00 a.m. the following day. Minors are prohibited from being in public during these hours unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian or are subject to circumstantial exceptions made for minors participating in employment, educational, or emergency activities.