No citations, arrests made during Wednesday night curfew sweep in Youngstown
Youngstown Police tell 21 News no citations or arrests were made during Wednesday night's curfew sweep in the city.
Youngstown Police Captain, Jason Simon tells us no citations or arrests were made and no charges were filed for parents either.
"To us, this indicates a successful evening of making positive contacts through the community while getting the message across that curfew will be strictly enforced," Captain Simon said.
Simon went on to say that hours before the sweep began, YPD and JJC paid visits to numerous homes of at-risk and high-risk youths in the area identified by both agencies in order to ensure compliance and offer resources, guidance and channels to successful outcomes for themselves and their families.
Wednesday evening, Youngstown Police enacted an 11:00 p.m. curfew for those under the age of 18 years old in hopes to curb recent crime involving juveniles in the city.
This includes the recent thefts of Kia and Hyundai vehicles where juveniles as young as 11 years old would hotwire cars with USB cables and hijack them.
Additionally, Simon said in a Wednesday press conference that parents don't even know their children are out past 11:00 p.m. and that parents should know where their kids are at all times.
"The goal is to find who's out there, why they're out there and find some probably more productive activities for them to be doing after 11:00 than walking the streets," Simon said.
This curfew will continue to be strictly enforced via more sweeps throughout the summer months. Wednesday night's sweep is the only one that will be announced.