16.07 CURFEW.

(1)    PROHIBITED. No person 17 or under shall be on foot, bicycle, or in any type of vehicle on any public street, avenue, alley, park, school grounds or other public places in the City between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 5:00 A.M. Sunday through Thursday and between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 A.M. on Friday and Saturday, unless accompanied by his parent of guardian or person having lawful custody and control of his person or unless there exists a reasonable necessity therefor.

The fact that the child, unaccompanied by parent, guardian or other person having legal custody, is found upon any street, alley or public place during the aforementioned hours shall be prima facie evidence that the child is there unlawfully and that no reasonable excuse exists therefore.

(2)    EXCEPTIONS. The provisions of (1) shall not apply to the following:

(a)    Children returning home from municipal, religious and school activities.

(b)    Children during or returning home from employment.

(3)    RESPONSIBILITY OF GUARDIAN. No parent, guardian or other person having the lawful care, custody and control of any person under the age of 18 shall allow or permit such person to violate the provisions of section (1) above.

(4)    RESPONSIBILITY OF PERSON OPERATING PLACES OF AMUSEMENT. No person operating or in charge of any place of amusement, entertainment, refreshment or other place of business shall permit any minor under 18 to loiter, loaf or idle in such place during the hours prohibited by this section. Whenever the entertainment, refreshment or other place of business during the hours prohibited by this section, finds person under 18 loitering, loafing or idling in such place of business, he shall immediately order such person to leave and if such person refuses to leave, the operator shall immediately notify the Police Department and inform them of the violation.