New Teen Curfew Begins Friday Night
Local police will do a special effort to enforce a city curfew of 12:30a.m. for young people 16 and under.
Rowdy teenagers tend to disturb businesses and cause traffic late at night and especially on weekends.The enforcement is an effort to take care of this problem before summer rolls around.
The problems seem to be especially an issue in parking lots such as K-mart and Hastings along Missouri Boulevard. Store lots may close at 10p.m., but Hastings' manager Melainie Beel says that doesn't stop teenagers from hanging around well into the night.
"Oh my gosh, the parking lot at K-Mart at night, like when I leave here, K-Mart won't be open anymore, but their parking lot along Ruby Tuesdays and stuff, that will be just full of cars."
Jefferson City Police will do a special effort to enforce a city curfew of 12:30a.m. for young people 16 and under.