10 minors detained for violating curfew

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

Over the past two nights, Guam police have detained 10 minors for violating the curfew law.

In a release, GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said all 10 were held briefly and then released to the custody of their parents.

Earlier this week, police announced they would step up enforcement of the curfew laws as part of the effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

For minors under the age of 18, the curfew is 10 pm Monday through Friday and midnight Saturday and Sunday.

Beyond the 10 detained since Wednesday night, a 17-year-old boy was also confined at the Department of Youth Affairs on allegations of aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

Sgt. Tapao said GPD has been working alongside the Department of Youth Affairs to enforce the curfew law.

“The Guam Police Department will continue to enforce the curfew law in assuring the safety of our community,” he said. “We ask parents and guardians to exercise a sense of social responsibility by adhering to the law.”