Guam Police take 17 minors into custody for violating curfew laws

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The Guam Police Department took 17 minors into custody, over the span of a week, for violating the Island’s current curfew laws.

Guam Police say the minors were arrested between April 1-7. They’ve all been released back to their parents.

GPD announced they’d be enforcing the island’s curfew law “in line with the Governor of Guam declaring a public health state of emergency to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19,” on March 17.

(a) Curfew Hours for Minors:

(1) Curfew Hours means:
a. 10:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday until 6:00 a.m. of the following day
b. 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday
c. A minor is defined as any person under seventeen (17) years of age

An offense related to the curfew law is be punishable by a fine of up to $500.

As defined in Subsection (b) offenses:
(1) A minor commits an offense if he or she remains in any public place or on the premises of any establishment on Guam during the curfew hours.
(2) A parent or guardian of a minor commits an offense if he or she knowingly permits, or by insufficient control allows, the minor to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment on Guam during curfew hours.
(3) The owner, operator, or any employee of an establishment commits an offense if he or she knowingly allows a minor to remain upon the premises of the establishment during curfew hours.