"Anchorage curfew can be enforced here"

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 19:00

From a column in the Knik Arm Courier, Oct. 14, 1970:

The Anchorage city ordinance, which establishes a curfew for juveniles under age 16 is being enforced in the Greater Chugiak Area, according to Major Dankworth of the Alaska State Troopers.

The curfew is enforceable under the Alaska State Statute 11.60.250, which states that the curfew of any city or village may be extended to include the area within a 20-mile radius of the limits of that city or village.

Section 15-4 of the code of ordinance for the City of Anchorage which concerns the curfew states that any juvenile under age 16 must be off the streets, public roads, vacant lots, etc. by 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 5 a.m. on any day. Exceptions include situations where juveniles are accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult, in the case of an emergency or on a specific errand for their parents.

The curfew is enforced by city police within the city limits and by the Alaska State Troopers outside of the city.

State Troopers from the Chugiak Area patrol have been picking up juveniles who are in violation of the curfew within recent weeks.


This column is provided by the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society. Reach them at [email protected] or leave a message at 688-4706.

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