VIRGINIA BEACH - It's Spring Break and Va. Beach Police will be enforcing the Oceanfront curfew.
Starting tonight through April 7, from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., anyone under age 18 must be with an adult.
Police say they're seen larger-than-normal crowds at the Oceanfront in the past few years, so there will be more officers and deputy sheriffs assigned to the Oceanfront.
Anyone caught breaking the curfew will be picked up by police and given a citation to appear in court.
Sgt. Adam Bernstein says announcements about the curfew will be in the schools as a reminder.
City Code 23-2 (curfew): It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen (18) to be present on any street, road, alley, avenue, park or other public place in the city, or in any vehicle operating or parked thereon, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., unless accompanied by the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor.
Exceptions to the code (23-2):
1) Unless accompanied by the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor.
2) Any minor who is emancipated as provided by section 16.1-333 of the Code of Virginia, or to any minor engaged in the following activities:
a. Any emergency errand reasonably necessary to safeguard life, limb or property;
b. Lawful employment, including going directly from the minor’s residence to the place of such employment or returning directly from the place of such employment to the minor’s residence
c. Attendance at a specified engagement or performance, attendance a religious services or participation in any assembly or expressive activity protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution; provided that the minor shall have in his possession written permission including the signature, address and telephone number, of a parent, guardian or other adult person having care, custody or control of such minor to attend such activity or event, and shall return directly to his residence upon conclusion thereof; or
d. Interstate travel through, beginning or terminating in the City of Virginia Beach.