Yonkers issues Halloween curfew for children ages 16 and under

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) –  There will be a curfew for children ages 16 and under on Halloween, the city of Yonkers announced Tuesday.

Children ages 11 and younger must be home by 10 p.m., while those 12 and 13 are allowed out until 10:30 p.m., and ages 14 through 16 until 11 p.m, said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.

There are a couple of exemptions, including children who are accompanied by a parent or guardian or on an errand with parental permission, those within a half hour of leaving work with proof from employer, and those within a half hour of the end of school, religious, and volunteer public entertainment.

"Halloween is a fun holiday meant to be enjoyed by all, which is why we are taking a proactive approach in providing a safe Halloween for our communities," said Spano. "In addition to the curfew, we encourage parents to be mindful of their children's activities on October 31 so our trick-or-treaters have a happy and safe Halloween this year."

Curfew violators will be taken to the nearest Yonkers Police Precinct and their parent or guardian will be notified.

"We are asking for the parents of Yonkers to help make this Halloween a safe and enjoyable day for all involved," Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller said. "Please know where your children are and make sure that they are home by the designated times of the curfew."

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