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Curfew, Property Crimes On Police Radar

May 15, 2012, 10:19 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Curfew, Property Crimes On Police Radar
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Beginning Tuesday night, Sioux Falls School District students are done with classes for the summer. But it gives them a chance to replace homework with hijinks.

"Kids are out of school now. It's that finding freedom again, and saying, 'gee, what do we do? We have all this free time and let's go see what we can get into,'" Sioux Falls Police Sgt. Loren McManus said.

McManus says that means parents need to be on the lookout and be reminded that the city of Sioux Falls has rules too, beginning with bedtime.

"It's something to remember that there is that 11 p.m. curfew. So unless they're working or have a good reason to be out, they have to be home," McManus said.

McManus says police do enforce the city curfew to all teens under 18 but even that can't limit some common summer violations. There's already an uptick in property crimes and McManus says some simple tips can help limit that risk.

  • Keep your homes and yards well-lit at night 
  • Don't leave valuables in your cars if you park on the street overnight or even during the day
  • Always lock your parked cars, even if they are in the garage

"That kind of crime is starting to resurface again. So the key is to make sure you protect yourself and not give yourself an opportunity for crime," McManus said.

Summer vacation has plenty of opportunities for students to stay busy, and most abide by the rules. But McManus says taking extra time and making some simple adjustments to your routine will keep things that way.

"It's a bit of an education part on parents too, making sure they know where kids are at and making sure us, as citizens, know where we watch our property," McManus said.

Police say people are often the best defense against petty crimes and other violations. Call police if you notice unusual vehicles or any other suspicious activity around your neighborhood. 

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