Curfew set, even though teen delinquency has lessened

In recent weeks, according to the Westminster police chief, his city’s problems with juvenile delinquency have lessened. Still the curfew that Chief Rory Jones requested became law last night, on a unanimous vote by the city council. Jones has complained that a group of teenagers have roamed the city streets causing trouble and suggested that their behavior resembled gang wannabees. Keith Denny, an attorney who is developing a baseball batting cage business in an empty building, questioned last night whether a curfew is going too far. Denny says from his vantage point on Main Street, the kids he sees are riding bikes or skateboards because they have nothing else to do in their town. The curfew is designed to clear the streets of teenagers at night, unless they can show that they are going to or coming back from an approved activity.