After a fatal stabbing took the life of a 15-year-old Meriden boy, Meriden police have informed local parents and teens and children that they will be enforcing a 9 p.m. curfew for youth under the age of 15.
“Officers will be diligently patrolling and any youths found in violation will be brought to police headquarters,” Meriden police said in a statement on the department Web site. “Parents/guardians can be fined $90 for each violation of the curfew.”
Police said this a safety issue for Meriden teens “as there have been fights and other issues when youths are congregating without proper adult supervision.”
The curfew prohibits any child under the age of 15 years to loiter on the streets or in any other public place in the city after 9 p.m. and before 4 a.m. unless such child is accompanied by his parent or guardian or other adult person into whose care and custody such child has been committed by his parent or guardian.
Deandre Felton, 15, died on Sept. 21 after being stabbed in Meriden. Police received a 911 call reporting the stabbing at 9:30 p.m. that night.
No one has been charged in connection with his death.