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Curfew and social host ordinance sweeps to continue this weekend

June 23, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – During the past two nights, the Santee Sheriff’s station conducted a sweep in Santee, Lakeside and unincorporated areas of El Cajon. Deputies arrested 13 juveniles for violating curfew after 10 p.m. They also looked for social host violations (adults providing alcohol to minors) but no social host arrests were made.

“With the beginning of Summer, juveniles will now be out of school until late August. Typically, at this time of year, an increase in curfew violations occur, as do juvenile parties involving alcohol, drugs and other criminal activity,” a press release issued by the Sheriff’s department states. “During this past year, the Santee Sheriff's Station has seen several deaths of juveniles due to drinking alcohol and using drugs while driving recklessly. Deputies conducted the two day operation to combat the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.”

The 13 juveniles arrested were later released to their parents for curfew violations. In addition, two adults were contacted and arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

These operations will continue through this weekend, and through the summer months at the Santee Sheriff's Station. Deputies will be working in two man cars specifically to respond to Social Host violations in the jurisdictions served throughout the county.

“With the ever present deaths of juveniles in the community due to drug and alcohol abuse, the Sheriff's Department is taking a proactive approach to enforcing these law violations to prevent more needless deaths,” the Sheriff’s release concluded.

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