City of Santa Rosa implements curfew for minors

The City of Santa Rosa has implemented a curfew for minors in an effort to keep everyone safe.

The city’s Board of Aldermen held a special meeting last week where they voted to implement the following:

Curfew for minors as follows:

>> Sunday to Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

>> and Friday to Saturday from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

In addition, the city voted for the installation of license plate readers (cameras) along certain right of ways and the installation of GPS trackers on police and city vehicles.

On Feb. 21, metal detectors were being installed at two Santa Rosa school campuses to ensure the safety of students and staff, officials said.

Yolanda Chapa, superintendent for the Santa Rosa Independent School District, announced the news to the parents and community members Tuesday in a letter posted on the school district’s Facebook page.

Chapa states due to the escalation of school violence around the state and the nation, Santa Rosa school board members authorized the purchase and implementation of a school security system that utilizes metal detectors on school property to protect the health of students, staff and visitors to the campuses.

On Jan. 26, a 16-year-old Santa Rosa boy died from injuries he received in a shooting that occurred at the Santa Rosa Village apartments.

Authorities said a criminal enterprise organization was responsible for his death. Three individuals have been arrested in connection with his death and a fourth suspect is being sought.