The Prichard Police Department is enforcing a curfew ordinance for minors as of Sunday, Aug. 17.

According to a press release from the department, minors under the age of 18 or who have not been emancipated by law are in violation of the curfew if they are not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during certain hours of the day and night.

Minors who are detained by police for violating the city’s curfew ordinance will be transported to the City of Prichard Curfew Center and can only be released to a parent or legal guardian.

The ordinance calls for various levels of fines, including, but not limited to, issuing a verbal warning, fines or imprisonment, officials said.

The new law specifies daytime and nighttime curfew hours as follows:

Nighttime:
10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday for the entire city except in the downtown district.
10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the downtown district (Lovejoy Loop East to South Wilson Avenue).
12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Daytime:
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during Mobile County Public School hours.

Boy shot after bullets enter two homes

A boy was injured after several shots entered two homes near Dauphin Island Parkway Aug. 15.

While police did not provide information on the boy’s condition, MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins said the juvenile victim suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. when bullets entered two homes near the area of Englewood Drive at Greenwood Avenue.

The MPD did not provide any information on possible suspects related to the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call 251-208-7211.

Woman sexually assaulted at nightclub

A woman reported she was sexually assaulted at a local nightclub after accepting a drink from a stranger in the early morning hours of Aug. 16.

According to the MPD, officers responded at approximately 1 a.m. to a report of sexual assault at Midnight Rodeo Bar on Tanner Road.

The woman told police a man bought her a drink before forcing her into unwanted sexual contact inside the club. As of Aug. 19, police had no additional information, Officer Terence Perkins said.

The man is wanted on one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

MPD seeks help from the public to identify two men accused of stealing a woman’s debit card.

MPD seeks help from the public to identify two men accused of stealing a woman’s debit card.

Men wanted for alleged debit card theft

The MPD asked for the public’s help on Tuesday to identify two men wanted for stealing a woman’s debit card.

According to MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains, the woman, who was not identified, suffers from a mental illness.

In late May or early June, the two men stole the woman’s debit card and used it to make over $600 worth of purchases, Rains said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 251-208-7211.