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Press Release -- Thanksgiving Night and Black Friday Shopping

PRESS RELEASE

Thanksgiving Night/Black Friday Shopping

The Auburn Hills Police Department is preparing for the holiday shopping season that kicks off Thanksgiving night and Black Friday. Our goal is for shoppers to have a safe and fun shopping experience. We will have additional staffing in place in our retail district during the holiday shopping season. 

We will be using social media to keep shoppers informed on traffic conditions. You can follow Auburn Hills Police on Twitter (@ahpolice #GLCtraffic), Facebook and via Nixle.com.  For Auburn Hills Nixle traffic updates text 48326 to 888777

The City and Oakland County Road Commission use a unique computerized traffic signal program to facilitate traffic on the surface streets around the shopping sites on either side of I-75 to reduce backups and help drivers safely enter and exit the freeway.

Safety reminders for shoppers whether shopping day or night:

  • Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle.
  • Don’t leave purses, wallets or smart phones unattended in shopping carts
  • Be aware that auto break-ins can occur when shoppers put purchases in their trunk and then return to the stores for additional shopping.
  • Lock your vehicle!
  • Be aware of your surroundings when walking to and from the parking lot and try to shop with a friend.
  • Call 911 to report any suspicious activity. SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!

With many of the retail outlets open overnight, we would like to remind parents and guardians of the City’s curfew ordinance. It does apply and will be enforced when minor children are unaccompanied by an adult.

Curfew Ordinance attached.

Media Contact

Lieutenant Jill McDonnell

Public Information Officer

248-364-6861



CODE OF ORDINANCES
CITY OF
AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN

Sec. 46-246. - Curfew for 12-year-old children.

No minor under the age of 12 years shall loiter, idle or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley, park, school, or other public place, or other place normally open to the public, including, but not limited to, shopping centers, places of amusement, private recreation areas or similar places, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian, or some adult delegated by the parent or guardian to accompany the child.

(Ord. No. 142, § 4, 11-25-70; Ord. No. 616, 11-3-97)

Sec. 46-247. - Curfew for 16-year-old children.

No minor under the age of 16 years shall loiter, idle or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley, park, school, or other public place, or other place normally open to the public, including, but not limited to, shopping centers, places of amusement, private recreation areas or similar places, between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., immediately following, except where the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian, or some adult over the age of 21 years delegated by the parent or guardian to accompany the minor child, or where the minor is upon an errand or other legitimate business directed by his parent or guardian.

(Ord. No. 142, § 5, 11-25-70; Ord. No. 616, 11-3-97)

Sec. 46-248. - Violation of curfew; misdemeanor.

Any parent, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of any minor child under the age of 16 years who shall assist, aid, abet, allow, permit or encourage the minor to violate the provisions of sections 46-247 or 46-248, either by overt act, by failing to act or by lack of supervision and control over the minor, is guilty of a misdemeanor. The fact that a child under 12 years or under the age of 16 is apprehended while on the public street, highway, alley, park, school, or other public place, or other place normally open to the public during the hours described in sections 46-247 and 46-248 shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section on the part of the parents, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of the minor child.

(Ord. No. 142, § 6, 11-25-70; Ord. No. 616, 11-3-97)