Detroit looking for Angels' Night volunteers

Volunteers to watch specific abandoned buildings

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DETROIT - With Angels' Night just days away, the City of Detroit still needs individuals, businesses and organizations to patrol Detroit neighborhoods and watch vacant structures and foreclosed homes from October 29-31.  As an incentive, the City will raffle off gas cards at the deployment locations and provide dinner for patrollers.

Individuals, block clubs, Citizens' Radio Patrols, community organizations and churches are encouraged to patrol an area around their neighborhoods or churches. Volunteers will watch or adopt specific vacant buildings in their neighborhood.  "This Building Is Being Watched" signs will be  posted on the adopted buildings.

The City of Detroit will enforce an emergency curfew requiring that all minors age 17 and under be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with identification) from 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

During the emergency curfew hours, minors will be allowed to travel to and from work or educational or training programs but must carry proof of employment or attendance.  Minors violating the curfew will be ticketed and held until picked up by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian also may receive a parental responsibility violation ticket.

In addition, Detroit officials will enforce an emergency ordinance prohibiting the dispensing of fuel into portable containers in the city of Detroit from Saturday, Oct. 27 at midnight, through Wednesday, October 31, at 11:59 p.m., except for emergencies.

For more information or to volunteer call (313) 224-3450.

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