Several people arrested in SCV on the suspicion of violating curfew

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At least six people were arrested Monday night on suspicion of violating the curfew order issued in Los Angeles County, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station booking logs.

The curfew, which was put into effect on Sunday countywide and continued on through Monday, ordered residents to stay off public streets and out of public areas beginning at 6 p.m.

Any violation of the order is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials.

Of those six who were arrested for the violation, according to the Sheriff’s Station booking log, their respective cities of origin were listed as either Castaic, Los Angeles, Compton, Bakersfield or Newhall.

“It doesn’t matter about behavior,” said Lt. Ignacio Somoano, of the SCV Sheriff’s Station. “If you’re in violation of it (the order), you can be arrested.”

Somoano said people would be arrested unless they met one of the exemptions listed in paragraph four of the order issued by county officials, which were listed as being active duty first responders, individuals traveling to and from work, construction workers, credentialed media, individuals traveling to and from voting, homeless people or those without shelter and those seeking medical treatment.

The curfew order was once again extended for Los Angeles County on Tuesday, ordering residents for the third day in a row to remain off of public streets and for businesses to close at 6 p.m.

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