Colorado Springs, Colorado 2020-10-30 05:01:54 –
Pueblo — Violations of Pueblo’s curfew starting Friday night include fines and possible imprisonment. The curfew is set to last until November 13th and runs from 10pm to 5am. Mandatory trips will continue to be allowed.
News5 met Felicia Beltran, who has lived in Pueblo since 1991, in protest of tighter regulations on local businesses. “Most of the time, many citizens feel like they follow. They want to do the right thing. They want to protect their fellow family and friends, but what you have legislated. Regardless, they will be trying to break it, and some willingly. It’s rebellious and I don’t think it’s good for everyone. “Bertrand said.
Mr Bertrand said it would be difficult to enforce the new curfew. “I think it’s out of focus from the major crimes to focus on … I think people will continue to do what they’re doing. I think they’re just going to do it in secret, and I think there are a lot of people who have to close the door because of that. ”
Sgt. Franklin Ortega of the Pueblo Police Department said he wanted voluntary compliance with the curfew and left the bibliographic matters at the discretion of police officers. He said they wouldn’t create a curfew patrol. “If you know, in the course of our normal duties, we come across people who are blatantly violating the curfew and probably give them tickets … if you’re going to get the medicine, You’re going to buy food, and if you’re going to work, that situation is clearly acceptable, “said the sergeant. Ortega.
Sgt. Ortega also said the curfew was for the well-being of the community. “We’re at an important stage here, and numbers can bring us back to shutdown. This is one way to get this back into a place where we can manage it in a more appropriate and safe way. I’m sorry. ” Sergeant Ortega.
The curfew precedes Halloween, but Pueblo police hold drive-through trunks or treats on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm
2020 drive-through trunk or treat
This free family event is for kids of all ages to enjoy decorated cars and delicious treats in a safe and enjoyable environment! See you there!
Please see the leaflet for details. pic.twitter.com/IGq8hYxkhP
— Pueblo Police Station (@ PuebloPolice1) October 27, 2020
The El Paso County Public Health Service is holding a follow-up meeting with the state on Friday, after which it needs a clearer picture of where the county is heading. If El Paso County needs to move to a more restrictive level with Colorado COVID dials, the biggest impact will be capacity reductions in various industries.