Borough of Paulsboro, NJ
Gloucester County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Paulsboro 8-28-1928 by Ord. No. 125. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Other alcoholic beverage regulations — See Ch. 6.
Curfew — See Ch. 28.
Graffiti — See Ch. 37.
Loitering — See Ch. 41.
Noise — See Ch. 43.
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 45.

§ 46-1 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 46-1, Begging, soliciting, loitering, fortune-telling, was repealed 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 08.14.

§ 46-2 Tools and weapons: breaking, entering, assault, theft.

No person shall have upon him or her any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with an intent to break or enter into any building, or shall have upon him or her any pistol, hanger cutlass, bludgeon or other offensive or dangerous weapon with intent to assault any person; it shall be unlawful for any person to be found in or near any dwelling house, warehouse, stable, barn, coach house, smokehouse or in any place of public resort or assemblage for business, worship, amusement or other lawful purposes, with intent to steal any goods or chattels.

§ 46-3 Possession of intoxicating beverages.

[Amended 10-7-1975 by Ord. No. 585; 12-2-1980 by Ord. No. 0.17.80; 9-16-2008 by Ord. No. 10.08]
A. 
(Reserved)
B. 
(Reserved)
C. 
No person shall possess any intoxicating beverage in any public park within the Borough of Paulsboro.
D. 
(Reserved)

§ 46-4 Board of Education property.

No person shall enter the building or go upon the lands belonging to the Board of Education of the Borough of Paulsboro, used and occupied for school purposes within the Borough of Paulsboro, or shall break or injure or deface such building or any part thereof, or the fences or outhouses belonging to or connected with such building or lands, or shall disturb the exercises of such public school or molest or give annoyance to the children attending such school, or any teachers thereon.

§ 46-5 Public libraries or reading rooms.

No person shall by noisy or disorderly conduct in any public library or reading room in the Borough of Paulsboro disturb or interrupt the quiet and good order of those who resort to and use said library or reading room for reading or study.

§ 46-6 Missiles and weapons.

No person shall cast or throw any stick, stone, pebble or other substance, or shall shoot from any air gun, pistol or rifle any shot or ball at or against or into any car, automobile or bus.

§ 46-7 False fire alarms.

No person shall willfully or maliciously ring or cause to be rung any bell or alarm of any fire company in the Borough of Paulsboro and therefore give cause to be given a false alarm of fire.

§ 46-8 Malicious destruction, damage or injury of property.

No person shall maliciously destroy, damage or injure any property.

§ 46-9 Persons refusing to work or give reasonable account of selves.

No person not having a legal settlement in the Borough of Paulsboro shall live idle and without employment and shall refuse to work for the usual and common wages given to other persons for like work in the Borough of Paulshoro, or shall go about from door to door or place themselves in the streets, highways or roads to beg or gather alms and give no reasonable account of themselves and their business in such places.

§ 46-10 Misrepresentations as to lodgings.

No driver of any vehicle carrying passengers for hire, and no other person, shall make any false statement or false representation to any passenger or to any other person of or concerning any hotel, boardinghouse or lodging house with the intention of inducing any such person to enter, lodge at or become a guest of any other hotel, boardinghouse or lodging house, or shall by any false statement or false representation induce any person to enter, lodge at or become a guest at any hotel, boardinghouse or lodging house.

§ 46-11 Driving animals while intoxicated.

No person or persons shall drive any horse, mule or other beast of burden on any public street or highway of the Borough of Paulsboro while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

§ 46-12 Obtaining food, accommodations with intent to defraud.

No person shall obtain food, lodging or other accommodations or service at any hotel, boarding or eating house or culinary establishment with intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof.

§ 46-13 Disorderly houses.

No person shall keep or maintain a disorderly house or a house of ill fame, or allow or permit any house, shop, store or other building owned or occupied by him or her to be used as a disorderly house or house of ill fame or to be frequented or resorted to by riotous or disorderly persons, prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants.

§ 46-14 Gambling devices; animal fights.

No person shall set up, keep or maintain or permit to be set up, kept or maintained, in any house or premises, any faro table, faro bank, roulette wheel or other device or game of chance for the purpose of gaming, cockpit or any other place for animals to fight; nor shall any person hold or permit to be held in any house or premises any dogfight or cockfight.

§ 46-15 Gambling.

No person shall deal, play or engage in faro, roulette, game of chance, either as banker, player, dealer or otherwise, for the purpose of gaming.

§ 46-16 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 46-16, Loitering, offensive language, interfering with passersby, was repealed 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 08.14.

§ 46-17 Begging or gathering alms.

No person shall go about from door to door, or place himself or herself in the street, to beg or gather alms.

§ 46-18 Indecency, lewdness.

No person shall appear in any street or public place in a state of nudity or in a dress not belonging to his or her sex or in an indecent or lewd dress, or shall make any indecent exposure of his or her person or be guilty of any indecent or lewd act or behavior, or shall exhibit, sell or offer to sell any indecent or lewd book, picture or thing or shall exhibit or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play or representation.

§ 46-19 Public transportation: payment of fares.

No person shall travel in any jitney or autobus or other means of transportation within the limits of the Borough of Paulsboro without having paid his fare and with intent to avoid payment thereof where fare for such travel is legally due, and no person who, having paid his fare and having traveled on such jitney or autobus or other means of transportation to a point where, under the rule of the company or person operating such car or autobus, as announced by the conductor or operator or other person in charge thereof, an additional fare is due, shall on demand refuse or fail to pay such additional fare.

§ 46-20 Duties as to arrest; imposition of penalties.

It shall be the duty of every constable or police officer of the Borough of Paulsboro to arrest any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance and take him or her before the Municipal Court of said Borough, and it shall be the duty of said Municipal Court, to impose upon such person when convicted before him by oath or affirmation of one or more creditable witnesses, the penalties prescribed therefor in this ordinance.

§ 46-21 Duty of Municipal Court.

It shall be the duty of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Paulsboro to issue on information or his own view his warrant or process to apprehend any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance.

§ 46-22 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-2-1980 by Ord. No. 0.17.80]
A. 
Each and every person violating any of the provisions of Subsections C and D of § 46-33 of this ordinance, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 and to imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not exceeding six months; provided, however, that the minimum mandatory fine for the second or any subsequent conviction within the Borough of Paulsboro shall be $200.
B. 
In regard to any conviction relating to Subsections C and D of § 46-3, when the Municipal Court suspends the imposition of a defendant's sentence, or a portion thereof, or sentences him to be placed on probation, the Municipal Court may attach such reasonable conditions authorized by N.J.S.A. 2C:45-1, including the performance of community-related services and the imposition of conditions reasonably related to the rehabilitation of the defendant, including but not limited to alcoholic rehabilitation programs or other such programs related to alcoholic education or rehabilitation.
C. 
Each and every person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance other than Subsections C and D of § 46-3 of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit and pay a fine of not more than $200 or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 90 days; and the Municipal Court before whom any such person may be brought may impose such punishment, by fine or imprisonment in the county jail, as he may see fit, not exceeding the maximum herein fixed.

§ 46-23 Fees for arrest and commitment.

The fees of the Municipal Court and constables or police officers for arresting and committing persons under the provisions of this ordinance shall be the same as for like services under the disorderly Act.

§ 46-24 Disposition of fees and fines.

All fees of the Municipal Court, constables and police officers of the Borough of Paulsboro had under violations of this ordinance shall accrue to the Borough of Paulsboro and be paid to the Treasurer thereof, and all fines received for the violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall accrue to the Borough of Paulsboro and be paid to the Treasurer thereof.

§ 46-25 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately.