City of Glenarden, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Glenarden 3-20-2000 by Ord. No. O-28-99. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 108-1 Loitering defined.

In this chapter, “loiter” means that a person:
A. 
Remains on a public street, sidewalk, or pathway, including one privately owned, but used by the public in general, so as to obstruct the free passage of a pedestrian or vehicle after a regular or special police officer has notified the person that he or she is obstructing free passage and has requested the person to move;
B. 
Remains in or on a vehicle on a public street, sidewalk or pathway, including one privately owned, but used by the public in general, so as to obstruct the free passage of a pedestrian or vehicle after a regular or special police officer has notified the person that he or she is obstructing free passage has requested the person to move;
C. 
Refuses or fails to leave, or refuses or fails to remove a vehicle from, a private business, commercial establishment, or parking lot that is posted with conspicuous “No Loitering” or “No Trespassing” signs if the business or establishment is not open for business and the person has been requested to leave by the owner, the owner’s agent, or a regular or special police officer, unless the person has written permission from the owner, lessee, or operator to be present;
D. 
Refuses or fails to leave a private business or commercial establishment that is open for business, or a parking lot of the business or establishment, after having been requested to do so by the owner, the owner’s agent or a regular or special police officer;
E. 
Refuses or fails to leave a public building, public grounds, public recreational area, or a parking lot of a public building, public grounds, or a public recreational area, after being requested to do so by a regular or special police officer, a guard, watchman, or other authorized employee of the agency or entity responsible for the public building, public grounds, recreational area, or parking lot, if the circumstances indicate to a reasonable man that the person has no apparent lawful business or purpose to pursue at that place; or
F. 
Returns, for no apparent lawful business or purpose, to the same public or private property from which the person was asked to leave within the previous 24 hours.

§ 108-2 Exceptions.

This chapter does not prohibit lawful picketing or orderly demonstration by members of the public.

§ 108-3 Violations and penalties.

A. 
A person who loiters is guilty of a municipal infraction, and upon conviction or guilty plea is subject to the following fine:
(1) 
For the first offense, a fine of $50; or
(2) 
For a subsequent offense, a fine of $100.
B. 
No person shall be charged with a violation of this chapter unless and until the arresting officer has first warned the person that he or she is in violation of obstructing free passage of a street, sidewalk or pathway, and the person has failed or refused to stop the violation.