[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton 12-17-1973 as Ord. No. 1973-17 (part of Ch. IV of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Remaining idle or walking aimlessly about in essentially one location.
- PARENT or GUARDIAN
- Includes any adult person having care or custody of a minor, whether by reason of blood relationship, the order of any court or otherwise.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- A place to which the public has access, and shall include any public building and grounds, street, highway, road, alley, boardwalk or sidewalk. It shall also include the front or neighborhood of a store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business and public grounds, areas, parks and marinas, as well as parking lots or other vacant private property not owned by or under the control of the person charged with violating this chapter or, in the case of a minor, not owned or under the control of his parent or guardian.
No person shall loiter in a public place in such a manner as to:
Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
Create or cause to be created any disturbance or annoyance in the comfort and repose of any person,
Obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles.
Any person violating the provisions of § 192-2 shall be ordered to move on by a police officer, failing which he shall be guilty of a violation.
[Amended 8-5-1974 by Ord. No. 1974-9]
No parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 18 years shall knowingly permit that minor to loiter in violation of this chapter. Whenever any minor under the age of 18 years is charged with a violation of this chapter, his parent or guardian shall be notified of this fact by the Chief of Police or any other person designated by the Chief of Police to give such notice. If at any time within 60 days following the giving of notice the minor to whom such notice relates again violates this chapter, it shall be rebuttably presumed that the minor did so with the knowing permission or sufferance of his parent or guardian.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed so as to limit any right of free speech or assembly guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of New Jersey.
[Amended 8-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6; 12-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-19]
Any person, firm, corporation, association or legal party whatsoever who shall violate, or authorize or procure a violation, or cause to be violated, any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided under § 1-11 governing general penalty provisions. If the state requires, limits or expands potential minimum or maximum penalties in contradiction to this chapter, state law shall apply.