[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover 1-25-1979 by Ord. No. 1-79. Section 189-3 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
As used herein, the following terms are hereby defined for the purposes of this chapter:
- Any unemancipated person under the age of 18 years.
- Includes either or both natural parents of a minor, the legal guardians of such minor or any other adult persons who have, voluntarily or otherwise, assumed the responsibilities of a natural parent with respect to custody, care and control of said minor. For purposes of the enforcement of this chapter, the term "parent" shall not apply to natural parents, legal guardians or other persons whose responsibility for the custody and control of such minor has been transferred to another person or otherwise terminated by court order or by the emancipation of said minor by marriage, military service or other circumstances. Persons claiming the benefit of any such termination or transfer of responsibilities shall bear the burden of establishing the same in any proceedings hereunder.
- The exercise of control over a minor child, knowing his or her whereabouts and knowing with whom he or she associates and in what activities he or she may engage which could affect or offend the public peace. safety and morals.
- VIOLATION OF THE PUBLIC PEACE
- Includes any of the following acts:
- A. Defacing, damaging or destroying public property or the private property of another within the Township of Hanover, or committing an assault or assault and battery upon another in the Township of Hanover.
- B. Knowingly receiving stolen property.
- C. Violation of any existing curfew laws of the Township of Hanover.
- D. Breaking and entering, or entering without breaking into the property of another with the intent to steal.
- E. Threatening another with the intention of extorting money or anything of value.
- F. Possession and/or use of a controlled dangerous substance, as the same shall be defined under Title 24 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey.
- G. Juvenile delinquency based upon any of the above offenses.
It shall be unlawful for any parent to assist, aid, abet, allow, permit, suffer or encourage a minor to commit a violation of the public peace, as defined herein, either by overt act, by failure to act or by lack of supervision and control over such minor. Whenever a minor shall be arrested or detained for the commission of any such violation of the public peace within the Township of Hanover, the parents of such minor shall he immediately notified by the Police Department of such arrest or detention and the reasons therefor and of the responsibility of parents under' this chapter.
Any parent who shall violate the terms of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subjected to punishment by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, for each conviction.
The remedy provisions of this chapter shall be cumulative, not exclusive, and the state or any other person shall have the right to proceed under any other legally available remedies.