Village of Central Square, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Central Square 3-7-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 as Ch. 65, Art. III and § 65.100 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall loiter in or around public buildings or obstruct corridors, stairways or doorways so as to prevent free access by members of the public, officers or employees. No person shall by his or her presence or by means either alone or in consort with others interfere with or interrupt the conduct of business in the offices located in any such buildings.
No person shall loiter in or upon any public sidewalk, street, bridge, public building or place or obstruct the use thereof so as to prevent free and reasonable access by other members of the public or prevent the exercise of duties by public officers or employees.
No person shall loiter or prowl in a place, at a time, or in a manner not usual for law abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant alarm for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such alarm is warranted is the fact that the actor takes flight upon appearance of a peace officer, refuses to identify himself or herself, or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself or herself or any object. Unless flight by the actor or other circumstances make it impracticable, a peace officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this subsection, afford the actor an opportunity to dispel any alarm which would otherwise be warranted by requesting him or her to identify himself or herself and explain his or her presence and conduct. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this subsection if the peace officer did not comply with the preceding sentence or if it appears at trial that the explanation given by the actor was true and, if believed by the peace officer at the time, would have dispelled the alarm.
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a violation, and any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be liable to a fine of not more than $250 or to not more than 15 days imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment.