[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Pemberton: Art. I, 6-15-1989 as Ord. No. 19-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-15-1989 as Ord. No. 19-1989]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity to knowingly start or spread any false alarm of fire, riot, explosion, civil disturbance or other breach of the peace within the Township of Pemberton.
Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for any person to report the existence of a fire or other emergency to the police, Fire Departments or any other agency empowered to deal with an emergency when such person knows the report to be false. It shall be unlawful for any person to report or cause to be reported to any police agency any information concerning the commission of any offense or other incident which would require police action when he knows that no such offense or other incident has occurred; or he knows that the information is false or that he has no such information.
Any person, firm or corporation having a burglar, holdup or any type of intrusion alarm shall be charged a fee of $20 for the first false alarm responded to by the Police Department within a calendar year and $30 for each false alarm so responded to thereafter within a calendar year. If the possessor of the alarm shows to the satisfaction of the Police Chief that the false alarm was not the result of negligence or improper maintenance, such fee may be waived.
Any person violating any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction, be subject to:
[Added 2-4-1993 by Ord. No. 1-1993]
The Municipal Police Department is the enforcement agent of this chapter.