[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 9-28-1994 by Ord. No. 94-46; amended in its entirety 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32.]
No person shall purposely or knowingly vandalize, deface or otherwise damage the tangible property of another by painting, writing, drawing or otherwise inscribing in any fashion or materials what is commonly known as "graffiti." For the purposes of this chapter, "graffiti" includes any form of painting, writing or inscription, regardless of the content of said painting, writing or inscription or the nature of materials used in the commission of the act.
If, at the time of the offense charged, any persons shall be under the age of 18 years, the Family Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the trial of such infant or infants, and such infant or infants shall be surrendered to the Family Court and the case, including all papers and process thereto, shall be transferred to the court as provided in N.J.S.A. 2C:4-l 1.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine of not less than $100 and not exceeding $1,250 or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof, at the discretion of the Municipal Court. As a condition of sentencing, the Municipal Court shall have the authority to order that the offender be responsible for cleaning, repairing, painting or otherwise restoring the damaged property to the condition it was in prior to being damaged. In the event that the offender is unable, for any reason, to comply with the above, the Municipal Court shall have the authority to order that said offender make the necessary monetary restitution to restore the property to its original undamaged condition.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-lS, any parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of an infant under 18 years of age who fails or neglects to exercise reasonable supervision and control of the conduct of such infant shall be liable in a civil action for any destruction or damage caused by such infant offender under § 177-1.