Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 3-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-3 as § 188-1A through G and I of Ch. 188 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 229-1 Designation of offenses against public peace, safety and morals.

[Amended 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32]
Offenses against public peace, safety, health and morals, include:
A. 
Trespassing.
B. 
Defacing the property of another (graffiti).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 177, Graffiti.
C. 
Destroying any property of another.
D. 
Mugging, assaults and assaults and battery.
E. 
Destruction or defacing of public property owned by the governments of the Township, county or state, including graffiti.
F. 
Destruction of or injury to playground equipment and public parks.
G. 
Unlawful remarks. Unlawful remarks shall include the making of unsolicited, audible remarks of an offensive, abusive, disgusting or insulting nature which are calculated to annoy or disturb the person to whom or in whose hearing they are made.

§ 229-2 Violations and penalties.

[Added 9-25-1991 by Ord. No. 91-44]
A. 
Calls to respond to any single location or for activities conducted by any person six times or more during any period of six consecutive months shall be deemed to be a violation of this chapter of the Code of the Township of Pennsauken as a nuisance to the Township of Pennsauken and as an unacceptable diversion of public safety personnel and resources.
B. 
In the case where a person committing acts requiring calls for service cannot be identified and that such repeat calls are made to a single location, then the person to be cited pursuant to this chapter shall be that person or persons who have ownership, custody or control of the premises.
C. 
Any evidence that calls for public safety response have been made with respect to any person or premises in a number exceeding that given above shall be prima facie evidence that the nuisance has been created in violation of this section, which presumption is rebuttable by evidence from the person so charged that that person was not responsible for the requirement of commitment of public safety resources.
D. 
Any violation of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each call to respond to any single location or if activities conducted by any person six times or more during any period of six consecutive months shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct violation thereof.
[Amended 3-26-1997 by Ord. No. 97-9]
E. 
It shall be a violation for anyone under 18 years of age to perform any act proscribed in § 229-1, and said violator shall be subject to the laws and procedures of the State of New Jersey regarding regulating juvenile offenders.
[Added 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32]
F. 
It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of a minor child under 18 years of age to permit, acquiesce or contribute to the violation of § 229-1 by said juvenile under his or her care or custody. Any such parent, legal guardian or person having care or custody of said minor offender shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.
[Added 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32]