Borough of Tuckerton, NJ
Ocean County
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[Adopted 11-7-2005 by Ord. No. 26-2005]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DESECRATE
Defacing, damaging or polluting.
KNOWINGLY
A person that acts knowingly with respect to the nature of his conduct or the attendant circumstances if he is aware that his conduct is of that nature, or that such circumstances exist or he is aware of a high probability of their existence. A person acts knowingly with respect to a result of his conduct if he is aware that he is practically certain that his conduct will cause such a result. "Knowing," "with knowledge" or equivalent terms have the same meaning.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the general public has access and a right to resort for business, entertainment or other lawful purpose, but does not necessarily mean a place devoted solely to the uses of the public. It shall also include the front or immediate area of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business and also public grounds, areas or parks.
PURPOSELY
A person acts purposely with respect to the nature of his conduct or a result thereof if it is his conscious object to engage in conduct of that nature or to cause such a result. A person acts purposely with respect to attendant circumstances if he is aware of the existence of such circumstances or he believes or hopes that they exist. "With purpose," "designed," "with design" or equivalent terms have the same meaning.
RECKLESSLY
A person acts recklessly with respect to a material element of an offense when he consciously disregards a substantial or unjustifiable risk that the material element exists or will result from his conduct. The risk must be of such a nature and degree that, considering the nature and purpose of the actor's conduct and the circumstances known to him, its disregard involves a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe in the actor's situation. "Recklessness," "with recklessness" or equivalent terms have the same meaning.
No person shall purposely or recklessly tamper with or damage the property of another.
No person shall purposely desecrate any public monument, insignia, symbol, structure or place of worship or burial, sidewalk, curbing or streetscape.
No person shall knowingly or recklessly damage or injure any tree, bush, shrub, plant, crop or other living vegetation on the lands of another.
No person shall purposely or recklessly draw, paint or make any mark or inscription on public, private, real or personal property without permission of the owner.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.