Township of West Whiteland, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Whiteland 11-20-1989 by Ord. No. 165 (Ch. 6, Part 5, of the 1983 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Public consumption of alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 96.
Animals — See Ch. 102.
Firearms — See Ch. 151.
Littering — See Ch. 193.
Loitering — See Ch. 198.
Nuisance behavior in parks — See Ch. 224, Art. I.
Basketball backboards and posts — See Ch. 276, Art. III.
A person guilty of a summary offense if, with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he or she:
Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior;
Makes unreasonable noise;
Uses obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture; or
Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
As used in this section the word "public" means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access; among the places included are highways, transport facilities, schools, prisons, apartment houses, places of business or amusement, any neighborhood, or any premises which are open to the public.
A person commits a summary offense when he or she, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person:
Strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects a person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same; or
Follows a person in or about a public place or places; or
Engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy such other person and which serves no legitimate purpose.
A person is guilty of a summary offense if he or she appears in any public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol to the degree that he or she may endanger himself or herself or other persons or property, or annoy persons in his or her vicinity.
Where three or more persons are participating in a course of disorderly conduct which causes or may reasonably be expected to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, a peace officer or other public servant engaged in executing or enforcing the law may order the participants and others in the immediate vicinity to disperse. A person who refuses or knowingly fails to obey such an order commits a summary offense.
Occupied vehicles. Whoever intentionally throws, shoots or propels a rock, stone, brick, or piece of iron, steel or other like metal, or any deadly or dangerous missile, or fire bomb, into a vehicle or instrumentality of public transportation that is occupied by one or more persons shall be guilty of a summary offense.
Roadways. Whoever intentionally throws, shoots, drops or causes to be propelled any solid object from an overpass or any other location adjacent to a roadway, onto or toward said roadway, shall be guilty of a summary offense.[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 276, Streets and Sidewalks, Art. II, Throwing Objects.
A person commits a summary offense if, with intent to prevent or disrupt a lawful meeting, procession or gathering, he or she disturbs or interrupts it.
A person commits a summary offense if he or she does any lewd act which he or she knows is likely to be observed by others who would be affronted or alarmed.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction therefor, be sentenced to jail for a period not exceeding 30 days and/or pay a fine not to exceed $600. Each occurrence or violation shall be deemed a separate offense subject to additional penalties upon conviction.