[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Chichester 6-11-1970 by Ord. No. 305 (Ch. 6, Part 3, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-12-2002 by Ord. No. 602]
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years (such persons being defined for the purposes of this chapter as juveniles) to be, or remain in, or upon, any of the streets, sidewalks, parks, public buildings, places in the Township of Upper Chichester between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. (prevailing time) effective October 1 through April 30 of each calendar year, and between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. (prevailing time) effective May 1 through September 30 of each calendar year, unless such juvenile is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the juvenile, or unless the juvenile is performing an emergency errand of legitimate business directed by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having care and custody of the juvenile.
It shall be unlawful for groups of two or more juveniles to congregate on streets, sidewalks, parks, public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, or other public places in the Township of Upper Chichester, at any time, for the purpose of causing, or if, in fact, they are causing any loud, boisterous, and unseemly noise or disturbance to the annoyance or discomfort of the inhabitants of the Township or users of the Township thoroughfares, public parks, and public places, and such unlawful activity shall include fighting, use of profane or indecent language, offensive or insulting remarks, the making of unnecessary noise, and any word, act or conduct which tends toward the destruction of good morals, and any word, act or conduct which tends to interfere with any other person or persons in pursuit of peace, happiness and contentment.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of any child, ward or other person, under the age of 18 years, to allow or permit any such child, ward or other person under the age of 18 years, while in which such said legal custody, to violate the provisions of § 250-1 or 250-2 of this chapter.
The police officers of the Township in taking juveniles into custody under this chapter shall use their discretion in determining age, and in doubtful cases may require positive proof; until such proof is furnished, the officer's judgment shall prevail.
[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 456; 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 465]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.