Village of Brandon, WI
Fond Du Lac County
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A. 
Discharge of firearms regulated. No person, except a law enforcement officer in the performance of an official duty, shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle, spring gun, air gun or pneumatic pellet gun of any description in his/her possession or under his/her control within the Village of Brandon, provided that this section shall not prevent the firing or discharging of BB guns upon private premises by persons over 16 or under the direct personal supervision of a parent or guardian.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Hunting prohibited. Hunting within the Village of Brandon is prohibited.
C. 
Use of bows and arrows. Within the Village:
(1) 
Archers under the age of 18 years old must be certified by a hunter's safety course or other recognized safety training program prior to discharging a bow and shall be supervised by an adult permit holder when shooting.
(2) 
All shooting will be directed towards an accessory structure on the owner's property. Bows will not be discharged towards adjacent property unless there is a minimum of 250 yards down range, without structures.
D. 
Shooting into Village limits. No person shall in the territory adjacent to the Village discharge any firearm in such manner that the discharge shall enter or fall within the Village of Brandon.
E. 
Shooting ranges. This section shall not prevent the maintenance and use of duly supervised rifle or pistol ranges or shooting galleries approved by the Village Board, upon the recommendation of the Chief of Police, where proper safety precautions are taken.
F. 
Explosive devices. No person shall discharge or detonate any dynamite, nitroglycerin or other explosive within the Village without first obtaining a permit to do so from the Village Board.
G. 
Throwing or shooting of arrows, stones, or other missiles prohibited.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or cause the discharge of any dangerous missile from any slingshot, bow and arrow or other means within 300 feet of any inhabited dwelling or building or any public park, square or enclosure.
(2) 
This subsection shall not apply:
(a) 
To the shooting or discharging of toy arrows or arrows which have a tip made of rubber or similar material.
(b) 
To a supervised archery range approved by the Village Board.
(c) 
Within the interior of a single-family dwelling.
H. 
Definitions. For purposes of this section, a "firearm" is defined as any instrumentality from or with which a shot, bullet or pellet may be discharged or expelled, regardless of whether the propelling force is provided by air, spring or other similar mechanical device or gunpowder.
A. 
Possession, sale, and manufacture of certain weapons prohibited.[1]
(1) 
No person shall sell, manufacture, purchase, possess or carry metallic knuckles or knuckles of any substance which could be put to the same use with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, a numchuk (also called a "nunchaku") or any similar weapon, a cestus or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand, a churkin (also called a "suriken") or any similar object intended to injure a person when thrown, a sucbai or similar weapon, a manrikigusari or a similar length of chain having weighted ends, or any other martial arts device or instrumentality which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is calculated or likely to produce injury or death to another person within the Village of Brandon.
(2) 
For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
CHURKIN
A round throwing knife consisting of several sharp points protruding from a rounded disc.
NUMCHUK or NUNCHAKU
An instrument consisting of two or more sticks, clubs, or rods connected by a rope, cord, wire, or chain.
SUCBAI
A short length of wood or metal or similar material which, when gripped in the hand, protrudes on either side of the fist. Such prohibited instrument may or may not have spikes or short pointed protrusions from either end.
(3) 
Any such device shall be seized by a law enforcement officer and destroyed or turned over to the State of Wisconsin Crime Laboratory for destruction.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 11-2-2(a) of the 1998 Code, Concealed weapons prohibited; § 11-2-2(b), Weapons in public establishments; and § 11-2-2(c), Specific concealed weapons prohibited, which immediately preceded this subsection, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Reckless use of weapons.
(1) 
Acts prohibited.
(a) 
No person shall endanger another's safety by reckless conduct in the operation or handling of a firearm, air gun, knife or bow and arrow.
(b) 
No person shall operate or go armed with a firearm, air gun, knife or bow and arrow while he/she is under the influence of an intoxicant.
(c) 
No person shall intentionally point a firearm, air gun, knife or bow and arrow at or toward another person.
(2) 
Reckless conduct defined. "Reckless conduct" consists of an act which creates a situation of unreasonable risk and high probability of death or great bodily harm to another and which demonstrates a conscious disregard for the safety of another and a willingness to take chances of perpetrating an injury.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 11-2-3 of the 1998 Code, Safe use and transportation of firearms and bows, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
No person shall sell, expose or offer for sale, use, keep, possess, discharge or explode any fireworks, except toy pistol paper caps, sparklers and toy snakes, within the limits of the Village unless he/she shall be authorized by a fireworks permit as provided in Chapter 271 of this Code. The term "fireworks" as used in this section shall be defined as provided in § 167.10(1), Wis. Stats., and shall be deemed to include all fireworks, rockets or similar missiles containing explosive fuel.
A. 
Obstructing streets. No person shall obstruct, loiter, cause a nuisance or engage in any sport or exercise on any public street, sidewalk, bridge or public ground within the Village of Brandon in such a manner as to:
(1) 
Prevent or obstruct the free passage of pedestrian or vehicular traffic thereon;
(2) 
Prevent or hinder free ingress or egress to or from any place of business or amusement, church, public hall or meeting place; or
(3) 
Cause a nuisance by congregating and hindering the free passage of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
B. 
Obstructing sidewalk prohibited. No person shall block any sidewalk or bridge by obstructing the same so that it is impossible for a pedestrian to travel along the sidewalk without leaving the sidewalk and walking on adjacent property or on the street.
C. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended:
LOITER
To sit, stand, loaf, lounge, wander or stroll in an aimless manner or to stop, pause or remain in an area for no obvious reason.
NUISANCE
Unnecessary conduct which may tend to annoy, intimidate, threaten or otherwise disturb another in or about any public street, sidewalk, bridge or public ground which is offensive to the public morals or decency of the citizens of the Village of Brandon.
OBSTRUCT
To interfere with unobstructed travel by any means, including, but not limited to, standing on the part of the walk that is fit for travel, or placing any object or vehicle whatsoever on such sidewalk.
SIDEWALK
Any sidewalk owned or maintained by the Village. The term shall not include sidewalks or walkways on private property in shopping centers, apartment complexes, office building sites or any other private property.
D. 
Free speech. This section shall not be interpreted as prohibiting any person from stopping on any sidewalk to talk or to make a speech, provided that such person shall not stand in such a location that it is impossible for any pedestrian to travel along the sidewalk without leaving the sidewalk and walking on adjacent property or on the street. If two or more persons are engaged in talking while stopped on a sidewalk, they shall not stand in such locations as to completely prevent any pedestrian from passing them on the sidewalk.
A. 
Public property loitering prohibited.
(1) 
No person shall loiter in or about any public street, public sidewalk, street crossing, alley, bridge, public parking lot or other place of assembly or public use after being requested to move by any law enforcement officer.
(2) 
Upon being requested to move, a person shall immediately comply with such request by leaving the premises or area thereof at the time of the request.
(3) 
No person shall loiter in or about any toilet open to the public for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting any lewd or lascivious conduct or any unlawful act.
(4) 
No person shall loiter in or about any school or public place at or near which children or students attend or normally congregate. As used in this subsection, "loiter" means to delay, to linger or to idle in or about any said school or public place without a lawful purpose for being present.
B. 
Private property loitering prohibited.
(1) 
No person shall loiter in or about any private premises or adjacent doorways or entrances or upon private property held out for public use, including, but not limited to, business or industry parking lots or shopping malls, without invitation from the owner or occupant or by any person in authority at such places. No person shall loiter in or about the doorway, stairway, steps or entrance of any business place or private residence without the expressed consent of the owner thereof, or at any time other than usual business hours. Under this subsection, "business place" shall include a public building at such times that the same shall be closed for the usual and normal business conduct thereat.
(2) 
Upon being requested to move by any such person in authority or by any police officer, a person shall immediately comply with such request by leaving the premises or area thereof at the time of the request.
(3) 
No person shall sit, lie, or otherwise recline upon or against any parked motor vehicle without the expressed consent of the owner thereof, whether such be parked upon a public street, alley, parking lot, driveway or private premises.
(4) 
No person shall stand or loiter on any roadway other than in a safety zone if such act interferes with the lawful movement of traffic.
C. 
Loitering or prowling prohibited.
(1) 
No person shall loiter or prowl in a place, at a time or in a manner not usual for law abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant alarm for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such alarm is warranted is the fact that the person takes flight upon appearance of a police or peace officer, refuses to identify himself/herself or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself/herself or any object. Unless flight by the person or other circumstances make it impracticable, a law enforcement officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this subsection, afford the person an opportunity to dispel any alarm which would otherwise be warranted by requesting him/her to identify himself/herself and explain his/her presence and conduct. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this subsection if the law enforcement officer did not comply with the preceding sentence, or if it appears at trial that the explanation given by the person was true and, if believed by the law enforcement officer at the time, would have dispelled the alarm.
(2) 
No person shall hide, wait or otherwise loiter in the vicinity of any private dwelling house, apartment building, or any other place of residence with the unlawful intent to watch, gaze or look upon the occupants therein in a clandestine manner.
(3) 
No person shall lodge in any building, structure or place, whether public or private, without the permission of the owner or person entitled to possession or in control thereof.
(4) 
No person shall loiter in or about a restaurant, tavern or other public building. As used in this subsection, "loiter" means to, without just cause, remain in a restaurant, tavern or public building or to remain upon the property immediately adjacent thereto after being asked to leave by the owner or person entitled to possession or in control thereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 11-2-6(d) of the 1998 Code, Loitering by underage persons where alcohol beverage is dispensed, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended:
LOITER
To sit, stand, loaf, lounge, wander or stroll in an aimless manner or to stop, pause or remain in an area for no obvious reason.
NUISANCE
Unnecessary conduct which may tend to annoy, intimidate, threaten or otherwise disturb another in or about any public street, sidewalk, bridge or public ground which is offensive to the public morals or decency of the citizens of the Village of Brandon.
E. 
Soliciting. No person shall loiter in or near any thoroughfare or public place in a manner and under circumstances manifesting the purpose of inducing, enticing, soliciting or procuring another to commit an act of prostitution. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such purpose is manifested are that such person is a known prostitute or panderer, that such person repeatedly beckons to stop or attempts to stop or engages male or female passersby in conversation, or repeatedly stops or attempts to stop motor vehicle operators by hailing, waving of arms or any other bodily gesture. The violator's conduct must be such as to demonstrate a specific intent to induce, entice, solicit or procure another to commit an act of prostitution. No arrest shall be made for a violation of this subsection unless the law enforcement officer first affords such person an opportunity to explain such conduct, and no one shall be convicted of violating this subsection if it appears at trial that the explanation given was true and disclosed a lawful purpose. As used in this subsection, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:[2]
KNOWN PROSTITUTE OR PANDERER
A person who, within five years previous to the date of arrest for violation of this subsection, had, within the knowledge of the sworn police officer, been convicted in any municipal court or circuit court in the State of Wisconsin of an offense involving prostitution.
PUBLIC PLACE
An area generally visible to public view and includes streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, parking lots, automobiles, whether moving or not, and buildings open to the general public, including those which serve food or drink or provide entertainment, and the doorway and entrance to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Loud and unnecessary noise prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud and unnecessary noise. It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or wantonly to use or operate, or to cause to be used or operated, any mechanical device, machine, apparatus or instrument for intensification or amplification of the human voice or any sound or noise in any public or private place in such manner that the peace and good order of the neighborhood are disturbed or that persons owning, using or occupying property in the neighborhood are disturbed or annoyed.
B. 
Types of loud and unnecessary noises. The following acts are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this section, but this enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive:
(1) 
Horns, signaling devices. The sounding of any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle on any street or public place in the Village for longer than three seconds in any period of one minute or less, except as a danger warning; the creation of any unreasonable loud or harsh sound by means of any signaling device and the sounding of any plainly audible device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time; the use of any signaling device except one operated by hand or electricity; the use of any horn, whistle or other device operated by engine exhaust; and the use of any signaling device when traffic is for any reason held up.
(2) 
Radios, phonographs, similar devices. The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated of any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in a loud and unnecessary manner. The operation of any set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in a manner as to be plainly audible at the properly line of the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.
(3) 
Loudspeakers, amplifiers for advertising. The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated of any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound which is cast upon the public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or attracting attention of the public to any building or structure. Announcements over loudspeakers can only be made by the announcer in person and without the aid of any mechanical device.
(4) 
Animals, birds. The keeping of any animal or bird which causes frequent or long continued unnecessary noise.
(5) 
Steam whistles. The blowing of any steam whistle attached to any stationary boiler except to give notice of the time to begin or stop work or as a warning of fire or danger or upon request of proper Village authorities.
(6) 
Exhausts. The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine or motor boat except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
(7) 
Construction or repair of buildings. The erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair of any building, as well as the operation of any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derrick, steam or electric hoist, or any other similar equipment attended by loud or unusual noise, other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekdays; provided, however, the Chief of Police shall have the authority, upon determining that the loss or inconvenience which would result to any party in interest would be extraordinary and of such nature as to warrant special consideration, to grant a permit for a period necessary within which time such work and operation may take place within the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
(8) 
Schools, courts, churches, hospitals. The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, church or court while in use, or adjacent to any hospital, which unreasonably interferes with the normal operation of that institution, or which disturbs or unduly annoys patients in the hospital, provided that conspicuous signs are displayed in those streets indicating a school, hospital or court street. No person, while on public or private grounds adjacent to any building, or while within any building in which a school or any class thereof is in session, shall willfully make or assist in the making of any noise or diversion which disturbs or tends to disturb the peace or good order and operation of such school session or class thereof.
C. 
Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
(1) 
Any vehicle of the Village while engaged in necessary public business.
(2) 
Excavations or repairs of streets or other public construction by or on behalf of the Village, county, or state at night when public welfare and convenience render it impossible to perform such work during the day.
(3) 
The reasonable use of amplifiers or loudspeakers in the course of public addresses which are noncommercial in nature.
D. 
Permits for amplifying devices.
(1) 
Permit required. The use of loudspeakers or amplifying devices on the streets or in the parks of the Village of Brandon is prohibited unless the party desiring to use such loudspeaker or amplifying device first obtains a permit from the Chief of Police.
(2) 
Grounds for revocation of permit. The Chief of Police shall have the authority to revoke such permit when he/she believes such loudspeaker or amplifying device is becoming a nuisance because of the volume, the method in which it is being used or the location in which it is being operated.
(3) 
Time restrictions. The Chief of Police shall not grant a permit to use a loudspeaker or amplifying device before the hour of 9:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. No permit shall be granted to anyone who, in the opinion of the Chief of Police, uses said loudspeaker or amplifying device in such a manner or for such a purpose as to constitute a nuisance.
A. 
Disorderly conduct prohibited. No person within the Village of Brandon shall:
(1) 
In any public or private place engage in violent, noisy, riotous, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct which tends to cause or provoke an immediate disturbance of public order or tends to annoy or disturb any other person.
(2) 
Intentionally cause, provoke or engage in any fight, brawl, riot or noisy altercation.
(3) 
With intent to annoy another, make a telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 11-2-8(a)(4) of the 1998 Code, regarding indecent exposure, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). See now § 175-3.
(4) 
Be in any business or private structure, private vehicle or upon any private grounds without the consent of the owner.
B. 
Defecating or urinating in public places. It shall be unlawful for any person to defecate or urinate outside of designed sanitary facilities, upon any sidewalk, street, alley, public parking lot, park, playground, cemetery or other public area within the Village, or upon any private property in open view of the public, or in the halls, rooms without rest room facilities, stairways or elevators of public or commercial buildings.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Unauthorized presence.
(1) 
No student who is under suspension, expulsion, or other disciplinary procedures excluding him/her from attending any school located within the Village or any person not a student presently enrolled or not an employee of such school or not a parent or guardian of a student, or not an otherwise authorized person, shall be present within any school building or upon any school grounds without having first secured authorization to be there from the principal or other person in charge of the school building or school grounds, except while in direct route to secure such authorization.
(2) 
Any unauthorized person who shall come upon school property and refuse to leave upon request by the school principal or any person acting under the direction of the school principal, in addition to violating Subsection A(1), shall be guilty of trespass.
(3) 
"Authorized person" shall include:
(a) 
Any person who is present at any school building or school grounds for a purpose previously authorized by the school or its designee.
(b) 
Any person transporting a student and who utilizes the driveway specified for loading and unloading personnel.
(c) 
Any person utilizing a designated area for attending an athletic or other organized school event.
B. 
Disorderly conduct on public school property.
(1) 
No person shall, on any school property or building, engage in violent, abusive, loud or otherwise disorderly conduct which causes or provokes an immediate disturbance of public order or disturbs or annoys any other person, nor shall a person intentionally engage in any fight, brawl, riot or noisy altercation other than a bona fide athletic contest.
(2) 
Nonstudents, students from schools other than the school on the property or students from a school who are not in compliance with the school system's published rules and regulations shall be considered in violation of this section. The published rules and regulations of the school system are incorporated as if fully set forth herein.
(3) 
All entrances to the school buildings referred to in Subsection A shall be posted by the School Board with a notice stating "Entry Into School Building by Unauthorized Person Prohibited."
(4) 
"Unauthorized presence" shall include any vehicle that is found on school property which has not received permission to be there. If the occupants or owners are not on school property for some legitimate business or activity or are parked in an area that regulates parking to certain authorized vehicles, they are in violation. Such vehicle may be issued a Village summons that regulates parking or may be towed away at the direction of the school principal or person in charge of such school building. Law enforcement officers may also have any vehicle towed away which, because of its location, creates a hazard to life or property.
C. 
Loitering near school prohibited. No person not in official attendance or on official school business shall enter into, congregate, loiter or cause a nuisance in any school building in the Village of Brandon or upon any school district grounds or within adjacent posted school zones on any day when such schools are in session.
D. 
Possession of intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. No person shall possess intoxicating liquor or fermented malt beverages while on any school property.
E. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended:
LOITER
To sit, stand, loaf, lounge, wander or stroll in an aimless manner or to stop, pause or remain in an area for no obvious reason.
NUISANCE
Unnecessary conduct which may tend to annoy, intimidate, threaten or otherwise disturb another in or about any school property which is offensive to the public morals or decency of the citizens of the Village of Brandon.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Lawful orders. It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to obey the direction or order of a police officer while such police officer is acting in an official capacity in carrying out his or her duties.
B. 
Resisting or interfering with officer prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to resist or in any way interfere with any police officer or member of the Police Department or any person called to assist such officer, or to threaten, resist or interfere with such officer or person or to advise or encourage any other person to resist or interfere with such officer or person in the discharge of his/her duty, or to in any way interfere with or hinder or prevent him/her from discharging his/her duty as such officer or assistant, or to offer or endeavor to do so, or to in any manner assist any person in the custody of any law enforcement officer to escape or to attempt to escape from such custody, or to try to persuade any person to escape from the custody of such officer, or to rescue or attempt to rescue any person so in custody.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Possession of controlled substances.
(1) 
It is unlawful for any person to possess a controlled substance, other than a controlled substance classified in Schedules I and II under Ch. 961, Wis. Stats., which is a narcotic drug, unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of, a practitioner while acting in the course of his/her professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this Code.
(2) 
No person shall possess within the Village limits the drug tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as "THC," in any form including tetrahydrocannabinols contained in marijuana, obtained from marijuana or chemically synthesized, unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of, a medical practitioner while acting in the course of professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by Ch. 961, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Possession of marijuana.
(1) 
No person shall possess 25 grams or less of marijuana, as defined in § 961.01, Wis. Stats., unless it was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by Ch. 961, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
For purposes of this section, "practitioner" shall be defined as provided in § 961.01(19), Wis. Stats.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
This section does not apply to any person who is charged with possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana, or who is charged with possession of any amount of marijuana following a conviction for possession of any amount of marijuana, in the State of Wisconsin.
C. 
Synthetic cannabinoid.
[Added 3-14-2011]
(1) 
It shall be illegal for any person to possess a controlled substance specified in § 961.14(4)(tb) to (ty), Wis. Stats., except that any person who is charged with possession of a controlled substance specified in § 961.14(4)(tb) to (ty), Wis. Stats., following a conviction for possession of a controlled substance in this state shall not be prosecuted under this subsection.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Acts otherwise prohibited under this subsection shall not be unlawful if done by or under the direction or prescription of a licensed physician, dentist or other medical health professional authorized to direct or prescribe such acts.
(3) 
Any person violating this subsection shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $500, exclusive of costs.
No individual shall cross a police or fire line that has been so designated by banner, signs or other similar identification.
A. 
Harassment. No person, with intent to harass or intimidate another person, shall do any of the following; each instance shall be considered a separate violation:
(1) 
Strike, shove, kick or otherwise subject the person to physical contact or attempt or threaten to do the same.
(2) 
Engage in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which harass or intimidate the person and which serve no legitimate purpose.
B. 
Harassing or obscene telephone calls. Whoever commits any of the following acts shall be subject to the general penalty[1] as provided in this Code:
(1) 
Makes any comment, request, suggestion or proposal which is obscene, lewd, lascivious or indecent.
(2) 
Makes a telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues, with the intent to abuse, threaten or harass any person at the called number or numbers.
(3) 
Makes or causes the telephone of another repeatedly or continuously to ring, with intent to harass any person at the called number or numbers.
(4) 
Makes repeated telephone calls, during which conversation ensues, solely to harass any person at the called number or numbers.
(5) 
Knowingly permits any telephone under his/her control to be used for any purpose prohibited by this section.
(6) 
In conspiracy or concerted action with other persons, makes repeated calls or simultaneous calls solely to harass any person at the called number or numbers.
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 1-4.
No person shall have or permit on any premises owned or occupied by him/her any open cisterns, cesspools, wells, unused basements, excavations or other dangerous openings. All such places shall be filled, securely covered or fenced in such manner as to prevent injury to any person and any cover shall be of a design, size and weight that the same cannot be removed by small children.
All forms of gambling, lotteries and fraudulent devices and practices are prohibited within the Village except as provided by state law. Any law enforcement officer of the Village may seize anything devised solely for unlawful gambling or found in actual use for gambling within the Village and dispose thereof after a judicial determination that such device was used solely for gambling or found in actual use for gambling.
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply to the terms as used herein:
AMBULANCE
An emergency vehicle, including any motor vehicle, boat or aircraft, whether privately or publicly owned, which is designated, constructed or equipped to transport patients.
AMBULANCE ATTENDANT
A person who is responsible for the administration of emergency care procedures and proper handling and transporting of the sick, disabled or injured persons, including, but not limited to, ambulance attendants and ambulance drivers.
AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDER
A person engaged in the business of transporting sick, disabled or injured persons by ambulance to or from facilities or institutions providing health services.
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
Any of the following:
(1) 
Police vehicles, whether publicly or privately owned.
(2) 
Conservation wardens' vehicles or foresters' trucks, whether publicly or privately owned.
(3) 
Vehicles of a fire department or fire patrol.
(4) 
Privately owned motor vehicles being used by deputy state fire marshals or by personnel of a full-time or part-time fire department or by members of a volunteer fire department while en route to a fire or on an emergency call pursuant to orders of their chief or other commanding officer.
(5) 
Such emergency vehicles of municipal or county departments or public service corporations as are designated or authorized by the local authorities to be authorized emergency vehicles.
(6) 
Such emergency vehicles of state departments as are designated or authorized by the heads of such departments to be authorized emergency vehicles.
(7) 
Such ambulances, publicly owned, as are designated or authorized by local authorities to be authorized emergency vehicles.
(8) 
Such ambulances which are privately owned and are operated by owners or their agents and which vehicles are authorized by the sheriff or others designated by the county board to be operated as emergency vehicles. The sheriff or others designated by the county board may make such authorization which shall be in writing and which shall be effective throughout the state until rescinded. The sheriff or others designated by the county board may designate any owner of ambulances usually kept in the county to operate such vehicles as authorized emergency vehicles. Such written authorization shall at all times be carried on each ambulance used for emergency purposes. The sheriff shall keep a file of such authorizations in his office for public inspection, and all other persons permitted to issue authorizations shall file a copy of all authorizations issued with the sheriff who shall keep them on file.
BONA FIDE EMERGENCY or BONA FIDE REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES
Those circumstances wherein the caller reasonably believes that person(s) and/or property may be in actual or potential danger of injury, and in the case of person(s), in danger of illness.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL
Any emergency medical personnel, ambulance attendant, peace officer or firefighter, or other person operating or staffing an ambulance or an authorized emergency vehicle.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, trust, foundation, company, any governmental agency other than the United States government, or any group of individuals, however named, concerned with the operation of an ambulance.
B. 
Prohibitions. It is the intent of the Village of Brandon, in its adoption of this provision, to protect against the following activities in a manner consistent with that provided by § 941.37, Wis. Stats. The following acts are prohibited and perpetration thereof subjects the violator to penalty as provided by § 1-4 of this Code:
(1) 
Knowingly obstructing any emergency medical personnel in the performance of duties relating to an emergency or rescue.
(2) 
Intentionally interfering with any medical personnel in the performance of duties relating to an emergency or rescue, when it is reasonable that the interference may endanger another's safety.
(3) 
Knowingly making any telephone call to any emergency medical personnel, police agency or fire department for any purpose other than to report a bona fide emergency or to make a bona fide request for emergency services.