Township of Mount Olive, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Mount Olive 7-19-1994 by Ord. No. 8-94 (Ch. 178 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems – See Ch. 102.
Alcoholic beverages – See Ch. 106.
Drug control – See Ch. 174.
Littering – See Ch. 250.
Noise – See Ch. 266.
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions contained in any section of this chapter shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person and, for such violation, should be subject to the penalties hereinafter prescribed.
A. 
Any person that shall appear in any street or public place in a state of nudity or in any indecent or lewd dress; or that shall make any indecent exposure of his or her person or be guilty of exhibiting, giving, distributing, having in possession, selling or offering for sale any lewd or indecent book, picture or thing; or that shall exhibit or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play or other representation or behave in a lewd, indecent manner shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
B. 
Any person that shall, within the limits of said Township, bathe in the state of nudity, swim in the state of nudity or be found in the state of nudity in the waters of any lake, pond or stream or in the waters adjacent thereto shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
C. 
Any person that shall, from a street, highway or other public place, intentionally or willfully look into any window, door or other opening of any house or building with the intention of looking at or watching any person or persons partially or completely disrobed therein or engage in the practice of what is commonly known as a "peeping tom" shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
D. 
Any person, on property not his own, that intentionally or willfully looks into any window, door or other opening of any house or building with the intention of looking at or watching any person therein, engages in the practice of what is commonly known as "peeping tom" or frightens or interferes with the occupant of said house or building shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 12-94]
A. 
All persons who shall use or pretend to use or have any skill in physiognomy, palmistry or like crafty science or who shall pretend to tell destinies or fortunes shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
B. 
Any person practicing physiognomy, palmistry or like crafty science as part of a religious service or prayer involving a bona fide church or religious organization or as part of an event or function sponsored by said church or religious organization shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 178-4 of the 1990 Code, Loitering; loud, offensive or indecent language, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 7-22-2008 by Ord. No. 41-2008, and again on 2-3-2009 by Ord. No. 1-2009.
Any person who shall loiter in any public place, in any quasi-public place or in or upon any private property not his or her own within the Township of Mount Olive, being under the influence of intoxicating liquors or drugs, or who, not being under such influence, shall there indulge in and utter loud and offensive or indecent language shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person who shall be apprehended having upon his or her person any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with an intent to break and enter into any building, or who shall have upon him or her any pistol, hanger, cutlass, bludgeon or other offensive or dangerous weapons with the intent to assault any person, or who shall be found in or near any dwelling house or building or in any place of public resort or assemblage for business, worship, amusement or other lawful purposes, with an intent to steal any goods or chattels, shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person who shall enter the building or go upon the lands belonging to the Board of Education of Mount Olive Township or used and occupied for school purposes by any school in this Township and shall break, injure or deface such building or any part thereof or shall disturb the exercises of such public school or molest or give annoyance to the children attending such school or any teacher therein shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person who, by noisy or disorderly conduct in any public library or reading room in this Township, disturbs or interrupts the quiet and good order of those who resort to and use said library or reading room for reading and study shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 12-94]
Any person who shall be arrested at any public place, property or right-of-way or any place, property or right-of-way held open to the public for any lawful purpose in the Township of Mount Olive and to have been frequenting or attending such place or places for an unlawful purpose shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person or persons who shall cast or throw any stick, stone, pebble or other substance, or who shall shoot from any air gun, machine gun, shotgun, pistol or rifle any shot or ball at, against or into any motor vehicle or other vehicle or building of any kind or lake or any other body of water, or who shall place any stick, stone or other substance upon any public thoroughfare in the Township of Mount Olive with the intent to injure any car or cars passing thereon or passengers therein, or who shall place any stick, stone or other substance in any lake or other body of water with the intent to injure persons or property in the enjoyment and the use of said lake or other body of water shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person who shall willfully and maliciously give or cause to be given a false alarm of fire in any manner or a false or fictitious police call in any manner, or any person who shall willfully and maliciously make a false or fictitious report to any member of the Police or Fire Department of the Township of Mount Olive in any manner or any person who shall willfully and maliciously represent himself in any telephone conversation to be another person or a fictitious person shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
A. 
Any person who shall, within the limits of the Township of Mount Olive, maliciously destroy, damage, deface or injure any property, public or private, other than his own shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
B. 
Any person who shall intentionally, willfully or maliciously destroy or injure any of the wires, posts, machines, bells, sirens, boxes, locks or other apparatus of any police call system or fire alarm system and any person who shall intentionally, willfully or maliciously destroy, deface or damage any street sign or other signs of the Township shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any driver of any vehicle carrying passengers for hire or for any other person who makes any false statement or false representations to any passenger or to any other person of or concerning any hotel, boardinghouse or lodging house with the intention of inducing any such person to enter, lodge at or become a guest of any other hotel, boardinghouse or lodging house or who by any false statement or false representation induces any person to not enter, lodge at or become a guest of any hotel, boardinghouse or lodging house shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person or persons who shall drive any horse, mule or other beast of burden over any public street or highway in the Township of Mount Olive while under the influence of intoxicating liquors or drugs shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person who shall obtain food, lodging or other accommodations or services for any hotel, inn, boarding or eating house or culinary establishment or clubhouse with the intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person. Proof that lodging, food or other accommodation or service were obtained by false pretense or by false or fictitious show or pretense of any baggage or other property, or that the person refused or neglected to pay for such food, lodging or other accommodation or service on demand, or that he gave in payment for such food, lodging or other accommodation or service negotiable paper on which payment was refused, or that he absconded without paying or offering to pay for such food, lodging or other accommodation or service, or that he surreptitiously removed or attempted to remove his baggage shall be prima facie proof of the fraudulent intent mentioned therein.
Any person who shall travel on any bus or taxicab without having paid his fare and with the intent to avoid payment thereof or any person who, having paid his fare or having traveled on such bus or taxicab to a point where an additional fare is due, shall, on demand of the operator or other person in charge of such bus or taxicab, refuse or fail to pay such additional fare or leave such bus or taxicab shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person who shall invite or solicit, by work, act, sign or any device, unlawful sexual intercourse or any other unlawful, indecent or lewd act, shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person or persons who shall disrobe in any automobile, truck, bus or other means of conveyance upon any public street, highway, parking space or any other public place or in any quasi-public place whereon any automobile, truck, bus or other means of conveyance may be parked or standing shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person or persons who shall be apprehended in the Township of Mount Olive, either on foot or in any automobile, vehicle or public conveyance, who cannot give good account of themselves or who shall have no legitimate business in the Township of Mount Olive shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person who shall, upon apprehension, be proven to the satisfaction of the Judge before whom such person or person shall be brought to have consorted with thieves, burglars, pick-pocs, swindlers, confidence men or other classes or criminals shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person who shall have in his or her possession or custody in the Township of Mount Olive any lottery slips, books or records pertaining to a lottery other than for legalized games of chance shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
A. 
Any person who shall during any alarm of fire willfully hinder, prevent or deter in any manner or by any device whatsoever any firemen or other person from rendering lawful assistance in abating or quelling such fire, or willfully hinder or interfere with any firemen going to or returning from the place where any building or other property is on fire or from which an alarm proceeds, or if any person shall hinder or obstruct the passage of any fire engine, hook and ladder truck or any other apparatus in going to or from the place in which an alarm of fire proceeds or where any building or other property may be burning shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
B. 
Any person who shall hinder or obstruct any officer of the law in the performance of his duties, or any person who willfully refuses or neglects to assist any officer of the law, lawfully called upon him to do so, in execution of any process or in the suppression of any breach of the peace or disorderly conduct or in the case of an escape or when such officer is resisted in the discharge of his duty, or any person who shall knowingly resist or oppose any officer or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to service any writ, bill, order or process or when lawfully making an arrest, shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
C. 
Any person who shall interfere with, hinder, disturb or obstruct the proceedings, functions or deliberations of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive or any other official body of the Township of Mount Olive shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person.
Any person or persons being convicted of having violated any provision of any section of this chapter shall be fined an amount not less than $250 and not more than $1,000 and may be sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both. In addition to the foregoing penalties, a sentence of community service may be imposed not to exceed 180 hours.