City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 42-1976, 77 § 1, passed 12-13-1976; Ord. 79-1984, 85 § 1, passed 9-9-1985; Ord. 71-1990, 91 § 1, passed 7-22-1991]
Disorderly conduct within the limits of the City is defined as follows:
(a) 
The making of any loud, boisterous, or unnecessary noise causing an unreasonable annoyance to the inhabitants of the City.
(b) 
The using of profanity or any indecent language causing a disturbance of the peace and good order of the City.
(c) 
Any act of vandalism or malicious mischief causing destruction to private or public property.
(d) 
Any act of vandalism or malicious mischief which would cause any danger or discomfort or annoyance to the inhabitants of the City or to the traveling public on the public highways in the City limits.
(e) 
Any person being intoxicated in public or being or appearing to be in an intoxicated condition in the limits of the City.
(f) 
Any person found fighting, loafing, begging or being a vagrant in the limits of the City.
(g) 
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle if, intending to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he/she drives any vehicle on the highways, roadways, traffic ways or parking lots within the City in a reckless or careless manner which endangers the safety or interferes with the comfort and convenience of persons using or residing on the thorough fares of the City, deliberately squeals the tires of such vehicles, or laying of rubber by a vehicle, or intentionally increases the speed of the engine of such vehicle, thereby causing excessive noise without any legitimate purpose.
(h) 
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle if he/she drives any motor vehicle on the property of another without express consent of the property owner or owners.
(i) 
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if he/she shall at any time yell, shout, hoot, whistle or sing on the public streets, alleys or parks at any time so as to be unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing or a nuisance to persons of reasonable sensitivities within the area of audibility.
(j) 
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle if he/she shall at any time sound the horn or other warning device of a vehicle at any time by any person except when absolutely necessary as a warning or to make any sound that is unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing or a nuisance to persons of reasonable sensitivities within the area of audibility, by means of a horn or other warning devices.
(k) 
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if he/she shall use, operate or permit the use of any musical instrument, radio, television, phonograph, compact disc player, tape player or any other type of instrument or device capable of playing music or producing amplified sound, including what is commonly known as a "boom box", in such a manner as to be unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing, or a nuisance to persons of reasonable sensitivities within the area of audibility, when such sound is plainly audible across a property line or at a distance of 50 feet, whichever is less, when the device creating the sound is in or on a motor vehicle, or hand carried on a public right-of-way or public space. Instruments or devices used in violation of this subsection shall be impounded by the Police Department.
[Ord. 89-1972, 73 § 2, passed 8-27-1973]
As used in Section 705.01, 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.
[Ord. 74-1984, 85 § 1, passed 9-9-1985]
Disorderly conduct towards a police officer of the City is defined as follows:
(a) 
By violent, tumultuous, or obstreperous conduct or carriage, or by loud and unusual noises, or by abusive language which disturbs any police officer in the discharge of his/her duty.
(b) 
By any person assaulting, striking or fighting with any police officer in the discharge of his/her duty; or, by knowingly permitting such conduct in or about any house or premises owned or possessed by any person or under that person's management or control.
(c) 
By any person interfering willfully with, resisting, delaying, obstructing, molesting, or threatening to molest any police officer in the exercise of his/her official duties.
[Ord. 34-1948, 49 § 11, passed 8-23-1948]
No person shall unnecessarily and willfully obstruct or interfere with the travel upon any sidewalk or public passageway in the City; nor shall any person lounge, loiter, loaf thereon, therein or upon any street, corner, public building or bridge, provided that this section shall not be held to restrict lawful and peaceful picketing so long as 1/2 of the width of the sidewalk is kept clear by the pickets for pedestrian travel.
[Ord. 34-1948, 49 § 23, passed 8-23-1948]
No person shall use any drum, loud speaker or other instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention by the creation of noise to any place of business or amusements. The use of any such device outside of or near an open door or window of any such place shall be presumed to be used for such purpose.
[Ord. 59-1988, 89 § 1, passed 8-28-1989]
No person shall play or cause to be played any musical instrument, radio, television, phonograph, compact disc player, tape player or any other type of instrument or device capable of playing music or producing amplified sound in the City between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in such a manner or with such volume as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity.
[Ord. 34-1948, 49 § 14, passed 8-23-1948]
No person shall desecrate the Sabbath day, commonly called Sunday.
[Ord. 18-2000, 01, passed 9-26-2000]
(a) 
Definitions. As used in the section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
LOITERING
Remaining idle essentially in one location; lingering; spending time idly; loafing or walking about aimlessly in one vicinity or neighborhood; or "hanging around".
MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT
Any parking lot owned or operated by the City of Lebanon.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access including any public street or public sidewalk, the front of and the area immediately adjacent to any school, parking lot, store, restaurant, tavern or other place of business.
(b) 
Municipal parking lots. No person shall loiter in municipal parking lots at any time.
(c) 
Public places. No person shall loiter in a public place in such manner as to:
(1) 
Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
(2) 
Obstruct, molest or interfere with any person lawfully in any public place as defined in this section. This shall include the making of unsolicited remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature or which are calculated to annoy or disturb the person to whom, or in whose hearing, such remarks are made.
(d) 
Requests to leave. Whenever the presence of any person in a public place or municipal parking lot is causing or is likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated in this section, any police officer may order that person to leave that place. Any persons who shall refuse to leave after being ordered to do so by a police officer shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
[Ord. 18-2000, 01, passed 9-26-2000]
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before any District Justice of the Peace, be sentenced to pay a fine for each offense of not less than $100 nor more than $300 and the cost of prosecution, and in default of the payment of such fine, shall be committed to the Lebanon County Prison for not more than 30 days, or both.