[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll Township 10-10-1973 by Ord. No. 21-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Carroll Township Disorderly Practice Ordinance."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any hazard or to render impassable without unreasonable inconvenience.
- Any natural person, association, partnership, firm, organization, or corporation.
- Affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access; not limited to, but including, highways, alleys, thoroughfares, sidewalks, parks, transport facilities, schools, apartment houses, places of business or amusement, or any neighborhood.
- The Township of Carroll, York County, Pennsylvania.
A person is guilty of disorderly practices if, with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof:
Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior;
Makes unreasonable noise or offensive, coarse utterances, gestures, or display, or addresses abusive language to any person present, or to any police officer;
Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor;
Appears in any public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs, not therapeutically administered, to the degree that he may endanger himself or other persons or property or annoy persons;
Having no legal privilege to do so, purposely or recklessly obstructs any highway, street, alley, thoroughfare, sidewalk, or public ground of the Township, whether alone or with others, except that no person shall be guilty of violating this subsection solely because of a gathering of persons to hear him speak or to otherwise communicate, or solely because of being a member of a gathering; or
This will also take in the old Ordinance No. 16-1971.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.