[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Koshkonong as Sec. 11-2-3 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended:
- 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.
- 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 Town of Koshkonong.
- To move or roam about furtively, particularly on the property of another person.
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 or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself or any object. Unless flight by the person or other circumstances makes it impracticable, a law enforcement officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this section, afford the person an opportunity to dispel any alarm which would otherwise be warranted, by requesting him/her to identify himself 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.
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.
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.
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.
Upon being requested to move by any such person in authority or by any law enforcement officer, a person shall immediately comply with such request by leaving the premises or area thereof at the time of the request.
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 11-2-3(d), Loitering or prowling prohibited, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1.
Underage persons and intoxicants. No underage person shall enter, remain or loiter in any public or private place where any fermented malt beverage or other alcohol beverage is sold, dispensed, given away or made available, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the legal drinking age.
No person of legal drinking age shall permit any underage person to enter, remain or loiter in any premises, public or private, where fermented malt beverages or other alcohol beverages are served, sold, dispensed, given away or made available, unless such underage person is accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the legal drinking age.
[Amended 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1]
[Added 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1]
Violations of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty provided in § 1-3, General penalty.