[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights: Article I, 3-11-63 as Ord. No. 63-2, Ch. 11; Article II, 6-11-73 as Ord. No. 73-9. Sections 79-4 and 79-9 amended and § 79-10 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-11-63 as Ord. No. 63-2, Ch. 11]
No person shall keep or maintain a disorderly house or a house of ill fame, or allow or permit any house, shop, store or other building owned by or occupied by him to be used as a disorderly house or house of ill fame or to be frequented or resorted to by riotous or disorderly persons, prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants.
No person shall deal, play or engage in faro, roulette or other games of chance, either as banker, player, dealer or otherwise, for the purpose of gaming.
No person shall set up, keep, maintain or permit to be set up, kept or maintained, in any house or premises, any faro table, faro bank, roulette wheel, or other device or game of chance for the purpose of gaming.
No person shall appear in any street or public place in a state of nudity or make any indecent exposure of his or her person, or be guilty of any indecent or lewd act or behavior.
No person shall exhibit, sell or offer to sell any indecent or lewd book, picture or thing, or shall exhibit or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play or representation.
No person shall hinder or obstruct any borough officer in the performance of his duties.
No person shall knowingly resist or oppose any officer or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any writ, bill, order or process, or when making any arrest, either with or without a warrant.
No person shall disturb the exercises of any school in the borough or molest or give annoyance to the children attending such school or any teachers therein.
No person shall discharge any gun, cannon, pistol or firearm of any kind, air gun, slingshop, bow and arrow or any other missile projecting device of any kind within the borough.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
[Adopted 6-11-73 as Ord. No. 73-9]
Offenses against public peace, safety and morals include violations of the Curfew Ordinance of the Borough of Woodbury Heights and the revised ordinance of the same; defacing the property of another (graffiti); destroying any property of another; mugging; assaults, assaults and battery; loitering in groups of three or more on any public streets, highways or alleys; littering or destruction or defacing of public property owned by the governments of the city, county or state; destruction of playground equipment and public parks; the consumption of alcoholic beverages on a public street; drunkenness; begging; lack of supervision by a parent, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of a minor child under the age of 18 years (a "person" is defined to include parents, guardians or persons having custody or control of minor children); or indecent exposure.
It shall be unlawful for any person to offend against the public peace, safety and morals as defined herein, or fail to supervise any minor under the age of 18 years after appearing before a court of competent jurisdiction for any violation of any statute or municipal ordinance, and such person shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of a minor child under 18 years of age, who shall by any act or by any word, or by the failure to act, or by lack of supervision and control over said minor child, encourage, contribute toward, cause or tend to cause said minor child to become neglected or delinquent by reason of activity of said minor child within the Borough of Woodbury Heights so as to come or tend to come under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Division of the Gloucester County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, knowing that said minor had offended the public peace, safety and morals including any criminal statute of the State of New Jersey or ordinance of the Borough of Woodbury Heights. Said parent, legal guardian or person having custody of said minor shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having custody and care of any minor child under the age of 18 years to assist, aid, abet, allow, permit or encourage said minor to violate the provision of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Borough of Woodbury Heights as defined herein, either by overt act, by failing to act, or by lack of supervision and control over said minor child.
The fact that a child under the age of 18 years is apprehended while on any public streets, highways or parks after curfew as defined in the Curfew Ordinance, as amended, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section on the part of the parent, legal guardian or other person having the custody and care of said minor and such parent or guardian shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.
Any minor under the age of 18 years of age apprehended for the violation of this chapter, any laws of the State of New Jersey, ordinances of this municipality, or any federal statute shall be brought forthwith before a Judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the County of Gloucester, and the parent, legal guardian or other person having care and custody of said minor shall be summoned or arrested and brought before a Judge of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Woodbury Heights when said minor child is apprehended; the said minor child shall be held in the children's shelter or the county jail according to the direction and orders of the Judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the County of Gloucester, and the parent, legal guardian or person having the custody of said minor child, as aforesaid, who shall fail to provide supervision of said minor, as aforesaid, after the first offense by said minor, shall be subject to the penalties herein provided.