[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of West Chester 4-14-1954. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall leave or permit to remain, at any place out-of-doors within the Borough of West Chester, or within any unoccupied or abandoned building within said borough under the control of such person, firm or corporation, any abandoned, discarded or unattended icebox, refrigerator or other container having an airtight door or lid and having a locking or latching device of any kind which cannot be released from inside such icebox, refrigerator or other container, unless the door or lid thereof shall have been removed or the locking or latching device shall have been destroyed or broken in such a manner that it will not function as a lock.
[Amended 6-13-1973; 5-10-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 3-17-1999 by Ord. No. 5-1999]
Any person who violates or permits the violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be subject to the payment of a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $1,000, plus the costs of prosecution. Upon default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment in the county prison for a period of not more than 30 days. Each section or provision of this chapter that is violated shall constitute a separate offense, and each day or portion thereof in which a violation of this chapter is found to exist shall constitute a separate offense, each of which violations shall be punishable by a separate fine imposed by the District Justice of not less than $25 and not more than $1,000, plus the costs of prosecution, and, upon default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment in the county prison for a term not more than 30 days.