[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Hanover 1-20-1986 as Ch. 6, Part 1, of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Transient retail business — See Ch. 182.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DISORDERLY CONDUCT
- A person shall be guilty of disorderly conduct if, with a purpose to cause public danger, alarm, disorder, nuisance or if with the knowledge that such conduct is likely to create such public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance, such person shall willfully:
- (1) Create a disturbance of the public order by an act of violence or by any act likely to produce violence;
- (2) Engage in fighting or in violent, threatening or tumultuous behavior;
- (3) Make any unreasonable loud noise;
- (4) Address abusive language or threats to any person present which creates a clear and present danger of violence;
- (5) Cause likelihood of harm or serious inconvenience by failing to immediately obey a lawful order of dispersal by a police officer, where three or more persons are committing acts of disorderly conduct in the immediate vicinity;
- (6) Damage, befoul or disturb public property or property of another so as to create a hazardous, unhealthy or physically offensive condition; or
- (7) Commit a trespass on residential property or on public property. "Trespass," for the purpose of this chapter, shall mean:
- (a) Entering upon, or refusing to immediately leave, any residential property of another, either where such property has been posted with NO TRESPASSING signs or where, immediately prior to such entry or subsequent thereto, notice is given by the owner or occupant, orally or in writing, that such entry, or continued presence, is prohibited.
- (b) Entering upon, or refusing to immediately leave, any public property in violation of regulations promulgated by the official charged with the security, care or maintenance of the property and approved by the governing body of the public agency owning the property, where such regulations have been conspicuously posted or where immediately prior to such entry, or subsequent thereto, such regulations are made known by the official charged with the security, care or maintenance of the property, his agent or a police officer.
Whenever used in this chapter, unless a contrary intent is clearly evident from its context, the term "person" shall include the singular and the plural, and the masculine and the feminine.
This chapter shall not apply to peaceful picketing, public speaking or other lawful expressions of opinion not in contravention of other laws.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in disorderly conduct in the Township of West Hanover contrary to the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 5-1-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-4]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25. It is further provided that, upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced and committed to the county prison for a period not exceeding 30 days.