[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Maple Bluff as §§ 9.01 to 9.07, 9.11, 9.15 and 9.20 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-15-1989; 2-13-2001; 4-8-2008]
The following statutes defining offenses against the peace and good order of the state are adopted by reference to define offenses against the peace and good order of the Village, provided that the penalty for commission of such offenses hereunder shall be limited to a forfeiture imposed under § 1-4 of this Municipal Code:
Concealed weapons. Only persons who have obtained a license to carry a concealed weapon pursuant to § 175.60, Wis. Stats., as amended, may carry within the Village a concealed weapon as defined therein, except that no such weapon shall be brought onto any property where such weapons arc excluded therefrom by application of law or where the property has been posted as prohibiting weapons thereon.
Discharge of firearms. The term "firearm" means any instrument from or with which a shot, bullet or pellet may be discharged or expelled, regardless of whether the propelling force is produced by air, spring, or other similar mechanical device or gunpowder, except that the term does not include any BB or pellet gun or rifle or starter pistol. No person, except a duly authorized peace officer, shall within the limits of the Village fire or discharge any firearm in his or her possession.
Weapons and firearms prohibited. No person may openly carry any weapon or firearm upon any location within the Village where such location has been declared by applicable law to be free from the presence of such weapons or firearms. All weapons and firearms shall be carried in such containers and in such condition as may be required by applicable law.
No person shall throw or shoot any object, arrow, stone, snowball or other missile or projectile, by hand or by any other means, at any person or at, in or into any building, street, sidewalk, alley, highway, park, playground or other public place within the Village.
Section 167.10, Wis. Stats., regulating the sale and use of fireworks, exclusive of any penalty imposed thereby, is adopted by reference and made a part of this chapter as though set forth in full.
No person shall stand, sit, loaf or loiter or engage in any sport or exercise on any public street, sidewalk, bridge or public ground within the Village in such manner as to prevent or obstruct the free passage of pedestrian or vehicular traffic thereon or to prevent or hinder free ingress to or egress from any place of business, public hall or meeting place.
No person shall make or cause to be made any loud, disturbing or unnecessary sounds or noises which may annoy or disturb a person of ordinary sensibilities in or about any public street, alley or park or any private residence.
No person shall resist or interfere with any officer of the Village while such officer is doing any act in his official capacity and with lawful authority, nor shall any person refuse to assist an officer in carrying out his duties when so requested by the officer.
No person owning or operating any railroad or any employee of the same shall unnecessarily blow or sound or cause or permit to be blown or sounded any steam, air or power-driven whistle on any locomotive or engine within the Village limits.
Prohibited acts. 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 police or peace 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 to identify himself and explain his presence and conduct. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this section if the police or peace 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 police or peace officer at the time, would have dispelled the alarm.
Obstruction of traffic. No person shall loaf or loiter in a group or crowd upon the public streets, alleys, sidewalks, street crossings or bridges or in any other public place within the Village in such manner as to prevent, interfere with or obstruct the ordinary free use of such public streets, alleys, sidewalks, street crossings or bridges or other public places by persons passing along and over the same.
Loitering after being requested to move.
In groups or crowds. No person shall loaf or loiter in a group or a crowd upon the public streets or sidewalks or in adjacent doorways or entrances, on street crossings or bridges or in any other public place or on any private premises without invitation from the owner or occupant, after being requested to move by any police officer or by any person in authority at such places.
In places of public assembly or use. No person shall loiter, lounge or loaf in or about any store, public sidewalk, public parking lot or other place of assembly or public use after being requested to move by any police officer. Upon being requested to move, a person shall immediately comply with such request by leaving the premises or the area thereof.
Obstructing highways. No person shall obstruct any street, bridge, sidewalk or crossing by lounging or loitering in or upon the same after being requested to move on by any police officer.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Municipal Code. In addition to any penalty imposed for violation of § 943.01(1), Wis. Stats., any person who shall cause physical damage to or destroy any public property shall be liable for the costs of replacing or repairing such damaged or destroyed property. The parent of any unemancipated minor child who violates § 943.01(1), Wis. Stats., may also be held liable for the cost of repairing such damaged or destroyed property in accordance with § 895.035, Wis. Stats.