Township of Waterford, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Waterford 12-11-1974 as Ch. 89 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew — See Ch. 112.
Offenses against public peace, safety and morals include violations of Chapter 112, Curfew, of the Code of the Township of Waterford; defacing the property of another (graffiti); destroying any property of another; mugging; assaults; assault 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 township, 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 17 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 17 years after appearing before a court of competent jurisdiction for any violation of any statute or municipal ordinance, and shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of a minor child under 17 years of age, by any act or by any word or by the failure to act or by lack of supervision and control over said minor child, to 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 Township of Waterford so as to come or tend to come under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Division of the Camden 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 Township of Waterford; 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.
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It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having custody and care of any minor child under the age of 17 to assist, aid, abet, allow, permit or encourage said minor to violate the provisions of this chapter or any other chapter of the Township of Waterford as defined herein, either by overt act, by failing to act or by lack of supervision and control over said minor child.
B. 
The fact that a child under the age of 17 years is apprehended while on any public street, highway, alley or park during curfew, as defined in § 112-2 of the Code of the Township of Waterford,[1] as amended and supplemented, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section on the part of the parent, legal guardian or other person having custody or care of said minor; and said parent, guardian or person having the custody and care of said minor shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 90 days, or both.
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 112, Curfew.
Any minor under the age of 17 who is apprehended for the violation of this chapter or 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 Division of the Camden County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court; 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 Township of Waterford when said minor child is apprehended. 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 Division of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, 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.