[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spring Lake by Ord. No. 12-1990 (§ 3-10 of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. 6-2002. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall maliciously and willfully deface, damage, destroy or otherwise vandalize any real or personal property, either public or private, in the Borough of Spring Lake, nor shall any person aid, abet or supply materials to any person in furtherance of such acts of vandalism.
Any person who violates this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, for each such act at the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court. In addition, any person convicted of violating this chapter shall, to the satisfaction of the Judge of the Municipal Court, restore or replace the damaged property or make sufficient financial restitution to the owner of such property to cover the cost (at the time of conviction) of repairing, restoring or replacing the damaged property.
If, at the time of the offense charged, any person shall be under the age of 18 years, the Family Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the trial of such child and the case, including all papers and process thereto, shall be transferred to such Court as provided for in N.J.S.A. 2C:4-11.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:53-15, any parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a child under 18 years of age who fails or neglects to exercise reasonable supervision and control of such child, shall be liable in a civil action for any destruction or damage to real or personal property caused by such child offender under § 280-1.