Township of Unity, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Unity 10-11-2001 by Ord. No. O-7-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Disorderly conduct, as defined in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code of 1972 (18 Pa. C.S.A. § 5503), and as hereinafter set forth is hereby prohibited within the Township of Unity.
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:
Engages in fighting or in threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior; or
Makes unreasonable noise; or
Uses obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture; or
Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor; or
Loiters, loafs, or congregates upon any public street, alley, right-of-way, sidewalk or other public park grounds where said conduct is an annoyance to other residents in close proximity thereto, nearby, therein or thereabout or who may be traversing upon or near the places where said activity is occurring or is a threat to the traveling public or is an interference with the free and full passage of pedestrians or vehicles.
As used in this section, the word "public" means affecting or likely to affect a person in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access. Among the places included are streets, alleys and sidewalks, bridges, the structural parts of bridges (whether intended to be accessible or not accessible), dams, causeways, transport facilities, schools, prisons, apartment houses, places of business or amusement, any neighborhood, or any premises which are open to the public.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof by the District Justice in a summary criminal proceeding, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution and reasonable attorneys' fees, or in default of payment thereof, by imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate enforceable offense.
Notwithstanding the foregoing penalty, Unity Township may, if it deems it appropriate, proceed in an action in equity to cause an injunction to issue, either preliminarily or otherwise, or to have a court of competent jurisdiction issue a restraining order against any person or other entity from a violation or violations of the within chapter.