[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Grosse Ile 8-11-1980 by Ord. No. 137 as Ch. 6 of the Grosse Ile Township Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall:
Refuse or fail to support his or her spouse and children, provided such person shall have sufficient ability to do so;
Engage in prostituting;
Peep into the window of an inhabited residence;
Engage in an illegal occupation or business;
Interfere with the free and uninterrupted passage of others upon the public roadways or in public places or places open to the public without lawful authority to do so;
In a naked state bathe, swim or wade in any public waters or waters open to the view of the public;
Make an immoral exhibition or indecent exposure of his or her person in any public place or in any place open to the view of the public;
Obstruct, resist, hinder or interfere with any public employee or peace officer in the discharge of his or her duties without lawful authority to do so;
Utilize as his or her residence any motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, tent, boat, shed or barn; or inhabit or occupy any unoccupied building or shelter without the permission of the owner thereof;
[Amended 1-10-1983 by Ord. No. 142]
Summon as a joke or prank or otherwise without good reason, by telephone or otherwise, the Police Department or Fire Department or other public departments or officials;
Throw or propel or cause to be thrown or propelled any missile or object likely to cause bodily or property injury or damage;
Engage in any indecent or obscene conduct in any public place or in any place open to public view;
Be a vagrant;
Beg in a public place;
Jostle or roughly crowd people unnecessarily in a public place or place open to the public.
[Amended 1-10-1983 by Ord. No. 142]
It shall be unlawful for any person to linger or loiter in any public place or place open to the public or in any business establishment without the permission of the owner, lessee, managing agent or person in control or charge thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit an assault or an assault and battery upon the person of another.
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any noisy conduct in any house owned, occupied or controlled by him to the annoyance or disturbance of the surrounding neighborhood or neighbors; or to attend, frequent, operate or be an occupant of any place where prostitution, gambling, the illegal sale of intoxicating liquor, or where any other illegal business or occupation is conducted.
It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb or disquiet any school, meeting, congregation, assembly, athletic event, or any group lawfully assembled for religious, political, educational or entertainment purposes or for other lawful purposes by making any disturbing noise or engaging in any profane discourse or engaging in any behavior in or near the place of assembly so as to disturb the meeting or assembly.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in a fight or act in a violent, boisterous, turbulent, quarrelsome, indecent or disorderly manner, or to use profane, obscene or vulgar language, or to commit any act, or to do anything to disturb the good order, peace and dignity of the Township, its inhabitants or other persons in the Township.
[Amended 5-10-1999 by Ord. No. 264]
It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to destroy, injure, remove, damage or deface any public property or the private property of another; or in any manner to interfere with or hinder the use of any public or any private property of another, including any property or equipment of any public utility serving the people of the Township, or to paste any handbills on any public property, or to disturb, tamper with, disconnect or damage any water meter without authority to do so.
It shall be a misdemeanor for any person who willfully and maliciously destroys, injures, removes, defaces or damages any public property or the personal property of another where the damage done is less than $200, punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or three times the amount of the destruction or injury, whichever is greater, or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both imprisonment and fine.
Editor's Note: Original Sections 6-8, Desecration of the flag, and 6-9, Checks without sufficient funds, which immediately followed this subsection, were deleted 7-22-2002.
It shall be unlawful for any person to leave outside of any building or dwelling, or in a place accessible to children, any abandoned, unattended, or discarded icebox, refrigerator, deep freeze, trunk, chest, cooler, cabinet or any other container of any kind which has an airtight door or lock which may not be released for opening from the inside of said icebox, refrigerator, deep freeze, trunk, chest, cabinet or other container without first removing the locks or doors therefrom.
[Amended 5-10-1999 by Ord. No. 265]
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit the offense of larceny, by stealing, of the property of another, any money, goods or chattels, or any bank note, bank bill, bond, promissory note, due bill, bill of exchange or other bill, draft, order or certificate, or any book of accounts for or concerning money or goods due or to become due, or to be delivered, or any deed or writing containing a conveyance of land, or any other valuable contract in force, or any receipt, release or defeasance, or any writ, process or public record, if the property stolen shall be of the value of less than $200. A person who commits the offense of larceny shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $500 or three times the value of the property stolen, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.
Any person who shall have possession of stolen property in the amount of $100 or less, or who shall aid and abet another to do so, shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
[Amended 1-10-1983 by Ord. No. 143]
Any person who shall tamper with a motor vehicle and/or boat without the permission of the owner of the vehicle, or who shall aid and abet another to do so, shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
No person shall possess, sell, dispense, or discharge any smoke-bombs nor possess, sell, dispense, or discharge any fireworks except of the type and under the conditions permitted by Michigan statute.
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully damage or to tamper in any way or manner with publicly owned fire hydrants within the Township.
No person shall knowingly communicate, publish, or participate in the communication or publication of any false fire alarm.
It shall be unlawful for any person to vandalize, disfigure, climb upon, hurl objects at, shoot at, paint, or in any manner to trespass upon any publicly owned water tank or reservoir, including the foundations thereof. This section shall not apply to any person duly authorized to repair, renovate or service any water tank.
No person shall spit, urinate, or defecate upon any public roadway or upon any public building or building open to the public or upon the floor or walls thereof or upon the floor or walls of any hall, assembly room, church or school building.
[Added 5-10-1999 by Ord. No. 266]
A person who commits larceny by stealing or unlawfully removing or taking any wheel, tire, air bag, radio, stereo, clock, telephone, computer or other electronic device in or on any motor vehicle, house trailer, trailer, or semitrailer where the value of the property is less than $200 is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $500 or three times the value of the property, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.
[Added 5-10-1999 by Ord. No. 268]
A person who buys, receives, possesses, conceals or aids in the concealment of stolen, embezzled, or converted money, goods or property knowing the money, goods or property to be stolen, embezzled or converted, if the property purchased, received, possessed or concealed is of a value less than $200, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $500 or three times the value of the property purchased, received, possessed or concealed, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.
[Added 3-25-1991 by Ord. No. 184]
Any person is guilty of a misdemeanor who maliciously uses any service provided by a communications common carrier with intent to terrorize, frighten, intimidate, threaten, harass, molest, or annoy any other person, or to disturb the peace and quiet of any other person by any of the following:
Threatening physical harm or damage to any person or property in the course of a telephone conversation.
Falsely and deliberately reporting by telephone or telegraph message that any person has been injured, has suddenly taken ill, has suffered death, or has been the victim of a crime or of an accident.
Deliberately refusing or failing to disengage a connection between a telephone and another telephone or between a telephone and other equipment provided for the transmission of messages by telephone, thereby interfering with any communication service.
Using any vulgar, indecent, obscene, or offensive language or suggesting any lewd or lascivious act in the course of a telephone conversation.
Repeatedly initiating a telephone call and, without speaking, deliberately hanging up or breaking the telephone connection as or after the telephone call is answered.
Making an unsolicited commercial telephone call which is received between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. For the purpose of this subsection, "an unsolicited commercial telephone call" means a call made by a person or recording device, on behalf of a person, corporation, or other entity, soliciting business or contributions.
Deliberately calling a telephone of another person in a repetitive manner which causes interruption in telephone service or prevents the person from utilizing his or her telephone service.
Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days.
Any person who shall knowingly and willfully obstruct, resist or oppose any Township Treasurer, police officer, or other officer or person duly authorized, in serving or attempting to serve or execute any process, rule or order made or issued by lawful authority, or who shall resist any officer in the execution of any ordinance, bylaw, or any rule, order or resolution made, issued, or passed by the Township Board of Trustees of Grosse Ile, or Township Board, or Commission of the Township, or who shall assault, beat or wound any Township Treasurer, police officer, or other officer duly authorized, while serving or attempting to serve or execute any such process, rule or order, or for having served or attempted to serve or execute the same, or who shall so obstruct, resist, oppose, assault, beat or wound any of the above-named officers, or any other person or persons authorized by law to maintain and preserve the peace, in their lawful acts, attempts and efforts to maintain, preserve and keep the peace, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment of not more than 90 days, and/or by a fine of not more than $500.