[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mountain Lakes 6-23-1980 as Sec. 3-1 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter the following words shall have the following meanings:
- Remaining idle in essentially one location.
- PARENT or GUARDIAN
- Any adult person having care or custody of a minor, whether by reason of blood relationship, the order of any court, or otherwise.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the public has access, and shall include any street, highway, road, alley, or sidewalk. It shall also include the front or the neighborhood of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business, and public grounds, areas, and parks, as well as parking lots or other vacant private property not owned by, or under the control of, the person charged with violating this chapter or, in case of a minor, not owned by or under the control of his parent or guardian.
No person shall loiter in a public place in such manner as to:
Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
Create or cause to be created any disturbance or annoyance to the comfort and repose of any person.
Obstruct, molest, or interfere with any person lawfully in any public place, as defined in § 146-1. This subsection shall include the making of unsolicited remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature or which are calculated to annoy or disturb the person to whom or in whose hearing they are made.
Whenever any police officer shall decide that the presence of any person in any public place is causing any of the conditions enumerated in § 146-2, he shall, for the preservation of the public peace and safety, before making an arrest, order that person to leave that place. Any person who shall refuse to leave after being ordered to do so by a police officer shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.