[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Passaic 5-6-1982 as Ord. No. 686-82. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall willfully or maliciously damage, deface or vandalize the property of another by painting, scribbling or inscribing what is commonly referred to as "graffiti" on a public street or otherwise or commit graffiti thereon, whether the same embraces any obscenity, vulgarity or any other inscriptions or markings.
If at the time of the offense charged any persons shall be under the age of 18 years, the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the trial of such infant or infants, and such infant or infants shall be surrendered to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and the case, including all papers and process thereto, shall be transferred to said Court as provided in N.J.S.A. 2C:4-11.
In the event that the present complaint shall result in a second determination of a violation of this chapter of any person under the age of 18 years, the parents or guardian of such infant shall be liable in an action brought by the injured property owner before the Municipal Court for a penalty of the amount of the pecuniary damage sustained by the injured property owner.
Any person who violates this chapter shall also be responsible for cleaning, repairing, painting or otherwise restoring the property which he has damaged, defaced or vandalized so as to bring the property to the condition it was in prior to its vandalizing.
[Added 4-3-1985 by Ord. No. 849-85]
Any person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a violator of this chapter shall receive a reward of $500 from the City of Passaic, which award shall be paid upon conviction of the violator of this chapter.