[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Bridgewater 8-4-2003 by Ord. No. 03-30. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to promote the public's health, safety and welfare by reducing disorderly conduct.
A person who violates this chapter is guilty of a disorderly person offense, if with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creates a risk thereof he:
Engages in fighting or in violent or tumultuous behavior;
Creates a dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor;
Litters on land;
Hunts on land without a permit;
Performs an open burning without a permit;
Possesses fireworks, explosive or destructive devices as defined by N.J.S.A. 21:2-2 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 2C:39-1 et seq.;
Remaining or loitering after hours in a public park; or
Possesses an open container or uses alcoholic beverage(s) on public land.
A person is guilty of an offense if, in a public place, and with purpose to offend the sensibilities of a hearer or in reckless disregard of the probability of so doing, he addresses unreasonably loud and offensively coarse or abusive language, given the circumstances of the person present and the setting of the utterance, to any person present. "Public" means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access; among the places included are highways, transport facilities, schools, prisons, apartment houses, places of business or amusement, or any neighborhood.
[Added 4-15-2010 by Ord. No. 10-06]
No person shall purposely interfere with, hinder, disturb or obstruct any retail or wholesale business operation, function or activity, nor shall any person purposely interfere with, hinder, disturb or obstruct any retail or wholesale business owner, employee, agent or personnel acting in the furtherance of the interests of that business, with the intent to prevent, undermine or otherwise obstruct the lawful retail or wholesale practices of the business. This section does not apply to conduct considered lawful competitive economic practices.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be liable for a fine not exceeding $500 and/or imprisonment of up to 90 days in county jail and/or up to 90 days of community service.