Borough of Dumont, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Dumont by Ord. No. 4 and Ord. No. 244 (Secs. 13-1 through 13-20 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 75.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 108.
Amusements — See Ch. 114.
Noise — See Ch. 270.

§ 289-1 Paupers, beggars and idlers.

No person in the Borough shall:
A. 
Go about from door to door or place himself in any street or public place to beg or solicit alms or charity or collect alms.
B. 
Wander about the Borough and beg or solicit charity therein under pretense of being or having been a soldier, marine or seafaring man, or under pretense of having sustained a loss by fire or other casualty, or by war or otherwise.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 13-2, Fortune-tellers, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)

§ 289-2 Carrying weapons or burglar tools with intent to break in or assault; presence in or near buildings or other places with intent to steal.

No person in the Borough shall:
A. 
Have upon him any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with intent to break and enter into any building.
B. 
Have upon him any pistol, dagger, cutlass, bludgeon or other offensive or dangerous weapon with intent to assault any person.
C. 
Be found in or near any premises used for dwelling purposes, or in any place or public resort or assemblage for business, worship, amusement, or other lawful purposes, with intent to steal any goods or chattels.

§ 289-3 Loitering or creating a disturbance while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

No person, while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, shall loiter or assemble with others or create a disturbance on the streets or in any public or quasi-public place in the Borough or in a public conveyance within the Borough or go in or upon any private property not his own, without the permission of the owner or other person having the authority to grant such permission.

§ 289-4 Indecent and offensive language; molesting or interfering with persons.

No person in the Borough shall:
A. 
Utter loud and offensive or indecent language in any street or public place, public conveyance or place to which the public is invited;
B. 
In any place, public or private, address or make audible and offensive remarks or comments to or concerning any person passing on public streets or public places, or in any railroad train or any public conveyances in the Borough;
C. 
In any place, public or private, molest or interfere with any other person lawfully being in or upon such public street, public place or public conveyance.

§ 289-5 Entry upon and damage to school premises.

No person shall enter the building or lands belonging to any public school district, wholly or partly, in the Borough, or used and occupied for school purposes by any public school in the Borough, and break, injure or deface said building or any part thereof or fences connected to such building and lands.

§ 289-6 Disturbing assemblies.

No person shall:
A. 
Disturb the exercises of any school in the Borough or give annoyance to any pupil attending such school or to any teacher therein;
B. 
By noisy and disorderly conduct in any public library or reading room in the Borough disturb or interrupt the quiet and good order of those who resort to and use said library or reading room for reading or study.

§ 289-7 Carrying concealed weapons.

No person shall have concealed upon his person within the Borough any offensive or dangerous weapon; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any person duly authorized under the laws of this state to carry such weapon.

§ 289-8 Shooting or throwing objects at conveyances; placing harmful substances on streets.

No person shall:
A. 
Cast or throw any stick, stone, pebble or other substance, nor shoot from any air gun, pistol, rifle or other weapon, any shot, or ball or projectile at or against or into any public or private conveyance within the Borough;
B. 
Place any stick, stone or other substance upon any street in the Borough with intent to damage any automobile or conveyance passing thereon, or injure the passengers therein.

§ 289-9 Giving false alarm.

No person shall by word, act or other means willfully and maliciously give or cause to be given a false fire alarm or false police alarm.

§ 289-10 Destruction of or damage to property.

No person shall willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, or injure or spoil or deface any real or personal property of another in the Borough.

§ 289-11 Failure to pay fare on public conveyance.

No person shall, with intent to avoid payment of his fare, travel on any public conveyance within the Borough, without having paid his fare.

§ 289-12 Interference with court proceedings.

No person shall:
A. 
Interfere with the proper transaction of business in any court or similar place within the Borough where any legal action or proceeding is being conducted, by any unruly, boisterous, or otherwise disorderly conduct in or about the courtroom or place where the court is in session, or where said legal proceeding is being conducted; or
B. 
Interfere by any offensive or abusive remarks to the judge of the municipal court or person conducting proceedings therein while such judge or person is engaged in the discharge of his duties.

§ 289-13 Disturbance in streets, public places and congregations for worship.

No person shall make or aid, countenance or assist in making any improper noise, riot, disturbance or breach of the peace in any street or public place; nor disquiet any congregation or assembly of any kind whatsoever in any house of worship or other place by any rude, disorderly or indecent behavior of any kind.

§ 289-14 Places of resort for riotous and disorderly persons.

No person shall allow or permit his house, shop, tavern, store, place of business or other place connected therewith to be used, frequented or resorted to by riotous or disorderly persons, drunkards, prostitutes, gamblers, vagrants, common thieves, pickpockets, burglars or common beggars, or suffer or permit such premises to become riotous or disorderly at any time either by day or night.

§ 289-15 Keeping or maintaining disorderly house; illegal renting.

A. 
No person shall keep or maintain a disorderly house, including, but not by way of limitation, a house of prostitution or ill fame.
B. 
No agent or owner of any building shall rent any portion thereof, knowing that it is intended to be used for any purpose prohibited in Subsection A of this section, nor shall any person as agent or owner, permit any building or portion of any building to be so used.

§ 289-16 Gambling.

A. 
No person shall gamble or play for money or other valuable things or engage in any game, lottery, drawing or action whereby money or anything of value is won or lost by any event.
B. 
No person shall bet, hazard or risk any money or thing of value upon any game, lottery, drawing action, or event.
C. 
Nothing contained in Subsections A and B of this section shall prohibit the giving and receiving of prizes in fair competition for excellence in lawful sport, exercises, scholarships, industries or the products thereof.

§ 289-17 Fighting.

No person shall engage in fighting in any public or private place in the Borough.

§ 289-18 Unlawful assemblies.

No person shall assemble with others in the Borough for unlawful purposes or to the annoyance or disturbance of pedestrians or residents.

§ 289-19 Violations and penalties.

[Amended by Ord. No. 742; 4-17-2007 by Ord. No. 1334]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by the laws of the State of New Jersey, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter or any supplement hereto shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $100, nor more than $500, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.