[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Newtown 3-20-1942 STM (Ord. No. 1). Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to further national defense and to safeguard and protect life and property within the Town of Newtown in case of enemy air raids or attacks or threatened air raids or attacks, and for the purpose of trial blackouts or other trials or tests to prepare to meet such air raids or attacks, all persons within the Town are required to comply with the rules, regulations and orders pertaining thereto promulgated by the Army, Navy, or State Defense Council, or by any person or organization acting by lawful authority of them or any of them; provided, however, that warnings of the beginning and termination of the period of any such eventuality shall be given throughout the Town by audible signals.
All police, constables, special constables and other officers, and all members of the auxiliary police and fire force of the Town are hereby authorized and directed to enforce blackout plans and defense measures and the rules, regulations and orders pertaining thereto during such periods and summarily to compel compliance therewith. In cases of immediate threat of enemy action, they may abate conditions dangerous to the public safety.
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to establish, promulgate and enforce such local rules, regulations and orders with respect to such period not inconsistent with the rules, regulations and orders referred to in § 120-1 hereof, as said Board shall deem necessary or appropriate to effect the spirit and intent of this chapter.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, or any of the rules, regulations and orders referred to in §§ 120-1 and 120-3 hereof, or any person who shall fail or refuse to comply with any instructions lawfully given by any of the officers mentioned in § 120-2 hereof, or who shall interfere with any such officer in the performance of his duties, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $100.