City of College Park, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park 12-8-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees and penalties — See Ch. 110.
Litter and graffiti — See Ch. 132.
Noise — See Ch. 138.
Nuisances — See Ch. 141.
A. 
Destruction of property. It shall be unlawful for any person, without lawful authority so to do, to destroy, injure, mutilate, deface, remove or otherwise interfere with any property of the City of College Park.
B. 
Missile propulsion. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw any stone, firework or other missile of any kind in the City of College Park in any way that is likely to do harm or injury to any person or property or in such a manner as to cause reasonable apprehension of such harm or injury.
C. 
Disturbance of the peace. It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood by loud and unseemly noises, by fighting, by using profane or vulgar language, by making rude or insulting remarks, by being drunk or by being disorderly; nor shall any person disturb any religious worship or any public meeting.
D. 
Use of noise-producing instruments. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons owning or possessing a radio or other noise-producing instrument or device, musical or otherwise, upon their premises to operate the same or permit others to operate the same in such noisy or continuous manner as to cause unreasonable annoyance and disturbance to others living or located nearby.
E. 
Drinking and writing. It shall be unlawful for any person to drink any alcoholic beverage on any street within the City of College Park or to exhibit any obscene writing or picture to any minor within the City.
F. 
Begging of soliciting. It shall be unlawful for any tramp, vagrant or beggar to beg or solicit anything of value in the City of College Park.
G. 
Disorderly houses. It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons to keep or maintain a disorderly house in College Park. A "disorderly house," within the meaning of this subsection, is hereby defined to be any building in which any immoral or illegal conduct is carried on with the knowledge of the owner, tenant or occupant of said building.
H. 
Destruction of traffic-control equipment. It shall be unlawful for any person to break, damage, mutilate or carry away any lantern, glass frame, barrier, street designation, fixture, road marker, official sign or any part of any public lamp or any official marker or designation erected for the regulation and control of traffic or any other City property.
I. 
Discharging of firearms. It shall be unlawful for any person, except a duly authorized police officer, to discharge any cannon; pistol; gun, including air rifles and B-B guns; or other firearm within the limits of the City of College Park.
J. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, in any manner, graffiti, as defined in § 132-2 of Chapter 132, Litter and Graffiti, upon any property, whether real or personal, public or private.
[Added 10-28-1997 by Ord. No. 97-O-17]
[Amended 11-13-1979 by Ord. No. 79-O-5; 9-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-22; 12-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-24]
A. 
The violation of § 148-1 of this chapter shall be a municipal infraction. Any person who shall violate any provision of § 148-1 or fail to comply with its requirements shall be subject to a fine as set forth in Chapter 110, Fees and Penalties.
[Amended 10-28-1997 by Ord. No. 97-O-17; 2-27-2001 by Ord. No. 01-O-2]
B. 
If any person shall, by threat or force, endeavor to intimidate or impede any City employee or municipal elected or appointed official of this City in the discharge of his/her duty, he/she shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine and/or imprisonment as set forth in Chapter 110, Fees and Penalties. The Public Services Director, as well as the victim, is authorized to make application for a criminal warrant in such cases.