CHAPTER 1

GENERAL OFFENSES

6-1-1:    Aid in Escape

6-1-2:    Aid to An Offense

6-1-3:    Assault and Battery

6-1-4:    Assisting in Lottery

6-1-5:    Barbed Wire and Electric Fences

6-1-6:    Beer; Procuring or Selling to Minors

6-1-7:    Cruelty To Animals

6-1-8:    Deposit of Injurious Material on Thoroughfares

6-1-9:    Disorderly Conduct

6-1-10:    Distribution of Obscene Literature

6-1-11:    Disturbing the Peace

6-1-12:    Drunkenness

6-1-13:    Encouraging Delinquency

6-1-14:    Escapes

6-1-15:    Expectorating on  Sidewalks or in Public Buildings

6-1-16:    False Pretenses

6-1-17:    False Representation 

6-1-18:    Fraudulently Avoiding Payment of Admission Fees

6-1-19:    Furnishing Weapons and Other Articles To Prisoners

6-1-20:    Gambling

6-1-21:    General Offense

6-1-22:    Giving Assistance to Police Officers

6-1-23:    House of Prostitution

6-1-24:    Hypnotists Prohibited

6-1-25:    Indecent Exposure

6-1-26:    Keeping of Junk Restricted

6-1-27:     Lewd Cohabitation

6-1-28:    Lottery

6-1-29:    Loud Speakers or Sound Trucks

6-1-30:    Lug Wheels Prohibited

6-1-31:    Malicious Injury to Property

6-1-32:    Minors in Pool Halls

6-1-33:    Mufflers; Unnecessary Noise

6-1-34:    Nuisances Defined-

6-1-35:    Obscene Conduct

6-1-36:    Petit Larceny

6-1-37:    Playing Ball on Streets Prohibited

6-1-38:    Prostitution

6-1-39:    Resisting an Officer

6-1-40:    Riot

6-1-41:    Swindling

6-1-42:    Trespassing

6-1-43:    Unlawful Assembly

6-1-44:    Vagrancy

6-1-45:    Water Flowing Upon Streets

6-1-46:    Window Sills to be Kept Clear

6-1-47:    Illegal Possession of Tobacco

6-1-48:    Littering

6-1-1:    Aid in Escape:  It shall be unlawful for any person to aid or assist any person to escape from lawful confinement or to assist any person to escape from the custody of any peace officer.

6-1-2:    Aid to an Offense:  It shall be unlawful for any person, in any way or manner, to aid, abet, counsel, advise or encourage any other person in the commission of any of the acts mentioned herein or in any manner encourage the commission of such offense hereby defined. (Revised Code 1959)

6-1-3:    Assault and Battery:  It shall be unlawful for any person to commit assault and battery on the person of another (Ord. 42; 2-2-71)

6-1-4:    Assisting in Lottery:  It shall be unlawful for any person to aid or assist either by printing, writing, advertising, publishing, or otherwise, in setting up, managing or drawing any lottery or scheme, or in selling or disposing of any ticket, change or share therein or for any person to let or permit to be used any building or premises for any of said purposes.

6-1-5:    Barbed Wire and Electric Fences:  It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or maintain any electric fence or any fence constructed in whole or part of barbed wire or to use barbed wire as a guard to any parking lot or parcel of land.

6-1-6:    Beer; Procuring or Selling to Minors:  It shall be unlawful for any person to procure, sell, furnish or give away any beer to any person under the age of twenty (20) years, or for any person under the age of twenty (20) years, to procure, attempt to purchase or otherwise procure, consume or have in his possession any beer.

6-1-7:    Cruelty to Animals:  It shall be unlawful for any person to torture or to beat cruelly, starve or to otherwise ill treat any animal in his care or in his charge, whether belonging to himself or to other persons. (Ord. 42; 2-2-27)

6-1-8:    Deposits of Injurious Material on Thoroughfares:  It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit, place or allow to remain in or upon any public thoroughfare any material or substance injurious to person or property. (Revised Code 1959)

6-1-9:    Disorderly Conduct:  It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in or to encourage any illegal or improper conduct, or to use insulting, indecent, or immoral language, or to swear, curse or sing in an indecent or insulting or immoral language. (Ord. 42; 2-2-71)

6-1-10:    Distribution of Obscene Literature: It shall be unlawful for any person to exhibit, pass, give or deliver to another any obscene, lewd or indecent book, pamphlet, picture, card, print, paper, writing, mold, cast or figure or to have same in his possession. (Revised Code 1959)

6-1-11:    Disturbing the Peace:  It shall be unlawful for any person, willfully, intentionally or unnecessarily to disturb the peace and quiet of another or any neighborhood or family or religious congregation or other assembly by loud or unusual noise or by indecent behavior or by offensive or unbecoming conduct or for any person to threaten, quarrel, fight or provoke an assault or battery or to curse or to swear or to utter any obscene or vulgar or indecent language in the presence of another.

6-1-12:    Drunkenness: It shall be unlawful for any person to be found drunk, intoxicated, or under the influence or intoxicating liquor upon any public thoroughfare or public place. (Ord. 42; 2-2-71)

6-1-13:    Encouraging Delinquency:  It shall be unlawful for any person, by any act or neglect, to encourage, aid or cause a child to come within the purview of the juvenile authorities; and it shall likewise be unlawful for any person, after notice that a driver's license of any child has been suspended or revoked, to permit such child to operate a motor vehicle during the period that such driver's license is suspended.

6-1-14:    Escapes: It shall be unlawful for any person convicted of any offense or in lawful custody to escape or attempt to escape from custody.

6-1-15:    Expectorating on Sidewalks or in Public Buildings:  It shall be unlawful for any person to expectorate or spit upon any sidewalk or upon the floor of any public building or room used for public assemblies.

6-1-16:    False Pretenses:  It shall be unlawful for any person to obtain any food, drink, goods, wares, or merchandise under false pretenses, or to enter any public place and call for refreshments or other articles and receive and refuse to pay for same, or depart without paying for or satisfying the person from whom he received the food, goods, wares, and merchandise.

6-1-17:    False Representation:  It shall be unlawful for any person to represent falsely himself to be an officer of the Municipality or who shall attempt to impersonate any such officer or who shall without authority perform any official act therein on behalf of any officer.

6-1-18:    Fraudulently Avoiding Payment of Admission Fees:  It shall be unlawful for any person fraudulently to enter, without payment of the proper admission fee, any theatre, ballroom, lecture, concert or other place where admission fees are charged, provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit or restrict the free admission of police officers engaged in the performance of police duties to any place of public entertainment or amusement.

6-1-19:    Furnishing weapons and other Articles to Prisoners:  It shall be unlawful for any person to furnish or attempt to furnish or take into jail or to deliver or attempt to deliver to any prisoner therein confined, or in the custody of any officer, any weapon, tool, intoxicating liquors, drug or other article without the consent of the officer in charge.

6-1-20:    Gambling:  It shall be unlawful for any person to deal, play or conduct, either as owner, employee or lessee, whether or not for hire, any game played with cards, dice or any other devise for money, checks, credit or other representative of value.

6-1-21:    General Offenses:  It shall be unlawful for any person to commit any act or fail to perform any requirement which is prohibited or required by State law, insofar as such laws are applicable to municipal government.

6-1-22:    Giving Assistance to Police Officers:  It shall be unlawful for any male citizen over the age of eighteen (18) years to refuse or neglect to render assistance to any police officer when called upon for such assistance or aid in the suppression of riot or other unlawful assemblage or in the arrest of any person who has committed an offense.

6-1-23:    House of Prostitution:  It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or assist in the keeping of a house of ill-fame or prostitution or knowingly to reside therein or knowingly rent, lease or permit any person to occupy any house or room owned, leased or controlled by him for this purpose.

6-1-24:    Hypnotists Prohibited:  It shall be unlawful for any person to practice hypnotism or for any person to be a subject for such hypnotist provided that this shall not apply to hypnotism as used in the treatment of patients by an accredited Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Dentistry nor shall it prohibit the teaching of hypnotism in any state accredited educational institution which maintains an academic standard of the college level.

6-1-25:    Indecent Exposure:  It shall be unlawful for any person to appear in a state of nudity or in any indecent or lewd dress or condition in any public place or in any such place to make any indecent exposure of his or her person or private parts thereof or the private parts of another or to conduct himself in a lewd or lascivious manner or to appear in any such place in a dress not belonging to his sex.

6-1-26:    Keeping of Junk Restricted:  It shall be unlawful for any person to store or keep any old articles or materials which may be classified as junk, adjacent to or in close proximity to any school house, church, public park, public grounds, business buildings or residences without first providing proper and tight buildings for the storage of the same.

6-1-27:    Lewd Cohabitation:  It shall be unlawful for any man or woman not being married to each other, to live and cohabit together as man and wife, or lewdly and notoriously to associate together.

6-1-28:    Lottery:

   (A)  It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any lottery or scheme for the disposal or distribution of property by chance among persons who have paid or promised to pay any valuable consideration for the chance of obtaining such property or portion of it, or for any share or interest in such property upon any agreement, understanding or expectation that it is to be distributed or disposed of by lot or chance whether such scheme be called lottery, raffle or gift enterprise or by whatever name the same be known and no person shall contrive, prepare, set up or establish any such scheme or lottery.

   (B)  Traffic in Lottery Tickets:  It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, give or in any manner whatsoever furnish or transfer to or for any other person, any ticket understood to be or to represent any ticket, chance, share or interest in any property or thing involved, in any enterprise mentioned in the preceding Section or depending upon the event of any such scheme, lottery or enterprise.

6-1-29:    Loud Speakers or Sound Trucks:  It shall be unlawful to play, operate or use any devise known as a sound truck, loud speaker or sound amplifier, radio or phonograph, with loud speaker or sound amplifier or any instrument of any kind or character which emits loud and raucous noises and is attached to and upon any vehicle unless such person in charge of such vehicle shall have first applied to and received permission from the Chief of Police to operate any such vehicle so equipped.

6-1-30:    Lug Wheels Prohibited:  It shall be unlawful for tractors with wheels injurious to pavement to be permitted upon the public thoroughfares unless the operator of such vehicle shall first plank such streets.

6-1-31:    Malicious Injury to Property:  It shall be unlawful for any person willfully and maliciously to injure, deface, mutilate, remove, pull down, break or in any manner interfere with or molest or secrete or destroy any real or personal property belonging to or under the control of any person.

6-1-32:    Minors in Pool Halls:  It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years to frequent or loiter in a pool or billiard hall, provided, however, that the same shall not be illegal in places of business that are duly licensed by the State as restaurants.

6-1-33:    Mufflers; Unnecessary Noise:  It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle which shall not at all times be equipped with a muffler upon the exhaust thereof in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and it shall be unlawful for any person operation any motor vehicle to use a cut-out, by-pass or similar muffler elimination appliance.

6-1-34:    Nuisances Defined:  Anything which is injurious to the health or morals, or indecent or offensive tot he sense or an obstruction to the free use of property so as to interfere with comfortable enjoyment of life or property is declared a nuisance and as such all be abated.

6-1-35:    Obscene Conduct:  It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate or stool in any place open to the public view, or to be guilty of any lewd, lascivious or obscene conduct or to sing any lewd or obscene song, ballad, or other words in any public place or any other place where other persons are present or indecently to exhibit any animal. (Revised Code 1959)

6-1-36:    Petit Larceny:  It shall be unlawful for anyone to steal, take, carry, lead or drive away the personal property of another when the property taken is of a value not exceeding one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00). (Ord. 42; 2-2-71)

6-1-37:    Playing Ball on Streets Prohibited:  It shall be unlawful for any person to play ball or throw any ball to and fro upon any public thoroughfare in the Municipality.

6-1-38:    Prostitution:  It shall be unlawful for any person to pursue or advertise in any manner her vocation as a prostitute or for any person to advertise the profession of a prostitute or solicit for a prostitute.

6-1-39:    Resisting and Officer:  It shall be unlawful for any person to interfere willfully with, resist, delay, obstruct, molest or threaten to molest any officer of the Municipality in the exercise of his official duties.

6-1-40:    Riot:  It shall be unlawful for any person to fail or refuse immediately to disperse upon an order to do so by a police officer, when two (2) or more persons are assembled for the purpose of disturbing the peace or for the purpose of committing any unlawful act.

6-1-41:    Swindling:  It shall be unlawful for any person, who by color, or aid of any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by fraud or by fraudulent scheme, cards, dice or device, to win for himself or for another any money or property or a representative of either. (Revised Code 1959)

6-1-42:    Trespassing:   It shall be unlawful for any person to go upon public or private property without a license or invitation to do so, or to remain upon public or private property, being first notified in writing, or verbally by the owner or authorized agent representative of the owner or the real property to immediately depart for the same, or to refuse to depart after being so notified. (Ord. 42; 2-2-71)

6-1-43:    Unlawful Assembly:  It shall be unlawful for two (2) or more persons to assemble together for the purpose of disturbing the peace or for the purpose of committing an unlawful act and not to disperse upon the command of an officer to do so.

6-1-44:    Vagrancy:  It shall be unlawful for nay person without visible means of support and the physical ability to work not to seek employment or labor, or to refuse to work when employment if offered him; for any person to seek alms as a business; for any person to roam about from place to place without any lawful business; for any idle or dissolute person or associate of known thieves to wander about the streets at a late and unusual hour of the night, or to lodge in any other place than is kept for lodging purposes without the permission of the owner of the property or the person in possession thereof; or for any person to consort habitually with common prostitutes, habitual drunkards or any user of narcotics.

6-1-45:    Water Flowing Upon Streets:  It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any water to flow into or upon any public thoroughfare.

6-1-46:    Window Sill to Be Kept Clear:  It shall be unlawful for any person to place or keep on any person to place or keep on any window sill, porch or other projection above the first story of any building abutting on any sidewalk any article which might do injury by falling upon any person on the sidewalk in front of the building, unless said article be securely fastened or protected by screens. (Revised Code 1959)

6-1-47:    Illegal Possession of Tobacco:  Every minor person under eighteen (18) years of age who shall buy or accept or have in his possession any cigarette, cigar or tobacco in any form, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; and any person who shall sell or furnish, directly or indirectly, any cigarettes, cigars or tobacco in any form, to such minor persons, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

6-1-48:    Littering:  It shall be unlawful for any person to litter, deposit in or upon any public thoroughfare, sidewalk or public or private property, any debris, waste, trash, empty packages or bottles, with an attempt to abandon such waste, debris, trash, empty packages or bottles, upon such public thoroughfare, sidewalk or public or private property. (Ord. 42; 2-2-71)

CHAPTER 2

ANIMALS

6-2-1:    Animals Running at Large Prohibited

6-2-2:    Poultry Running at Large Prohibited

6-2-3:    Impounding of Animals

6-2-4:    Notice and Sale of Animals

6-2-5:    Revenue From Sale

6-2-6:    Freeing Impounded Animals Prohibited

6-2-1:    Animals Running At Large Prohibited:  Animals shall not be permitted to run at large in the Municipality at any time during the year; and it shall be unlawful for anyone to herd or drive any animal through the streets without having said animal under control by means of rope, strap or other device by which it may be led, unless such animal is being driven in harness or hauled; provided that this Chapter shall not be construed as prohibiting stockman from driving herds through he Municipality when necessary to transfer them from one pasture to another or for the purpose of shipping, but such stockmen so driving stock through the Municipality shall be liable to property owners for all damages done to their property by such stock while being driven through said Municipality, whether or not such damage is cause by the negligence of the said stockman or his agents.  Such stock shall be driven through the Municipality in as short a time as possible.

6-2-2:    Poultry Running At Large Prohibited:  It shall be unlawful for any person to keep fowl or poultry unless such fowl or poultry are at all time kept upon his own premises.

6-2-3:    Impounding of Animals:  If an animal shall be found running at large contrary to the provisions of this Chapter, it is hereby made the duty of the Chief of Police to take up and confine the same in a secure place or other place provided for that purpose and such animal taken up and confined shall not be released until the owner or person entitled to the possession thereof shall pay to the officer having such animal in his keeping the sum of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the taking up of such animal together with the sum of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per day for each and every day such animal shall be kept by the officer aforesaid, and the same shall be turned into the treasurer.

6-2-4:    Notice and Sale of Animals:  If the owner or person entitled to the possession of an animal does not pay the charges and take it away within five (5) days from the time it is taken into custody, the Chief of Police may sell such animal at public auction after having given at least five (5) days notice of the time and place of such sale by publishing or posting said notice in five (5) public places in the Municipality as well as serving a copy of said notice upon the owner or possessor, if known, of said animal.  Such animal may be redeemed at any time before the date of sale by payment to the officer in charge or his assistant of any fees, expenses and charges herein provided.

6-2-5:    Revenue From Sale:  In case any animal sold pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter be sold for more than is sufficient to pay the fees and charges aforesaid, such excess shall, by the officer or his assistant making the sale, be deposited with the Clerk, who shall pay such excess, upon an order of the Governing Body, to the owner of such animal or animals or to the person entitled to the possession of the same upon claim and proper proof within one (1) year from date of said sale.

6-2-6:    Freeing Impounded Animals Prohibited:  It shall be unlawful to break open or in any manner, directly or indirectly, aid or assist in breaking open any pen or enclosure with intent of releasing any animal confined therein.  (Revised Code 1959)

CHAPTER 3

DOGS

6-3-1:    Purpose

6-3-2:    Definitions

6-3-3:    License Required

6-3-4:    Application and Fees

6-3-5:    Imitation License Tags Prohibited

6-3-6:    Rabies

6-3-7:    Disturbing the Peace

6-3-8:    Running At Large Prohibited

6-3-9:    Female Dogs in Heat

6-3-10:    Permitting Vicious or Sick Dogs at Large

6-3-11:    Prohibiting Vicious Dogs Within the City

6-3-12:    Interference With Officer

6-3-13:    Penalty For Violations

6-3-1:    Purpose:  The City of Riggins is concerned about the welfare of dogs owned, harbored and possessed with the City limits and the responsibility of the owners, harborers and other persons possessing such dogs, for the welfare of said dogs, this is a Chapter providing for the licensing of dogs and for penalty for owners or harborers of dogs found without such license having been paid; proving for license fees therefore; prohibiting imitation license tags; providing for regulation of rabies; prohibiting dogs distruning of the peace, prohibiting dogs running at large; providing for restriction of female dogs in heat; prohibiting vicious or sick dogs at large, prohibiting vicious dogs within the City; declaring interference with an Officer to be unlawful, and providing for penalty for violations of this Chapter.

6-3-2:    Definitions:  The owner as used in the Chapter shall mean any person harboring or keeping a dog within the corporate limits of the City.  The term "dog" as used in the Chapter shall mean and include either male or female dog.

6-3-3:    License Required:  It shall be unlawful for any person to own, harbor, keep or possess a dog within the city without first procuring a license as provided by in the Chapter, provided however, that the provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to any person visiting in the City for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days and owning or possessing dogs currently licensed and bearing the license issued by another municipality or other licensing authority.

6-3-4:    Application and Fees:  All dog licenses shall be issued for the calendar year January 1 through December 31 of each and every year.  The owner or person having charge of any dog within the City shall make application at City Hall and pay license fee in the sum of ______ dollars for each and every male dog and the sum of _____ dollars for each and every female dog, un-spayed, and ______ dollars for each spayed female dog.  Such license fees shall be set by the City Council by passage and approval of a City resolution.  Upon receipt of such application and payment of fees, the City Clerk will issue the license and issue a receipt stating the owner's name, the number of the license, the sex and description of the dog, the amount paid, together with a metal tag bearing the number corresponding to that upon the receipt.  It shall be unlawful for anyone to make a false statement in such application for said license.  Upon satisfactory proof that a license tag has been lost, a new tag of a different number may be issued, and the transaction shall be noted upon the City office file for the number originally issued.

6-3-5:    Imitation License Tags Prohibited:  It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any dog owned, kept or harbored by him to wear a license tag received on account of a former license, or to wear any imitation of the license tag issued by the City for that year, or any tag marked on plate or collar similar to that required by the City at that time, and calculated to deceive, and it shall be unlawful for any person to place, or to allow any female dog owned by him or within his care or custody, to wear a tag issued with license for a male dog.

6-3-6:    Rabies:  An Officer shall have authority to order the owner of any dog showing symptoms of rabies or of any dog which has bitten any person, so as to cause an abrasion or the skin, to subject such dog for quarantine for a period of not to exceed fifteen (15) days and if such dog shall be determined to be free of rabies, the dog shall be returned tot he owner upon payment of kennel fees for keeping dogs in kennel and should the dog not have a tag, the owner or harborer shall pay twice the normal fees for the required dog fees.  Any dog afflicted with rabies shall be disposed of immediately by the officer.

6-3-7:    Disturbing the Peace:  It shall be unlawful for any owner or harborer to allow dogs in their charge to disturb the peace within the City.  Any such owner or harborer shall be entitled to one (1) verbal or written notice from an Officer, that the owner's or harborer's dog is or has been disturbing the peace and is in violation of the provisions of the Chapter, before such owner shall be deemed in violation of this Section.  If, after receiving such notice, the owner fails or refuses to prevent such action, and allows the dog to disturb the peace, he shall be in violation of this Section.

6-3-8:    Running at Large Prohibited:  It shall be unlawful for any owner or harborer of a dog to permit the dog, whether licensed or not, to be or remain upon the streets or alleys of the City of Riggins, or in any public place in the City upon any other premises, unless; such dog be in the charge of a person and controlled by a leash, not exceeding then feet (10') in length, or unless such doge be confined in a motor vehicle.  Any such owner or harborer shall be entitled to one (1) verbal or written notice from the Officer that the owner's or harborer's dog is or has been found running at large in violation of the provisions of this Chapter before such owner shall be deemed to be in violation of this Section.  If, after receiving such notice, the owner fails or refuses to take up and confine his dog, and keep it confined, he shall be in violation of this Section.

6-3-9:    Female Dogs in Heat:  All persons owning or in charge of any female dog shall keep the same shut up when in heat.  Any female dog running at large at such season may result in the owner being found in violation of this Section.

6-3-10:    Permitting Vicious or Sick Dog at Large:  No owner or person in charge of any vicious dog or any dog having the mange or any other apparent and contagious disease shall permit such animal to run at large in any street, highway or public grounds with the City or take the same upon any private premises without the consent of the owner of such premises.  In addition to being found in violation of this Section, owner or harborer of such dog may be found to be in violation as prescribed by Section 6-3-8 of this Chapter.

6-3-11:    Prohibiting Vicious Dogs Within City:  No vicious dogs, that is dogs which are dangerous to the safety of person or property, shall be maintained by any owner or harborer thereof, within the limits of the City of Riggins, after receiving either oral or written notice from an Officer that such dog has exhibited vicious propensities.  If such owner or harborer of such dog fails to remove the dog from the City limits, such owner or harborer shall be deemed in violation of this Section.  However, if such owner or harborer denies that such dog has such vicious propensities, he may, immediately upon receiving the official notice hereinabove provided for, notify the Officer in writing that he desires to have a hearing before the City Council to establish the dangerous nature of such dog at the earliest possible date, and , in the meantime, the City may keep or direct that owner or harborer shall keep such dog confined under such conditions that such god, even though upon the property of the owner or harborer thereof shall not constitute a risk to persons or property including small children who may come upon the premises of the owner or such harborer, pending final determination of the matter by the City Council.  The decision of the City Council as to the nature of the dog and it's dangerous propensities, shall be final and the keeping of such dog within the city limits after such hearing and determination of the part of the City Council by such owner or harborer shall constitute a violation of this Section.

6-3-12:    Interference with Officer:  It shall be unlawful for any person to hinder, molest or interfere with an Officer in the discharge of any of his duties under this Chapter.

6-3-13:    Penalty for Violations:  Any person keeping or harboring a dog with the limits of the City and found to be in violation with any provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, shall be guilty or a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine not exceeding three hundred dollars ($300.00), or by both.

CHAPTER 4

ABANDONED ICE BOXES, REFRIGERATORS, CONTAINERS

6-4-1:    Unlawful Act Defined

6-4-1:    Unlawful Act Defined:  It shall be unlawful for any  person to leave or permit to remain outside of any dwelling, building or other structure, or within any unoccupied or abandoned building, dwelling or other structure under his or their control, in a place accessible by children, any abandoned, unattended or discarded ice box, refrigerator or other container which has a door or lid, snap lock or other locking device which may not be released from the inside, without first removing said door or lid, snap lock or other locking device or by first fastening, bolting or locking the same in such a manner that it is impossible to open the same by the use of the hands. (Revised Code 1959)

CHAPTER 5

AIR GUNS, FIREARMS

6-5-1:    Definitions

6-5-2:    Concealed Weapon

6-5-3:    Discharge of Firearms Prohibited

6-5-4:    Exceptions, Permits

6-5-1:    Definitions:  Whenever the term "firearms" is used in this Chapter, the term shall mean any instrument used in the propulsion of shot, shell, bullets, or any other harmful objects, or potentially harmful objects, by the action of gunpowder, or any other chemical reaction causing an explosion, which explosion occurs within the "firearm", or by the action of any compressed air within the "firearm", or by the power of springs, including what are commonly known as air rifles and B-B guns.  There shall be specifically included within the definition of "firearms" the instrument generally and colloquially known as a "spud gun" used for the chemical propulsion of potatoes or similar substances. (Ord. 119, 9-2-93)

6-5-2:    Concealed Weapon: It shall be unlawful for any person to carry concealed upon his person any brass knuckles, revolver, pistol, dagger, stiletto or other deadly weapon.

6-5-3:    Discharge of Firearms Prohibited:  It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge firearms of any kind or description within the limits of the Municipality; provided however, that this shall not apply to police officers in the discharge of their duties.

6-5-4:    Exceptions; Permits: The Governing Body may at any time upon receipt of proper application, grant permits to shooting galleries, gun clubs and others for shooting in fixed localities and under specified rules. Such permits shall be in writing attested by the Clerk conforming to such requirements as the Governing Body shall demand, and the permit this issued shall be subject to revocation at any time by the Governing Body. (Revised Code 1959)

CHAPTER 6

CURFEW

6-6-1:    Prohibited Hours for Minors on Streets

6-6-2:     Responsibility of Parents and Guardians

6-6-3:    Presumption of Presence on Streets

6-6-4:    Duty of Police

6-6-1:    Prohibited Hours For Minors on Streets:  It is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor for any boy or girl under eighteen  (18) years of age to visit any public place or be on the streets, alleys or public grounds within the Municipality between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM unless such minor or minors be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or have written permission from such parent or guardian so as to be abroad at such a time.  Provided that any such written permission shall be for the specific date and any blanket permission shall be considered as no permission.

6-6-2:    Responsibility of Parent and Guardians:  Any parent or parents, guardian or other person having the custody of any minor, as defined in Section 6-6-1 hereof, permitting, allowing or abetting said minor or minors to violate Section 6-6-1 hereof, shall be deemed guilty or contributing to the delinquency of said minor.  The finding that said minor has violated the said Section shall be presumptive proof of the contributing to the delinquency of said minor or minors by said parent or guardian or other person having the control of said minors.

6-6-3:    Presumption of Presence on Street:  The finding of any minor upon the streets, alleys or other public places within the city in violation hereof shall be presumptive proof that the said minor is a juvenile delinquent and disorderly person, and said minor shall be, by the arresting Officer, immediately turned over to the custody of the Juvenile Court of the County for proceedings against said minor.

6-6-4:    Duty of Police:  It is hereby made the duty of the Police to prosecute all violations of this Chapter; and for the purpose of warning, said Police shall cause a bell to be rung nightly, at the hour of 10:00 PM.; Provided, however, that the failure to hear said warning shall not, in any case, excuse or justify a violation of Section 6-6-1 hereof. (Revised Code 1959)