Borough of Wrightstown, NJ
Burlington County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Wrightstown 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-15 (Sec. 3-19 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 29.
Animals — See Ch. 35.
Curfew — See Ch. 64.
Littering — See Ch. 104.
Loitering — See Ch. 107.
Noise — See Ch. 122.

§ 137-1 Enumeration of unlawful acts.

A. 
No person shall, within the limits of the Borough of Wrightstown:
(1) 
Keep or harbor any dog which shall disturb the neighborhood by excessive barking, whining or howling.
(2) 
Throw or discard any tin cans, bottles, garbage, debris, junk or refuse of any kind whatsoever into the waters of any spring, pond, stream, lake, river or any other body of water, or upon any public street or public place, or discharge any sewage or waste into said waters or places or any of them or pollute the said waters in any manner; or so place any of said articles that the act prohibited above shall result therefrom.
(3) 
Place or cause to be placed any obstruction of any kind whatsoever in any stream, pond, spring or lake so as to interfere with the natural flow or change the course thereof in any manner whatsoever without first obtaining the necessary permit to do so.
(4) 
Throw any paper or posters, stones, sticks, glass, metal or any hard, dangerous or offensive substance upon any sidewalk, street, highway or public or private place or at any car, vehicle, house, building, fence or person.
(5) 
Appear on any street, road, avenue, park or other public place, including balconies, in a state of nudity, or make any indecent exposure of his or her person, or commit or do any lewd or indecent act or behave in a lewd or indecent manner.
(6) 
Disrobe in any automobile, truck or vehicle while the same is upon any parking place, street, road, avenue, park or other public place.
(7) 
Sell or offer to sell any indecent picture, book or thing, or exhibit or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play or other representation.
(8) 
Keep or maintain a disorderly house or a house of ill fame, or allow or permit any house, shop, store or other building or structure owned by him or her to be used as a disorderly house or house of ill fame.
(9) 
Solicit, invite or in any manner suggest by word of mouth or any writing or other communication or by any device whatsoever any lewd, lascivious or other immoral act.
(10) 
Permit any house, shop, store or other building or structure owned by him or her to be frequented or resorted to by noisy, riotous or disorderly persons or by prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants.
(11) 
Maliciously or intentionally destroy, damage or injure any property, public or private.
(12) 
Cause or permit to be emitted any vile, offensive, obnoxious or nauseating odor that may be vile, offensive, obnoxious or nauseating to any person.
(13) 
Keep, possess or maintain any faro table, roulette wheel, equipment or supplies for lottery and numbers games or other games of chance, or any pinball or video machine designed for gambling, or other gambling devices whatever.
(14) 
Have in his or her possession or custody or any automobile in his or her possession or custody any ticket or tickets, slip or slips, paper or papers, document or documents or memoranda in any way pertaining to the business of a numbers game. The term "numbers game" as used in this subsection shall mean any betting on any number or sets or arrangements of numbers on or according to any plan or method whatsoever.
(15) 
Carry, without lawful authority, any revolver, pistol or other instrument of the kind known as a blackjack, slingshot, blowgun or similar device, billy club, sandbag, bludgeon, metal knuckles, dagger, dirk, dangerous knife, stiletto, bomb or other high explosive concealed in or about his or her clothes or person or in any portable vehicle, carriage, motorcycle or other vehicle.
(16) 
Have upon his or her person or in his or her possession any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with any intent to break and enter any building.
(17) 
Participate in any sport or exercise having a tendency to annoy, disturb or frighten any person or persons on any sidewalk, street, road, park or other public or private place, or having a tendency to annoy or frighten horses or other animals.
(18) 
Enter any building or public or private lands and without lawful authority break, injure or deface such building or any part thereof or the fences, outhouses or other property belonging to or connected with such building or lands, or disturb the exercises of any public school, church or other place of public assemblage, or molest or give annoyance to children or persons attending such school or annoy any teachers therein or persons conducting such exercises.
(19) 
Hinder or obstruct any city officer or employee or the officer or employee of any agency, department, board, commission, authority or other instrumentality of this municipality in the performance of his or her duties, or willfully refuse or neglect to assist such officer or employee when lawfully called upon by him or her so to do in the execution of any process or in the suppression of any breach of the peace or disorderly conduct or in the case of escape or when such officer or employee is resisted in the discharge of his duty or resist or oppose any officer or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any writ, bill or order to process or when making any arrest.
(20) 
Hinder, prevent or deter in any manner or by any device whatever any fireman or other person from rendering lawful assistance in abating or quelling a fire, or hinder or interfere with any fireman going to or returning from any fire or place from which a fire alarm proceeds, or hinder or obstruct any fire engine, hook and ladder truck, hose cart or other fire apparatus going to or from any place from which a fire alarm proceeds or where any building or property may be burning.
(21) 
Hinder, obstruct, prevent or deter in any manner or by any device whatever any ambulance or emergency squad member or other person from rendering lawful assistance at any accident, disaster or other emergency, or any ambulance or emergency squad equipment while going to or from or attending at an accident, disaster or other emergency.
(22) 
Willfully and maliciously ring or sound or cause to be rung or sounded any bell, siren or other alarm of any fire, ambulance or emergency company or squad, and thereby or by any other means give or cause to be given a false alarm of fire or emergency.
(23) 
Enter upon or trespass upon the land or property of any other persons without lawful permission to do so.
(24) 
Leave or threaten to leave his or her minor child, children or other lawful dependent to be maintained by the said borough or to become chargeable thereto.
(25) 
Being without sufficient property or means for his or her subsistence or support, live idly or not engage in some honest employment or fail to provide for himself or herself or for his or her family.
(26) 
Pretend to use or have any skill in physiognomy, palmistry or like crafty science, or pretend to tell the destinies or fortunes for pay or other reward.
(27) 
Remove, interfere with or disturb any lantern, warning signal, obstruction or barricade lawfully placed in or across any public street or alley by the public authority, its contractors, agents, servants or employees.
B. 
All other riotous, indecent or disorderly conduct, breach of the peace and vagrancy not hereinabove specifically mentioned is hereby prohibited.

§ 137-2 Person defined; word use.

The term "person" as used in this chapter shall, wherever appropriate in connection with the context, include corporation, partnership, association and individual and shall include the plural. The masculine pronoun shall include the feminine.

§ 137-3 Disposition of moneys collected.

All fines imposed and collected under and by virtue of this chapter shall be paid into the treasury of the Borough of Wrightstown.

§ 137-4 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any of the terms or provisions of this chapter or who shall commit or do any act or thing in this chapter prohibited shall, upon conviction thereof before the municipal court judge or other judge authorized to hear and determine the matter, be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or shall forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding $1,000, or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days or any combination of said penalties or all of said penalties, at the discretion of the municipal court judge or other judge pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-5, as amended. In default of any fine imposed hereunder, any person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter may, in the discretion of the judicial officers aforesaid, be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days.

§ 137-5 Construal of provisions.

If any of the provisions of this chapter are of such a similarity to a provision in another section of this chapter or a provision of a section of any other chapter of the Code of the Borough of Wrightstown that there may be confusion as to which provision has been violated by the actions of the person, the person will be charged with violating the provision of this chapter and will be subject to the penalties of this chapter.