City of Monessen, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. V of the 1964 Code of Ordinances of the City of Monessen. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew — See Ch. 175.
Firearms and weapons — See Ch. 213.
Loitering — See Ch. 259.

§ 182-1 Disorderly conduct prohibited; violations and penalties. [1]

A. 
Disorderly conduct is hereby prohibited within the City of Monessen. Any person who shall be guilty of any act, word or conduct causing or tending to cause a disturbance of the peace and good order of the city or causing or tending to cause any danger, discomfort or annoyance to any of the inhabitants of the city or users of any of the streets or alleys in the city; or who shall willfully make any loud, boisterous or unseemly noise or disturbance; or who shall loaf or loiter or congregate upon any of the public streets or alleys or in or about public grounds or public buildings to the annoyance of peaceable residents nearby or traveling upon any street or alley; or being unlawfully in or upon any of the public grounds or public buildings in the city whereby the public peace is broken or the traveling public annoyed shall be guilty of disorderly conduct.
B. 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before any District Justice having jurisdiction of such offense, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 or to undergo imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[1]
Editor's Note: Subject matter of this chapter is also covered by various sections of the Crimes Code (e.g., 18 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 3301, 5502 and 5503.) Please refer to applicable statutes as necessary.

§ 182-2 Tampering with or injury to certain property unlawful.

No person or persons shall destroy or injure in any way whatsoever or tamper with or deface any public property of the City of Monessen or any grass, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, streetlight or water or gas stop box on any of the streets, alleys, parks or other public grounds in the City of Monessen.

§ 182-3 Tampering with stakes and monuments unlawful.

No person or persons shall in any manner interfere with or meddle with or pull, drive, change, alter or destroy any stake, post, monument or other evidence of any elevation, grade, line, location, corner or angle in the City of Monessen made, placed or set or hereafter made, placed or set or caused to be done by the authorities of the City of Monessen in any survey of or in any street, alley or public ground in the city to evidence the elevation, line, grade, location, corner or angle of any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sewer or other public work, matter or thing.

§ 182-4 Tampering with warning lamps, signs and barricades unlawful.

No person shall willfully or maliciously destroy or remove or deface or obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the city or by any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the city on any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or bridges in the city as a warning of danger.

§ 182-5 Removal of material from streets, alleys and public grounds unlawful.

No person shall take any earth, stone or other material from any of the streets, alleys, parks or other public grounds in the city.

§ 182-6 Exceptions.

This chapter shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds and the structures and fixtures located thereon, nor to incidental results of work done thereon or therein upon permit from or by authority of the city.

§ 182-7 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of §§ 182-2 through 182-6 of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before any District Justice having jurisdiction of such offense, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 or to undergo imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both. The fact that a violator has been penalized, after hearing, as herein provided, shall not preclude the city or other injured party from taking proper legal action to recover damages resulting from such violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).