[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Monessen 11-30-1971 by Ord. No. 16-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Curfew — See Ch. 175.
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter, loaf, wander, stand or remain idle either alone and/or in consort with others in a public place in such manner so as to:
Obstruct any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building by hindering or impeding, or tend to hinder or impede, the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicles, traffic or pedestrians.
Commit in or upon any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building any act or thing which is an obstruction or interference to the free and uninterrupted use of property or with any business lawfully conducted by anyone in or upon or facing or fronting on any such public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building, all of which prevents the free and uninterrupted ingress, egress and regress therein, thereon and thereto.
Editor's Note: See also the statutory provisions in 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5507, Obstructing highways and other public passages.
When any person causes or commits any of the conditions enumerated in § 259-1 herein, a police officer or any law enforcement officer shall order that person to stop causing or committing such conditions and to move on or disperse. Any person who fails to or refuses to obey such orders shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
Any person who violates any of the provisions 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. Any such violation shall constitute a separate offense on each successive day continued.