[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I False Alarms
[Adopted 3-14-1989 by Ord. No. 112]
It shall be unlawful for any persons to knowingly start or spread any false alarm of fire, riot, explosion, civil disturbance or other breach of the peace in the Township of Maidencreek.
It shall be unlawful for any persons to report the existence of a fire or other emergency to the Township Police, or any Township volunteer fire department, or any other agency, public or private, empowered to deal with an emergency when such person knows the report to be false.
It shall be unlawful for any persons to report or caused to be reported to the Police Department any information concerning the commission of any offense or other incident which would require police action, when: he knows that no such offense or other incident has occurred; or he knows the information is false, or that he has no such information.
It shall be unlawful for any persons to knowingly give false information to the effect that a bomb will be exploded or that any other serious hazard exists in any public conveyance, church, school, theater, auditorium, assembly hall, factory warehouse, industrial, commercial, or residential buildings, or any other place used for public gatherings.
Any person, firm or corporation having a burglar, holdup, fire, or any type of intrusion alarm, shall be given a warning for the first false alarm responded to by the Police Department within a calendar year, that thereafter a fee of $50 shall be charged for each false alarm so responded to within that same calendar year.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use or cause to be used any telephone or electronic device or attachment that automatically selects a public primary telephone trunk line of the Police Department or volunteer fire department, or emergency dispatcher which then produces any prerecorded message to report a burglary, fire or other emergency.