Township of Freehold, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold by Ord. No. O-92-21 (§ 6-20 of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. O-00-43. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 67.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 71.
Animals — See Ch. 79.
Curfew — See Ch. 127.
Drug-free zones — See Ch. 134.
Firearms — See Ch. 154.
Loitering — See Ch. 207.
Noise — See Ch. 217.
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 224.
Sex offender registration — See Ch. 273.
Sports Code of Conduct — See Ch. 295.

§ 232-1 Disorderly conduct.

[Amended 1-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-2]
All the following named acts shall be deemed disorderly and against the public peace and order and are hereby prohibited within the Township:
A. 
Soliciting. Any person who shall, by word, act, sign or any device, invite or solicit unlawful sexual intercourse or any other unlawful, indecent, lewd or lascivious act shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
B. 
Common thieves, burglars and pickpockets. Any person who shall be arrested at any house of worship, banking institution, broker's office, place of public amusement, auction room, store or crowded thoroughfare or other place of public resort or assemblage for business, worship, amusement or other lawful purpose in this Township, and who shall be proved, to the satisfaction of the judge before whom he shall be brought, to be a common thief, burglar or pickpocket and to have been frequenting or attending such place for an unlawful purpose, shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
C. 
Carrying weapons. Any person who shall be apprehended having upon him any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with intent to break and enter in any building, or who shall have upon him any pistol, hanger, cutlass, bludgeon or other offensive or dangerous weapon with intent to assault any person, or who shall be found in or near any dwelling house, warehouse, stable, barn or in any place of public resort or assemblage for business, worship, amusement or other lawful purpose with intent to steal any goods or chattels, shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
D. 
Malicious injury to property. Any person who shall maliciously destroy, damage or injure property may, where the damage does not exceed the sum of $25, be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
E. 
Unlawful dumping. Any person, firm or corporation that shall dump on or tow to open fields or other private property any abandoned automobile, automobile parts or other junk shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
F. 
Injuring school property. A person who shall enter the building or go upon the lands belonging to a public school district or used and occupied for school purposes by a public school and shall break, injure or deface such building or any part thereof or the fences or outhouses belonging to or connected with such building or lands or shall disturb the exercises of the school or molest or give annoyance to the children attending such school or any teacher therein shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
G. 
Damaging or disturbing private property. Any person who shall willfully cut any tree, shrub or vine upon, or remove any earth, gravel or sand from, any property belonging to another person in this Township without his consent, or who shall willfully cause injury or damage to or destroy any livestock, poultry, cultivated crop, orchard, fence, sign, signboard, notice or building belonging to any other person while on such person's land without such person's consent, shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
H. 
Erecting sign or encroachment. Any person who erects within the limits of this Township any sign or encroachment of any nature without first having obtained permission to do so from the Township Committee or the Board of Chosen Freeholders, as the case may be, shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
I. 
Damaging property. Any person who shall maliciously destroy, damage or injure property of another shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
J. 
Misrepresentation of age. Any person who shall misrepresent or mistake his or her age or the age of any other person for the purpose of inducing any licensee or any employee of any licensee to sell, serve or deliver any alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21 years shall be deemed and adjudged in violation of this chapter.
K. 
Interference with law enforcement officer. Any person who shall knowingly misstate a fact, incident or event to a law enforcement officer in the performance of such officer's duty, or who shall otherwise engage in conduct, unreasonable under the circumstances, which conduct shall be intended to interfere with or which shall result in the actual interference with the official duties of a law enforcement officer shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
L. 
Fighting and other brawling. Any person or persons fighting or brawling in the Township of Freehold shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
[Added 10-24-2006 by Ord. No. O-06-39]
M. 
Manufacturing, selling, transporting or using fireworks. Any person who shall manufacture, sell, transport or use fireworks, or permit the use of fireworks on premises under ones ownership or control, shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter. "Fireworks," as used herein, shall include any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation. The manufacturing, selling, using or transporting of hand-held sparklers shall not be deemed a violation of this chapter so long as each individual tip, head or igniting point or surface is thoroughly covered and securely protected from accidental contact or friction with any other surface. Persons having ownership or control of premises at which fireworks have been used in violation of this subsection shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption to having permitted the use of fireworks on such premises. Such presumption may be rebutted by submitting evidence that such person took affirmative action to stop or prevent such use, or was not physically at or in close proximity to the premises at any time during such use.
[Added 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. O-06-47]
N. 
Urinating or defecating in public. Any person who shall urinate or defecate in a public place or in or on any private place while in public view shall be adjudged in violation of this chapter.
[Added 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. O-09-30]
O. 
Restrictions on artificial lighting.
[Added 4-23-2013 by Ord. No. O-13-14]
(1) 
No artificial lighting shall:
(a) 
Shine directly upon any neighboring, adjoining or adjacent property or be established so that it shines directly upon any neighboring, adjoining or adjacent property;
(b) 
Shine directly on or into any room or rooms, porches or patios of any neighboring, adjoining or adjacent structure or property so as to be a nuisance;
(c) 
Be maintained or operated from any structure or land in such a way as to be a nuisance to any neighboring, adjacent or adjoining property;
(d) 
Impair vision through inordinate glare or create a hazard to any neighboring, adjoining or adjacent property;
(e) 
Interrupt the reasonable quiet enjoyment, use or comfort of the occupants of any neighboring, adjoining or adjacent property.
(2) 
Exterior lighting facing any neighboring, adjoining or adjacent property shall be shielded so that it does not produce an objectionable or inordinate glare on any neighboring, adjoining or adjacent property.
P. 
Violations of conditions of development approvals. No person who is in possession of and/or the operator of property within the Township which has been the subject of a development application approval as evidenced by a written resolution of the Planning Board or of the former Zoning Board of Adjustment, which resolution contains or references other documents or maps establishing conditions applicable to the continuing use of the property, shall violate any such conditions. In the event such conditions are violated, the person in possession or control of the subject property shall be issued a written notice of such violation. If such violation is not permanently discontinued or permanently remedied within 10 days of issuance of the notice of violation, a municipal summons may issue subjecting any party found guilty to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, §§ 1-3, 1-4, and 1-6 hereof.
[Added 8-4-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-14; amended 12-22-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-26]

§ 232-2 Violations and penalties.

Violations of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.