Township of East Cocalico, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Cocalico 11-30-1970 by Ord. No. 34. Amendments noted where applicable.]
From and after the passage of this chapter no minor under the age of 18 years shall be in or upon any of the streets, alleys, highways, parks, sidewalks or automobiles traveling or parked on any street, alley or highway in the Township of East Cocalico, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, after the hour of 11:00 p.m. on the nights from Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, or 12:00 midnight on the nights of Friday and Saturday, prevailing time, unless such minor is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of such minor, or is accompanied by a responsible person of good repute over the age of 21 years, or is in the performance of any errand or duty directed by his or her parents, guardian or legal custodian, or whose legally recognized employment makes it necessary for such minor to be in or upon said streets, alleys, highways, parks, sidewalks or automobiles traveling or parked on any street, alley or highway in the Township of East Cocalico, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, during the prohibited hours, prevailing time, in which case such minor shall carry a certificate of employment which has been signed by a Supervisor of the Township of East Cocalico.
No parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of any minor under 18 years of age shall allow or permit any such minor to be in or upon any of the said streets, alleys, highways, parks, sidewalks or parked or traveling automobiles in the Township of East Cocalico during the prohibited hours except as specified in § 87-1 of this chapter, or unless reasonable necessity can be shown therefor.
The policemen of the Township of East Cocalico, finding any such minors under the age of 18 years in or upon any of the said streets, alleys, highways, parks, sidewalks or parked or traveling automobiles in the Township of East Cocalico in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, shall take the name of such minor, and the name and address of the parents, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of such minor, shall direct such minor to go to his or her home immediately, and shall make a report thereof to the Secretary of the East Cocalico Township Supervisors within 24 hours. The Secretary of East Cocalico Township Supervisors shall promptly send to the parents, guardian or other legal custodian of such minor, a written notice of the violation of this chapter, and shall caution such parents, guardian or other legal custodian that, unless the terms of this chapter are complied with, the penalty herein provided will be invoked against such parents, guardian or other legal custodian of such minor.
Any parent, guardian or other legal custodian of a minor under the age of 18 who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter after notice thereof has been given as provided in § 87-3 hereof shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).