Township of Rostraver, PA
Westmoreland County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rostraver 9-5-1989 as Part 8, Ch. 1, Art. B, of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 53.
Nuisances — See Ch. 124.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ESTABLISHMENT
Any privately owned place of business carried on for a profit, or any place of amusement or entertainment to which the public is invited.
MINOR
Any individual under the age of 18 years.
OPERATOR
Any person operating, managing or conducting any establishment; and whenever used in any clause prescribing a penalty, the term "operator" as applied to associations or partnerships shall include its members or partners and as applied to corporations shall include its officers.
PARENT
Any natural parent of a minor, a guardian or any adult person, 21 years of age or older, responsible for the care and custody of a minor.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground, public building or vacant lot.
REMAIN
To loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any minor to remain in or upon any public place or any establishment at any time between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day.
B. 
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any minor accompanied by his parent or to any minor bearing a written statement, dated that day and signed by his parent, declaring that that minor is on an emergency errand.
C. 
Each violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any parent knowingly to permit a minor to remain in or upon any public place or any establishment at any time between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day.
B. 
The provisions of this section shall not apply to a parent who accompanied a minor, or who has furnished that minor with the written statement, referred to in § 85-2B, authorizing him to be on an emergency errand.
C. 
Each violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any establishment or any of his agents or employees knowingly to permit any minor to remain upon the premises of that establishment at any time between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day.
B. 
Each violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
Any police officer who finds or observes a minor violating any provision of this chapter shall obtain information from that minor as to his name and address, his age and the name and address of his parent or parents and shall direct that minor to proceed to his home immediately. The police officer shall make a report of every such incident to the Chief of Police, who shall mail a written notice to the parents of the minor of the violation of this chapter by that minor.
B. 
Any parent who permits any minor to violate any provision of this chapter after having received notice of a prior violation shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty prescribed in Chapter 1, Article II, § 1-16, of this Code.
C. 
Any operator of an establishment and any agent or employee of an operator who violates any provision of this chapter shall, for each violation, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty prescribed in Chapter 1, Article II, § 1-16, of this Code.
D. 
The Chief of Police shall report to a society or organization authorized to take charge of incorrigible and delinquent minors any minor who violates this chapter more than three times, and a like procedure shall be taken in cases where the arrest of a parent shall not be effective, or where for any other reason the provisions of this chapter cannot be made effective by the imposition of fines and penalties as authorized by this section.
Where there are special events, programs or functions by properly organized and supervised organizations to advance legitimate recreation, character development, religious training and school activities in the building of good citizenship in young people, the Chief of Police shall grant special consideration in those cases upon receipt of advance notice of the event, and minors will be permitted to proceed directly home from the event without incident.