[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Milton 5-5-1997 by Ord. No. 65. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the authority found and contained in § 66.0107, Wis. Stats., the following provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes describing and defining offenses against bodily security, public health and safety, government and its administration, animals, and public peace, order and other interest, exclusive of any provision relating to penalties to be imposed, are hereby adopted by reference as if fully set forth herein; provided, however, that the penalty for commission of such offenses under this chapter shall be limited to forfeiture:
Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute of the State of Wisconsin which has been incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter.
For purposes of identification and reference, violations of this chapter shall be described by first listing the ordinance number immediately after which shall appear the statute number of the Wisconsin Statute which corresponds with the violation (Example: 258.947.01 Disorderly Conduct).
Reference to the term "person," "anyone," or like references shall be deemed to refer to a person, a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation and also a responsible member or a responsible officer or a responsible managing agent of any single proprietorship, partnership, or corporation unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
Any person violating this chapter shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 for each offense. Imprisonment in the county jail for up to 90 days can be ordered only for failure to pay the fine that may be imposed.
Whoever does any of the following shall be, upon conviction, subject to a forfeiture as set forth in § 280-4:
With the intent to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse or harass, make a telephone call and threatens to inflict injury or physical harm to any person or property of any person.
With the intent to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, harass or offend, telephones another and uses any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggests lewd or lascivious act.
Makes or causes the telephone of another repeatedly to ring, with the intent to harass any person at the number called.
Makes repeat telephone calls, whether or not conversation ensues, with intent solely to harass any person at the called number.
Makes a telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues, without disclosing his or her identity and with intent to abuse, threaten or harass any person at the called number.
Knowingly permits any telephone under his or her control to be used for any purpose under this section.
Whoever does any of the following shall be subject, upon conviction, to a forfeiture as set forth in § 280-4:
Dump, deposits, places, throws, abandons, or otherwise disposes of any can, bottle, paper, debris, refuse or other solid waste material in any public place or any property owned by the County of Rock and or the Town of Milton, except by leaving in receptacles provided for that purpose.
Dumps, deposits, places, throws, abandons, or otherwise disposes of any can, bottle, paper, debris, refuse or other solid waste material on or along any highway, Town road, or on any private place.
Prowling. No person shall loiter or prowl in a place, at a time, or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant alarm for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity. Among the circumstances which maybe considered in determining whether such alarm is warranted is the fact the actor takes flight upon appearance of a peace officer, refuses to identify himself, or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself or any object. Unless flight by the actor or other circumstances makes it impracticable, a peace officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this section, afford the actor an opportunity to dispel any alarm which would otherwise be warranted, by requesting the actor to identify himself and explain his presence and conduct. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this section if the peace officer did not comply with the proceeding sentence or if it appears at trial that the explanation given by the actor was true and, if believed by the peace officer at the time, would have dispelled the alarm.
Curfew. No child under 18 years of age shall loiter, idle or remain, and no parent or guardian shall knowingly permit his child or ward of such age to loiter, idle or remain in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places in the Town of Milton between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. unless such child is accompanied by a parent, guardian or some person of lawful age having legal custody of such child. This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit such child from performing an errand or duty directed by his parent or guardian or cover cases of urgent necessity or from pursuing the duties of his employment in an expeditious and orderly manner or from going to or from places of business or amusement or private homes.
Loitering and vagrancy prohibited. No person shall within the Town of Milton loiter, loaf about any public building, place or premises or wander about the streets, alleys, parks or other public places either by day or night, whose actions give rise to a suspicion of wrongdoing and who is unable to give a satisfactory account of himself or who, having the physical ability to work, is without any visible means of support and does not seek employment or who derives part of his support from begging, prostitution, pandering, fortune telling or as a similar imposter.
Disorderly conduct prohibited. No person shall within the Town of Milton:
In any public or private place engage in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct which causes or tends to cause or provoke an immediate disturbance of public order or tends to disturb or annoy any other person or persons.
Intentionally cause, provoke, or engage in any fight, brawl, riot, or noisy altercation other than a bona fide athletic event or contest.
Drunkenness. No person shall within the Town be drunk or intoxicated so as to disturb the good order and quiet of the Town or be found in any place within the Town in such a state of intoxication that he is unable to care for his own safety or for the safety of others.
Loud and unnecessary noise prohibited. No person shall make or cause to be made any loud, disturbing or unnecessary sounds or noises such as may tend to annoy or disturb another in or about and public street, alley or park or any private residence.
Editor's Note: This section was originally adopted 7-2-1973 as § 11 of Ord. No. 41.