[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Warren as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-17-1974 by Ord. No. 1050; amended in its entirety 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491 (Ch. 6, Part 3, of the 1997 Code of Ordinances)]
No person or persons shall destroy or injure in any way whatsoever, or tamper with or deface any public property of the City of Warren, or any grass, shrub, tree, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, streetlight, fire hydrant or water or gas stop box on any street, alley, park or other public ground in the City, provided that "defacement" shall include, but shall not be limited to, the making of graffiti or other markings upon any of the property herein referred to or upon the surface of any street, alley, sidewalk or curb in the City.
No person or persons shall in any manner interfere with or meddle with or pull, drive, change, alter or destroy any stake, post, monument or other evidence of any elevation, grade, line, location, corner or angle in the City of Warren made, placed or set, or hereafter made, placed or set, or caused to be done by the authority of said Borough in any survey of or in any street, alley or public ground in the City to evidence the elevation, line, grade, location, corner or angle of any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sewer or other public work, matter or thing.
No person or persons shall willfully or maliciously remove or deface or obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the City or by any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the City, or under contract, with such authorities upon any street, alley, sidewalk, or bridge in the City as a warning of danger.
No person or persons shall take any earth, stone or other material from any street, alley, park or other public ground in the City.
This article shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds and the fixtures located thereon and therein or to incidental results of work therein or thereon upon permit with or by authority of the City.
[Amended 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $600 plus costs and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days, provided that nothing shall preclude the City or other injured party from taking proper legal action to recover damages resulting from such violation. Each day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.