Borough of Lewistown, PA
Mifflin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lewistown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Interference with firefighters — See § 24-21.
Roller skates, skateboards and scooters — See Ch. 186.
[Adopted 1-6-1947 by Ord. No. 47-1 (Ch. 6, Part 2A, of the 1986 Code)]

§ 170-1 Interference with Borough officers and employees prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct, resist, oppose or in any way interfere with any officer or employee of the Borough while that officer or employee is in the performance of any of the duties of his office or employment. (See also Chapter 24, Fire Department, § 24-21.)

§ 170-2 Use of firearms, air rifles, arrows and slingshots restricted.

[Added 9-22-1972 by Ord. No. 72-41(C); amended 8-8-1983 by Ord. No. 83-2; 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or fire any gun, pistol or firearm of any description, or to fire or discharge any air rifle of any kind, or to shoot or discharge any arrow or slingshot of any kind, at any place in the Borough, except in necessary defense of person or property, provided that this prohibition shall not apply to the use of weapons by law enforcement officers in the discharge of their duties; provided, further, that Council shall have the power to grant approval to the firing of small-bore firearms in properly constructed and supervised small-bore rifle and pistol ranges and the power to grant approval to the shooting of arrows from bows at properly delineated and supervised archery ranges.

§ 170-3 Willful or malicious throwing of objects and missiles prohibited.

[Added 9-22-1972 by Ord. No. 72-42(C); amended 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person, without justification or legitimate purpose, to throw any stick, stone, brick or other object or missile within the Borough. (See also §§ 170-5, 170-7 and 170-8.)

§ 170-4 Defecating, urinating or vomiting on land of others.

[Added 8-8-1983 by Ord. No. 83-2; 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person, without justification or legitimate purpose, to defecate, urinate or vomit on any land or property within the Borough which is not owned or leased by the actor or on which the owner or occupant of the land or property has not given permission for the actor to defecate, urinate or vomit. For the purposes of this § 170-4, the fact that the actor may have been under the influence of alcohol, a drug or other debilitating liquid or substance shall not constitute justification or legitimate purpose for the actor's defecating, urinating or vomiting unless the liquid or substance was being taken as prescribed by a doctor.

§ 170-5 Ringing doorbells and like acts.

[Added 9-22-1972 by Ord. No. 72-40(C); amended 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person, without justification or legitimate purpose, to ring a doorbell or to rap, knock or strike on (or throw or propel an object against) a door, window, side or roof of any building, structure or vehicle, whereby the occupants thereof or the occupants nearby are annoyed, discomforted, disturbed or inconvenienced.

§ 170-6 Sledding prohibited on sidewalks and restricted on certain streets and alleys.

[Added 9-22-1972 by Ord. No. 72-57(C); amended 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to coast or ride upon any sled or similar device upon any sidewalk in the Borough or upon any street or public alley in the Borough, unless such street or alley was designated as a play street for that purpose and was blocked off or otherwise adequately protected from vehicular traffic.

§ 170-7 Playing ball, playing frisbee or playing street hockey or street polo prohibited on sidewalks and restricted on certain streets and alleys.

[Added 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2; amended 4-14-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
It shall be unlawful for any person to play ball (including throwing, kicking or knocking of a ball of any type), play frisbee, or play street hockey or street polo (including kicking, hitting or pucking a ball, can or other like object) upon any sidewalk in the Borough or in any mall or parking lot owned or operated by the Borough or the Parking Authority of the Borough or upon any street or public alley in the Borough, unless such street or alley was designated as a play street for that purpose and was blocked off or otherwise adequately protected from vehicular traffic.

§ 170-8 Throwing snowballs prohibited in certain places.

[Added 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw a snowball in, on or into any sidewalk in the Borough or, in, on or into any street or public alley in the Borough.

§ 170-9 Sitting or lying in Central Business District.

[Added 4-14-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
A. 
Except in the case of parades, processions or assemblages, street concerts, street fairs, fireworks displays, or similar community or civic events which have been approved by the Borough Council, the President of Borough Council or the Borough Manager, it shall be unlawful for any person, without justification or legitimate purpose, to sit directly on, or to lie on or in, or to set up or place a chair, stool or the like on or in:
(1) 
Any street, alley, gutter, curb, sidewalk, on-street parking space, or public passageway in the Central Business District of the Borough (as this District is described in Chapter 186, § 186-2); or
(2) 
Any parking lot or the walkway of any mall in the Central Business District of the Borough and owned or operated by the Borough or the Parking Authority of the Borough.
B. 
For the purposes of this section, the fact that the actor may have been under the influence of alcohol, a drug or other debilitating liquid or substance shall not constitute justification or legitimate purpose for the actor's act or action unless the liquid or substance was being taken as prescribed by a doctor.

§ 170-10 Violations and penalties.

[Added 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 86-2; amended 7-9-1990 by Ord. No. 90-3]
A. 
Any person who violates § 170-1, 170-2, 170-3, 170-4, 170-5 or 170-8 of this article or any provision of one of those sections shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $100 and the costs of prosecution and, upon failure to pay such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 10 days.
B. 
Any person who violates § 170-6, 170-7, or 170-9 of this article or any provision of one of those sections shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $40 and the costs of prosecution and, upon failure to pay such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than three days. In addition to or in lieu of any fine imposed by the Magisterial District Judge under this subsection, the Magisterial District Judge may order the person convicted under this subsection to perform community service.
[Amended 4-14-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]