Township of Andover, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Andover by Ord. No. 9-9-1975 (§§ 6-8 through 6-25 and 6-29 of the 1973 Code); as amended through Ord. No. 92-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 107-1 Assault and battery.

A. 
No person shall commit an assault or an assault and battery. No persons, two or more in number, shall fight together or commit or attempt to commit assaults and batteries upon each other, either in public or in a private place, nor be present, aiding, assisting or abetting the same.
B. 
No person shall willfully engage in any fight, assault, quarrel, brawl, battery, or altercation; nor shall any person participate in or incite by overt act or acts any disturbance or riot, or any unruly, boisterous, noisy, unlawful or disorderly assemblage constituting a breach or disturbance of the peace.

§ 107-2 Bad checks.

A. 
Intent to defraud. No person, either for himself or as agent or representative of another person, or as an officer or agent of any corporation, or as a member of a partnership, with intent to defraud, shall make, draw, utter or deliver any check, draft or order for the payment of money in a sum not in excess of $100 upon any bank or other depository knowing, at the time of so doing, that the maker or drawer has no funds or insufficient funds in, or credit with, such bank or other depository for payment in full of such instrument upon its presentation, although no express representation is made in reference thereto.
B. 
Evidence of intent to defraud. The making, drawing, uttering or delivering of a check, draft or order as stated in Subsection A shall be prima facie evidence of intent to defraud, and the certificate of protest of nonpayment of same shall be presumptive evidence that there were no funds or insufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository and that the person making, drawing, uttering, or delivering the instrument knew that there were no funds or insufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository.

§ 107-3 Billboards and other signs.

No person shall erect or maintain a billboard, sign or other structure for advertising purposes within the Township except as provided for in Article XI, Signs, of Chapter 190, Zoning.

§ 107-4 Concealed weapons.

No person shall conduct himself in or about the Township having concealed upon him any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with an intent to break or enter into any building or shall have upon him any pistol, hanger, cutlass, bludgeon or other offensive or dangerous weapon, nor shall any person be apprehended having upon him, whether concealed or not, any of the foregoing articles or things with the intent of committing any unlawful act, nor shall any person be found in or near any dwelling, house, warehouse, stable, barn, coach house, garage, smoke house or any place of public resort or assemblage for business, worship or amusement, or other lawful purpose, with intent to steal any goods or chattels, provided that this section shall not apply to law officers and other persons duly authorized under certain statutes of this state to carry proper weapons of defense. Possession of any of the foregoing articles on public thoroughfares shall be prima facie evidence of such intent.

§ 107-5 Sale of cigarettes to minors; penalty.

A. 
No person shall directly or indirectly, acting as agent or otherwise, sell, give or furnish to a minor under the age of 16 years, any cigarette made of tobacco or of any other matter or substance which can be smoked, or any cigarette, paper or tobacco in any form.
B. 
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.

§ 107-6 Malicious destruction of property.

A. 
Vandalism. No person shall maliciously destroy, deface, damage or injure property. Where the damage does not exceed the sum of $200, any person violating this section may be adjudged a disorderly person.
B. 
Demolition. No person possessed of a dwelling house or other building, or part thereof, held for any term of years or other less term, or at will, or held over after the termination of any tenancy, shall unlawfully or maliciously:
(1) 
Pull down or demolish or begin to pull down or demolish the same or any part thereof.
(2) 
Pull down or sever from the freehold any fixture fixed in or to such dwelling house or building or part thereof.

§ 107-7 Behavior associated with intoxication.

A. 
No person shall be drunk or intoxicated in, on, near or about any public or private place within the Township to the annoyance of or danger to any other person or against the peace of the Township.
B. 
No person, whether owner, tenant, occupant or guest, shall suffer or take part in any drunken, riotous or other disorderly conduct that shall disturb the peace and quiet of any family or neighbor, or of any of the inhabitants of this Township.
C. 
No person, under the influence of intoxicating liquor, shall loiter or create a disturbance in any public street or public or quasi-public place or in any public conveyance, nor shall go in or upon any private property not his own without the permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.

§ 107-8 False alarms.

No person shall, by word, act or other means, willfully and maliciously give or cause to be given a false fire alarm, a false police alarm or a false alarm for medical treatment or first aid.

§ 107-9 Gambling.

No person shall, in or about the Township, play for money or other valuable thing at cards, dice, or other game, with one or more dice or with any other instrument, engine or device in the nature of dice, having one or more figures or numbers, or at billiards, pool, tennis, bowling, or shuffleboard, or A.B.C. or E.O. tables, or other tables, or at faro bank, or other bank of a like nature by whatever name known or with any slot machine or device in the nature of a slot machine or with any other instrument, engine, apparatus or device having one or more figures or numbers thereon.

§ 107-10 (Reserved) [1]

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Editor's Note: Former § 107-10, Indecent behavior, was repealed 9-28-2009 by Ord. No 2009-33.

§ 107-11 Interference with officials or official bodies.

No person shall interfere with, hinder, disturb or obstruct the proceedings, functions or deliberations of the Township Committee, the Board of Health, or any other officials of the Township, nor shall any person molest, obstruct, hinder, or interfere with any officer of the Township or any official engaged in the performance of his duty, or knowingly resist or oppose any person authorized by law to make arrests or to serve any writ, bill, order or process when the person so authorized is acting in the performance of his duty.

§ 107-12 Lottery slips.

No person shall have in his possession or custody any illegal lottery slips, books or records pertaining to a lottery, nor shall any person have in his possession or have in his automobile in his custody any ticket or tickets, slip or slips, paper, document or memoranda in any way pertaining to the business of a number game. "Number game," as used in this section, shall mean any betting on any number or numbers or sets or arrangements of numbers on or according to any plan or method whatsoever. This section shall not apply to any lottery or number game authorized by law.

§ 107-13 Prostitution; disorderly houses.

A. 
No person shall practice prostitution nor shall any person, by word, act, sign or any device, invite or solicit unlawful sexual intercourse or any other unlawful indecent, lewd or lascivious act.
B. 
No person shall maintain, or cause or permit to be maintained, a disorderly house or house of ill fame in any building or structure, or on any premises owned, occupied or controlled by him; nor shall any person permit any building or other structures or any premises owned or occupied or controlled by him to be frequented or used by noisy, riotous or disorderly persons, or by prostitutes, gamblers, or vagrants.

§ 107-14 Abandoned refrigerators; penalty.

No person shall discard or abandon in any public or private place accessible to children, whether or not such children are trespassers, any refrigerator or icebox having a capacity of 1 1/2 cubic feet or more, with an attached lid or door which may be opened and fastened shut by means of an attached latch, or being the owner, lessee or manager or such place, shall knowingly permit such abandoned or discarded refrigerator, icebox or chest to remain there in such condition. Any person violating this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than five days, or both.

§ 107-15 Machines and devices using coins.

A. 
No person shall operate or cause to be operated, or shall attempt to operate or cause to be operated, any automatic vending machine, slot machine, coin box, telephone, or other receptacle designed to receive lawful coin of the United States of America in connection with the sale, use or enjoyment of property or service, by means of a slug or any false, counterfeited, mutilated, sweated or foreign coin, or by any means, method or trick or device not lawfully authorized by the owner, lessee, or licensee of such machine, coin box, telephone or receptacle.
B. 
No person shall take, obtain or receive from or in connection with any such automatic vending machine, slot machine, coin box, telephone or other receptacle, any goods, wares, merchandise, gas, electric current, article of value, or the use or enjoyment of any telephone or telegraph facilities or service, or any musical instrument, phonograph or other property or service, without depositing in and surrendering to such machine, coin box, telephone or receptacle lawful coin of the United States of America to the amount required therefor by the owner, lessee, or licensee of such machine, coin box, telephone or receptacle.

§ 107-16 Defacing or removing warning signs.

A. 
Trespass signs.
(1) 
No person shall willfully or maliciously remove, deface or alter any notice posted pursuant to law and forbidding trespassing, with intent to destroy such notice.
(2) 
Any person violating this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.
B. 
Highway signs.
(1) 
No person shall mutilate or remove any notice or damage, destroy or remove, any warning sign or signal or remove any barricade placed or posted on any highway in connection with or relating to the closing of any road.
(2) 
No person shall drive any vehicle over or upon the closed portion of any highway nor violate any rule or regulation for the use of any highway.

§ 107-17 Relinquishing telephone party lines.

No person shall fail to relinquish a telephone party line, consisting of a subscriber line telephone circuit with two or more main telephone stations connected therewith each having a distinctive ring or telephone number, after he has been requested to do so, to permit another to place a call, in an emergency in which property or human life are in jeopardy and the prompt summoning of a fire or police department or medical aid or ambulance service is essential. No person shall request the use of such a party line by falsely stating that the line is needed for any of such purposes knowing the statement to be false, provided that such party line at the time of the request not being used for any other emergency call.

§ 107-18 Lake Iliff Bridge.

No person while on or upon the Lake Iliff Bridge (County Bridge No. A-9) shall fish, swim or dive therefrom or cause to be dropped or thrown any article or thing from said bridge.

§ 107-19 General prohibition.

All acts constituting lewd, immoral or indecent conduct, unlawful destruction of property, willful injuries to or unlawful interference with persons, hazards to the public health and breaches or disturbances of the peace not expressly hereinbefore mentioned are severally prohibited.