Borough of Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lansdowne 12-21-1976 by Ord. No. 950. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 69.
Nuisances — See Ch. 225.
Poolrooms and billiard parlors — See Ch. 250.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MINOR
Any person under the age of 18 years.
PARENT
Any natural or adoptive parent of a minor, a guardian or any adult person 18 years of age or over responsible for the care and custody of a minor.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any public street, sidewalk, highway, road, alley, park, playground, public building or vacant lot.
REMAIN
To loiter, idle, wander, walk, stroll or play in or upon.
[Amended 3-15-1995 by Ord. No. 1133]
A. 
No minor person shall be or remain upon any street, highway, alley, park or public place in the Borough of Lansdowne after the hour of 10:00 p.m. and before the hour of 5:00 a.m. the following day, as measured by the prevailing time, except that the restrictions shall apply at 12:00 midnight and remain until 5:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evening and the eve and day of New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day (Monday holiday), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, except for any child 16 years of age or under for whom the curfew shall be 11:00 p.m. on the days specified. Such restrictions shall be imposed unless the minor person is accompanied by his parent guardian or is in the performance of employment for which he is receiving compensation.
B. 
The Mayor of the Borough of Lansdowne is authorized to issue to employers certifications of employment of minor persons, which certification shall be evidence by the minor when such minor is in a public place during the hour of curfew restriction.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of a person under the age of 18 years to allow or permit such minor person to be in or upon any of the streets, highways, alleys, parks or public places in the Borough of Lansdowne after the hours mentioned aforesaid in violation of § 162-2 hereof.
A. 
It shall be the duty of all policemen of the Borough of Lansdowne finding any minor person in or upon the public places of the Borough of Lansdowne, as aforesaid, to take the name of such minor and the name and address of parent or guardian of the minor, to bring the child to the police headquarters and to make his report of the incident at once. The parent or guardian will be contacted immediately and will be asked to come to the police headquarters as soon as possible for the purpose of releasing the minor, and a written notice of the violation shall there upon be handed to the parent or guardian.
B. 
If, after such notice and warning, the minor is again found on or upon any of the streets, highways or public places in violation of this chapter, the parent or guardian of the minor shall, upon being found guilty before a Magisterial District Judge, be fined not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.
[Amended 9-21-1988 by Ord. No. 1080; 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
[Amended 9-21-1988 by Ord. No. 1080; 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
Nothing herein is intended to relieve the responsibility of the minor person from the enforcement of this chapter. Any juvenile may be charged with the violation of this chapter, which may result in reporting the violation to the juvenile authorities of Delaware County. Should the juvenile person be between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age, upon being found guilty before a Magisterial District Judge, he shall be fined not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.