Borough of Oakmont, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Oakmont 1-13-1969 as Ch. 22 of the 1969 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
A person shall be guilty of disorderly conduct if, with the purpose to cause public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance, or if with the knowledge that he is likely to create such public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance, he willfully:
(1) 
Creates a disturbance of the public order by an act of violence or by any act likely to produce violence.
(2) 
Engages in fighting or in violent, threatening or tumultuous behavior.
(3) 
Makes any unreasonably loud noise.
(4) 
Addresses abusive language, threats, offensive utterances, gesture or display, to any person present which creates a clear and present danger of violence.
(5) 
Causes likelihood of harm or serious inconvenience by failing to obey a lawful order of dispersal by a police officer, where three or more persons are committing acts of disorderly conduct in the immediate vicinity.
(6) 
Damages, befouls or disturbs public property or property of another so as to create a hazardous, unhealthy or physically offensive condition.
(7) 
Displays any conduct whereby public peace is broken or disturbed or the traveling public annoyed.
(8) 
Displays any indecent or unbecoming conduct tending to disturb the peace and good order.
(9) 
Commits a trespass on residential property or on public property. Trespass, for the purpose of this chapter, shall mean:
(a) 
Entering upon, or refusing to leave, any residential property of another, either where such property has been posted with "No Trespassing" signs or where, immediately prior to such entry or subsequent thereto, notice is given by the owner, occupant or police officer, orally or in writing, that such entry or continued presence is prohibited.
(b) 
Entering upon, or refusing to leave, any public property in violation of regulations promulgated by the official charged with the security, care or maintenance of the property and approved by the governing body of the public agency owning property, where such regulations have been conspicuously posted or where, immediately prior to such entry or subsequent thereto, such regulations are made known by the official charged with the security, care or maintenance of the property, his agent or a police officer.
(c) 
Refusing to leave residential property of another or public property after receiving an order from a police officer to do so.
(10) 
Commits any act of open lewdness or public indecency, or bathes in the rivers, creeks and pools without proper bathing attire.
(11) 
Visits or frequents any ill-governed or disorderly house or common bawdy house or place for the encouragement of gambling, vice, drinking or other such behavior.
(12) 
Willfully and maliciously defaces, destroys or injures any tree, shrub, bush, vine or lawn on or along any street, lane, alley, avenue or upon any private property.
(13) 
Willfully or maliciously defaces streetlights, street signs, decorations, displays, statues or sidewalks.
B. 
This chapter shall not apply to peaceful picketing, public speaking or other lawful expressions of opinion not in contravention of other laws.
A policeman, constable and other peace officers of the Borough of Oakmont may arrest upon view, without warrant, and commit to borough lockup for a hearing any and all persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter for trial, in accordance with the practice in summary convictions in civil cases.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in disorderly conduct in the Borough of Oakmont.
Any person convicted of violating any provision of this chapter shall be punishable according to the penalties for such violation set forth in the Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).