[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Allegheny 2-10-1997 by Ord. No. 7-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
- Remaining idle, essentially in or about one location; lingering; remaining or waiting at one location; spending time idly; loafing or walking about aimlessly in one vicinity or neighborhood; or "hanging around."
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the public has access and includes any street, highway, road, alley or sidewalk. It also includes the front or the surrounding area of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business and public grounds, areas and parks, as well as parking lots or other vacant private property not owned by or under the control of the person charged with violating this chapter or, in the case of a minor, not owned or under the control of his/her parent or guardian.
No person shall loiter in a public place. It shall also be unlawful for a person to loiter in a public place in such a manner as to create or cause to be created a danger of a breech of the peace; to obstruct, hinder or impede the free passage of pedestrians, patrons, vehicles or the general public; or to obstruct, molest, hinder, impede or interfere with any person lawfully in any public place.
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $500 and/or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 120 days and/or any other penalty or fine provided by the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.
Editor's Note: See 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.