Township of Shaler, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Shaler 12-14-1976 by Ord. No. 1405. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 80.
Noise — See Ch. 158.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 169.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 212.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, while intoxicated, to be on any street, lane, alley, public highway or other public place within the limits of the Township of Shaler to the annoyance of any of the peaceable inhabitants thereof.
It shall be unlawful for vagrants or any persons who have no fixed place of residence to go about from place to place within the limits of said Township or to trespass on private property to the annoyance or disturbance of any of the peaceable inhabitants thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons willfully to make or cause to be made any loud, boisterous and unseemly noise or disturbance near to any public highway, road, street, lane, alley, park, square or common whereby the public peace is broken or disturbed or the traveling public annoyed.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons willfully to create a disturbance of the public order by an act of violence or by any act likely to produce violence or to address abusive language or threats to any person present which creates a clear and present danger of violence for the purpose of causing public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance or with the knowledge that he is likely to create such public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons willfully to fail to obey a lawful order of a police officer to disperse or to leave the area, where three or more persons are committing an act or acts of disorderly conduct in the immediate vicinity and where the police have made all reasonable efforts to stop the act or acts of disorderly conduct and where, despite such efforts, there is an imminent threat of violence should the order of dispersal not be obeyed. If time permits, the police shall state the necessity for dispersal to the person or persons ordered to disperse.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons willfully to damage, befoul or disturb public property or property of another so as to create a hazardous, unhealthy or physically offensive condition for the purpose of causing public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance or with the knowledge that he is likely to create such public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons willfully to commit a trespass on private property or on public property for the purpose of causing public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance or with the knowledge that he is likely to create such public danger, alarm, disorder or nuisance. "Trespass," for the purposes of this chapter, shall mean entering upon or refusing to leave any private 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 or occupant, orally or in writing, that such entry or continued presence is prohibited; or entering upon or refusing to leave any public property in violation of regulations of the Township or of the Shaler Area School District, where such regulations have been conspicuously posted on such property or where, immediately prior to such entry or subsequent thereto, such regulations are made known, orally or in writing, by an official of said Township or School District, his agent or a police officer.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons willfully to participate in any riot, rout, unlawful assembly or affray or willfully to incite others to riot to the terror of the peaceable residents nearby.
No person shall, by loud and excessive noise in the course of any activity on private property, unreasonably disturb the peace of others in the neighborhood, and no person shall knowingly permit such conduct upon any premises owned or possessed by him or under his control. In considering the unreasonableness of any such conduct, nuisance or disturbance so occurring on private property and its effect on disturbing the peace of others, the factors considered shall include the time of day or night at which time such disturbance occurs, the number of people involved, the proximity to others whose peace and tranquility might be disturbed and the nature of the disturbance. The police are empowered to give a warning if, in their judgment, the disturbance is a breach of this section; and if the disturbance shall not abate, the owner or one in possession or control of the premises on which the disturbance occurs shall be arrested and charged with violation of this section.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to loiter or assemble with others upon or along the public streets, lanes, highways, sidewalks or public places within the limits of the Township of Shaler in such a manner as to interfere with, impede or annoy the traveling public.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons willfully or maliciously to deface, destroy or injure any tree, shrub, bush or vine on or along any street, lane, alley or highway within the limits of the Township of Shaler.
[Amended 11-15-1988 by Ord. No. 1631]
For each and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction for a summary offense by the issuing authority for the magisterial district which includes the Township of Shaler, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment thereof, may be committed by the issuing authority to prison in conformity with the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.