Ordinances

ARTICLE 705
Disorderly Conduct

705.01 Disorderly Conduct; Peace Disturbance
705.02 Fights, Intoxication
705.03 Enticing Minor Into Vehicle
705.04 Disorderly Houses
705.05 Obstructing Travel, Etc.
705.99 Penalty.


CROSS REFERENCES

Disorderly establishments or practices - See 3rd Class § 2403(24),
[53 P.S. §37403(24)]
Disorderly conduct - See 3rd Class §2403(55) [53 P.S. §37403(55)] Unnecessary noises - See GEN. OFF. Art. 717


705.01 DISORDERLY CONDUCT; PEACE DISTURBANCE.

Whoever willfully makes or causes to be made any loud, boisterous and unseemly noise or disturbance to the annoyance of the peaceable residents nearby, or 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 is annoyed, is guilty of the offense of disorderly conduct. (Ord. 1786 §1. Passed 12/27/62.)

705.02 FIGHTS; INTOXICATION.

Whoever wrongfully strikes another or is engaged in any fight or affray, or who shall be or appear in a drunken or intoxicated condition in any public street, park or public place within the City, is guilty of the offense of disorderly conduct. (Ord. 1786 §2. Passed 12/27/62.)

705.03 ENTICING MINOR INTO VEHICLE.

Any person who shall solicit or entice any minor person to accompany him in a vehicle in the City is guilty of the offense of disorderly conduct. (Ord. 3009 §1. Passed 9/3/85.)

705.04 DISORDERLY HOUSES.

No person shall visit, occupy or frequent any house or building of any sort or description in the City, and behave therein in a loud, tumultuous or disorderly manner to the disturbance of the peaceable residents nearby. (Ord. 3009 §1. Passed 9/3/85.)

705.05 LOITERING

(a) No person shall loiter in a public place, as hereinafter defined, in such manner as to obstruct any public street, public sidewalk, public bridge, or other public place or public building by hindering or impeding or tending to hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicles or pedestrians.

(b) No person shall commit in or upon any public street, public sidewalk, public bridge, or other public place or public building any act which obstructs or interferes with the free and uninterrupted use of property of the lawful conducting of any business by any one in or upon or facing or fronting on any such public street, public sidewalk, public bridge, or other public place or public building, in such manner as to hinder or impede or tend to hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted ingress and egress thereto.

(c) Definitions, for purposes of this section are as follows:

(1) "Loitering" shall mean remaining idle in essentially one location or lingering or standing around without purpose either alone or in consort with others.

(2) "Public Place" shall mean any place to which the public has access and shall include any public street or public sidewalk, as well as the front of and the area immediately adjacent to any parking lot, store, restaurant, tavern, or other place of business.

(d) When any person causes or commits any of the conditions enumerated in Subsections 705.05(a) or (b) hereinabove, a law enforcement officer for the City of Bethlehem shall order that person to stop causing or committing such condition. If any person receiving any such order from a law enforcement officer fails or refuses to obey the same, that person shall be guilty of a violation of this Section 705.05, and shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in Section 705.99 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Bethlehem. (Ord. 2668. Passed 8/8/79; Ord. 3178 §1. Passed 4/19/88.)

705.99 PENALTY.

Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall be subject to the following penalties:

(a) First violation - A fine of $100.00, or thirty days imprisonment, or both;

(b) Second violation - A fine of $300.00, or sixty days imprisonment, or both;

(c) Third and each subsequent violation - A fine of $600.00, or ninety days imprisonment, or both;

(Ord. 1768 §1. Passed 11/13/62, Ord. 1786 §4. Passed 12/27/62; Ord. 3242 Passed 2/7/89)