Miscellaneous Offenses

The following are covered under miscellaneous offenses:

  • Disorderly houses or houses of ill fame
  • Gambling
  • Disturbances
  • School trespassing
  • Indecent or lewd behavior
  • Discharge of firearms
  • Fire hydrant tampering
  • Burning
  • Eat and run
  • Cigarette vending machines
  • Loitering
  • Noise
  • Littering and handbills
  • Paintball guns

Chapter 28: Miscellaneous Offenses

Article I. In General

  1. Section 28-2. Disorderly houses & houses of ill fame.

No person shall keep or maintain within the township a disorderly house or a house of ill fame, or allow or permit any house, shop, store or other building owned or occupied to be used as a disorderly house or house of ill fame to be frequented or resorted to by riotous or disorderly persons, prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants.

(Revised Ordinance (RO) 1979, Section 18-2)

  1. Section 28-3. Gambling.
  1. Section 28-4. Disturbances.
  1. Section 28-5. Trespass on board of education property; disturbing pupils or teachers.
  1. Section 28-6. Nudity; indecent or lewd behavior.
  1. Section 28-7. Discharge of firearms & weapons.
  1. Section 28-10. Tampering with fire hydrant.
  1. Section 28-11. Burning refuse, debris or other materials.
  1. Section 28-13. Defrauding restaurant, hotel or similar establishment.
  1. Section 28-14. Cigarette vending machines.

Article II. Loitering

  1. Section 28-42. Loitering prohibited.
  1. No person shall loiter in a public place in such a manner as to:
    1. Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace;
    2. Create or cause to be created any disturbance or annoyance to the comfort and repose of any person;
    3. Obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles; or
    4. Obstruct, molest or interfere with any person lawfully in any public place, as defined in section 26-41.
  2. This section shall include the making of unsolicited remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature or which are calculated to annoy or disturb the person to whom, or in whose hearing, they are made.

(RO 1979, Section 18-20)
State law references: Disorderly conduct, New Jersey Statutes Annotated 2C:33-2.

  1. Section 28-43. Authority of police to order person to leave premises.

Article III. Noise

  1. Section 28-61. Use of loudspeakers & similar devices.

No person shall, for advertising purposes or for other purposes or for the purpose of attracting the attention of the passing public, play, use, operate or permit to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, television set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound on the streets or public places of the township, or in any place where the sound therefrom is cast directly upon the streets or public places, or which is so placed and operated that the sound therefrom can be heard to the annoyance or inconvenience of travelers upon any street or public place, or of persons in neighboring premises, without first having obtained a permit from the township council.

(RO 1979, Section 18-23)
Land development ordinance reference - Noise, Section 15-49.12.

Article VI. Littering & Handbills

  1. Section 28-146. Sweeping litter into gutters & streets.
  1. No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway.
  2. No person who owns or occupies a place of business shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place the litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway.
  3. All litter must be collected and properly containerized for disposal.

(RO 1979, Section 17-3)

  1. Section 28-147. Duty of abutting occupant to keep sidewalk clear of litter.
  1. Section 28-153. Distributing or depositing handbills in public place.
  1. Section 28-154. Placing handbills on vehicles.
  1. Section 28-156. Distribution of handbills on private premises prohibited under certain conditions.
  1. Section 28-157. Manner of distribution of handbills at private premises.
  1. Section 28-159. Posting notices.

Article VIII. Paintball Guns

  1. Section 28-301. Possession and use of paintball guns.
  1. The possession of a loaded paintball gun, or use of a paintball gun against persons, property, or animals, on municipal land including municipal trails within the township is prohibited.
  2. The use of a paintball gun against persons, property, or animals, in a quasi-public place within the township is prohibited.
  3. The discharge of a paintball gun in or about private property including but not limited to any private picnic grounds, roads, parking lots, or other private property within the township shall be performed only with consent of the property owner or person in charge of said property. Any and all paintball gun discharges shall be performed in a manner that ensures that the trajectory endpoint of all paintballs and their associated paint splatter are confined within the limits of the boundary of the private property wherein discharged.

(Ordinance Number 20-04, Section 2, 6-3-2004)