Ordinance 13: Disorderly Conduct


A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when:

  • (1) He intentionally causes public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to any other person, or creates a risk thereof by:
  • a.) Engaging in fighting or violence, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or
  • b.) Making an unreasonable noise or an offensively coarse utterance, jesture or display, or addressing abusive language to any person; or
  • c.) Disturbing any lawful assembly or meeting of persons with lawful authority; or
  • d.) Obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
  • e.) Congregating with other persons in a public place and refusing to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse; or
  • f.) Creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition which serves no legitimate purpose; or
  • (2) He engages with at least one other person in a course of disorderly conduct as defined in Subdivision (1) of this section which is likely to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, and refuses or knowingly fails to obey an order to disperse made by a peace officer to the participants.
    Disorderly Conduct is a Class B Misdemeanor.

First Reading: June 19, 1980 Second Reading: July 8, 1980 Third Reading: September 9, 1980 Passed by Town Council: September 17, 1985 Signed by Town Council President: Carlene U. Forakar

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