Loitering

Loitering

Use to form to report persons loitering in a place, business, or school. 

Definitions of certain words and phrases:

 

  • Loiter means to be dilatory, to stand idly, to linger, to lie or wander about, to remain, abide or tarry in a public place.
  • Public place means any place to which the general public has access and a right to resort for business, entertainment or other lawful purpose; but does not necessarily mean a place devoted solely to the uses of the public. It shall also include the front or immediate area of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business.


It is unlawful for any person to loiter, loaf, wander, stand or remain idle, either alone or in concert with others, in a public place, or a school building or on school grounds in such manner as to:

Obstruct any public street, highway, walkway or other public place or building by hindering or impeding or intending to hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicles, traffic or pedestrians;

Commit, in or upon any public street, highway or sidewalk, or in any other public place or building, any act or thing which is an obstruction or interference to the free and uninterrupted use of property or any business

Obstruct the entrance of any business establishment to the express wish of the owner, lessee, managing agent or person in control or in charge of the building or premises.


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