Chapter 10.12
OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

Sections:

10.12.005    Adoption by reference.

10.12.020    Shoplifting.

10.12.110    Interfering with street signs.

10.12.120    Laying poison for animals.

10.12.130    Throwing articles.

10.12.140    Driving on public lawns.

10.12.150    Entering vehicle without owner’s permission.

10.12.005 Adoption by reference.

The following provisions of the Revised Code of Washington as presently constituted or hereinafter amended are adopted by reference:

RCW

9.26A.110    Fraud in obtaining telecommunication service.

9.26A.120    Fraud in operating coin-box telephone or other receptacle.

9.26A.130    Penalty for manufacture or sale of slugs to be used for coin.

9.45.062    Failure to deliver leased personal property.

9.91.150    Tree spiking.

9A.48.050    Reckless burning in the second degree.

9A.48.060    Reckless burning – Defense.

9A.48.090    Malicious mischief in the third degree.

9A.52.060    Making or having burglar tools.

9A.52.070    Criminal trespass in the first degree.

9A.52.080    Criminal trespass in the second degree.

9A.52.090    Criminal trespass – Defenses.

9A.52.100    Vehicle prowling in the second degree.

9A.52.120    Computer trespass in the second degree.

9A.56.050    Theft in the third degree.

9A.56.060    Unlawful issuance of checks or drafts.

9A.56.170    Possessing stolen property in the third degree.

9A.56.180    Obscuring the identity of a machine.

9A.56.220    Theft of subscription television service.

9A.56.270    Shopping cart theft.

9A.61.020    Defrauding a public utility.

9A.61.050    Defrauding a public utility in the third degree.

19.48.110    Defrauding an innkeeper or restaurant.

[Ord. 10912 § 6, 1997].

10.12.020 Shoplifting.

A. A person who willfully takes possession of any goods, wares, or merchandise, the total value of which does not exceed $50.00, offered for sale by any wholesale or retail store or other mercantile establishment without the consent of the seller, with the intention of converting such goods, wares, or merchandise to his own use without having paid the purchase price therefor, is guilty of shoplifting.

B. Shoplifting shall be considered a misdemeanor.

C. A peace officer may, upon charge being made and without a warrant, arrest any person who he or she has reasonable cause to believe has committed or attempted to commit the crime of shoplifting. [Ord. 10912 § 7, 1997; Ord. 8920 § 3, 1980; Ord. 8573 § 3(B), 1977].

10.12.110 Interfering with street signs.

A. It is unlawful for any person to remove, deface, injure, destroy, or obscure any street sign, barricade, or warning erected by the city, by the city’s delegate, or pursuant to any previous section of this code, on or adjacent to any street or sidewalk.

B. Removing or damaging street signs shall be considered a misdemeanor. [Amended during 2013 recodification; Ord. 2001-11-079; Ord. 8573 § 3(K), 1977].

10.12.120 Laying poison for animals.

A. It is unlawful for any person to lay out or expose any kind of poison, or to leave exposed any poisoned food or drink, for any animal; or any substance or fluid whatever whereon or wherein there is or shall be deposited or mingled any kind of poison or deadly substance or fluid whatsoever, on the premises of another, or in any enclosed place, or to aid or abet any person in so doing.

B. Poisoning animals shall be considered a misdemeanor unless an animal is actually affected by the subject poison, in which case the offense shall be considered a gross misdemeanor. [Ord. 2013-09-073 § 16; Ord. 2001-11-079; Ord. 8573 § 3(L), 1977].

10.12.130 Throwing articles.

A. It is unlawful for any person to throw anything at, against, or upon any house, building, structure, vehicle, car, or premises of another to the annoyance of any person.

B. Throwing articles shall be considered a misdemeanor. [Ord. 2001-11-079; Ord. 8573 § 3(M), 1977].

10.12.140 Driving on public lawns.

A. It is unlawful for any person to drive any motor vehicle upon any public lawn or upon any public property not intended for travel by motor vehicles.

B. Driving upon public lawns shall be considered a misdemeanor. [Ord. 8920 § 4, 1980; Ord. 8573 § 3(N), 1977].

10.12.150 Entering vehicle without owner’s permission.

A. No person shall enter a vehicle of another without the permission of the owner thereof or without lawful authority.

B. Entering a vehicle without the owner’s permission shall be considered a misdemeanor. [Ord. 9777 § 12, 1989; Ord. 8572 § 6, 1977].