Chapter 9.85
PROPERTY, CRIMES RELATING TO

Sections:

9.85.010    Theft of rental, leased, lease-purchased, or loaned property.

9.85.100    Trespass and prowling – Adopted by reference.

9.85.105    Vehicle trespass prohibited – Penalty.

9.85.200    Theft and possession of stolen property – Adopted by reference.

9.85.300    Roadside stands – Adopted by reference.

9.85.400    Political signs and posters – Adopted by reference.

9.85.500    Throwing objects at moving vehicles.

9.85.600    Attempted forgery.

9.85.610    Definitions – Fraud.

9.85.010 Theft of rental, leased, lease-purchased, or loaned property.

(1) A person who, with intent to deprive the owner or owner’s agent, wrongfully obtains, or exerts unauthorized control over, or by color or aid of deception gains control of personal property that is rented, leased, or loaned by written agreement to the person, is guilty of theft of rental, leased, lease-purchased, or loaned property.

(2) The finder of fact may presume intent to deprive if the finder of fact finds either of the following:

(a) That the person who rented or leased the property failed to return or make arrangements acceptable to the owner of the property or the owner’s agent to return the property to the owner or the owner’s agent within 72 hours after receipt of proper notice following the due date of the rental, lease, lease-purchase, or loan agreement; or

(b) That the renter, lessee, or borrower presented identification to the owner or the owner’s agent that was materially false, fictitious, or not current with respect to name, address, place of employment, or other appropriate items.

(3) As used in subsection (2) of this section, “proper notice” consists of a written demand by the owner or the owner’s agent made after the due date of the rental, lease, lease-purchase, or loan period, mailed by certified or registered mail to the renter, lessee, or borrower at: (a) the address the renter, lessee, or borrower gave when the contract was made; or (b) the renter, lessee, or borrower’s last known address if later furnished in writing by the renter, lessee, borrower, or the agent of the renter, lessee, or borrower.

(4) Theft of rental, leased, lease-purchased, or loaned property is a gross misdemeanor.

(5) The crime of theft of rental, leased, lease-purchased, or loaned property may be deemed to have been committed either at the physical location where the written agreement for the rental, lease, lease-purchase, or loan of the property was executed under subsection (1) of this section, or at the address where proper notice may be mailed to the renter, lessee, or borrower under subsection (3) of this section.

(6) This section applies to rental agreements that provide that the renter may return the property any time within the rental period and pay only for the time the renter actually retained the property, in addition to any minimum rental fee, to lease agreements, to lease-purchase agreements as defined under RCW 63.19.010, and to vehicles loaned to prospective purchasers borrowing a vehicle by written agreement from a motor vehicle dealer licensed under Chapter 46.70 RCW. This section does not apply to rental or leasing of real property under the residential landlord-tenant act, Chapter 59.18 RCW. [Ord. 611 § 1, 2014]

9.85.100 Trespass and prowling – Adopted by reference.

The following sections of the Washington Criminal Code, as now in effect, and as may subsequently be amended, are adopted by reference to establish the crimes of trespass and prowling under the Burien criminal code:

RCW

9A.52.010     Definitions.

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.52.130     Computer trespass – Commission of other crime.

[Ord. 63 § 25, 1993]

9.85.105 Vehicle trespass prohibited – Penalty.

(1) A person is guilty of vehicle trespass if he or she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a vehicle belonging to another.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) The word “enter” shall include the entrance of the person, or the insertion of any part of his or her body, or any instrument or weapon held in his or her hand.

(b) A person enters or remains unlawfully in or upon a vehicle when he or she is not licensed, invited, or otherwise privileged to so enter or remain.

(3) Vehicle trespass is a misdemeanor. [Ord. 562 § 3, 2012]

9.85.200 Theft and possession of stolen property – Adopted by reference.

The following sections of the Washington Criminal Code, as now in effect, and as may subsequently be amended, are adopted by reference to establish the crimes of theft and stolen property under the Burien criminal code:

RCW

9A.56.010     Definitions.

9A.56.020     Theft – Definition, defense.

9A.56.050     Theft in the third degree.

9A.56.060     Unlawful issuance of checks or drafts.

9A.56.100     Theft and larceny equated.

9A.56.140     Possessing stolen property – Definition – Access, devices, presumption.

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

9A.56.180     Obscuring identity of a machine.

9A.56.220     Theft of cable television services.

9A.56.230     Unlawful sale of cable television services.

9A.56.240     Forfeiture and disposal of device used to commit violation.

9A.56.260     Connection of channel converter.

9A.56.270     Shopping cart theft.

9A.56.330     Possession of another’s identification.

[Ord. 562 § 5 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 63 § 27, 1993]

9.85.300 Roadside stands – Adopted by reference.

The following sections of the King County Code, as now in effect, and as may subsequently be amended, are adopted by reference to establish crimes relating to roadside stands, except that references therein to the county shall also refer to the city under the Burien criminal code:

KCC

12.28.010     Unlawful to erect structures along roads.

12.28.020     Required distance from right-of-way.

12.28.030     Nuisance declared – Authority of engineer.

12.28.040     Violation – Misdemeanor.

[Ord. 63 § 75, 1993]

9.85.400 Political signs and posters – Adopted by reference.

The following sections of the King County Code, as now in effect, and as may subsequently be amended, are adopted by reference to establish regulations and crimes regarding political signs and posters, under the Burien criminal code:

KCC

12.74.010     Political signs allowed on private property.

12.74.020     Removal of signs following election.

12.74.030     Political signs not allowed on public property.

12.74.040     Public notices unaffected by chapter.

12.74.050     Penalty for violations.

[Ord. 63 § 80, 1993]

9.85.500 Throwing objects at moving vehicles.

Any person who throws, pushes, rolls, drops, swings or otherwise propels or projects any object, thing or substance in such a manner as to strike or be likely to strike any moving vehicle on the public highways or streets is guilty of a misdemeanor. [Ord. 63 § 85, 1993]

9.85.600 Attempted forgery.

(1) A person is guilty of the crime of attempted forgery if with the intent to commit the crime of forgery does intend to injure or defraud by:

(a) Falsely making, completing, or altering a written instrument; or

(b) Possessing, uttering, offering, disposing of or putting off as true, a written instrument which the person knows to be forged; and

(c) Does an act which is a substantial step toward the commission of that crime. [Ord. 562 § 1, 2012]

9.85.610 Definitions – Fraud.

The following section of the Washington Criminal Code, as now in effect, and as may subsequently be amended, is adopted by reference as definitions of fraud under the Burien criminal code:

RCW

9A.60.010     Definitions.

[Ord. 562 § 1, 2012]