Chapter 9.20


9.20.010    Adoption.

9.20.020    Offenses in public.

9.20.030    Telephone harassment.

9.20.040    Telephone harassment – Permitting use of telephone.

9.20.050    Disruption of school activities.

9.20.060    Unnecessary noise prohibited.

9.20.010 Adoption.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington are hereby adopted by reference:



Malicious mischief in the third degree.


Malicious mischief – “Physical damage” defined.


Criminal street gang tagging and graffiti.


Official misconduct.




Failure to disperse.


False reporting.

(Ord. 2008-26 § 8).

9.20.020 Offenses in public.

It is a misdemeanor, except as provided in Chapter 5.50 GMC, for a person in public to:

A. Refuse to pay proper fare in a public conveyance; or

B. Open, drink or carry an open container of any intoxicating liquor in a public conveyance, public store, or public park, street, parking lot or area or cemetery and/or any city owned property; or

C. To sell any liquor to any person apparently under the influence of liquor. (Ord. 2007-18 § 2).

9.20.030 Telephone harassment.

Any person who, by means or use of the telephone, disturbs or tends to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any other person or family by repeated and continued anonymous or identified telephone messages intended to harass or disturb the person or family to whom the call is directed, or who, by a single call or repeated calls, uses obscene language or fighting words, or suggests any lewd or lascivious act over or through a telephone, or who threatens any physical violence or harm to any person or family, or who repeatedly and continuously rings the telephone of any person or family with intent to disturb or harass them is guilty of telephone harassment; provided, however, that the normal use of the telephone for the purpose of requesting payment of debts or obligations or for other legitimate business purposes shall not constitute a violation of this section.

The foregoing act shall be deemed committed either at the place where the telephone call is made or received. Telephone harassment is a gross misdemeanor. (Ord. 2007-18 § 2).

9.20.040 Telephone harassment – Permitting use of telephone.

Any person who knowingly permits any telephone under his control to be used for any purpose prohibited by GMC 9.20.030 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 2007-18 § 2).

9.20.050 Disruption of school activities.

A. A person is guilty of disruption of school activities if he or she comes into or remains in any school building or classroom, or upon any school ground, or street, sidewalk or public way adjacent thereto, without lawful reason, and intentionally causes undue disruption of the activities of the school.

B. As used in this section, “school” has its ordinary meaning and also includes universities, colleges, community colleges and institutions of higher education.

C. Disruption of school activities is a gross misdemeanor. (Ord. 2007-18 § 2).

9.20.060 Unnecessary noise prohibited.

A. It is unlawful to make or cause to be made any unnecessary noise or sounds of such volume or of such a nature as to disturb the peace or cause annoyance to others within the city. It shall further be unlawful for any person to use, operate, play, or permit to be used, operated or played, any radio receiving set, musical instrument, television, phonograph, stereophonic system, drum or any other instrument, machine, or device for the production or reproduction of sound in such a manner as to cause to be made or continued any unnecessary noise as heard without measurement.

B. The operation of any such device described in subsection (A) of this section in such a manner as to be plainly audible at either the property line, or 75 feet in the case of a vehicle on a public right-of-way, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.

C. This section shall not apply to any person who is participating in a school band, civic or religious function or parade.

D. Violation of this section is a civil infraction punishable by a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $300.00. (Ord. 2007-18 § 2).