Chapter 9A.12MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES

Sections:

9A.12.010
Bridge Over Steilacoom Lake on Interlaaken Drive Southwest.
9A.12.020
Piercing Ears or Other Body Parts of a Minor Without Parental Consent - Penalty.
9A.12.030
Discharge of Firearms in City Prohibited.
9A.12.040
Obtaining Hotel, Restaurant or Lodging House Accommodations by Fraud.
9A.12.050
Unguarded Fires.
9A.12.060
Malicious Prosecution.
9A.12.070
Unlawful Depositing of Refuse in Containers.
9A.12.080
Unauthorized Communication With Prisoner.
9A.12.090
Animals Taken or Held.
9A.12.100
Making or Having Burglar or Auto Theft Tools.
9A.12.110
Threats To Do Harm.
9A.12.120
Assault – Fourth Degree (Strangulation).
9A.12.130
Exposing Minor Child to Domestic Violence.
9A.12.010Bridge Over Steilacoom Lake on Interlaaken Drive Southwest.

It shall be unlawful for anyone to swim from Bridge No. 3192-A which spans Steilacoom Lake on Interlaaken Drive Southwest in the City of Lakewood (Section 3, Township 19 North, Range 2 East, W.M.) (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.020Piercing Ears or Other Body Parts of a Minor Without Parental Consent - Penalty.

Every person who pierces the ear or ears or other part or parts of the body of any minor under the age of eighteen without the personal or written consent of a parent or legal guardian of the minor, is guilty of a misdemeanor. It is not a defense to a violation of this section that the person piercing the ear or ears or other part or parts of the body of the minor did not know the minor's age unless the person piercing the minor's ear or ears or other body part or parts establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that he or she made a reasonable, bona fide attempt to ascertain the true age of the minor by requiring production of a driver's license or other picture identification card or paper and did not rely solely on the oral allegations or apparent age of the minor, or in the case of purported consent, that he or she made a reasonable, bona fide attempt to determine the identity of the parent or guardian and to ascertain the legitimacy of the consent.

For the purposes of this section, “piercing the ear or ears or other part or parts of the body” includes any piercing of any skin or tissue of an person with insertion of or to facilitate insertion of jewelry or ornaments which leaves a permanent or temporary perforation or hole in the skin or tissue of the person. Medical procedures performed by a licensed physician are exempted from this section. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.030Discharge of Firearms in City Prohibited.

Repealed (Ord. 573 § 8, 2013; Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.040Obtaining Hotel, Restaurant or Lodging House Accommodations by Fraud.

Any person who shall willfully obtain food, money, credit, lodging or accommodation at any hotel, inn, restaurant, boarding house or lodging house, without paying therefor, with intent to defraud the proprietor, owner, operator or keeper thereof, or who obtains food, money, credit, lodging, accommodation at such hotel, inn, restaurant, boarding house or lodging house, by the use of any false pretense; or, who, after obtaining food, money, credit, lodging or accommodation at such hotel, inn, restaurant, boarding house or lodging house, removes or causes to be removed from such hotel, inn, restaurant, boarding house or lodging house, his or her baggage, without the permission or consent of the proprietor, manager or authorized employee thereof, before paying for such food, money, credit lodging or accommodation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, provided that the aggregate amount of food, credit, money, lodging or accommodation so obtained is less than Seventy-five dollars. Proof that food, money, credit, lodging or accommodation were obtained by false pretense or by false or fictitious show or pretense of any baggage or other property, or that the person refused or neglected to pay for such food, money, credit, lodging or accommodation on demand, or that he or she gave in payment for such food, money, credit, lodging or accommodation, negotiable paper on which payment was refused, or that he or she absconded, or departed from, or left, the premises without paying for such food, money, credit, lodging or accommodation, or that he or she removed or attempted to remove, caused to be removed, or caused to be attempted to be removed, his or her property or baggage, shall be prima facie evidence of the fraudulent intent hereinbefore mentioned. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.050Unguarded Fires.

Any person who kindles a fire upon any street, alley, land, lot or block within the corporate limits of the city, which is not so enclosed or guarded as to prevent the same from spreading or being transmitted to any adjoining property belonging to or occupied by any other person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.060Malicious Prosecution.

Every person who shall, maliciously and without probable cause therefore cause or attempt to cause another to be arrested or proceeded against for any misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor of which he is innocent shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.070Unlawful Depositing of Refuse in Containers.

It is unlawful for any person to dump or deposit garbage in garbage or refuse containers or next to garbage or refuse containers on the property of another where the result would be to increase or add to the garbage collection service needs of the owner of the property on which the garbage or refuse container is located. Violation of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.080Unauthorized Communication With Prisoner.

Every person who, not being authorized by law, or by an officer authorized by law, has any verbal communication with any prisoner in the city jail or brings into or conveys out of the city jail any writing, clothing, food, tobacco, or any article whatsoever, is guilty of a misdemeanor. It is also unlawful for any person to loiter in or about any city detention facility for the purpose of engaging in any conduct prohibited in this Section. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.090Animals Taken or Held.

Any person who, with intent to deprive or defraud the owner thereof, does any of the following, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor:

A. Takes, leads away, confines, secrets or converts any dog or other animal;

B. Conceals the identity of any dog or other animal or its owner by obscuring or removing from the dog or other animal any collar, tag, license, tattoo or other identification device or mark; or,

C. Willfully kills or injures any dog or other animal, unless excused by law.

D. Violation of this Section is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.100Making or Having Burglar or Auto Theft Tools.

A. Every person who shall make or mend, or cause to be made or mended, or have in his possession any engine, machine, tool, false key, pick lock, bit, nippers, or implement or any other implement listed in subsection B of this section, that is adapted, designed, or commonly used for the commission of burglary or vehicle related theft, under circumstances evincing an intent to use or employ, or allow the same to be used or employed, in the commission of a burglary or vehicle related theft, or knowing that the same is intended to be so used, shall be guilty of making or having burglar tools or auto theft tools.

B. The following tools are to be considered prohibited implements: slim jim, false master key, master purpose key, altered or filed key, trial (“jiggler”) keys, slide hammer, lock puller, or any other implement shown by facts and circumstances to be intended for use in the commission of a burglary or vehicle involved theft.

C. For the purposes hereof, the following definitions shall apply:

1. “False master” or “master key” means any key or other device made or altered to fit locks or ignitions of multiple vehicles, or vehicles other than that for which the key was originally manufactured.

2. “Altered key” means any key so altered, by cutting, filing, or other means to fit multiple vehicles or vehicles other than the vehicle for which the key was originally manufactured.

3. “Trial (“jiggler”) keys” means keys or sets designed or altered to manipulate a vehicle locking mechanism other than the lock for which the key was originally manufactured.

D. It shall be prima facie evidence of “circumstances evincing an intent to use for commission of burglary or vehicle related theft” for a person to be in possession of multiple vehicle keys or altered vehicle keys unless such person is a bona fide locksmith or an employee of a licensed auto dealer or other position for which the possession of such keys is required in the performance of their duties.

E. Making or having burglar or auto theft tools is a gross misdemeanor. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.110Threats To Do Harm.

It is unlawful for any person to communicate, directly or indirectly, the intent to cause bodily injury to another person or the intent to cause physical damage to the property of another. Every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this Chapter shall be guilty of the misdemeanor of threats to do harm. (Ord. 526 § 2 (part), 2010.)

9A.12.120Assault – Fourth Degree (Strangulation).

A. A person is guilty of strangulation if he or she assaults another by means of strangulation.

B. “Strangulation” means to compress a person’s neck, thereby obstructing the person’s blood flow or ability to breathe, or doing so with the intent to obstruct the person’s blood flow or ability to breathe.

C. A violation of this section is a gross misdemeanor. (Ord. 667 § 1, 2017.)

9A.12.130Exposing Minor Child to Domestic Violence.

A. A person commits the crime of exposing children to domestic violence when he or she:

1. Commits a crime against a family or household member, as defined in RCW 10.99.020; and

2. The crime is committed in the immediate presence of, or is witnessed by, the suspect’s or the victim’s minor child, stepchild, or a minor child residing within the household of the suspect or victim. For the purposes of this section, “witnessed” shall mean if the crime is seen or directly perceived in any other manner by the child.

B. Exposing children to domestic violence is a gross misdemeanor. Any person convicted of this crime shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than 30 days. (Ord. 667 § 2, 2017.)