Chapter 9.05


9.05.010    Adoption of State Code generally.

9.05.020    Police powers.

9.05.030    Specific statutes adopted.

9.05.040    Preliminary article.

9.05.050    Principles of liability.

9.05.060    Defenses.

9.05.070    Classification of crimes.

9.05.080    Anticipatory offenses.

9.05.090    Assault.

9.05.100    Kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, and custodial interference.

9.05.110    Sexual offenses.

9.05.120    Harassment and protective orders.

9.05.130    Arson, reckless burning, and malicious mischief.

9.05.140    Burglary and trespass.

9.05.150    Theft and robbery.

9.05.160    Fraud.

9.05.170    Defrauding a public utility.

9.05.180    Perjury and interference with official proceedings.

9.05.190    Obstructing governmental operation.

9.05.200    Abuse of office.

9.05.210    Public disturbance.

9.05.220    Public indecency.

9.05.230    Telecommunication crimes.

9.05.240    False representation.

9.05.250    Firearms and dangerous weapons.

9.05.260    Inhaling toxic fumes.

9.05.270    Nuisance.

9.05.280    Obscenity and pornography.

9.05.290    Uniform flag law.

9.05.300    Intoxicating liquor violations.

9.05.310    Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

9.05.320    Miscellaneous.

9.05.330    Amendments to Washington statutes automatically included.

9.05.340    Classification of offenses/penalties.

9.05.010 Adoption of State Code generally.

All misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal behavior and the penalties therefore as defined by the state of Washington, Revised Code of Washington, are adopted by reference by the City of Mountlake Terrace.

There is adopted by reference all provisions of any enactment of the State Legislature not previously adopted by reference, and establishing a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, otherwise enforceable by the state of Washington within the City of Mountlake Terrace, to become a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor of the City of Mountlake Terrace, and to the extent otherwise enforceable by the state of Washington, shall likewise be enforceable by the City of Mountlake Terrace, through its Police Department and its prosecuting authority, all in the same manner and fashion as such enactment may be enforced or prosecuted in the name of the state. (Ord. 2035 § 1, 1994).

9.05.020 Police powers.

To the extent provided by state law, the Police Officers of the City of Mountlake Terrace shall have the authority and jurisdiction to arrest for and initiate citations and prosecution for violations of state enactments by authority of this chapter.

RCW 10.31.100, an act relating to the powers of arrest, is adopted by reference as an ordinance of the City of Mountlake Terrace, as if set forth in full herein and hereafter may be amended. (Ord. 2035 § 2, 1994).

9.05.030 Specific statutes adopted.

The following sections and chapters of the Revised Code of Washington are herewith adopted by reference, as set forth in MTMC 9.05.040 through 9.05.320. This adoption shall not be to the exclusion of those sections not specifically mentioned by this direct reference; rather, this reference shall be a supplement to such adoption. (Ord. 2035 § 3, 1994).

9.05.040 Preliminary article.

RCW 9A.04.020    Purposes – Principles of construction.

RCW 9A.04.030    State criminal jurisdiction.

RCW 9A.04.050    People capable of committing crimes – Capability of children.

RCW 9A.04.060    Common law supplement statute.

RCW 9A.04.070    Who amenable to criminal statutes.

RCW 9A.04.080    Limitation of actions.

RCW 9A.04.090    Application of general provisions of the code.

RCW 9A.04.100    Proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

RCW 9A.04.110    Definitions.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(1), 1994).

9.05.050 Principles of liability.

Chapter 9A.08 RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(2), 1994).

9.05.060 Defenses.

RCW 9A.16.010    Definitions.

RCW 9A.16.020    Use of force – When lawful.

RCW 9A.16.060    Duress.

RCW 9A.16.070    Entrapment.

RCW 9A.16.080    Action of being detained on mercantile establishment premises for investigation – “Reasonable ground” as a defense.

RCW 9A.16.090    Intoxication.

RCW 9A.16.100    Use of force on children – Policy – Actions presumed unreasonable.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(3), 1994).

9.05.070 Classification of crimes.

RCW 9A.20.030    Alternative to a fine Restitution.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(4), 1994).

9.05.080 Anticipatory offenses.

RCW 9A.28.020    Criminal attempt.

RCW 9A.28.030    Criminal solicitation.

RCW 9A.28.040    Criminal conspiracy.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(5), 1994).

9.05.090 Assault.

RCW 9A.36.041    Assault in the fourth degree.

RCW 9A.36.050    Reckless endangerment in the second degree.

RCW 9A.36.070    Coercion.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(6), 1994).

9.05.100 Kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, and custodial interference.

RCW 9A.40.070    Custodial interference in the second degree.

RCW 9A.40.080    Custodial interference – Assessment of costs – Defense – Consent defense, restricted.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(7), 1994).

9.05.110 Sexual offenses.

RCW 9A.44.096    Sexual misconduct with a minor in the second degree.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(8), 1994).

9.05.120 Harassment and protective orders.

RCW 9A.36.150.

Chapter 9A.46 RCW.

Chapter 10.99 RCW.

Chapter 26.50 RCW.

(Ord. 2241 § 1, 2000; Ord. 2035 § 3(9), 1994).

9.05.130 Arson, reckless burning, and malicious mischief.

RCW 9A.48.010    Definitions.

RCW 9A.48.050    Reckless burning in the second degree.

RCW 9A.48.060    Reckless burning – Defense.

RCW 9A.48.090    Malicious mischief in the third degree.

RCW 9A.48.100    Malicious mischief – “Physical damage” defined.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(10), 1994).

9.05.140 Burglary and trespass.

RCW 9A.52.010    Definitions.

RCW 9A.52.060    Making or having burglar tools.

RCW 9A.52.070    Criminal trespass in the first degree.

RCW 9A.52.080    Criminal trespass in the second degree.

RCW 9A.52.090    Criminal trespass – Defense.

RCW 9A.52.100    Vehicle prowling in the second degree.

RCW 9A.52.120    Computer trespass in the second degree.

RCW 9A.52.130    Computer trespass – Commission of other crimes.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(11), 1994).

9.05.150 Theft and robbery.

RCW 9A.56.010    Definitions.

RCW 9A.56.020    Theft – Definition, defense.

RCW 9A.56.050    Theft in the third degree.

RCW 9A.56.060    Unlawful issuance of checks or


RCW 9A.56.100    Theft and larceny equated.

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

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

RCW 9A.56.180    Obscuring identity of a machine.

RCW 9A.56.220    Theft of cable services.

RCW 9A.56.230    Unlawful sale of cable television services.

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

RCW 9A.56.250    Civil cause of action.

RCW 9A.56.260    Connection of channel converter.

RCW 9A.56.270    Shopping cart theft.

RCW 9.45.062    Failure to deliver leased personal property.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(12), 1994).

9.05.160 Fraud.

RCW 9A.60.010    Definitions.

RCW 9A.60.040    Criminal impersonation.

RCW 9A.60.050    False certification.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(13), 1994).

9.05.170 Defrauding a public utility.

RCW 9A.61.010    Definitions.

RCW 9A.61.020    Defrauding a public utility.

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

RCW 9A.61.060    Restitution and costs.

RCW 9A.61.070    Damages not precluded.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(14), 1994).

9.05.180 Perjury and interference with official proceedings.

RCW 9A.72.010    Definitions.

RCW 9A.72.040    False swearing.

RCW 9A.72.050    Perjury and false swearing – Inconsistent statements – Degree of crime.

RCW 9A.72.060    Perjury and false swearing – Retraction.

RCW 9A.72.070    Perjury and false swearing – Irregularities no defense.

RCW 9A.72.140    Jury tampering.

RCW 9A.72.150    Tampering with physical evidence.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(15), 1994).

9.05.190 Obstructing governmental operation.

RCW 9A.76.010    Definitions.

RCW 9A.76.020    Obstructing a public servant.

RCW 9A.76.030    Refusing to summons aid for a peace officer.

RCW 9A.76.040    Resisting arrest.

RCW 9A.76.050    Rendering criminal assistance – Definition of term.

RCW 9A.76.060    Relative defined.

RCW 9A.76.080    Rendering criminal assistance in the second degree.

RCW 9A.76.090    Rendering criminal assistance in the third degree.

RCW 9A.76.100    Compounding.

RCW 9A.76.130    Escape in the third degree.

RCW 9A.76.160    Introducing contraband in the third degree.

RCW 9A.76.170    Bail jumping.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(16), 1994).

9.05.200 Abuse of office.

RCW 9A.80.010    Official misconduct.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(17), 1994).

9.05.210 Public disturbance.

RCW 9A.84.010    Riot.

RCW 9A.84.020    Failure to disperse.

RCW 9A.84.030    Disorderly conduct.

RCW 9A.84.040    False reporting.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(18), 1994).

9.05.220 Public indecency.

RCW 9A.88.010    Public indecency.

RCW 9A.88.030    Prostitution.

RCW 9A.88.050    Prostitution – No defense.

RCW 9A.88.090    Permitting prostitution.

RCW 9A.88.110    Patronizing a prostitute.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(19), 1994).

9.05.230 Telecommunication crimes.

Chapter 9.26A RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(20), 1994).

9.05.240 False representation.

Chapter 9.38 RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(21), 1994).

9.05.250 Firearms and dangerous weapons.

Chapter 9.41 RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(22), 1994).

9.05.260 Inhaling toxic fumes.

Chapter 9.47A RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(23), 1994).

9.05.270 Nuisance.

Chapter 9.66 RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(24), 1994).

9.05.280 Obscenity and pornography.

Chapter 9.68 RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(25), 1994).

9.05.290 Uniform flag law.

Chapter 9.86 RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(26), 1994).

9.05.300 Intoxicating liquor violations.

Chapter 66.44 RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(27), 1994).

9.05.310 Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

Chapter 69.50 RCW.

(Ord. 2035 § 3(28), 1994).

9.05.320 Miscellaneous.

RCW 9.01.055    Citizen immunity if aiding officer, scope – When.

RCW 9.03.010    Abandoning, discarding refrigerator equipment.

RCW 9.03.020    Permitting unused equipment to remain on premises.

RCW 9.04.090    Advertising fuel prices by service stations.

RCW 9.05.150    Publishing matter inciting breach of peace.

RCW 9.08.020    Diseased animals.

RCW 9.08.065    Definitions.

RCW 9.08.070    Pet-taking, concealing, injuring, killing, etc. penalty.

RCW 9.27.015    Interference, obstruction of any court, building or residence – Violations.

RCW 9.38.010    False representation concerning credit.

RCW 9.38.020    False representation concerning title.

RCW 9.40.040    Operating engine or boiler without spark arrester.

RCW 9.40.100    Injuring or tampering with fire alarm apparatus of equipment – Sounding false alarm of fire.

RCW 9.44.080    Misconduct in signing a petition.

RCW 9.45.060    Encumbered, leased, or rented personal property – Construction.

RCW 9.45.070    Mock auctions.

RCW 9.45.080    Fraudulent removal of property.

RCW 9.45.090    Knowingly, receiving fraudulent conveyances.

RCW 9.45.100    Fraud in assignment for benefit of creditors.

RCW 9.45.180    Fraud in operating coin box or telephone or other receptacle.

RCW 9.61.230    Telephone calls to harass, intimidate, torment, or embarrass.

RCW 9.61.240    Telephone calls to harass, intimidate, torment, or embarrass – Permitting telephone to be used.

RCW 9.61.250    Telephone calls to harass, intimidate, torment, or embarrass – Offense, where deemed committed.

RCW 9.68A.080    Processors of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct – Report required.

RCW 9.69.100    Duty of witnesses of offense against child or any violent offense – Penalty.

RCW 9.73.020    Opening sealed letter.

RCW 9.91.010    Denial of civil rights – Terms defined.

RCW 9.91.025    Unlawful bus conduct.

RCW 9.91.060    Leaving children unattended in parked automobile.

RCW 9.91.130    Disposal of trash in charity donation receptacle.

RCW 9.91.140    Food stamps.

RCW 9.91.150    Tree spiking.

RCW 9.91.170    Layla’s Law.

RCW 26.28.080    Cigarette and tobacco sales to minors prohibited.

(Ord. 2298 § 1, 2001; Ord. 2035 § 3(29), 1994).

9.05.330 Amendments to Washington statutes automatically included.

The amendments, addition or repeal by the Washington Legislature of any section of any of the adopted statutes shall be deemed to amend this chapter and the statutes contained herein which are adopted by reference in conformity with the amendment, addition or repeal, and it shall not be necessary for the legislative authority of this City to take any action with respect to such addition, amendment or repeal as provided by RCW 35A.12.140. (Ord. 2035 § 5, 1994).

9.05.340 Classification of offenses/penalties.

Any person who is convicted of violating or failure to comply with any offense, criminal or traffic criminal provision of this title or any other ordinance of the City of Mountlake Terrace, including but not limited to Chapter 10.05 MTMC, shall be subject to the following penalties:

A. Gross Misdemeanor. The penalty provided by state law as now existing or hereafter amended for the same violation or type (degree) of violation, but not to exceed a $5,000 fine or one year in jail, or both. If no state law provides for such penalty, then the penalty shall be a $5,000 fine or one year in jail, or both.

B. Misdemeanor. The penalty provided by state law as now existing or hereafter amended for the same violation or type (degree) of violation, but not to exceed a $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail, or both. If no state law provides for such penalty, then the penalty shall be a $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail, or both.

C. Any criminal violation not specifically designated as a gross misdemeanor shall be a misdemeanor. (Ord. 2035 § 7, 1994).