Chapter 9A.03


9A.03    Disorderly conduct.

9A.03 Disorderly conduct.

The following persons are declared to be disorderly persons, a misdemeanor:

(1) Any person fighting, or encouraging others to fight in a manner or under circumstances that could result in a breach of the peace, in any public place in the city;

(2) Any person who makes or causes to be made any excessive, unreasonable, or unusually loud noise that disturbs the peace and quiet of the city or permits such noise to be made at any residence or business under his charge or control or intentionally makes or causes to be made such noise that disrupts any lawful meeting or assemblage within the city;

(3) Any person who uses words or gestures towards another person or persons in a manner or under circumstances that could result in an assault or breach of the peace;

(4) Any person who transmits a fire alarm when he knows there is no fire, or summons police or ambulance on the pretext that an emergency exists when he knows that there is no such emergency;

(5) Any person who intentionally urinates or defecates in a public place, other than a washroom or toilet room, under circumstances where such act could be observed by any member of the public, or expectorates at or towards another person. As used in this chapter, “public place” means an area generally visible to public view and includes alleys, bridges, buildings, driveways, parking lots, parks, plazas, sidewalks, trails, and streets open to the general public, including those that serve food or drink or provide entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to public buildings and the grounds enclosing them;

(6) Any person who loiters in or about any restroom open to the public for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting any lewd or lascivious or unlawful act;

(7) Any person who, intentionally and in a repetitious manner, calls 911 or another phone line dedicated for emergency communications for a purpose other than to report an emergency or event that the person placing the call reasonably believes to be an emergency. (Ord. 2927 § 1, 2009; Ord. 2105 § 3, 1986).