Chapter 9.28


9.28.010    Unguarded fires.

9.28.020    Harassment – Definition.

9.28.030    Crime Prevention Fund contribution required.

9.28.900    Statutes incorporated by reference.

9.28.010 Unguarded 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. 1546, 1986; Ord. 1419 § 1, 1985; Ord. 1235 § 3, 1979: RCW 9.40.010.]

9.28.020 Harassment – Definition.

A person is guilty of harassment if the person has not been previously convicted in the State of Washington or in any other state of the crime of harassment as defined in RCW 9A.46.060 and if:

A. Without lawful authority, the person knowingly threatens:

1. To cause bodily injury in the future to the person threatened or to any other person; or

2. To cause physical damage to the property of a person other than the actor; or

3. To subject the person threatened or any other person to physical confinement or restraint; or

4. Maliciously to do any other act which is intended to substantially harm the person threatened or another with respect to his or her physical or mental health or safety; and

B. The person by words or conduct places the person threatened in reasonable fear that the threat will be carried out.

The penalties provided for conviction under this section or from those sections of Chapter 9A.46 RCW, adopted in the City code by reference, do not preclude the victim from seeking any other remedy otherwise available under the law. [RCW 9A.46.020(1), (3); Ord. 1546, 1986.]

9.28.030 Crime Prevention Fund contribution required.

In any case where an accused has been convicted of the below-listed offenses, there shall be, in addition to any fine levied, a penalty in the amount of $50.00, per case, which shall be nonsuspendable, which shall be paid to the Police Department Crime Prevention Fund. The fact that this penalty is imposed on each case shall not in any way reduce the obligation of the accused to pay the fine prescribed by the Court:


9.40.100    Injuring or Tampering with Fire Alarm Apparatus or Equipment – Sounding False Alarm of Fire

9A.48.050    Reckless Burning in the Second Degree

9A.48.090    Malicious Mischief in the Third Degree

27.12.330    Injury to Property – Libraries

[Ord. 1558, 1986.]

9.28.900 Statutes incorporated by reference.

The following statutes are incorporated in this chapter by reference:


9.40.100    Injuring or Tampering with Fire Alarm Apparatus or Equipment – Sounding False Alarm of Fire

9.61.230    Telephone Calls to Harass, Intimidate, Torment or Embarrass

9.61.240    Permitting Telephone to be Used

9.61.250    Offense – Where Deemed Committed

9A.46.030    Place Where Committed

9A.46.040    Court-Ordered Requirements upon Person Charged with Crime – Violation

9A.46.050    Arraignment – No Contact Order

9A.46.060    Crimes Included in Harassment

9A.46.070    Enforcement of Orders Restricting Contact

9A.46.080    Order Restricting Contact – Violation

9A.46.090    Non-Liability of Peace Officer

9A.46.100    “Convicted,” Time When

9A.48.050    Reckless Burning in the Second Degree

9A.48.060    Reckless Burning – Defense

9A.48.090    Malicious Mischief in the Third Degree

9A.48.100    Malicious Mischief – Physical Damage Defined

27.12.330    Injury to Property – Libraries

[Ord. 1546, 1985; Ord. 1519 § 1, 1985.]