Chapter 9.44


9.44.010    Offenses designated.

9.44.020    Trespass.

9.44.030    Enclosed land defined.

9.44.040    Unlawful discharge of volatile substances.

9.44.050    Automotive businesses to prevent unlawful discharge of volatile substances.

9.44.060    Reward for information.

9.44.070    Malicious damage to streets, sidewalks or bridges.

9.44.010 Offenses designated.

Every person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor who shall wilfully:

(1) Cut down, destroy or injure any wood, timber, grain, grass or crop, standing or growing, or which has been cut down and is lying upon the lands of another in the city;

(2) Cut down, girdle or otherwise injure a fruit, shade or ornamental tree standing on the land of another in the city, or along any road or city street;

(3) Dig, take or carry away, without lawful authority or consent, from any lot or land within the city, or from any lands included in the city, any earth, soil or stone;

(4) Enter, without the consent of the owner or occupant, any orchard, or damage or deface any building or part, thereof, or throw any stone or other missile at any building or part thereof;

(5) Throw, place or deposit, in any road, street, alley or highway in the city any bottle, bottles, glass, glassware, tacks, nails, garbage, rubbish, or discarded matter. (Ord. 355 § 11(1), 1967)

9.44.020 Trespass.

Every person who goes upon the land of another with the intent to vex or annoy the owner or occupant thereof, or to commit any unlawful act, or enters upon the enclosed land of another for the purpose of hunting or fishing without having first obtained permission of the owner or occupant of such land, or enters upon any land of another bounded on one or more sides by water when notices not to trespass thereon have been posted as often as every 700 feet on or near the other boundaries thereof for either of such purposes, or wilfully goes or remains upon any land after having been warned by the owner or occupant thereof not to trespass thereon, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 355 § 11(2), 1967)

9.44.030 Enclosed land defined.

“Enclosed land” for the purpose of this chapter means any land fenced, either with a lawful fence or with such a fence as is usually used in the neighborhood of such land. (Ord. 355 § 11(3), 1967)

9.44.040 Unlawful discharge of volatile substances.

It is unlawful for any person, firm, association, or corporation to cause, allow, or permit any oil, gasoline, cleaning fluid, or any other oily or volatile substances to be discharged into any street or catch basin located in any of the city streets. (Ord. 355 § 11(3), 1967)

9.44.050 Automotive businesses to prevent unlawful discharge of volatile substances.

Every service station, garage, or place of business dealing with automobiles or mechanical equipment, or dealing with the storage of oil and gasoline shall be so equipped as to prohibit drainage of substances as defined in WMC 9.44.040 from entering any street or catch basin located in any street; and such owners and operators in such businesses shall provide for the elimination of such substances other than by discharge of the same into a public street or catch basin. (Ord. 154 § 2, 1950)

9.44.060 Reward for information.

The city will pay the sum of $150.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person for the wilful malicious destruction of public property within the city. (Res. 129, 1971)

9.44.070 Malicious damage to streets, sidewalks or bridges.

No unauthorized person or entity shall maliciously, wilfully, and/or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, equipment or property which is a part of the city street, sidewalk and or bridge system. Each violation shall be assigned a minimum fine of $100.00, which may not be suspended, plus the costs of time, material and 15 percent overhead for the repair of the damage to said street, sidewalk or bridge structure. (Ord. 1080 § 1, 1992)