Chapter 6A.10
MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES

Sections:

6A.10.010    Criminal conspiracy.

6A.10.020    Riot.

6A.10.030    Failure to disperse.

6A.10.040    Criminal impersonation.

6A.10.060    Abandoned, unused and discarded refrigerators, iceboxes and deep-freeze lockers.

6A.10.070    Cold storage lockers.

6A.10.080    Hunting.

6A.10.090    Tormenting or harassing birds and animals.

6A.10.100    Prevention of cruelty to animals.

6A.10.110    Bridges – Prohibited acts.

6A.10.120    Contempt of court.

6A.10.010 Criminal conspiracy.

(1) A person is guilty of criminal conspiracy when, with intent that conduct constituting a crime be performed, he agrees with one or more persons to engage in or cause the performance of such conduct, and any one of them takes a substantial step in pursuance of such agreement.

(2) It shall not be a defense to criminal conspiracy that a person or persons with whom the accused is alleged to have conspired:

(a) Has not been prosecuted or convicted; or

(b) Has been convicted of a different offense; or

(c) Is not amenable to justice; or

(d) Has been acquitted; or

(e) Lacked the capacity to commit an offense.

(3) Criminal conspiracy is a:

(a) Gross misdemeanor when an object of the conspiratorial agreement is a class B felony;

(b) Misdemeanor when an object of the conspiratorial agreement is a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor. (Ord. 2652 § 27, 1986; Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.020 Riot.

(1) A person is guilty of the crime of riot if, acting with three or more other persons, he knowingly and unlawfully uses or threatens to use force, or in any way participates in the use of such force, against any other person or against property.

(2) The crime of riot is a gross misdemeanor. (Ord. 2652 § 28, 1986; Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.030 Failure to disperse.

It is unlawful for any person to congregate with a group of three or more other persons at such times as there are acts of conduct within the group which create a substantial risk of causing injury to any person, or substantial harm to property, and to refuse or fail to disperse when ordered to do so by a peace officer engaged in enforcing or executing the law. Every person who is convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of failure to disperse, a misdemeanor. (Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.040 Criminal impersonation.

(1) A person is guilty of criminal impersonation if he:

(a) Assumes a false identity and does an act in his assumed character with intent to defraud another or for any other unlawful purpose; or

(b) Pretends to be a representative of some person or organization or a public servant and does an act in his pretended capacity with intent to defraud another or for any other unlawful purpose.

(2) Criminal impersonation is a gross misdemeanor. (Ord. 2652 § 29, 1986; Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.060 Abandoned, unused and discarded refrigerators, iceboxes and deep-freeze lockers.

Any person who discards or abandons or leaves in any place accessible to children any refrigerator, icebox, or deep freeze locker having a capacity of one and one-half cubic feet or more, which is no longer in use, and which has not had the door removed or a portion of the latch mechanism removed to prevent latching or locking of the door, is in violation and subject to WCC Title 16. (Ord. 2014-02 § 2; Ord. 2001-02 § 18; Ord. 2652 § 31, 1986; Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.070 Cold storage lockers.

It is unlawful for any person, either as owner or operator, or as agent for the owner or operator, to maintain or operate any cold storage locker or cold storage room unless the same is equipped with the following:

(1) An emergency bell clearly audible to persons on the outside of the cold storage enclosure and operable from the inside of the locker or room. The operating mechanism on the inside of the locker or room shall be clearly posted with the words “emergency bell”;

(2) Two or more separate electric lights of at least 10 watts each, located on the inside of the locker or room immediately adjacent to the operating mechanism of the emergency bell required in subsection (1) of this section.

Every person charged with a violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to WCC Title 16. (Ord. 2014-02 § 2; Ord. 2001-02 § 19; Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.080 Hunting.

It is unlawful for any person to hunt any bird or animal within the city limits of the city of Wenatchee, except in areas of the city that may be designated by resolution of the city council, and during such times as may be so designated. A violation of the provisions of this section shall be a Class 1 civil infraction administered pursuant to Chapter 16.08 WCC. (Ord. 2017-03 § 1; Ord. 2014-02 § 2; Ord. 2001-02 § 20; Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.090 Tormenting or harassing birds and animals.

It is unlawful for any person to willfully torment or harass any game bird, game animal, or any species of bird or animal protected under the rules or regulations promulgated by the Washington State Game Commission; provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall apply to birds or animals which are lawfully hunted in areas of the city designated by resolution of the city council during such times as may be so designated. Every person charged with a violation of this section shall be subject to WCC Title 16. (Ord. 2014-02 § 2; Ord. 2001-02 § 21; Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.100 Prevention of cruelty to animals.

Chapter 16.52 RCW entitled “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” is adopted by reference as if fully set forth herein. Every person charged with a violation of this section shall be subject to WCC Title 16. (Ord. 2014-02 § 2; Ord. 2001-02 § 22; Ord. 2419 § 1.01, 1980)

6A.10.110 Bridges – Prohibited acts.

(1) No person shall commit any of the following acts within the bridge system:

(a) Expectorate over the railing;

(b) Throw any item or object over the railing, or cause any item or object to fall over the railing;

(c) Stand, stop or otherwise linger in such a manner as to obstruct or impede or tend to obstruct or impede the free passage of pedestrians, bicycles, strollers, or vehicles through the area;

(d) Stand, walk, sit upon, or climb upon any portion of a bridge or its approaches not intended for such use. This section does not apply to authorized maintenance or repair personnel engaged in maintenance, repair, or modification activities.

(2) Every person convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 2002-03 § 1)

6A.10.120 Contempt of court.

(1) Chapter 7.21 RCW, entitled “Contempt of Court,” is adopted by reference as though fully set forth in this chapter together with all subsequent amendments to said Chapter 7.21 RCW.

(2) One copy of Chapter 7.21 RCW has heretofore been filed with the city clerk of the city of Wenatchee, as provided by RCW 35.21.180. (Ord. 2006-10 § 2)