Chapter 9.20


9.20.010    Defined – Misdemeanor.

9.20.020    Evidence.

9.20.030    Greater offense – Procedure.

9.20.010 Defined Misdemeanor.

Every person who wilfully and unlawfully takes, steals, carries, leads or drives away the personal goods or property of another, which property is of value under $75.00 is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 349 § 1, 1969)

9.20.020 Evidence.

Possession of such goods, wares or merchandise by any person, unless in a usual shopping area en route to a checking stand or place of payment, who, having had the opportunity to pay for the same and having failed to do so is prima facie evidence of an intention to take or steal the same in violation of this chapter. (Ord. 349 § 2, 1969)

9.20.030 Greater offense Procedure.

In case the court, upon trial of any offense charged under this chapter, finds that the accused is chargeable with the greater offense than that provided for by this chapter, then and in that event, the said court may make an order in his docket to that effect and proceed no further but discharge the accused without prejudice with the right of the state to maintain such proceedings against the accused as it may deem proper. (Ord. 349 § 3, 1969)