Chapter 9.56   PUBLIC DISTURBANCES

Sections:


9.56.010   Statutes incorporated by reference.

The following statutes regarding arson, reckless burning and malicious mischief are incorporated by reference:

RCW 9A.84.010 Riot.
RCW 9A.84.020 Failure to disperse.
RCW 9A.84.040 False reporting.

 

(Ord. 645 § 15 (part), 1998: Ord. 601 § 6 (part), 1996; Ord. 360 § 7 (part), 1987)

9.56.020   Disorderly conduct.

A.

A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if the person:

1.

Engages in fighting or brawling in public;

2.

Intentionally disrupts or attempts to disrupt any lawful assembly or meeting of persons without lawful authority;

3.

Instigates, promotes, or encourages any conduct that constitutes a criminal act or is likely to cause a breach of the peace or injury to persons or property; provided, that prior to making an arrest for such conduct, an order to disperse shall be given and a reasonable time allowed for such dispersion; provided further, that "conduct" shall not be construed to mean the exercise of one's constitutional rights to legally protest;

4.

Fails or refuses to disperse when ordered to do so by a peace officer or other public servant engaged in enforcing or executing the law;

5.

After having been warned to desist, intentionally interferes with a peace officer who is attempting to lawfully perform his or her duties;

6.

Intentionally uses offensive words or gestures toward another person or persons under circumstances likely to create a risk of assault or cause a breach of the peace;

7.

Intentionally uses profane, offensive or indecent language or gestures and/or engages in any quarrel in any public conveyance so as to unreasonably disturb others, or intentionally interferes with or annoys any passenger therein so as to unreasonably disturb them or others;

8.

Intentionally obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic without lawful authority;

9.

Intentionally urinates or defecates in a public place, other than through the proper use of a public facility, under circumstances where the act could be observed by any member of the public;

10.

Loiters in or about any public restroom for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting any lewd, lascivious, or unlawful act;

11.

Persists in requesting assistance from a member of the public, whether such requested assistance be financial or otherwise, after the person being requested has declined to offer such assistance;

12.

Provides unrequested goods or services to pedestrians, drivers, or passengers, then demands payment for such unrequested goods or services; or

13.

For purposes other than to report an emergency or request immediate aid, intentionally and repetitiously calls 9-1-1 or any telephone number dedicated for reporting emergencies and/or requesting emergency assistance.

B.

Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor.

(Ord. 788 § 27, 2005: Ord. 645 § 15 (part), 1998: Ord. 601 § 6 (part), 1996; Ord. 360 § 7 (part), 1987)

(Ord. No. 922, § 1, 9-17-2009)