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Common Fake Patty's Day Crimes
The following list of crimes, violations, or offenses are commonly associated with the consumption of alcohol or the Fake Patty's Day celebration specifically. Officers on patrol will be enforcing all state and local laws including but not limited to the following:
Criminal Damage to Property (CDP)
Criminal damage to property is defined as knowingly destroying, damaging, defacing, or impairing the use of another's property.
It is unlawful to knowingly commit an act that alarms, angers, disturbs others, provokes an assault or breaches peace.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is defined as anyone under the influence of either drugs or alcohol with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher operating a motor vehicle.
Fake / Fraud Identification
It is unlawful to display or possess any fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license. A conviction is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.
Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
It is unlawful to buy, sell or give alcoholic beverages to a minor.
It is unlawful to recklessly permit your home or other property to be used for unlawful possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors.
Intoxicated Pedestrian in the Street
A pedestrian who is under the influence of alcohol or any drug to a degree which makes him or her a hazard may not walk in the street.
Liquor License Required
It is unlawful for any person who is obligated to have an alcoholic liquor retailer's license to sell, keep for sale, offer for sale or expose for sale any alcoholic liquor unless he or she has in his or her possession a valid, unexpired license issued by the city for such purpose. This includes any public or private location.
Littering is dumping, throwing, placing, depositing or leaving, or causing to be dumped, thrown, deposited or left any refuse of any kind or any object or substance which tends to pollute, mar or deface, into or about: any public street, highway, alley, road, right-of-way, park or other public place, or any lake, stream, watercourse, or other body of water, except by direction of some public officer or employee authorized by law to direct or permit such acts; or any private property without the consent of the owner or occupant of such property.
Minor in Possession / Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages
No one under the age of 21 may purchase, attempt to purchase, consume, or possess alcoholic beverages.
Mobile Device Use
It is unlawful to use mobile devices within city limits while driving, unless the device is configured for hands-free use. It is also unlawful to manipulate a mobile device, for example texting while driving.
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise or any noise which unreasonably either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the limits of the city.
It is unlawful to carry an open container of an alcoholic beverage on public property, including parks, streets, sidewalks, and parking lots.
Read about various kinds of parking citations.
Possession of Marijuana / Drug Paraphernalia
It shall be unlawful for any person within the city to possess marijuana.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly, intentionally or recklessly, appear in a state of nudity in a public place.
It is unlawful to allow trash to accumulate anywhere - yards, alleys, sidewalks, neighboring properties, etc. With 24 hours notice, the City may clean up your trash and send you the bill for the cost of cleanup (minimum $155).
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly and willfully resist, oppose or obstruct any public officer, his deputy or lawful assistant, while in the discharge of his official duty or in making any lawful arrest in the city.
It is unlawful to smoke in indoor public places, such as bars and restaurants, or within twenty (20) feet of the entrances to indoor public places.
Transporting an Open Container
It is unlawful to transport open containers of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle.
Urinating / Defecating upon Public Places
It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate or defecate upon any public street, alley, sidewalk, or while in any park, parking lot or other public place except in sanitation facilities provided.