To throw or deposit on any street or sidewalk any glass bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, can, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter, offal, or any other debris, or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle.
To go armed with or to carry, except as hereinafter provided, a dirk, dagger, sword, pistol, revolver, stiletto, metallic knuckles, pocket billy, sandbag, skull cracker, slug shot or other offensive or dangerous weapon, concealed either on or about the person; or to go armed within the City with a pistol or revolver. This Section shall not apply to the following:
A. A person who goes armed with a dangerous weapon in his or he own dwelling or place of business, or on land owned or possessed by the person.
B. Any peace officer, when his duties require the person to carry such weapons.
C. Any member of the armed forces of the United States or of the National Guard or person in the service of the United States, when the weapons are carried in connection with his duties as such.
D. Any correctional officer, when his or her duties require, serving under the authority of the Division of Adult Corrections.
E. Any person who for any lawful purpose carries an unloaded pistol, revolver, or other dangerous weapon inside a closed and fastened container or securely wrapped package which is too large to be concealed on the person.
F. Any person who for any lawful purpose carries or transports an unloaded pistol or revolver in any vehicle inside a cargo or luggage compartment where the pistol or revolver will not be readily accessible to any person riding in the vehicle or common carrier.
G. Any person while he is lawfully engaged in target practice or a range designed for that purpose or while engaged in lawful hunting for game in a lawful hunting area.
H. Any person who has been issued a valid, unexpired, permit to carry weapons, and whose conduct is within the limits of that permit.
No person, except as permitted by law, shall have or carry any gun in or on any vehicle on any public highway, unless such gun is taken down or contained in a case, and the barrels and magazines thereof are unloaded.
A. A person shall not use or explode consumer fireworks on days other than July 3, July 4 and December 31.
B. A person shall not use or explode consumer fireworks at times other than between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 3 and July 4, and between the hours of 10:00 p.m. on December 31 and 12:30 a.m. on the immediately following day.
C. A person shall not use consumer fireworks on real property other than that person's real property or on the real property of a person who has consented to the use of consumer fireworks on that property. A person that uses, explodes or discharges consumer fireworks shall have responsibility to clean up all debris created by the fireworks.
D. A person who violates this chapter commits a simple misdemeanor punishable as follows:
First Offense $250
Second Offense $400
Third and Subsequent $625
(Ord. 2017-11, passed 11-20-2017)
To place, or to allow to be placed, any discarded, abandoned, unattended or unused refrigerator, ice box or similar container equipped with air-tight door or lid, snap lock, or other locking device which cannot be released from inside, in a location accessible to children, outside any building, dwelling, or within an unoccupied or abandoned building or dwelling, or other structure, under his or their control without first removing the door, lid, snap lock, or other locking device from said icebox, refrigerator or similar container. This section applies equally to the owner of any such refrigerator, icebox or similar container, and to the owner or occupant of the premise where the hazard is permitted to remain (see Chapter 2, Section 1.33 or Section 727.3, Code of Iowa).
To falsely assume to be judge, magistrate, sheriff, deputy sheriff, peace officer, special agent to the Iowa Department of Public Safety or conservation officer, and take upon himself to act as such or require anyone to aid or assist him in any manner.
When lawfully required by a sheriff, police officer, constable or other officer to willfully neglect or refuse to assist him in the execution of the duties of his office in any criminal case or in any case of escape or rescue.
A person who knowingly resists or obstructs anyone known by the person to be a peace officer in the performance of any act which is within the scope of the officer's lawful duty or authority, or who knowingly resists or obstructs the service or execution by any authorized person of any civil or criminal process or order of any court, commits a simple misdemeanor (see Chapter 2, Section 1.26 or Section 719.1, Code of Iowa).
To throw stones, snowballs, or missiles of any kind or shoot arrows, rubber guns, slingshots, air rifles or other dangerous instruments or toys on or into any street, highway, alley, sidewalk or public place.
To interfere with or hinder any policeman, fireman, officer or city official in the discharge of his duty.
To coast, sled or play games on streets or highways except in areas blocked off by the Chief of Police for such purposes.
To discharge rifles, shotguns, revolvers, pistols, guns or firearms of any kind within the City limits except by authorization of the City Council.
To be at large, not in the care of some discreet person, in a state of vagrancy. For the purpose of this Chapter the following persons are vagrants:
A. All common prostitutes and keepers of bawdy houses or house for the resort of common prostitutes.
B. All habitual drunkards, gamesters or other disorderly persons.
C. All persons wandering about and lodging in barns outbuildings, tents, wagons or other vehicles, and having no visible calling or business to maintain themselves.
D. All persons begging in public places, or from house to house, or persons inducing children or others to do so.
E. All persons representing themselves as collectors of alms for charitable institutions under a false or fraudulent pretenses.
F. All persons playing or betting in any street or public or open place at any game, or pretended game, or chance, or at or with any table or other instrument of gaming.
Any person found loitering or standing on any street, sidewalk, curb or in any public park or building shall move on when required to do so by a police officer of the City who must have a reasonable suspicion that such person has no lawful purpose and may be a threat to the public health, safety, welfare, morals or convenience. Any such person who fails to move on or who commences to loiter in another such place shall be deemed guilty of a simple misdemeanor.