509.14  LOITERING.
   (a)   For purposes of this section, “loitering” and “loiter” means remaining idle in essentially one location either alone or in consort with others in a public or private business or non-business premises.  Loitering can and does unduly facilitate the commission of criminal offenses, therefore:
   (b)   No person shall loiter in a public place and do any of the following:
      (1)   Breach the peace, or create a disturbance or unreasonable annoyance to the comfort and repose of any person;
      (2)   Obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles;
      (3)   Obstruct, molest or physically interfere with any person;
      (4)   Engage in conduct which creates an unreasonable risk of physical harm, including making remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature to another person;
      (5)   Solicit others for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct.
   (c)   Whoever violates subsection (b) hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
   (d)   Whenever any police officer has reasonable grounds to believe that any person loitering in any public place is likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated in subsection (b) hereof, the police officer may order that person to leave that place in order to preserve the public peace and safety.  Any person who refuses to leave a public place after being ordered to do so by a police officer in accordance with the preceding sentence is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 6892-97.  Passed 10-27-97.)