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(a) No person upon roller skates or a skateboard, or riding in or by means of any sled, toy vehicle or similar device, shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and except upon streets set aside as play streets when and as authorized by the Director of Public Safety.
(b) No person upon a skateboard or like device shall go upon the adjacent premises, including the parking lot area, of any commercial or business establishment without the consent of the owner. No person, while in possession of a skateboard or like device, shall go upon the parking lot area or other private property of any commercial establishment at any time when such premises are not open to the public for business, except with the consent of the owner.
(c) Whenever any person operates any of the devices mentioned in division (a) of this section in violation of this section, such device shall be seized by any member of the Police Department. The Chief of Police shall impound such device at the Police Station for 30 days.
(d) When any such device has been seized and so impounded, written notice or personal service shall be made forthwith by the officer in charge to the owner of such device, or, in the event the person is a minor under the age of 18 years, then such notice shall be made to the parent or guardian of the owner of such device. The notice shall contain a full explanation of the reason for seizing and impounding such device.
(e) Any device impounded under the provisions of this section shall be surrendered to the owner or to the parent or guardian of any minor after the expiration of the impounding time set by the Chief of Police and upon showing sufficient proof of ownership of such device. However, nothing herein shall relieve the offender of any penalty imposed in Section 303.99.
(Ord. 1992-35. Passed 11-23-92.)