The chief of police and assistants of the city as conservators of the peace shall have the power to arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, and to take before the proper magistrate all persons who shall break the peace and may commit such person to jail or other safe place in default of proper bail being furnished. They or either of them shall have power to arrest or cause to be arrested as aforesaid all persons who shall be found in the act of violating any ordinance of the city for the preservation of the peace and good order thereof and shall have power to detain or cause to be detained any person in custody in the county jail or other safe place in the city overnight and during any Sunday or legal holiday, or until such person can be duly examined and tried by the proper officer, whenever it may be impractical to bring such person before such officer. (Ord. 2, 7-24-1900)