Maywood Police Arrest Reports (June 21 – June 23); Maywood Police To Strictly Enforce Noise Ordinance During 4th Of July Holiday

Police BlotterFriday, June 27, 2014

ARREST REPORTS

June 21, 2014, 9:38 PM

Alfonso De La Torre, 56, of Melrose Park, arrested at 5600 W. Huron for assault and battery committed at 523 W. Lake Street.

June 22, 2014, 8:56 PM

Jason White, 23, arrested at 1114 W. Madison Street for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

June 23, 2014, 1:16 AM

Jemier Q. Featherston, 26, arrested at 1309 S. 7th for disorderly conduct.

June 23, 2014, 12:55 PM

Robert E. Rimmer, Jr., 32, arrested at 34 S. 21st, for open alcohol in a vehicle. released on I-Bond.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Maywood Police To Strictly Enforce Village’s Noise/Anti-Nuisance Ordinance During 4th of July Holiday

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The Maywood Police Department will strictly enforce Village Ordinance 92.30, which regulates noise levels throughout town. A summary of the ordinance is below:

§ 92.30  NOISE.

(A)   Definitions.    For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

‘A’ BAND LEVEL.  The total sound level of all noise as measured with  a sound level meter rising the “A” weighting network. The unit of measurement is the dB(A).

DECIBEL.  A unit of measurement of the intensity (loudness) of sound. Sound level meters which are employed to measure the intensity of sound are calibrated in DECIBELS.

OCTAVE BAND SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL.  The sound pressure level for the sound being measured contained within the specified octave band. The reference pressure is 20 micronewtons per square meter.

SOUND-LEVEL METER.  An instrument including a microphone, an amplifier, an output meter and frequency weighting networks for the measurement of noise and sound levels in an specified manner.

(B)   Nuisance noise prohibited. It shall be unlawful and a nuisance for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise, or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the Village.

(C)   Nuisance noise standards. The following acts, among others, are declared to be excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud nuisance noises, or noises which constitute a nuisance by annoying, disturbing, injuring or endangering the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the Village, in violation of this section, but the enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:

(1)   Horns, signaling devices, and the like. The sounding of any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle, motorbus or other vehicle on any street or public place of the Village, except as a danger warning; the creation by means of any such signaling device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; the sounding of any such device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time; the use of any signaling device, except one operated by hand or electricity; the use of any horn, whistle or other device operated by engine exhaust; and the use of any such signaling device when traffic is for any reason held up.

(2)   Radios, phonographs, and the like. The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such a manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.

(G)   Penalties.  Any person violating the terms and conditions of this section shall be subject to a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 for a first violation within the past 12 months, not less than $250 nor more than $1,500 for a second violation within the past 12 months and not less than $1,000 nor more than $3,000 for a third or subsequent violation within the past 12 months, with each and every day that the violation is allowed to remain in effect being deemed a complete and separate offense. In addition, the appropriate authorities of the Village may take such other action as they deem proper to enforce the terms and conditions of this section, including, without limitation, an action in equity to compel compliance with its terms. Any person violating the terms of this section shall be subject, in addition to the foregoing penalties, to the payment of court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. VFP

3 thoughts on “Maywood Police Arrest Reports (June 21 – June 23); Maywood Police To Strictly Enforce Noise Ordinance During 4th Of July Holiday

  1. The headline suggests the police may not enforce this code during any other time or date. I hope this is not the case.

  2. The Noise Ordinance was revised a few years ago to include music and barking dogs as well. So, having our Police enforce this Ordinance during the holiday is a “Wonderful” start. But, having ALL residents comply with this Ordinance consistently, would be better. Thanks

  3. What the police need to get tough with is coming back to the same houses over and over again. I think most people experiencing a loud or bad neihbor will know exactly what I’m talking about. Sometimes it the same one 2 or 3 times in an hour, with others its the same house every week. Start dropping heavy fines or better yet start confiscating vehilces–the message will get through!

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