The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Burbank Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by the police does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can determine whether an offender is guilty or not guilty of the offence with which he or she has been charged.
Note: Two of the arrests this week were for violations of The City of Burbank general ordinances. City ordinances are generally defined as a set of rules set aside to monitor and prohibit certain actions or behaviors that are contrary to the public's health and welfare. These laws are normally passed by the city councils and are governed within a city.
The specific Burbank ordinances read as follows:
Sec. 9-34.1. Graffiti.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to place graffiti upon any building, fence, wall, gate, tree, structure, or other private or public property within the city. For purposes of this section, "graffiti" shall include any symbol, sign, drawing, marking, painting, sketch, diagram, placed on any public or private property without the prior consent of the owner.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, leasing, occupying, or having charge of any premises to permit, allow to remain, or fail to remove any graffiti which is visible from the street or other private or public property. In the event the owner, lessor, lessee, or person having charge of any premises fails to remove the graffiti, the city may provide for the removal of the same and collect the reasonable cost thereof from the owner after serving a seven-day notice on the person who refuses or neglects to do so. The city shall file a lien upon the real estate affected which shall include the cost of removal, plus any recording or attorney's fees incurred. The lien may be enforced by a proceeding to foreclose as in the case of mortgages. Any suit to foreclose the lien shall be commenced within two (2) years of the date of the filing of the lien.
(Ord. No. 26-9-92, § 1, 5-13-92)
Sec. 9-78. Spray paint.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or deliver any container of spray paint to a person of age eighteen (18) years or less within the City of Burbank.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person of age eighteen (18) years or less to possess any container of spray paint within the City of Burbank. It shall be an affirmative defense that the person possessing the same is on private property that is his usual place of residence.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any container of spray paint on any public property, including but not limited to parks, streets, alleys, parkways and sidewalks, within the city. It shall be an affirmative defense that the person possessing the same is either working on an authorized project by the city or the container has been purchased, is in its original condition, and is in the trunk of an automobile.
(Ord. No. 21-9-86, § 1, 5-14-86)