A. Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and each person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during which any violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance is committed, continued or permitted; and upon conviction of any such violation, such person shall be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
B. Any violation of the provisions of this ordinance constitutes a public nuisance which the City can abate by an action in Snohomish County Superior Court. The costs of such action shall be taxed against the violator.
C. Penalty and enforcement provisions provided in this article are not exclusive, and the City may pursue any remedy or relief it deems appropriate.
D. It shall also be a violation of this ordinance for:
1. Any person to remove, alter or obliterate any manufacturer’s make, model or serial number, personal identification number or identifying marks engraved or etched upon an item of personal property that was purchased, consigned or received in pledge;
2. Any person to knowingly make, cause or allow to be made any false entry or misstatement of any material matter in any book, record or writing required to be kept under this ordinance;
3. Any pawnbroker or second hand dealer to receive any property from any person under the age of eighteen years, any person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, or any person known to the pawnbroker or second hand dealer as having been convicted of burglary, robbery, theft or possession of or receiving stolen property within the past ten years whether the person is acting in his or her own behalf or as the agent of another; or
4. Any person to violate any other provisions of this ordinance, or amendments thereto. (Ord. 1678, 1989)