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-Intentionally, recklessly, or negligently damages property of another in the employment of fire, explosives or other means [listed in 3302(a) casuing a catastrophe]

-Intentionally, or recklessly tampers w/ property of another so as to endanger person/property

-Intentionally, or recklessly causes pecuniary loss by deception/threat

-Intentionally defaces public/private propert w/ graffiti

-Intentionally damages real/personal property of another

-Intentionally damages personal, private, or public property by discharging a paintball gun

3304: Criminal Mischief

S

M.3= intentionally/recklessly causes loss in excess of $500 (in cases of graffiti... in excess of $150)

M.2= intentionally causes loss in excess of $1,000

F.3= intentionally causes loss is excess of $5,000; or causes a substantial interruption/impairment of public communication, transportation, supply of water, gas, power, or other public service

 

**there is NO M.1 criminal mischief

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-person who knows that a fire is endangering the life/property of another

-fails to take reasonable measures to put out/control fire when he/she can do w/o substantial risk to themselves, or

-fails to give prompt fire alarm, IF:

  • he/she knows they're under official, contractual, or legal duty to control/combat fire
  • fire was started (lawfully) by him, w/ his consent, or on property that is in his custody/control

3301: Arson (Failure to Control/Report Dangerous Fire)

M.1

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-intentionally/recklessly starts a fire to endanger any person or property of another

-whether or not any damage occurs

3301: Arson (Dangerous Burning)

S

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-recklessly causes a catastrophe by:

  • explosion, fire, flood, avalanche
  • collapse of a building
  • release of poison gas, radioactive material
  • other destructive force/substance
  • or any other means of causing potential widespread injury or dmage

3302(a) Causing a Catastrophe (Recklessly)

F.2

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-knowingly desecrates, vandalizes, defaces, or damages:

  • place used for religious worship/religious purposes
  • place used for burial/memorializing the dead
  • school, educational facility, comm. center, municipal building, court facility, state/local gov't building or vehicle
  • grounds adjacent to, owned, or occupied by above
  • any personal property located inside any of the above

-carrying an aerosol spray-paint can, broad tipped indelible marker or similar device onto property w/ intent to commit vandalism

3307: Institutional Vandalism

M.2

F.3= loss in excess of $5,000; or any act of desecration

 

Act of Desecration= defacing, damaging, polluting, or otherwise physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action

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-intentionally starts a fire/causes an explosion

-aids, counsels,pays, or agrees to pay another to start a fire/cause explosion on his property or anothers; AND

  • recklessly places another in danger of death/Bodily Injury (includes personnel fighting the fire); OR
  • w/ purpose of destroying/damaging an inhabited building or occupied structure of another

3301(a) Arson (Arson Endangering Persons)

F.1

Murder 2= if death of any person occurs

Murder 1= if death was intended

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-possesses, manuf., or transports

-any incendiary or explosive material

-w/ intent to use/to provide for use; to commit:

  • Arson endangering persons [3301(a)]
  • Arson endangering property [3301(c)]
  • Reckless burning/exploding [3301(d)]

3301(f): Possession of Explosive/Incendiary Material/Devices

F.3

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-intentionally starts a fire/causes an explosion, on his property or anothers; or aid, counsels, pays/agrees to pay another to start a fire/cause an explosion, AND

  1. commits the act w/ intent of damaging/destroying a building/unoccupied structure of another
  2. thereby recklessly places an inhabited buidling/occupied structure of another in danger of damage/destruction, OR
  3. commits the act w/ intent of destroying/damaging any property (his or anothers) to collect insurance for such loss

3301(c): Arson endangering property

F.2

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-intentionally starts a fire/causes an explosion, or aids, counsels, pays or agrees to pay another to start a fire/cause an explosion (his property or another) and thereby recklessly:

  • places uninhabited building/unoccupied structure of another in danger of damage/destruction
  • places personal property that exceeds $5,000 value, or auto, airplane, motorcycle, motorboat, motorpropelled vehicle in danger of damage/destruction

3301: Arson (Reckless Burning/Exploding)

F.3

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-knowingly or recklessly

-fails to take reasonable measures to prevent/mitigate a catastrophe

-when he/she can do so w/o substantial risk; IF:

  • he knows he is under official, contractual, or other legal obligation to take such measures; OR
  • he did or assented to the act causing/threatening the catastrophe

3303: Failure to prevent a catastrophe

M.2

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-Intentionally defaces, or otherwise damages:

  • public property/property of another
  • w/ graffiti
  • by use of aerosol spray-paint can, broad tipped indelible marker, or similar marking device

Graffiti= unauthorized inscription, word, figure, mark, or design which is written, marked, etched, scratched, drawn or painted

3304: Criminal Mischief

S

M.3= intentionally/recklessly causes loss in excess of $500 (LOSS IN EXCESS OF $150 IN CASES OF GRAFFITI)

M.2= intentionally causes loss in excess of $1,000

F.3= intentionally causes loss in excess of $5,000, or causes a substantial interruption or impairment of public communication, transportation, supply of water, gas, power, or other public service

 

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-intentionally/knowingly, causes a catastrophe by:

  • explosion, fire, flood, avalanche
  • collapse of a building
  • release of poison gas, radioactive material
  • or other harmful/destructive force/substance
  • or, by any other means of causing potentially widespread injury/damage

Includes: selling, dealing, providing, licenses/permits for hazmat in violation of MVC 75 Ch 83

3302(a): Causing a Catastrophe (intentionally/knowingly)

F.1

168

-recklessly creates a risk of a catastrophe in the employment of fire, explosives, or other means listed in 3302(a)

3302(b): Risking a Catastrophe

F.3

193

-opens, for private use, any fire hydrant w/o authorization from water authority

3306: Unauthorized use or opening of fire hydrants

S.

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-willfully and maliciously

-cuts, injures, damages, destroys, or defaces

-any fire hydrant, fire hose, fire engine, or other public/private fire equipment

-or any apparatus pertaining to the same

3305: Injuring or Tampering w/ Fire Apparatus

M.3

195

3308: Additional Fine for Arson Committed for Profit

-any person convicted under section 3301 (arson and related offenses)

-where any consideration was paid or payable

-in addition to any sentence of imprisonment, shall be fined an amount DOUBLE the amount of the consideration, or the maximum lawful fine, whichever is greater

Diposition: Fines collected/bail deposits forfeited shall be provided to PEMA for Pa State Firemen's School

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-intentionally or recklessly

-defaces, marks or otherwise damages the real or tangible personal property of another

-where the property damaged is used in agricultural activity or farming

3309: Agricultural Vandalism

M.3

M.2= loss in excess of $500

M.1= loss in excess of $1,000

F.3= loss in excess of $5,000

  *loss includes the cost of repair or replacement of the property affected

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-intentionally and knowingly:

-damages any field crop, vegetable or fruit plant or tree that is

-grown, stored or raised for scientific or commercial purposes or for any testing or research purpose in conjunction with a public or private research facility or a university or any Federal, State or local government agency.

3310: Agricultural Crop Destruction

F.2

 **In addition to any sentence; order for restitution equal to the cost of the financial damages

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Intentionally/knowingly/recklessly stores/disposes on any property chemical waste resulting from or used in the manuf. of methamphetamine

  **does not apply to licensed pharmaceutical company

3313: Illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste

F.3