DRAFT CSC, Title 12.  Crimes and Punishment
Miscellaneous Offenses

5051.  Tampering with mail.
5052.  Unauthorized disposition of certain foods.
5053.  Theft of electricity; injuring or altering meter.
5054.  Junk vehicles.

      5051.  Tampering with mail.
     Every person who, without authority, opens, or destroys any mail not directed to him, shall be guilty of tampering with mail and upon conviction thereof be imprisoned not more than six months, or fined not more than $100.00, or both.

Source:  CSL 6-66, 1001.

      5052.  Unauthorized disposition of certain foods.
     Every person who, having any responsibility for disposition of any food commodity distributed to Chuuk Truk State under any program of a foreign government or any state or the Federated States of Micronesia Government, willfully makes any unauthorized  disposition of such food commodity, or every person who, not being an authorized recipient thereof, willfully converts to his own use or benefit any such food commodity, shall upon conviction thereof be punished by imprisonment for not more than six months, or fined not more than $500.00, or both.

Source:  CSL 6-66, 1002.

      5053.  Theft of electricity; injuring or altering meter.
     Every person who willfully and knowingly, with intent to injure or defraud, makes or causes to be made any connection with the electric lines of any agency or corporation authorized to generate, transmit, or sell electric current by means of electric wires or electric wires or electric appliance of any character whatsoever without the written authority of such agency or corporation, or who shall knowingly and with like intent injure, alter, or procure to be injured or altered any electric meter, or obstruct its working, or procure the same to be tampered with or injured, or use or cause to be used any electric meter or appliance so tampered with or injured, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned for not more than six months, or fined not more than $100.00, or both.

Source:  CSL 6-66, 1003.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on Public Utilities are found in Title 30 of this Code.

      5054.  Junk vehicles.

     (1) Any person who permits a junk vehicle to remain upon public property at any time after 30 thirty days have elapsed from the date of receipt of a junk vehicle warning shall be guilty of littering.

     (2)  "Junk vehicle" is defined as any vehicle normally powered by an engine and normally having four or more wheels, which vehicle is incomplete or damaged to the extent that the hood, windshield, engine, steering wheel, radiator, or any tire or wheel (except any spare tire or wheel) is missing or detached, or two or more tires are flat, or one or more doors are hanging loose, or 50 fifty percent (50%) or more of the body surface is covered by rust.

     (3)  "Junk vehicle warning" is defined as a written notice given by a police officer to the person in legal possession of or to the owner of, any junk vehicle resting upon public property.

     (4)  If the condition described in Subsection (3) of this Section is remedied within the thirty day period, there will be no violation of this Section.

     (5)  A vehicle shall not be considered to be a junk vehicle merely because tires are missing if the vehicle is resting upon four or more blocks and the owner of the vehicle is temporarily absent from the island upon which the vehicle is located, where such absence is for a period of at least ten days.

     (6)  The provisions of this Section, except for Subsection (1) of this Section shall not apply to any island which does not normally have direct maritime shipping services from outside of the State.

     (7)  Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $25.00.

Source:  CSL 6-66, 1004.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on Vehicles are found in Title 31 of this Code.