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(a) A person commits abandonment of a motor vehicle who abandons any motor vehicle upon any street, highway, right-of-way or other public property, or upon any private property without the express consent of the owner or person in lawful charge of the property.

(b) To abandon, in this Section, means to leave the vehicle with the intention not to retain possession of it or not to assert ownership over it.

(c) The following circumstances are prima facie evidence of the necessary intent:

(1) The motor vehicle has been left for more than thirty (30) days unattended and unmoved;

(2) License plates or other identifying marks have been removed from the motor vehicle; or

(3) The owner has been notified by a law enforcement agency to remove the motor vehicle, and it has not been removed within three (3) days after notification. (Prior code 10.12.010; Ord. 1488 §1, 2019)