Sec. 16-11. Special considerations for certain transactions.

(a) Every pawnbroker, recycler, junk or secondhand dealer shall immediately notify the police department by telephone, or other means likely to reach the police department without delay, of the sale or purchase of any article which reasonably appears to be used only by governments, utilities, railroads, or for specific purposes, such as guardrails, manhole covers, aluminum irrigation pipes, high voltage transmission lines, historical markers, cemetery plaques, light poles, or bleachers.
(b) Every pawnbroker, recycler, junk or secondhand dealer shall hold all scrap metals described in this section in its custody in the same condition in which it was received for a minimum of five days before the scrap metals and alloys may be sold, conveyed, or disposed of. (Ord. No. 1490, § 4 (part).)