Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/556

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-460the mortcagee or his representatives, successors, or assigns, or the purchaser ot the mortgaged premises at the foreclosure sale or his representatives or assigns, and without his or their written consent as the case may be: (1) destroys or damages the mortgaged premises; or (2) takes, removes, or carries away, from the mortgaged premises, or otherwise disposes of, a house, barn, or other property affixed thereto as an improvement thereon, or permits any of those acts— is guilty of larceny, and shall be punished accordingly. § 1350. Larceny of lost property Whoever finds lost property under circumstances which give him knowledge of, or means of inquiry as to, the true owner, and appropriates the property to his own use, or to the use of another person not entitled thereto, without first making reasonable and just efforts to find the owner and restore the property to him, is guilty of larceny, and shall be punished accordingly. § 1351. Neglect to notify owner of property saved from fire Whoever saves from fire, or from a building endangered by fire, any property, and for two days thereafter corruptly neglects to notify the owner thereof^ or the Chief, Fire Division, Canal Zone Government, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than 10 years. § 1352. Stealing gas or electricity Whoever, with intent to injure or defraud, connects a pipe, tube, wire or other instrument with a main, service pipe or other pipe, wire or connection used for supplying illuminating gas or electricity in such a manner as to supply illuminating gas or electricity to a connection by or at which illuminating gas or electricity is consumed, around or without passing through a meter provided for measuring and registering the quantity consumed, or in any other manner so as to evade the payment therefor, or, with like intent, obstructs its action, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more than 30 days, or both. § 1353. Stealing water Whoever, with intent to inj ure or defraud: (1) opens or draws water from a stopcock or faucet by which the flow of water is controlled, after having been notified that it has been closed or shut for specific cause, by order of competent authority; or (2) connects a pipe, tube or other instrument, with a main, service or other pipe, conduit or flume, for conducting water, for the purpose of taking water from the main, service pipe, conduit or flume, without the knowledge of the owner thereof, and with intent to evade payment therefor— shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more than 30 days, or both. ^ 1354. Taking vehicle for temporary use Whoever takes a vehicle without the permission of the owner or custodian thereof, for the purpose of temporarily using or operating the vehicle, shall, for the first offense, be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more than 30 days, or both; and, for each subsequent offense, be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned in jail not more than 180 days, or both. § 1355. Unauthorized use of vehicle by custodian Whoever, having the care, custody or possession of a vehicle, takes, hires, runs, drives or uses the vehicle, or takes or removes therefrom