City of Centralia, MO
Boone County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Cross Reference — As to riots, see ch. 28.

Section 20-1 Assault.

Section 20-1.1 Domestic assault.

Section 20-2 Attempting to commit offense.

Section 20-3 Barbed wire fences prohibited — exceptions.

Section 20-4 Aiding and abetting another in commission of ordinance violation.

Section 20-5 through Section 20-6. (Reserved)

Section 20-7 Cellars, etc. — leaving open.

Section 20-8 Cigarettes — definitions — sale to persons under eighteen prohibited — exception — posting notice — penalty.

Section 20-9 City property — destroying, defacing, etc.

Section 20-9.1 Prohibiting persons from being inside downtown City parking lot during certain hours.

Section 20-10 Conspiracy.

Section 20-10.1 Consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property.

Section 20-10.2 Consumption or possession of intoxicating liquor on school property.

Section 20-11 Curfew — minors under sixteen years after 11:00 P.M.

Section 20-12 (Reserved)

Section 20-13 Dead animals, etc. — placing in wells, drinking fountains, etc.

Section 20-14 Destruction, etc., of public notices, copies of laws, etc.

Section 20-15 Deterring other person from lawful occupation or employment.

Section 20-16 (Reserved)

Section 20-17 Disorderly conduct.

Section 20-17.1 Distribution of printed materials.

Section 20-18 Disturbing the peace.

Section 20-19 Disturbing religious assembly.

Section 20-20 Disturbing schools or other lawful assemblies.

Section 20-21 Escape from custody or confinement.

Section 20-22 Failure to appear in municipal court following initial appearance.

Section 20-23 Failure to obey subpoena — appearance before Board of Aldermen.

Section 20-24 (Reserved)

Section 20-25 Making false report.

Section 20-26 False, misleading, etc., advertising.

Section 20-27 False oath or affirmation.

Section 20-28 False statement, etc., under oath.

Section 20-29 (Reserved)

Section 20-30 Fighting chickens, dogs, etc.

Section 20-31 Firearms — firing prohibited; exceptions.

Section 20-32 Unlawful transfer of weapons to minor.

Section 20-33 Harassment.

Section 20-34 Horses, etc. — running through streets, etc.; riding or leading on sidewalk.

Section 20-35 Impersonating officer.

Section 20-35.1 Library theft.

Section 20-35.2 Marijuana.

Section 20-35.3 Unlawful possession or use of drug paraphernalia.

Section 20-35.4 Unlawful substances.

Section 20-36 Stealing.

Section 20-36.1 Receiving stolen property valued at less than five hundred dollars.

Section 20-37 Theft of cable television service; unauthorized connections.

Section 20-38 Obstructing, resisting, etc., City officers — interference with legal process.

Section 20-39 Resisting or interfering with arrest or detention.

Section 20-39.1 Posting of showcards, signs, etc.,  on  public  property  and  utility poles.

Section 20-40 Property interference — personal property.

Section 20-41 Property interference — trespass on real property.

Section 20-42 Trespass of a school bus.

Section 20-43 Solicitation of charitable contributions on City street — permit required.

Section 20-44 (Reserved)

Section 20-45 Water — poisoning, damming up, etc.

Section 20-46 Weapons — unlawful use, with exceptions.

Section 20-47 (Reserved)

Section 20-48 Wild animals — transportation through City uncaged.

Section 20-49 Indecent exposure and public urination.

Section 20-50 Endangering the welfare of a child.

Section 20-51 Abandoning airtight icebox or refrigerator.

Section 20-52 Invasion of privacy.

Section 20-53 Tampering with witnesses and victims.

Section 20-54 Hours sexually-oriented businesses may operate.

Section 20-1 Assault. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 762, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 1, 12-17-1990]
A person commits the ordinance violation of assault if:
1. 
He/she attempts to cause, knowingly causes, or recklessly causes physical injury to another person; or
2. 
He/she purposely places another person in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or
3. 
He/she knowingly causes physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
[1]
State Law Reference — As a common assault, see RSMo. § 565.070. As to suppression of certain activities, see RSMo. § 79.450.
Cross Reference — As to disorderly conduct and peace disturbance, see §§ 20-17 to 20-20. As to harassment, see § 20-33.

Section 20-1.1 Domestic assault. [1]

[Ord. No. 2702 § 1, 9-17-2012]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of domestic assault if the act involves a family member or household member including any child who is a family member or household member, and:
1. 
The person attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury to such family member or household member; or
2. 
With criminal negligence the person causes physical injury to such family member or household member by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or
3. 
The person purposely places such family member or household member in apprehension of immediate physical injury by any means; or
4. 
The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death or serious physical injury to such family member or household member; or
5. 
The person knowingly causes physical contact with such family member or household member knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive; or
6. 
The person knowingly attempts to cause or causes the isolation of such family member or household member by unreasonably and substantially restricting or limiting such family member or household member's access to other persons, telecommunication devices or transportation for the purpose of isolation.
B. 
For the purposes of this Section, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
CONDUCT
Includes any act or omission.
FAMILY MEMBER OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER
A spouse, former spouse, any person related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together or have resided together in the past, any person who is or has been in a continuing social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim, and anyone who has a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have resided together at any time.
SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY
Physical injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part of the body.
[1]
State Law References — For similar provisions, see RSMo. §§ 455.010, 565.002, 565.074.

Section 20-2 Attempting to commit offense. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 831, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 2, 12-17-1990]
A person is guilty of attempt to commit an ordinance violation when, with the purpose of committing the ordinance violation, he/she does any act which is a substantial step towards the commission of the ordinance violation. A "substantial step" is conduct which is strongly corroborative of the firmness of the actor's purpose to complete the commission of the ordinance violation.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo. § 564.011.
Cross Reference — As to aiding and abetting, see § 20-4. As to conspiracy, see § 20-10.

Section 20-3 Barbed wire fences prohibited — exceptions. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 802, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1666 § 1, 3-16-1992]
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or cause to be erected any fence or part of a fence constructed entirely or in part of barbed wire, within the City limits along a public street or alley where a public sidewalk now exists or may hereafter exist, except that a political subdivision, including the City, or a utility company may erect a fence topped by barbed wire in such locations so as to restrict access to utility equipment or structures which are not contained within a building.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to authority of fourth class cities to regulate, prohibit, etc., fences, see RSMo. § 79.400(I).

Section 20-4 Aiding and abetting another in commission of ordinance violation. [1]

[Ord. No. 1998 § 1, 2-17-1998]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of aiding and abetting another in the commission of an ordinance violation when either before or during the commission of an ordinance violation with the purpose of promoting the commission of an ordinance violation, that person aids or agrees to aid or attempts to aid such other person in planning, committing or attempting to commit the ordinance violation.
B. 
However, a person will not be considered to have committed the ordinance violation of aiding and abetting another in the commission of an ordinance violation if:
1. 
Alleged aider and abetter is the victim of the ordinance violation committed or attempted; or
2. 
The ordinance violation is so defined that the person's conduct was necessarily incident to the commission or attempt to commit the ordinance violation. If that person's conduct constitutes a related but separate ordinance violation, the person is responsible for that ordinance violation but not for the conduct or ordinance violation committed or attempted by the other person; or
3. 
Before the commission of the ordinance violation, that person abandons the person's purpose and gives timely warning to law enforcement authorities or otherwise makes proper effort to prevent the commission of the ordinance violation, which is an affirmative defense.
C. 
It is no defense to any prosecution for aiding and abetting another in the commission of an ordinance violation that such other person has been acquitted or has not been convicted or has been convicted of some other offense or ordinance violation or degree of offense or lacked criminal capacity or was unaware of the defendant's criminal purpose or is not amenable to justice.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see §§ 562.041 and 562.046.
Cross Reference — As to attempting to commit offense, see § 20-2. As to conspiracy, see § 20-10.

Section 20-5 through Section 20-6. (Reserved)

[Repealed by Ord. No. 1590 § 17, 12-17-1990]
 

Section 20-7 Cellars, etc. — leaving open. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 791, c.a. 1918]
Whoever shall in this City keep or leave open any cellar or other excavation, in the nighttime, on or near any street or alley, or shall keep or leave any cellar door on any sidewalk open or in a dangerous or insecure manner at any time shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to excavations to be fenced and lighted, see § 30-12.

Section 20-8 Cigarettes — definitions — sale to persons under eighteen prohibited — exception — posting notice — penalty. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 774, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1704 § 1, 10-19-1992; Ord. No. 2390 § 1, 1-16-2006]
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
DISTRIBUTE
A conveyance to the public by sale, barter, gift or sample.
PROOF OF AGE
A driver's license or other generally accepted means of identification that contains a picture of the individual and appears on its face to be valid.
ROLLING PAPERS
Paper designed, manufactured, marketed or sold for use primarily as a wrapping or enclosure for tobacco, which enables a person to roll loose tobacco into a smokable cigarette.
SAMPLE
A tobacco product distributed to members of the general public at no cost or at nominal cost for product promotional purposes.
SAMPLING
The distribution to members of the general public of tobacco product samples.
TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Any substance containing tobacco leaf including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco or dipping tobacco.
VENDING MACHINES
Any mechanical, electric or electronic self-service device which, upon insertion of money, tokens or any other form of payment, dispenses tobacco products.
B. 
No person or entity shall sell, provide or distribute any tobacco product or rolling papers to any person under eighteen (18) years of age, except that this Subsection shall not apply to the distribution of any tobacco product or rolling papers to a person under eighteen (18) years of age by a family member of that person on property that is not open to the public.
C. 
The owner of an establishment at which tobacco products or rolling papers are sold at retail or through vending machines shall cause to be prominently displayed in a conspicuous place at every display from which tobacco products are sold and on every vending machine where tobacco products are purchased a sign that shall:
1. 
Contain in red lettering at least one-half (1/2) inch high on a white background the following: "It is a violation of State law for cigarettes or other tobacco products to be sold or otherwise provided to any person under the age of eighteen (18) or for such person to purchase, attempt to purchase or possess cigarettes or other tobacco products"; and
2. 
Include a depiction of a pack of cigarettes at least two (2) inches high defaced by a red diagonal diameter of a surrounding red circle and the words "Under 18".
No person or entity shall sell individual packs of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products unless such packs satisfy one (1) of the following conditions prior to the time of sale:
1.
It is sold through a vending machine; or
2.
It is displayed behind the checkout counter or it is within the unobstructed line of sight of the sales Clerk or store attendant from the checkout counter.
D. 
A person or entity selling tobacco products or rolling papers or distributing tobacco product samples shall require proof of age from a prospective purchaser or recipient if an ordinary person would conclude on the basis of appearance that such prospective purchaser or recipient may be under the age of eighteen (18). Reasonable reliance on proof of age or on the appearance of the purchaser or recipient shall be a defense to any action for a violation of this Section. A person cited for selling, providing or distributing of any tobacco product to any individual less than eighteen (18) years of age in violation of this Section shall conclusively be presumed to have reasonably relied on proof of age of the purchaser or recipient and such person shall not be found guilty of such violation if such person raises and proves as an affirmative defense that such individual presented a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification purporting to establish that such individual was eighteen (18) years of age or older.
E. 
If a sale or distribution of a tobacco product or rolling papers is made by an employee of the owner of an establishment in violation of this Section, the employee shall be guilty of the offense established in this Section. If there is not displayed on a tobacco product vending machine or in a conspicuous place at every tobacco products display a sign meeting the requirements of Subsection (C) of this Section, the owner of the establishment where the vending machine or tobacco products display is located shall be guilty of an offense under this Section. If a sample is distributed by an employee of a company conducting the sampling, such employee shall be guilty of an offense under this Section.
F. 
Any person, including, but not limited to, a sales Clerk, owner or operator, who violates this Section shall be fined:
1.
For the first (1st) offense
$25.00
2.
For the second (2nd) offense
$100.00
3.
For the third (3rd) and any subsequent offense under this Section
$250.00
No person shall be liable for more than one (1) violation of this Section on any single day.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo. §§ 407.925 — 407.932.
Cross Reference — Also see § 1-7.

Section 20-9 City property — destroying, defacing, etc. [1]

It shall be unlawful for any person to wilfully destroy, deface or otherwise injure any real or personal property owned, rented or leased by the City or any of its administrative agencies, or to cause any such injury to be done.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to personal property interference, see § 20-40. As to trespass on real property, see § 20-41.

Section 20-9.1 Prohibiting persons from being inside downtown City parking lot during certain hours.

[Ord. No. 2480 § 2, 8-20-2007]
It shall be unlawful for any person to be inside the premises of the City parking lot located at the intersection of Railroad Street and North Allen Street in lots four (4) and five (5) of block twenty-three (23) of the original town, now City of Centralia, Missouri, between the hours of 12:01 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., unless written permission is given by the Mayor, Chief of Police or City Administrator for certain persons to be inside the City parking lot during some or all of those hours, or unless the Board of Aldermen, by resolution, provides that all persons may be inside the City parking lot during some or all of the hours for certain specified days. Notice of this ordinance provision shall be given by the posting of one (1) or more signs.

Section 20-10 Conspiracy. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 876, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 3, 12-17-1990]
A person is guilty of the ordinance violation of conspiracy with another person or persons to commit a violation of a City ordinance if, with the purpose of promoting or facilitating its commission, he agrees with such other person or persons that they or one (1) or more of them will engage in conduct which constitutes a violation of a City ordinance. No person may be convicted of conspiracy to commit an ordinance violation unless an overt act in pursuance of such conspiracy is alleged and proved to have been done by him or by a person with whom he conspired.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to conspiracy, see RSMo. § 564.016.
Cross Reference — Also see §§ 20-2, 20-4 of this Code.

Section 20-10.1 Consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property. [1]

[Ord. No. 1050 § 1, 9-10-1974]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drink any alcoholic beverage upon any public street, public alley or public sidewalk in the City. Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction therefor shall be punished in accordance with the general penalty provided in Section 1-7 of this Code.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to alcoholic beverages in City park, see § 21-11. As to definitions applicable to this section, see § 3-1 of this Code. As to general penalty, see § 1-7.

Section 20-10.2 Consumption or possession of intoxicating liquor on school property.

[Ord. No. 2046 § 1, 11-16-1998]
It shall be unlawful for any person to bring onto or have in his or her possession or consume on property owned or possessed by the Centralia R-6 School District any intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer, as defined by State law.

Section 20-11 Curfew — minors under sixteen years after 11:00 P.M. [1]

[Ord. No. 28 § 1, 1-16-1918; Ord. No. 433 § 1, 11-20-1950; Ord. No. 1813 § 1, 9-19-1994]
A. 
Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following terms and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them by this Subsection:
BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT
Any privately-owned place of business operated for a profit to which the public is invited, including but not limited to any place of amusement or entertainment, restaurants and convenience stores.
CURFEW HOURS
11:00 P.M. on any day until 5:30 A.M. of the following day.
EMERGENCY
Unforeseen circumstances or the resulting state of such circumstances that calls for immediate action. The term includes, but is not limited to, a fire, a natural disaster, an automobile accident, or any situation requiring immediate action to prevent serious bodily injury or loss of life.
GUARDIAN
A person who, under court order, is the guardian of the person of a minor.
MINOR
Any person under sixteen (16) years of age.
PARENT
A person who is:
1. 
A natural parent, adoptive parent, or step-parent of a minor; or
2. 
At least twenty-one (21) years of age and authorized by a parent or guardian to have the care and custody of a minor.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, sidewalks, alleys, property owned by a governmental body, the common areas of apartments, and privately-owned vacant land.
REMAIN
To:
1. 
Linger or stay; or
2. 
Fail to leave a public place or the premises of a business establishment when requested to do so by a Police Officer or the owner, operator, or other person in control of the premises of the business establishment or public place.
B. 
Offense. Except as provided in Subsection (C), it shall be unlawful for any minor to remain in a public place or on the premises of a business establishment within the City during curfew hours. A minor may come within the provisions of this Section while in a motor vehicle.
C. 
Defenses. It is a defense to any enforcement action under Subsection (B) that the minor was:
1. 
Accompanied by the minor's parent or guardian; or
2. 
On an errand or otherwise performing a specific legal act at the direction of the minor's parent or guardian, without any detour or stop; or
3. 
In a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel; or
4. 
Engaged in a legal employment activity, or going to or returning home from a legal employment activity, without any detour or stop; or
5. 
Involved in an emergency; or
6. 
On the sidewalk or alley abutting the minor's residence or abutting the residence of a next-door neighbor if the neighbor did not complain to the police about the minor's presence; or
7. 
Attending an official school, religious, or other activity or event sponsored by the City of Centralia or the Centralia R-VI School District, or a legal activity or event sponsored by a civic organization, church or other similar entity, including fairs, festivals and like entertainment or amusement events; or
8. 
Going to or returning home from, without any detour or stop, an official school, religious, or other activity or event sponsored by the City of Centralia or the Centralia R-VI School District, or a legal activity or event sponsored by a civic organization, church or other similar entity, including fairs, festivals, and like entertainment or amusement events; or
9. 
Exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or
10. 
Going to or returning home from, without any detour or stop, an activity where the minor was exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or
11. 
Married or otherwise emancipated.
D. 
Enforcement. Before taking any enforcement action under this Section, a Police Officer shall ask the apparent offender's age and reason for being in the public place or on the premises of the business establishment. The officer shall not issue a complaint or make an arrest under this Section unless the officer reasonably believes that an offense has occurred and that, based on any response and other circumstances, no defense in Subsection (C) is present.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to human rights, see ch. 211.
Cross Reference — As to congregating causing disorderly conduct, see § 20-17(A). As to endangering the welfare of a child, see § 20-50. As to presence in the park after midnight, see § 21-2.

Section 20-12 (Reserved)

[Repealed by Ord. No. 1813 § 2, 9-19-1994]
 

Section 20-13 Dead animals, etc. — placing in wells, drinking fountains, etc. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 818, c.a. 1918]
Any person who shall put or cause to be put any dead animal, carcass or part thereof, or any offal or other filth into any well, cistern, drinking fountain, trough or basin used for drinking purposes or into any water which is or may be used by the public for drinking purposes within this City shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to placing dead animals in wells, streams, etc., see RSMo. § 577.076.
Cross Reference — As to poisoning or damming up water, see § 20-45.

Section 20-14 Destruction, etc., of public notices, copies of laws, etc.

[Ord. No. 32 § 919, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 4, 12-17-1990]
If any person shall intentionally deface, obliterate, tear down or destroy before the expiration of the time for which the same shall have been set up any copy, transcript or extract from any law of the United States, the State or the City, or any proclamation, advertisement or notice set up at any place in this City by authority of any law of the United States, the State or the City, or by order of the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, or any officer of such City within this City, such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

Section 20-15 Deterring other person from lawful occupation or employment.

[Ord. No. 32 § 877, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 5, 12-17-1990]
Every person who shall, by force, menace or threats of violence to the person or property of another, compel or attempt to compel any person to abandon any lawful occupation or employment for any length of time, or prevent or attempt to prevent any person from accepting or entering upon any lawful employment within this City or interfere with such lawful occupation or employment, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Section 20-16 (Reserved)

[Repealed by Ord. No. 1590 § 17, 12-17-1990]
 

Section 20-17 Disorderly conduct. [1]

[Ord. No. 1395 § 1, 9-21-1987; Ord. No. 1590 § 6, 12-17-1990]
Any person who shall do or engage in the following shall be guilty of disorderly conduct:
A. 
Any person who shall congregate with another or others in or upon any public way so as to obstruct the flow or free passage of vehicular traffic or pedestrians and fail to clear such public way when ordered by City Police or any other Law Enforcement Officer to cease said obstruction.
B. 
Any person who shall engage in any fraudulent or deceptive scheme, device or trick to obtain something of value from any person in the City, or who shall aid or abet in said acts.
C. 
Any person who shall voluntarily or by agreement with any other person, engage in any fight with any other person or use any blows, physical force or violence toward any other person.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to authority of Board of Aldermen to enact ordinances to prohibit and suppress disorderly practices, assaults and batteries, etc., see RSMo. § 79.450, subsecs. 1, 2.
Cross Reference — As to riots and unlawful assemblies, see ch. 28 of this Code. As to peace disturbance, see § 20-18. As to curfew, see § 20-11.

Section 20-17.1 Distribution of printed materials. [1]

[Ord. No. 1046 §§ 1-7, 8-12-1974]
A. 
Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them by this Section:
DWELLING
A dwelling is any building or structure used for human abode, including the lot on which said building or structure is located.
NON-RESIDENTIAL AREA
A nonresidential area is any area in the City that is not a residential area as defined in this Subsection.
OCCUPANT
Any adult member of the family or other group residing in a particular dwelling.
OWNER
Is any owner or lessee or his authorized agent of any premises in a nonresidential area.
PERSON ORGANIZED FOR PROFIT
A person organized for profit is any individual, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, cooperative, association or other entity which has as a purpose or goal, the private gain, direct or indirect, of its members, partners, shareholders, beneficiaries or other constituent elements.
PRINTED MATERIAL
For purposes of this Section, printed material shall refer to all of the following types of printed matter:
1. 
Any and all newspapers, magazines, periodicals, journals which are not distributed pursuant to a subscription agreement.
2. 
All shoppers, flyers, circulars, leaflets, pamphlets, papers, samples, dodgers, booklets, catalogs, brochures, folders, notices, or other written, printed, typed or reproduced matter which:
a. 
Advertises for sale any merchandise, product, commodity or thing;
b. 
Which directs attention to or advertises any meeting, performance, lecture, or event of any kind for which an admission fee is charged for private gain on behalf of a person organized for profit, or
c. 
Which advertises, promotes, or otherwise directs attention to the activities or organizations which are conducted for private gain on behalf of a person organized for profit.
RESIDENTIAL AREA
A residential area is any zoned specifically for residential use, or any area zoned such that residential use is permitted.
B. 
Purpose. To protect the people against the nuisance of an incident of the indiscriminate distribution of unsolicited printed materials. The public interest, convenience and necessity require regulation thereof, and to that end, the purposes of this Section are declared to be as follows:
1. 
To protect local residents against the health and safety menace and expense incident to the littering by indiscriminate distribution of the printed material.
2. 
To preserve to the people their constitutional right to receive and disseminate information by distinguishing between the indiscriminate and uncontrolled distribution of unsolicited printed material, and the delivery or distribution of requested printed material.
C. 
Regulation of Method of Distribution. Any person distributing printed material pursuant to the provisions of this Section in a residential area shall place or deposit such material on or about the handle of the door to the dwelling place, or shall otherwise secure or attach such printed material to the door of the dwelling place; provided, that nothing herein shall be construed as authorizing the use of mailboxes as depositories for distributed material.
Any person distributing printed material pursuant to the provisions of this Section in a nonresidential area shall place or deposit such material on or about the handle of the door of the premises or shall otherwise secure or attach such printed material to the door of the premises, or hand the material to the owner or authorized agent or employee of the premises if present at the premises.
D. 
Notice by Occupant or Owner. Any occupant of a dwelling or owner of nonresidential premises may give notice requesting nondelivery of any written or printed material by:
1. 
So stating in writing to either the person who printed, wrote, compiled or manufactured the material, or to the person distributing or causing the distribution of the same.
2. 
So stating orally to the person distributing or causing the distribution of the printed material.
E. 
Identification of Printed Materials. It shall be unlawful for any person organized for profit to print, write, compile or manufacture or cause the printing, writing, compiling or manufacturing of any printed matter for use in unsolicited, indiscriminate distributions in the City, which does not have printed or affixed thereon the names and addresses of the following:
1. 
The person who printed, wrote, compiled or manufactured the same.
2. 
The person who distributed or caused the distribution of the printed matter.
F. 
Exemptions. The provisions and prohibitions of this Section shall not apply to:
1. 
Distributions made by or on behalf of the United States Postal Service.
2. 
Distributions of any newspaper, magazine, periodical or other regularly disseminated publication delivered pursuant to a subscription agreement.
G. 
Penalty. The violation of any of the provisions of this Section shall be a misdemeanor as defined by Section 1-7 of this Code. For the purposes of defining violations of Subsection (C) of this Section, each delivery or distribution to a dwelling made in violation of this Section shall constitute a separate misdemeanor.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to posting showcards, signs, etc., see § 20-39.1.

Section 20-18 Disturbing the peace. [1]

[Ord. No. 1222 § 1, 8-3-1984; Ord. No. 1590 § 7, 12-17-1990; Ord. No. 1758 § 1, 9-20-1993]
A person commits the ordinance violation of peace disturbance if:
A. 
The person unreasonably and knowingly disturbs or alarms another person by:
1. 
Loud noise; or
2. 
Offensive language addressed in a face-to-face manner to a specific individual and uttered under circumstances which are likely to produce an immediate violent response from a reasonable recipient; or
3. 
Threatening to commit a felonious act against any person under circumstances which are likely to cause a reasonable person to fear that such threat may be carried out; or
4. 
Fighting; or
5. 
Creating a noxious and offensive odor.
B. 
The person is in a public place or on private property of another without consent and purposely causes inconvenience to another person by unreasonably and physically obstructing:
1. 
Vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
2. 
The free ingress or egress to or from a public or private place.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to authority of Board of Aldermen to enact ordinances to prohibit and suppress disturbances of the peace, see RSMo. § 79.450(2). As to peace disturbance definition, see RSMo. § 574.030. As to peace disturbance, see RSMo. § 574.010.
Cross Reference — As to disorderly conduct, see § 20-17. As to loud, indecent language in cemetery, see § 6-14. As to barking dog, see § 4-25. As to loud vehicle engine noise, see § 18-40. As to jake braking, see § 18-40.1. As to obstructing traffic, see § 18-5. As to nuisances, see ch. 19. As to harassment, see § 20-33.

Section 20-19 Disturbing religious assembly. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 881, c.a. 1918]
Every person who shall within the City wilfully, maliciously or contemptuously disquiet or disturb any camp meeting, congregation or other assembly met for religious worship by making a noise or by rude or indecent behavior or profane discourse within the place of assembly, or so near the same as to interrupt or disturb the order or solemnity thereof, or who shall wilfully menace, threaten or assault any person there being, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 79.450.

Section 20-20 Disturbing schools or other lawful assemblies. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 881, c.a. 1918]
Every person who shall wilfully, maliciously or contemptuously disturb any school or other meeting or assembly of people met together for any lawful purpose by making a noise or by rude or indecent behavior or profane discourse or by menacing, threatening or assaulting any person therein shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 79.450.
Cross Reference — Also see § 2-15.

Section 20-21 Escape from custody or confinement. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 822, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 8, 12-17-1990]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of escape from custody or attempted escape from custody if, while being held in custody after arrest for a crime or ordinance violation, he escapes or attempts to escape from custody.
B. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of escape or attempted escape from confinement if, while being held in confinement after arrest for a crime or ordinance violation, he escapes or attempts to escape from confinement.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo. §§ 575.200, 575.210.
Cross Reference — Also resisting arrest, see § 20-39.

Section 20-22 Failure to appear in municipal court following initial appearance. [1]

[Ord. No. 2584 § 1, 9-21-2009]
Any person charged with a municipal ordinance violation who having appeared in person or by legal counsel in the City of Centralia Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Boone County, Missouri, and having been released upon a recognizance or a bond pursuant to any provision of law, while pending a continued arraignment, a trial, sentencing, a hearing regarding satisfaction of sentencing conditions or any other stage of a City Municipal Division matter against said person, knowingly fails to appear before the Municipal Division court judge as required shall be guilty of the municipal ordinance violation of failure to appear. The fine imposed for failure to appear shall not exceed the maximum fine which could be imposed for the municipal ordinance violation for which the defendant was charged. If the defendant is charged with more than one (1) municipal ordinance violation, then the fine imposed for failure to appear shall not exceed the maximum fine which could be imposed for the municipal ordinance violation with the highest maximum fine of all the municipal ordinance violations for which the defendant was charged. This municipal ordinance provision is in addition to a forfeiture of any security which was given or pledged for the defendant's release. No provision of this Section shall prevent the exercise by the court of its power to punish the defendant for contempt.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 544.665.

Section 20-23 Failure to obey subpoena — appearance before Board of Aldermen.

[Ord. No. 32 § 836, c.a. 1918]
Any person who shall wilfully neglect and refuse to obey any subpoena issued by the Mayor or City Clerk to appear before the Board of Aldermen and neglect and refuse to appear before the Board of Aldermen and testify in regard to any matter pending before such Board shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

Section 20-24 (Reserved)

[Repealed by Ord. No. 1590 § 17, 12-17-1990]
 

Section 20-25 Making false report. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 747, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 9, 12-17-1990]
A person commits the ordinance violation of making a false report if he knowingly:
1. 
Gives false information to a Law Enforcement Officer for the purpose of implicating another person in a crime or ordinance violation; or
2. 
Makes a false report to a Law Enforcement Officer that a crime or ordinance violation has occurred or is about to occur; or
3. 
Makes a false report or causes a false report to be made to a Law Enforcement Officer, security officer, Fire Department or other organization, official or volunteer, which deals with emergencies involving danger to life or property that a fire or other incident calling for an emergency response has occurred.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 575.080.
Cross Reference — As to aiding and abetting another in commission of violation, see § 20-4. As to false oath or affirmation, see § 20-27.

Section 20-26 False, misleading, etc., advertising. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 830, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 10, 12-17-1990]
A person commits the ordinance violation of false advertising if, in connection with the promotion of the sale of, or to increase the consumption of, property or services, he recklessly, purposely or knowingly makes or causes to be made a false or misleading statement in any advertisement addressed to the public or to a substantial number of persons.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to same, see RSMo. § 570.160.

Section 20-27 False oath or affirmation. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 923, c.a. 1918]
Every person who shall within this City wilfully and corruptly swear, testify or affirm falsely to any material matter, upon any oath, affirmation or declaration legally administered in any cause, matter or proceeding before any court, tribunal or public body or officer within this City, and whoever shall falsely, by swearing or affirming, take any oath prescribed by the Constitution of this State or any law or ordinance of this City when such oath shall be legally administered, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to definition of perjury and punishment therefor, see RSMo. § 575.040.
Cross Reference — As to making false report, see § 20-25. As to false statement under oath, see § 20-28.

Section 20-28 False statement, etc., under oath. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 924, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 11, 12-17-1990]
A person commits the ordinance violation of making a false affidavit if, with purpose to mislead any person, he, in any affidavit, swears falsely to a fact which is material to the purpose for which said affidavit is made. The term "affidavit" means any written statement which is authorized or required by law to be made under oath, and which is sworn to before a person authorized to administer oaths.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo. § 575.050.
Cross Reference — As to making false report, see § 20-25. As to false oath or affirmation, see § 20-27.

Section 20-29 (Reserved)

[Repealed by Ord. No. 1590 § 17, 12-17-1990]
 

Section 20-30 Fighting chickens, dogs, etc. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 781, c.a. 1918]
Any person who shall fight or cause to be fought any chickens, dogs or other animals within the City limits shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to bull baiting, cockfighting, etc., see RSMo. § 578.050.

Section 20-31 Firearms — firing prohibited; exceptions. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 751, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1436 § 1, 6-20-1988; Ord. No. 1818 § 1, 9-19-1994; Ord. No. 2290 § 1, 4-19-2004]
A. 
Except as provided in Subsection (B), no person shall knowingly shoot, fire or discharge a firearm within the City limits, except to defend himself, another person or property, as allowed by State law. No person shall knowingly shoot, fire or discharge a BB gun, pellet gun or air rifle within the City limits except to defend himself, another person or property, as allowed by State law, or except when said person is shooting, firing or discharging said gun or rifle from private property owned or occupied by said person and the BB, pellet or other similar projectile does not travel beyond the boundary lines of said private property. Federal, State, County and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers shall be exempt from this provision when acting within the scope of their employment in the performance of their official duties.
B. 
Exceptions.
1. 
It shall not be unlawful to shoot, fire or discharge a firearm (including a starting pistol) or a cannon or similar weapon using blanks or similar explosive charges to simulate the discharge of firearms, cannons or like weapons, provided no projectile is fired and, further provided, that such use is incidental to a legal sporting event, theatrical play, historic re-enactment, instructional demonstration or similar purpose and, further provided, that the audience is given prior verbal or written notice that such firing will occur at such event.
2. 
The Board of Aldermen, by resolution or motion, may issue a City permit to allow the shooting, firing or discharge of a firearm within the corporate limits of the City of Centralia, Missouri, during a formal, supervised firearms instructional or training event at a time and on a date specified in the resolution or motion with the conditions specified in this Subsection. The instructional or training event authorized by this Subsection shall be sponsored by a local nonprofit organization or a local governmental body. The issuance of the permit also shall be conditioned upon the local nonprofit organization or local governmental body furnishing proof of financial responsibility by obtaining liability insurance in an amount satisfactory to the City and naming the local nonprofit organization or local government and the City of Centralia, Missouri, as insured parties to satisfy claims for damages to property or personal injuries arising out of any act or omission relating to the supervised firearms instructional or training event.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to authority of fourth class cities to regulate, prevent, etc., discharging of firearms, see RSMo. § 79.450(2). Also see RSMo. §§ 21.750, 571.010 and 571.030.
Cross Reference — As to use of firearms in cemeteries, see § 6-13 of this Code. As to concealed and unlawful use of weapons, see § 20-46.

Section 20-32 Unlawful transfer of weapons to minor. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 973, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 12, 12-17-1990]
A person commits the ordinance violation of unlawful transfer of weapons if he:
1. 
Knowingly sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers a blackjack or a knife not made to open and shut to a person less than eighteen (18) years of age without the consent of the child's custodial parent or guardian; or
2. 
Knowingly or recklessly sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers any firearm to a person less than eighteen (18) years of age without the consent of the child's custodial parent or guardian.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. §§ 571.060 and 21.750.

Section 20-33 Harassment. [1]

[Ord. No. 2585 § 1, 9-21-2009]
A. 
A person commits the municipal ordinance violation of harassment if he or she:
1. 
Knowingly communicates a threat to commit any felony to another person and in so doing frightens, intimidates or causes emotional distress to such other person; or
2. 
When communicating with another person, knowingly uses coarse language offensive to one of average sensibility and thereby puts such person in reasonable apprehension of offensive physical contact or harm; or
3. 
Knowingly frightens, intimidates or causes emotional distress to another person by anonymously making a telephone call or any electronic communication; or
4. 
Knowingly communicates with another person who is, or who purports to be, seventeen (17) years of age or younger and in so doing and without good cause recklessly frightens, intimidates or causes emotional distress to such other person; or
5. 
Knowingly makes repeated unwanted communication to another person; or
6. 
Without good cause engages in any other act with the purpose to frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress to another person, cause such person to be frightened, intimidated or emotionally distressed and such person's response to the act is one of a person of average sensibilities considering the age of such person.
B. 
This City Code Section shall not apply to activities of Federal, State, County or Municipal Law Enforcement Officers conducting investigations of one (1) or more violations of Federal, State, County or Municipal Law.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo., § 565.090.
Cross Reference — As to assault, see § 20-1. As to disturbing the peace, see § 20-18.

Section 20-34 Horses, etc. — running through streets, etc.; riding or leading on sidewalk. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 750, c.a. 1918]
Any person who shall furiously and unnecessarily run or gallop any horse or other animal through or along and street, alley, park, cemetery, or any other public property, or who shall ride or lead any horse or other animal upon or across any sidewalk within the City limits shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to transporting wild animals through City uncaged, see § 20-48.

Section 20-35 Impersonating officer. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 821, c.a. 1918]
Whoever shall in this City falsely represent himself to be an officer of this City or shall, without being lawfully authorized, exercise any of the duties, functions or powers of an officer of the City shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to same, see RSMo. § 575.120.

Section 20-35.1 Library theft. [1]

[Ord. No. 1398 § 1, 10-19-1987; Ord. No. 2425 § 1, 8-21-2006]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of library theft if, with the purpose to deprive, such person:
1. 
Knowingly removes any library material valued at less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) from the premises of a library without authorization; or
2. 
Borrows or attempts to borrow any library material valued at less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) from a library by use of a library card:
a. 
Without the consent of the person to whom the library card was issued, or
b. 
Knowing that the library card is revoked, canceled or expired, or
c. 
Knowing that the library card is falsely made, counterfeit or materially altered; or
3. 
Borrows library material valued at less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) from any library pursuant to an agreement or procedure established by the library which requires the return of such library material and, with the purpose to deprive the library of said library material, fails to return any of the library material to the library; or
4. 
Knowingly writes on, injures, defaces, tears, cuts, mutilates or destroys a book, document or other library material valued at less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) belonging to, on loan to or otherwise in the custody of a library.
B. 
It shall be prima facie evidence of the person's purpose to deprive the library of the said library material if, within ten (10) days after notice in writing deposited as certified mail from the library demanding the return of such library material, such person without good cause shown fails to return any of the library material. A person is presumed to have received the notice required by this Subsection if the library mails such notice to the last address provided to the library by such person. Payment to the library in an amount equal to the fair market value of an item of library material of no historical significance shall be considered returning the item for purposes of this Section.
C. 
Any librarian or the librarian's agent, or any employee of a library who has reasonable grounds to believe that a person on the premises of the library has committed or is about to commit the ordinance violation of library theft may detain such person in a reasonable manner and for a reasonable length of time for the purpose of investigating whether there has been or may be a wrongful taking of such library material. Any such reasonable detention shall not constitute an unlawful arrest or detention, nor shall it render the librarian, the librarian's agent or the employee criminally or civilly liable to the person so detained.
D. 
As used in this Section, the following terms have the following meanings:
LIBRARY
Any public library, municipal library district or any library of an educational, historical or eleemosynary institution, organization or society located in the City of Centralia, Missouri.
LIBRARY CARD
A card or other device utilized by a library for purposes of identifying a person authorized to borrow library material, subject to all limitations and conditions imposed on such borrowing by the library issuing or honoring such card.
LIBRARY MATERIAL
Any book, plate, picture, photograph, engraving, painting, sculpture, artifact, drawing, map, newspaper, microform, sound recording, audiovisual material, magnetic or other tape, electronic data processing record or other document, written or printed material, regardless of physical form or characteristic, which is a constituent element of a library's collection or any part thereof belonging to, on loan to, or otherwise in the custody of a library.
NOTICE IN WRITING
Any notice deposited as certified or registered mail in the United States mail and addressed to the person at the person's address as it appears on the library card or to the person's last known address. The notice shall contain a statement that failure to return any of the library material within ten (10) days of receipt of the notice may subject the person to prosecution under the laws of the City of Centralia, Missouri.
PREMISES OF A LIBRARY
A building, structure or other enclosure in which a library is located or in which the library keeps, displays and makes available for inspection, borrowing or return of library material.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo. §§ 570.200, 570.210 and 570.215.
Cross Reference — As to stealing, see § 20-36. As to libraries, see ch. 15.

Section 20-35.2 Marijuana. [1]

[Ord. No. 1099 §§ 1, 2, 9-12-1977; Ord. No. 1332 § 1, 10-20-1986]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, possess, have under his control, sell, prescribe, administer, dispense, distribute or compound (as those terms are defined in Section 195.010, Revised Statutes of Missouri) any marijuana, except as authorized in Section 195.010 to Section 195.320, Revised Statutes of Missouri.
B. 
"Marijuana", as defined in Section 195.010, Revised Statutes of Missouri, means all parts of the plants genus Cannabis in any species or form thereof, including, but not limited to Cannabis Sativa L., Cannibas Indica, Cannabis Americana, Cannabis Ruderalis, and Cannabis Gigantea, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. It does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. §§ 195.010 and 195.202.

Section 20-35.3 Unlawful possession or use of drug paraphernalia. [1]

[Ord. No. 2133 § 1, 2-20-2001; Ord. No. 2172 § 1, 10-15-2001]
A. 
It is unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia, to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body, a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance.
B. 
Definitions: As used in this Section, the following terms have the following meanings:
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A drug, substance or immediate precursor in Schedule I through Schedule V listed in Section 195.017, Revised Statutes of Missouri.
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
All equipment, products, substances and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance. It includes, but is not limited to:
(a) 
Kits used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing or harvesting of any species of plant which is a controlled substance or from which a controlled substance can be derived;
(b) 
Kits used, intended for use, or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing or preparing controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;
(c) 
Isomerization devices used, intended for use, or designed for use in increasing the potency of any species of plant which is a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance;
(d) 
Testing equipment used, intended for use, or designed for use in identifying or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled substances;
(e) 
Scales and balances used, intended for use, or designed for use in weighing or measuring controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;
(f) 
Diluents and adulterants, such as quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, mannite, dextrose and lactose, used, intended for use, or designed for use in cutting controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;
(g) 
Separation gins and sifters used, intended for use, or designed for use in removing twigs and seeds from, or in otherwise cleaning or refining, marijuana;
(h) 
Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons and mixing devices used, intended for use, or designed for use in compounding controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;
(i) 
Capsules, balloons, envelopes and other containers used, intended for use, or designed for use in packaging small quantities of controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;
(j) 
Containers and other objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in storing or concealing controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;
(k) 
Hypodermic syringes, needles and other objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in parenterally injecting controlled substances or imitation controlled substances into the human body;
(l) 
Objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana, cocaine, hashish or hashish oil into the human body, such as:
(1) 
Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic or ceramic pipes with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads or punctured metal bowls;
(2) 
Water pipes;
(3) 
Carburetion tubes and devices;
(4) 
Smoking and carburetion masks;
(5) 
"Roach clips", meaning objects used to hold burning material, such as a marijuana cigarette, that has become too small or too short to be held in the hand;
(6) 
Miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials;
(7) 
Chamber pipes;
(8) 
Carburetor pipes;
(9) 
Electric pipes;
(10) 
Air-driven pipes;
(11) 
Chillums;
(12) 
Bongs;
(13) 
Ice pipes or chillers;
(m) 
Substances used, intended for use, or designed for use in the manufacture of a controlled substance.
In determining whether an object, product, substance or material is drug paraphernalia, a court should consider, in addition to all other logically relevant factors, the following:
(a)
Statements by an owner or by anyone in control of the object concerning its use;
(b)
Prior convictions, if any, of an owner, or of anyone in control of the object, under any State or Federal law relating to any controlled substance or imitation controlled substance;
(c)
The proximity of the object, in time and space, to a direct State drug violation of: Sections 195.005 to 195.425, Revised Statutes of Missouri;
(d)
The proximity of the object to controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;
(e)
The existence of any residue of controlled substances or imitation controlled substances on the object;
(f)
Direct or circumstantial evidence of the intent of an owner, or of anyone in control of the object, to deliver it to persons who he or she knows, or should reasonably know, intend to use the object to facilitate a violation of Sections 195.005 to 195.425, Revised Statutes of Missouri. The innocence of an owner, or of anyone in control of the object, as to direct violation of Sections 195.005 to 195.425, Revised Statutes of Missouri shall not prevent a finding that the object is intended for use or designed for use as drug paraphernalia;
(g)
Instructions, oral or written, provided with the object concerning its use;
(h)
Descriptive materials accompanying the object which explain or depict its use;
(i)
National or local advertising concerning it use;
(j)
The manner in which the object is displayed for sale;
(k)
Whether the owner, or anyone in control of the object, is a legitimate supplier of like or related items to the community, such as a licensed distributor or dealer of tobacco products;
(l)
Direct or circumstantial evidence of the ratio of sales of the object to the total sales of the business enterprise;
(m)
The existence and scope of legitimate uses for the object in the community;
(n)
Expert testimony concerning its use; and
(o)
The quantity, form or packaging of the product, substance or material in relation to the quantity, form or packaging associated with any legitimate use for the product, substance or material.
IMMEDIATE PRECURSOR
A substance which:
(a) 
The Missouri Department of Health has found to be and by rule designates as being the principal compound commonly used or produced primarily for use in the manufacture of a controlled substance; and
(b) 
Is an immediate chemical intermediary used or likely to be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance; and
(c) 
The control of which is necessary to prevent, curtail or limit the manufacture of the controlled substance.
IMITATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A substance that is not a controlled substance, which by dosage unit appearance (including color, shape, size and markings), or by representations made, would lead a reasonable person to believe that the substance is a controlled substance. In determining whether the substance is an "imitation controlled substance", the court should consider, in addition to all other logically relevant factors, the following:
(a) 
Whether the substance was approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter (non-prescription or non-legend) sales and was sold in the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved package, with the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved labeling information;
(b) 
Statements made by an owner or by anyone else in control of the substance concerning the nature of the substance, or its use or effect;
(c) 
Whether the substance is packaged in a manner normally used for illicit controlled substances;
(d) 
Prior convictions, if any, of an owner, or anyone in control of the object, under State or Federal law related to controlled substances or fraud;
(e) 
The proximity of the substances to controlled substances; and
(f) 
Whether the consideration tendered in exchange for the non-controlled substance substantially exceeds the reasonable value of the substance considering the actual chemical composition of the substance and, where applicable, the price at which over-the-counter substances of like chemical composition sell. An imitation controlled substance does not include a placebo or registered investigational drug either of which was manufactured, distributed, possessed or delivered in the ordinary course of professional practice or research.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. §§ 195.010 and 195.233.

Section 20-35.4 Unlawful substances. [1]

[Ord. No. 2698 § 1, 9-4-2012]
Except as authorized in Chapter 195, RSMo., as amended, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, have under his or her control, distribute, deliver (including sell), manufacture, produce, or attempt to distribute, deliver (including sell), manufacture or produce (as those terms are defined and used in Chapter 195, RSMo., as amended) a controlled substance, a controlled substance analogue, counterfeit substance, depressant or stimulant substance, immediate precursor, imitation controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid (as those terms are defined in Section 195.010, RSMo., as amended).
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. ch. 195.

Section 20-36 Stealing. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 981, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1296 § 1, 2-17-1986; Ord. No. 2222 § 1, 2-18-2003]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of stealing if he or she takes, obtains, uses, transfers, conceals or retains possession of property or services of another valued at less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) with the purpose to deprive him or her thereof, either without his or her consent or by means of deceit or coercion.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms have the following meaning:
COERCION
A threat, however communicated:
1. 
To commit any crime; or
2. 
To inflict physical injury in the future on the person threatened or another; or
3. 
To accuse any person of any crime; or
4. 
To expose any person to hatred, contempt or ridicule; or
5. 
To harm the credit or business repute of any person; or
6. 
To take or withhold action as a public servant, or to cause a public servant to take or withhold action; or
7. 
To inflict any other harm which would not benefit the actor.
A threat of accusation, lawsuit or other invocation of official action is not coercion if the property sought to be obtained by virtue of such threat was honestly claimed as restitution or indemnification for harm done in the circumstances to which the accusation, exposure, lawsuit or other official action relates, or as compensation for property or lawful service. The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of justification as to any threat.
DECEIT
Purposely making a representation which is false and which the actor does not believe to be true and upon which the victim relies, as to a matter of fact, law, value, intention or other state of mind. The term DECEIT does not, however, include falsity as to matters having no pecuniary insignificance, or puffing by statements unlikely to deceive ordinary persons in the group addressed. Deception as to the actor's intention to perform a promise shall not be inferred from the fact alone that he did not subsequently perform the promise.
1. 
To withhold property from the owner permanently; or
2. 
To restore property only upon payment of reward or other compensation; or
3. 
To use or dispose of property in a manner that makes recovery of the property by the owner unlikely.
PROPERTY OR SERVICES IS THAT OF ANOTHER
Means if any natural person, corporation, partnership, association, governmental subdivision or instrumentality, other than the actor, has a possessory or proprietary interest therein, except that property shall not be deemed property of another who has only a security interest therein, even if legal title is in the creditor pursuant to a conditional sales contract or other security arrangement.
PROPERTY
Anything of value, whether real or personal, tangible or intangible, in possession or in action, and shall include but not be limited to the evidence of a debt actually executed but not delivered or issued as a valid instrument.
SERVICES
Includes transportation, telephone, electricity, gas, water, cable television services, or other public service, accommodation in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admission to exhibitions and use of vehicles.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to authority of City to enact ordinance to prohibit petit larceny, see RSMo. §§ 570.010 and 570.030. As to cable television service, see RSMo. § 570.300.
Cross Reference — As to library theft, see § 20-35.1. As to theft of cable television service, see § 20-37. As to property interference, see § 20-40. As to utility tampering, see § 26-15.

Section 20-36.1 Receiving stolen property valued at less than five hundred dollars. [1]

[Ord. No. 2096 § 1, 12-20-1999; Ord. No. 2222 § 2, 2-18-2003]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of receiving stolen property if for the purpose of depriving the owner of a lawful interest therein, he or she receives, retains or disposes of property of another valued at less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it has been stolen.
B. 
Evidence of the following is admissible in any prosecution under this Section to prove the requisite knowledge or belief of the alleged receiver:
1. 
That he or she was found in possession or control of other property stolen on separate occasions from two (2) or more persons;
2. 
That he or she received other stolen property in another transaction within the year preceding the transaction charged; and
3. 
That he or she acquired the stolen property for a consideration which he or she knew was far below its reasonable value.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo., § 570.080.

Section 20-37 Theft of cable television service; unauthorized connections. [1]

[Ord. No. 1879 § 1, 11-20-1995]
A. 
As used in this Section, the term "cable television service" includes microwave television transmission from a multipoint distribution service not capable of reception by conventional television receivers without the use of special equipment.
B. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of theft of cable television service if he:
1. 
Knowingly obtains or attempts to obtain cable television service without paying all lawful compensation to the operator of such service, by means of artifice, trick, deception or device; or
2. 
Knowingly assists another person in obtaining or attempting to obtain cable television service without paying all lawful compensation to the operator of such service; or
3. 
Knowingly connects to, tampers with or otherwise interferes with any cables, wires or other devices used for the distribution of cable television if the effect of such action is to obtain cable television without paying all lawful compensation therefor; or
4. 
Knowingly sells, uses, manufactures, rents or offers for sale, rental or use any device, plan or kit designed and intended to obtain cable television service in violation of this Section.
C. 
The existence on the property and in the actual possession of the accused of any connection wire, or conductor, which is connected in such a manner as to permit the use of cable television service without the same being reported for payment to and specifically authorized by the operator of the cable television service shall be sufficient to support an interference from which the trier of fact may conclude that the accused has committed the ordinance violation of theft of cable television service.
D. 
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to render unlawful or prohibit an individual or other legal entity from owning or operating a video cassette recorder or devices commonly known as a "satellite receiving dish" for the purpose of receiving and utilizing satellite-relayed television signals for his own use.
E. 
It shall be an ordinance violation for any person to create or make use of any unauthorized connection, whether physically, electrically, acoustically, inductively, or otherwise, with any part of a cable television system, without the express consent of the operator of the cable television system. Further, it shall be an ordinance violation for any person to tamper with, remove, or injure any property, equipment, or part of a cable television system or any means of receiving cable television service or other service provided thereto, without the express consent of the operator of the cable television system.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo. § 570.300.
Cross Reference — As to stealing, see § 20-36.

Section 20-38 Obstructing, resisting, etc., City officers — interference with legal process. [1]

[Ord. No. 1590 § 13, 12-17-1990]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person within the City to willfully and knowingly obstruct, resist or oppose by force any officer of the City, Law Enforcement Officer or any other duly authorized person in executing or attempting to execute or carry into effect any law, ordinance or order passed or made by the Board of Aldermen or other proper authorities of the City.
B. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of interference with legal process if, knowingly any person is authorized by law to serve process, for the purpose of preventing such person from effecting the service of process, he interferes with or obstructs such person. The term "process" includes any writ, summons, subpoena, warrant other than an arrest warrant, or other process or order of a court.
[1]
State Law Reference — Interference with legal process, see RSMo. § 575.160.

Section 20-39 Resisting or interfering with arrest or detention. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 777, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 14, 12-17-1990; Ord. No. 1924 § 1, 9-3-1996]
A person commits the ordinance violation of resisting or interfering with arrest if, knowing that a Law Enforcement Officer is making an arrest, or attempting to lawfully detain or stop an individual or vehicle, or the person reasonably should know that a Law Enforcement Officer is making an arrest or attempting to lawfully detain or lawfully stop an individual or vehicle, for the purpose of preventing the officer from effecting the arrest, stop or detention, the person:
1. 
Resists the arrest, stop or detention of such person by using or threatening the use of violence or physical force or by fleeing from such officer; or
2. 
Interferes with the arrest, stop or detention of another person by using or threatening the use of violence, physical force or physical interference.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to resisting officers, aiding prisoners in escape, etc., generally, see RSMo. § 575.150.
Cross Reference — As to escaping from custody, see § 20-21.

Section 20-39.1 Posting of showcards, signs, etc.,  on  public  property  and  utility poles. [1]

[Ord. No. 1075 §§ 1-3, 5-12-1976; Ord. No. 1500 § 1, 9-18-1989]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or any public or private corporation to fasten or affix in any way any showcard, sign, poster or other advertising device upon any utility pole in the City.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or any public or private corporation to fasten or affix in any way any showcard, sign, poster or other advertising device upon any building, structure, or property owned by the City and located in the City without first obtaining written permission from the City Administrator to do so.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or any public or private corporation to attach, fasten or affix in any way any structure, device, guywire, fence, nail, staple, or any other object to or upon any utility pole owned by the City without first obtaining written permission from the City Administrator to do so, provided that such permission shall not be required for City employees or independent contractors for the City in the course of their duties or obligations with the City, nor shall such written permission be required when an attachment to a City utility pole is made under the provisions of a joint-use agreement with a utility company, telephone company or cable television company concerning the affected utility pole or poles.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to distribution of printed matter, see § 20-17.1. As to signs and billboards, see ch. 29.

Section 20-40 Property interference — personal property. [1]

[Ord. No. 1359 § 2, 3-30-1987; Ord. No. 1590 § 15, 12-17-1990]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of property interference if he knowingly and without proper authority tampers with, uses, renders inoperative, destroys, damages, removes, defaces, molests or otherwise interferes with personal property of another.
B. 
"Tampers with" in this Section means to interfere with something improperly, to meddle with, displace it, or make unwarranted alterations in its existing condition, or to deprive, temporarily, the owner or possessor of that thing.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to offenses against property generally, see RSMo. §§ 569.080 to 569.100 and 569.120.
Cross Reference — As to tampering with motor vehicles, see § 18-11. As to City property, see § 20-9. As to utility tampering, see § 26-15. As to stealing, see § 20-36.

Section 20-41 Property interference — trespass on real property. [1]

No person shall, knowingly and without proper authority, destroy, damage, deface, molest or otherwise interfere with, or trespass upon, any real property of another.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. §§ 569.140 and 569.150.
Cross Reference — As to City property, see § 20-9. As to invasion of privacy, see § 20-52. As to defacing cemetery monument, see § 6-12.

Section 20-42 Trespass of a school bus. [1]

[Ord. No. 2133 § 2, 2-20-2001]
A person commits the ordinance violation of trespass of a school bus if he or she knowingly and unlawfully enters any part of or unlawfully operates any school bus. For the purpose of this Section, the terms "unlawfully enters" and "unlawfully operates" refer to any entry or operation of a school bus which is not (1) approved of and established in the Centralia R-6 School District's written policy on access to school buses; or (2) authorized by specific written approval of the school board of the Centralia R-6 School District.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 569.155.
Cross Reference — As to passing a school bus, see §18-16.

Section 20-43 Solicitation of charitable contributions on City street — permit required. [1]

[Ord. No. 2599 § 1, 3-15-2010]
A. 
No person or entity shall solicit monetary contributions at any time on any part of a City street unless a permit is issued by the City Administrator after a written permit application is made by the applicant meeting all requirements and approval is obtained, as specified below in this Section.
B. 
Monetary contributions may be authorized by the City to be solicited on a City street only after the applicant has obtained a permit from the City Administrator permitting such solicitation once the applicant has filed a written permit application with the City Administrator meeting the following requirements and obtaining approval from the City Administrator:
1. 
The applicant shall be a nonprofit organization, with all persons soliciting charitable contributions on the City Street on behalf of the nonprofit organization being at least eighteen (18) years of age.
2. 
The written permit application shall set forth the complete name and address of the nonprofit organization, be signed by a person with authorization to sign on behalf of the nonprofit organization along with a listing of that person's address and telephone number, state the desired solicitation location, the maximum number of persons at least eighteen (18) years of age who will be soliciting charitable contributions on behalf of the nonprofit organization and the date and time range when the solicitation is requested to begin and end.
3. 
The completed written application shall be filed with the City Administrator no later than the eleventh (11th) day before the date that the solicitation is requested to occur.
4. 
The solicitation, if approved by the City Administrator, shall be permitted during one (1) day only on a City street in the B-1 zone district at one four-way stop street intersection during a time range to end no later than sunset on that day.
5. 
All persons at least eighteen (18) years of age who will be soliciting charitable contributions on behalf of the nonprofit organization shall sign and deliver to the City Administrator or his or her designee, before the solicitation begins, a completed written release releasing the City, City Officers, agents and employees from all legal liability relating to any injury or property damage occurring during the charitable solicitation at the street intersection, along with an indemnification of all released persons and the City, on forms prepared by the City and obtained in advance by the nonprofit organization.
C. 
The City Administrator shall act upon a properly completed permit application within three (3) business days. The City Administrator may deny a permit application not meeting all the requirements set forth herein, and the City Administrator also may deny a permit application if the required solicitation date, time range or location will substantially conflict with an event already scheduled, such as an annual City festival or a parade. If a permit application is denied, the City Administrator shall have the authority to work with the permit applicant nonprofit organization to approve an amended permit application that does meet all requirements and City Administrator approval criteria and that is acceptable to the applicant nonprofit organization.
D. 
A nonprofit organization receiving a solicitation permit and all persons soliciting charitable contributions on behalf of the nonprofit organization shall observe all requirements and conditions of the permit and all applicable laws and City ordinances in conducting the charitable solicitation.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 67.304.

Section 20-44 (Reserved) [1]

[Repealed by Ord. No. 2095 § 10, 12-20-1999]
 
[1]
Editor's Note — Ord. No. 2095 § 10, adopted December 20, 1999, repealed § 20-44 which derived from Ord. No. 32 § 823, c.a. 1918.

Section 20-45 Water — poisoning, damming up, etc. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 913, c.a. 1918]
Whoever wilfully or maliciously poisons, defiles or in any way corrupts the water of a well, spring, brook or reservoir used for domestic or municipal purposes, or whoever wilfully or maliciously diverts, dams up and holds back from its natural course and flow any spring, brook or other water supply for domestic or municipal purposes, after such water supply shall have only been taken for use by any person for his use, within this City, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. § 577.150.
Cross Reference — Also see § 20-13 of this Code.

Section 20-46 Weapons — unlawful use, with exceptions. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 769, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1590 § 16, 12-17-1990; Ord. No. 2133 § 3, 2-20-2001; Ord. No. 2289 § 1, 4-19-2004]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of unlawful use of weapons if he or she knowingly:
1. 
Carries concealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use, excepted as provided below; or
2. 
Sets a spring gun; or
3. 
Exhibits, in the presence of one (1) or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner, except as provided below; or
4. 
Possesses a firearm while intoxicated, except as provided below; or
5. 
Carries a firearm or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any church or place where people have assembled for worship or into any election precinct on any election day or into any building owned or occupied by the City, except as provided below; or
6. 
Carries a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any school, onto any school bus or onto the premises of any function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the school board of the Centralia R-6 School District, except as provided below.
B. 
Federal, State, County and municipal Peace Officers shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section whether such officers are within or outside their jurisdictions or on duty or off duty.
C. 
Subparagraphs (1), (4), (5) and (6) of Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply when the actor is transporting such weapons in a non-functioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition is not readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible. Subparagraph (1) of Subsection (A) of this Section does not apply to any person twenty-one (21) years of age or older transporting a concealable firearm in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, so long as such concealable firearm is otherwise lawfully possessed, nor when the actor is also in possession of an exposed firearm for the lawful pursuit of game or is in his or her dwelling unit or upon premises over which the actor has possession, authority or control or is traveling in a continuous journey peaceably through the City. Subparagraph (6) of Subsection (A) of this Section does not apply if the firearm is otherwise lawfully possessed by a person while traversing school premises for the purposes of transporting a student to or from school or possessed by an adult for the purposes of facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm-related event. Nothing in this Section shall make it unlawful for a student to actually participate in school-sanctioned gun safety courses or other school-sponsored firearm related events, provided the student does not carry a firearm or other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any school, onto any school bus or onto the premises of any other function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the school board of the Centralia R-6 School District.
D. 
Subparagraphs (3), (4), (5) and (6) of Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to any person who is engaged in a lawful act of defense pursuant to Section 563.031, RSMo., concerning use of force in defense of persons.
E. 
Subparagraphs (1), (5) and (6) of Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to any person who has a valid concealed carry firearm endorsement issued pursuant to Section 571.094, RSMo., or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms issued by another State or political subdivision of another State except when such a person carrying a firearm is in any of the following locations:
1. 
The locations set forth in Section 571.107, RSMo., where carrying concealed firearms is prohibited by said State law in all cases; or
2. 
Any building or portion of a building owned, leased or controlled by the City, including any building in any of the City parks, provided that a sign with a minimum size of eleven (11) inches by fourteen (14) inches with the writing thereon in letters of not less than one (1) inch clearly identifying the prohibition concerning carrying concealed firearms is posted at each entrance to the building. This subparagraph shall not apply to any building used for public housing by private persons, highways or rest areas, firing ranges and private dwellings owned, leased or controlled by the City.
A person who violates the provisions of this Subsection (E) shall not be subject to criminal prosecution for that violation but such person may be denied entrance to the building or premises in question or ordered to leave the building or premises. A City employee who violates the provisions of this Subsection (E) is subject to disciplinary measures for such violation. However, if a person who is in violation of the provisions of this Subsection (E) refuses to leave the building or premises and a Police Officer or other Peace Officer is summoned, such person then may be issued a citation as provided for in Subsection (2) of Section 571.107, RSMo. A Police Officer shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this Subsection (E) by removing from the building or premises any person in violation of this Subsection (E).
[1]
State Law Reference — As to dangerous and concealed weapons generally, see RSMo. § 571.030. As to authority of fourth class cities to regulate, etc., weapons, see RSMo. §§ 79.450 and 79.460. Also see RSMo. § 21.750. As to carrying concealed weapon, see RSMo. § 571.107. As to use of force in defense of persons, see RSMo. § 563.031.
Cross Reference — As to additional firearm regulations, see §§ 20-31 and 20-32.

Section 20-47 (Reserved)

[Repealed by Ord. No. 1590 § 17, 12-17-1990]
 

Section 20-48 Wild animals — transportation through City uncaged. [1]

[Ord. No. 32 § 936, c.a. 1918]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive, lead or transport, uncaged, any bear or savage animal, wild by nature, in or along any street or highway of this City.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to horse running in streets, see § 20-34. As to livestock trucks, see § 18-37.

Section 20-49 Indecent exposure and public urination. [1]

[Ord. No. 1590 § 18, 12-17-1990]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of indecent exposure if he knowingly exposes his genitals under circumstances in which he knows that his conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate on public property not specifically designated as a public rest room or public bathroom. It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate on private property not specifically designated as a bathroom unless said person has the consent of the owner or occupant of said private property.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., §§ 79.450(1) and 566.093.

Section 20-50 Endangering the welfare of a child. [1]

[Ord. No. 1590 § 19, 12-17-1990; Ord. No. 2391 § 1, 1-16-2006]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of endangering the welfare of a child if he knowingly encourages, aids or causes a child less than seventeen (17) years of age to engage in any conduct which causes or tends to cause the child to come within either of the following provisions:
1. 
The behavior or association of the child are injurious to his welfare or to the welfare of others; or
2. 
The child is alleged to have violated a State law or municipal ordinance.
B. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of endangering the welfare of a child if he is a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than seventeen (17) years of age, and he purposely or recklessly fails or refuses to exercise reasonable diligence in the care or control of such child to prevent him from coming within either of the following provisions:
1. 
The behavior or associations of the child are injurious to his welfare or to the welfare of others; or
2. 
The child is alleged to have violated a State law or municipal ordinance.
C. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of endangering the welfare of a child if the person:
1. 
Operates a vehicle in violation of Section 18-9.1 concerning driving while intoxicated while a child less than seventeen (17) years of age is present in the vehicle, or
2. 
Operates a vehicle in violation of Section 18-9.2 concerning driving with excessive blood alcohol content while a child less than seventeen (17) years of age is present in the vehicle.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., §§ 211.031 and 568.050.
Cross Reference — As to curfew, see § 20-11. As to drunk driving — driving while intoxicated, see § 18-9.1. As to driving with excessive blood alcohol content, see § 18-9.2.

Section 20-51 Abandoning airtight icebox or refrigerator. [1]

[Ord. No. 1590 § 20, 12-17-1990]
A. 
A person commits the crime of abandonment of an airtight icebox if he abandons, discards, or knowingly permits to remain on premises under his control, in a place accessible to children, any abandoned or discarded icebox, refrigerator, or other airtight or semi-airtight container which has a capacity of one and one-half (1 1/2) cubic feet or more and an opening of fifty (50) square inches or more and which has a door or lid equipped with hinge, latch or other fastening device capable of securing such door or lid, without rendering such equipment harmless to human life by removing such hinges, latches or other hardware which may cause a person to be confined therein.
B. 
Subsection (A) of this Section does not apply to an icebox, refrigerator or other airtight or semi-airtight container located in that part of a building occupied by a dealer, warehouseman or repairman.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 577.100

Section 20-52 Invasion of privacy. [1]

[Ord. No. 1864 § 1, 8-21-1995]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of invasion of privacy if said person knowingly views, photographs or films another person, without that person's knowledge and consent, while the person being viewed, photographed or filmed is in a state of full or partial nudity and is in a place where that person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
B. 
As used in this Section the following terms mean:
FULL OR PARTIAL NUDITY
The showing of all or any part of the human genitals or pubic areas or buttock or any part of the nipple of the breast of any female person, with less than a fully opaque covering.
PHOTOGRAPHS OR FILMS
The making of any photograph, motion picture film, videotape, or any other recording or transmission of the image of a person.
PLACE WHERE THAT PERSON WOULD HAVE A REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY
Any place where a reasonable person would believe that said person could disrobe in privacy, without being concerned that such person's undressing was being viewed, photographed or filmed by another.
VIEWS
The looking upon of another person, with the unaided eye or with any device designed or intended to improve visual acuity, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of any person.
C. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to:
1. 
Viewing, photographing or filming by one (1) or more Police Officers during a lawful criminal investigation.
2. 
Viewing, photographing or filming by one (1) or more Police Officers for security purposes or during the investigation of alleged misconduct by a person in the custody of the police.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo. §§ 565.250 — 565.257.
Cross Reference — As to trespassing, see § 20-41.

Section 20-53 Tampering with witnesses and victims. [1]

[Ord. No. 1999 § 1, 2-17-1998]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of tampering with a witness if, with purpose to induce a witness or a prospective witness in an official proceeding to disobey a subpoena or other legal process, or to absent himself/herself, or avoid subpoena or other legal process, or to withhold evidence, information or documents, or to testify falsely, that person:
1. 
Threatens or causes harm to any person or property; or
2. 
Uses force, threats or deception; or
3. 
Offers, confers or agrees to confer any benefit, direct or indirect, upon such witness; or
4. 
Conveys any of the foregoing to another in furtherance of a conspiracy.
B. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of victim tampering if, with purpose to do so, that person prevents or dissuades or attempts to prevent or dissuade any person who has been a victim of any crime or ordinance violation or a person who is acting on behalf of such victim from:
1. 
Making any report of such victimization to any Peace Officer or Prosecuting Attorney or to any judge; or
2. 
Causing a complaint, indictment or information to be sought and prosecuted or assisting in the prosecution thereof; or
3. 
Arresting or causing or seeking the arrest of any person in connection with such victimization.
C. 
As used in this Section, the terms set forth below have the following meanings:
OFFICIAL PROCEEDING
Any cause, matter, or proceeding where the laws of Missouri require that evidence considered therein be under oath or affirmation.
VICTIM
Any natural person against whom any crime or ordinance violation is deemed to have been perpetrated or attempted.
WITNESS
Any natural person:
1. 
Having knowledge of the existence or non-existence of facts relating to any crime or ordinance violation; or
2. 
Whose declaration under oath is received as evidence for any purpose; or
3. 
Who has reported any crime or ordinance violation to any Peace Officer or Prosecutor; or
4. 
Who has been served with a subpoena issued under the authority of any court in Missouri.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo. § 575.270.

Section 20-54 Hours sexually-oriented businesses may operate. [1]

[Ord. No. 2395 § 2, 2-21-2006]
No sexually-oriented business shall be operated between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday; and no sexually-oriented business shall be operated between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. on any Sunday. As used in the Section, "sexually-oriented business" means a business that comes under the definition of a "sexually-oriented business" in Section 31-1.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to zoning definitions, see § 31-1. As to zoning use regulations, see § 31-25.