City of Sikeston, MO
Scott County
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A. 
A person commits the offense of abandonment of an airtight or semi-airtight container if he or she knowingly abandons, discards, or permits to remain on premises under his or her 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, warehouse operator or repair person.
C. 
The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue under Subsection (B) of this Section.
D. 
The offense of abandonment of an airtight or semi-airtight container is an ordinance violation.
A person commits the offense of littering if he or she places, deposits, or causes to be placed or deposited, any glass, glass bottles, wire, nails, tacks, hedge, cans, garbage, trash, refuse, or rubbish of any kind, nature or description on the right-of-way of any public road or State highway or on or in any of the waters in this City or on the banks of any stream, or on any land or water owned, operated or leased by the State, any board, department, agency or commission thereof or on any land or water owned, operated or leased by the Federal Government or the City, or on any private real property owned by another without the owner's consent.
A. 
A person commits the offense of unlawful disposition of a dead animal if he or she knowingly places or causes to be placed the carcass or offal of any dead animal:
1. 
Into any well, spring, brook, branch, creek, pond, or lake; or
2. 
On any public road or highway, river, stream, or watercourse or upon premises not his or her own for the purpose of annoying another or others.
A. 
A person commits the offense of tampering with a water supply if he or she purposely:
1. 
Poisons, defiles or in any way corrupts the water of a well, spring, brook or reservoir used for domestic or municipal purposes; or
2. 
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 said water supply shall have once been taken for use by any person or persons, corporation, town or city for his/her, their or its use.
B. 
The offense of tampering with a water supply is an ordinance violation.
A. 
It is unlawful for any person to willfully or promiscuously fire or shoot off or to set off, use, burn, explode or fire off any firecrackers, fireworks, torpedoes, bombs, rockets, pinwheels, fire balloons, Roman candles, or other fireworks of like kind or nature within the City.
B. 
No person shall sell or expose for sale any fireworks, firecrackers, torpedoes, bombs, rockets, pin wheels, fire balloons, Roman candles, or other fireworks of like kind or nature within the City; provided however, that this shall not be construed to prohibit the sale of fireworks in wholesale lots by any person holding a wholesale license to do business within the City for use or sale outside the limits of the City.
C. 
The firing and shooting of fireworks as herein described shall at all times be prohibited in and on the public places within the City unless a permit shall first have been secured from the Department of Public Safety authorizing such activity at a given place and time by the sponsoring organization, all as provided for by Ordinance Number 5021, said permit language is on file in the City offices.
It is unlawful for any person, not a fireman or under the supervision of the Department of Public Safety, to open or cause to be opened any fire hydrant in the City without first obtaining from the Board of Public Works its permission so to do in writing.