City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 210.010 Assault. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of assault if:
1. 
The person attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury, physical pain, or illness to another person;
2. 
With criminal negligence the person causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
3. 
The person purposely places another person in apprehension of immediate physical injury;
4. 
The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person;
5. 
The person knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative; or
6. 
The person knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical contact with a person with a disability, which a reasonable person, who does not have a disability, would consider offensive or provocative.
7. 
The person knowingly attempts to cause or causes the isolation of a person with a disability by unreasonably and substantially restricting or limiting his or her access to other persons, telecommunication devices or transportation for the purpose of isolation.
B. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the defendant injects the affirmative defense of justification of use of force pursuant to the provisions of Section 563.031, RSMo., the City shall have the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not reasonably believe that his or her use of force was necessary to defend against the use of imminent use of unlawful force.
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Note: See Sections 563.031, 565.056 and 565.076, RSMo.

Section 210.020 Assault Of A Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, Emergency Personnel, Highway Worker, Utility Worker, Cable Worker Or Probation And Parole Officer, Police Animal. [1]

[Ord. No. 5264 § 5, 8-27-2012; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of assault of a Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, emergency personnel, highway worker in a construction zone or work zone, utility worker, cable worker, or Probation and Parole Officer if:
1. 
Such person recklessly causes physical injury to a Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, emergency personnel, highway worker in a construction zone or work zone, utility worker, cable worker, or Probation and Parole Officer;
2. 
Such person purposely places a Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, emergency personnel, highway worker in a construction zone or work zone, utility worker, cable worker, or Probation and Parole Officer in apprehension of immediate physical injury;
3. 
Such person knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical contact with a Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, emergency personnel, highway worker in a construction zone or work zone, utility worker, cable worker, or Probation and Parole Officer without the consent of the Law Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, emergency personnel, highway worker in a construction zone or work zone, utility worker, cable worker, or Probation and Parole Officer.
B. 
As used in this Section, "emergency personnel" means any paid or volunteer firefighter, emergency room or trauma center personnel, or emergency medical technician as defined in Subdivisions (15), (16), (17) and (18) of Section 190.100, RSMo.
C. 
As used in this Section, the term "Corrections Officer" includes any jailor or Corrections Officer of the State or any political subdivision of the State.
D. 
As used in this Section, the term "highway worker", "construction zone" or "work zone" shall have the same meaning as such terms are defined in Section 304.580, RSMo.
E. 
As used in this Section, the term "utility worker" means any employee while in the performance of their job duties, including any person employed under contract, of a utility that provides gas, heat, electricity, water, steam, telecommunications services, or sewer services, whether privately, municipally, or cooperatively owned.
F. 
As used in this Section, the term "cable worker" means any employee, including any person employed under contract, of a cable operator, as such term is defined in Section 67.2677, RSMo.
G. 
A person commits the offense of assault on a police animal if he or she knowingly kills or disables, knowingly attempts to kill or disable, or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury, to a police animal when that animal is involved in law enforcement investigation, apprehension, tracking, or search, or the animal is in the custody or under the control of a Law Enforcement Officer or fire or rescue personnel.
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Note: See Section 575.353, RSMo.

Section 210.030 Harassment. [1]

[Ord. No. 5264 § 6, 8-27-2012; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of harassment if he or she, without good cause, engages in any act with the purpose to cause emotional distress to another person.
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Note: See Sections 565.091 and 565.184, RSMo.

Section 210.032 Threatening Communications. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §§ 18-116, 18-120; Ord. No. 5025 § 1, 2-11-2008; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly send or deliver or cause or intentionally allow to be sent or delivered any letter, e-mail, text message or other Internet or electronic communication or other writing, printing, circular or card or device, with or without a name subscribed thereto or signed with a fictitious name or any mark, threatening to accuse any other person of a crime or offense for any purpose other than to cause the other person to cease ongoing illegal activity or threatening to kill, maim or wound any other person or threatening to commit a crime or offense or do any injury to the person, property, credit or reputation of another, whether or not any money or property is demanded or extorted thereby.
B. 
A person commits the offense of unlawful posting of certain information over the Internet if he or she knowingly posts the name, home address, social security number, or telephone number of any person on the Internet intending to cause substantial bodily harm or death, or threatening to cause substantial bodily harm or death to such person.
C. 
For purposes of this Section, an offense committed by means of writing, telephonic communication or electronic communication shall be deemed to have occurred at the place from which the communication was made or sent and at the place where the communication was first heard or read by the recipient.
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Note: See Section 565.240, RSMo.

Section 210.035 Stalking. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of stalking if he or she purposely, through his or her course of conduct, disturbs or follows with the intent to disturb another person. As used herein, the term "disturbs" shall mean to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that serves no legitimate purpose and that would cause a reasonable person under the circumstances to be frightened, intimidated, or emotionally distressed.
B. 
This Section shall not apply to activities of Federal, State, County, or Municipal Law Enforcement Officers conducting investigations of any violation of Federal, State, County, or Municipal law.
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Note: See Sections 565.225 and 565.227, RSMo.

Section 210.040 False Imprisonment.

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of false imprisonment if he/she knowingly restrains another unlawfully and without consent so as to interfere substantially with his/her liberty.

Section 210.050 Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of endangering the welfare of a child if he or she:
1. 
With criminal negligence acts in a manner that creates a substantial risk to the life, body or health of a child less than seventeen (17) years of age;
2. 
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 the provisions of Paragraph (d) of Subdivision (2) of Subsection (1) or Subdivision (3) of Subsection (1) of Section 211.031, RSMo.;
3. 
Being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than seventeen (17) years of age, he/she recklessly fails or refuses to exercise reasonable diligence in the care or control of such child to prevent him or her from coming within the provisions of Paragraph (c) of Subdivision (1) of Subsection (1) or Paragraph (d) of Subdivision (2) of Subsection (1) or Subdivision (3) of Subsection (1) of Section 211.031, RSMo.;
4. 
Knowingly encourages, aids or causes a child less than seventeen (17) years of age to enter into any room, building or other structure which is a public nuisance as defined in Code Section 210.465 or Section 579.105, RSMo.
B. 
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to mean the welfare of a child is endangered for the sole reason that he or she is being provided non-medical remedial treatment recognized and permitted under the laws of this State.
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Note: See Section 568.050, RSMo.

Section 210.055 Unlawful Transactions With A Child. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of unlawful transactions with a child if he or she:
1. 
Being a pawnbroker, junk dealer, dealer in secondhand goods, or any employee of such person, with criminal negligence buys or receives any personal property other than agricultural products from a child, unless the child's custodial parent or guardian has consented in writing to the transaction; or
2. 
Knowingly permits a child to enter or remain in a place where illegal activity in controlled substances, as defined in Chapter 579, RSMo., is maintained or conducted; or
3. 
With criminal negligence sells blasting caps, bulk gunpowder, or explosive to a child under the age of seventeen (17) years, or fireworks as defined in Section 320.110, RSMo., to a child under the age of fourteen (14) years, unless the child's custodial parent or guardian has consented in writing to the transaction.
B. 
Criminal negligence as to the age of the child is not an element of this offense.
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Note: See Section 568.070, RSMo.

Section 210.057 Identity Theft. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of identity theft if he or she knowingly and with the intent to deceive or defraud obtains, possesses, transfers, uses, or attempts to obtain, transfer, or use, one or more means of identification, not lawfully issued for his or her use.
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Note: See Section 570.223, RSMo.