City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 210.160 Abandonment Of Airtight Or Semi-Airtight Containers. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
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.
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Note: See Section 577.100, RSMo. For abandoned vehicles, see Code Sections 217.020 and 390.010.

Section 210.170 Littering. [1]

[R.O. 2008 § 18-14; Ord. No. 5028 § 4, 2-25-2008; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following term shall have this prescribed meaning:
LITTER
Any organic or inorganic waste material, rubbish, refuse, garbage, trash, hulls, peelings, debris, grass, weeds, ashes, sand, gravel, metal, plastic and glass containers, glass, dead animals or intentionally or unintentionally discarded materials of every kind and description.
B. 
A person commits the offense of littering if he or she places or deposits, or causes to be placed or deposited, any litter, or allows unsecured materials to drop or shift off of a vehicle load, onto any property in this City or any waters in this City unless:
1. 
The property is designated by the State or by any of its agencies or political subdivisions for the disposal of such litter and such person is authorized by the proper public authority to use such property for such purpose; or
2. 
The litter is placed into an appropriate receptacle or container installed on such property and such person is authorized by the proper authority to use such receptacle or container; or
3. 
The person is the owner of such property, has obtained consent of the owner or is acting under the personal direction of the owner, all in a manner consistent with the public welfare.
C. 
Evidence Of Littering.
1. 
Whenever litter is thrown, deposited, dropped or dumped from any motor vehicle, boat, airplane or other conveyance in violation of this Section, it shall be prima facie evidence that the operator of the conveyance has violated this Section.
2. 
Except when applying Subsection (1) of (C) above, whenever any litter which is dumped, deposited, thrown or left on property in violation of this Section is discovered to contain any article including, but not limited to, letters, bills, publications or other writing which display the name of the person thereon in such a manner to indicate that the article belongs or belonged to such person, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that such person has violated this Section.
D. 
Penalties. In addition to the penalties set out in the General Penalty Section of the City Code, the Municipal Court may order the violator to reimburse the City for the reasonable cost of removing the litter when the litter is removed by or is ordered removed by the City.
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Note: See Sections 577.070 and 577.076, RSMo.

Section 210.180 Fireworks.

[R.O. 2008 § 10-1; Ord. No. 513 § 21, 12-23-1968; Ord. No. 5264 § 7, 8-27-2012; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
No person shall sell, use, manufacture, display or possess fireworks, as hereinafter defined, within the City at any time.
B. 
The term "fireworks," as used in this Section, is any composition or device for producing a visible, audible or both visible and audible effect by combustion, deflagration or detonation and that meets the definition of consumer, proximate or display fireworks as set forth by 49 CFR Part 171 to end, United States Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.
C. 
The discharge of toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices in which paper caps containing twenty-five hundredths (0.25) grains or less of explosive mixture and the sale and use of same shall not constitute a violation of this Section.
D. 
The prohibition of this Section shall not apply to any public demonstrations or displays of fireworks. However, any such public demonstrations or displays of fireworks may be conducted only after application has been made in writing to the Chief of Police and a permit has been issued for such demonstration or display by the Chief of Police.

Section 210.190 Tampering With Water Supply. [1]

[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
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, stream, creek, pond, lake, 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, stream, creek 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 their use; or
3. 
Places or causes to be placed the carcass or offal of any dead animal into any well, spring, brook, stream, creek, pond, or lake.
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Note: See Sections 577.076 and 577.150, RSMo.