City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2008 §§ 18-111(3), 18-120; Ord. No. 5025 § 1, 2-11-2008; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
A person commits the offense of peace disturbance if he or she:
1. 
Unreasonably and knowingly disturbs or alarms another person or persons by:
a. 
Loud noise; or
b. 
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
c. 
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
d. 
Fighting; or
e. 
Creating a noxious and offensive odor.
2. 
Is in a public place or on private property of another without consent and purposely causes inconvenience to another person or persons by unreasonably and physically obstructing:
a. 
Vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
b. 
The free ingress or egress to or from a public or private place.
3. 
Willfully interrupts, disrupts or disturbs any lawful meeting or assembly.
4. 
While on private property, unreasonably and purposely causes alarm to another person or persons on the same premises by threatening to commit an offense against any person or by fighting. For purposes of this Subsection, if a building or structure is divided into separately occupied units, such units are separate premises.
B. 
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 Sections 574.010, 574.020 and 577.709, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 5290 § 1, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
No person shall knowingly picket or engage in other protest activities, nor shall any association or corporation knowingly cause picketing or other protest activities to occur, within three hundred (300) feet of any residence, cemetery, funeral home, church, synagogue, or other establishment or location during or within one (1) hour before or one (1) hour after any actual funeral or burial service at that place.
B. 
As used in this Section, "other protest activities" means any action that is disruptive or undertaken to disrupt or disturb a funeral or burial service.
C. 
As used in this Section, "funeral" and "burial" services mean the ceremonies and memorial services held in conjunction with the burial or cremation of the dead, but this Section does not apply to processions while they are in transit beyond any three-hundred-foot zone that is established under Subsection (A) above.
[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of unlawful assembly if he or she knowingly assembles with six (6) or more other persons and agrees with such persons to violate any of the criminal laws of this State or of the United States with force or violence.
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Note: See Section 574.040, RSMo.
[R.O. 2008 § 18-117; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person who owns, maintains, leases or is otherwise in possession or control of any real property to permit or allow persons thereon to conduct themselves in a loud or unruly manner so as to cause hurt, injury, annoyance, inconvenience or danger to the public or any member thereof, and it shall be the duty of any such person in possession or control to take such steps as are available to disperse such loud or unruly persons.
[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of rioting if he or she knowingly assembles with six (6) or more other persons and agrees with such persons to violate any of the criminal laws of this State or of the United States with force or violence and thereafter, while still so assembled, does violate any of said laws with force or violence.
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Note: See Section 574.050, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of refusal to disperse if, being present at the scene of an unlawful assembly or at the scene of a riot, he or she knowingly fails or refuses to obey the lawful command of a Law Enforcement Officer to depart from the scene of such unlawful assembly or riot.
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Note: See Section 574.060, RSMo.
[R.O. 2008 § 18-112; Ord. No. 513 § 3, 12-23-1968; Ord. No. 1114 § 1, 9-9-1985; Ord. No. 5438 § 1, 9-16-2015; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
No person shall cause, nor shall any person in possession of property allow to originate from the property, sound that is a public disturbance noise. The following sounds are hereby determined to be public disturbance noises:
1. 
Frequent, repetitive or continuous sounds made by any animal which unreasonably disturbs or interferes with the peace, comfort and repose of property owners or possessors, including but not limited to violations of Section 295.080, except that such sounds made in animal shelters or commercial kennels, veterinary hospitals, pet shops or pet kennels licensed under and in compliance with the provisions of the Code of Ordinances shall be exempt from this Subsection; provided, that notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, if the owner or other person having custody of the animal cannot, with reasonable inquiry, be located by the investigating officer or if the animal is a repeated violator of this Subsection, the animal may be impounded;
2. 
The frequent, repetitive or continuous sounding of any horn or siren attached to a motor vehicle, except as a warning of danger or as specifically permitted or required by law;
3. 
The creation of frequent, repetitive or continuous sounds in connection with the starting, operation, repair, rebuilding or testing of any motor vehicle, motorcycle, off-highway vehicle or internal combustion engine, within a residential district, so as to unreasonably disturb or interfere with the peace, comfort and repose of owners or possessors of real property, including but not limited to violations of Sections 340.270 or 365.140;
4. 
The use of a sound amplifier or other device capable of producing or reproducing amplified sound upon public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or sales or for attracting the attention of the public to any vehicle, structure or property or the contents therein, except as permitted by law.
5. 
The making of any loud or raucous sound within one thousand (1,000) feet of any school, hospital, sanitarium, nursing or convalescent facility;
6. 
The creation by use of a musical instrument, whistle, sound amplifier or other device capable of producing or reproducing sound, of loud or raucous sounds which emanate frequently, repetitively or continuously from any building, structure or property located within the City, such as sounds originating from a band session or social gathering and without limiting the foregoing, any loud or raucous sounds from social gatherings between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M.;
7. 
The erection (including excavating), demolition, alteration or repair of any building or structure other than between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. on weekdays and 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. on weekends, except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety and then only with a permit from the Director of Community Development and Public Works for a period not to exceed three (3) days which, however, may be renewed for like or less periods while the emergency continues;
8. 
The operation of any lawn mower, lawn care equipment, chain saw, wood chipper, stump grinder, leaf blower, or similar type of powered device before 7:00 A.M. or after 9:00 P.M. on weekdays and before 8:00 A.M. or after 9:00 P.M. on weekends, except that the use of electricity generators during extended power outages and equipment used in the care and maintenance of the City Golf Course shall not be subject to such restrictions.
9. 
Any violation of Section 405.550(A)(2).
B. 
No sound source specifically exempted from a maximum permissible sound level by this Section shall be a public disturbance noise, insofar as the particular source is exempted.
C. 
The following sounds are exempt from the provisions of this Section at all times:
1. 
Sounds originating from aircraft in flight;
2. 
Sounds created by safety and protective devices, such as relief valves, where noise suppression would defeat the safety release intent of the device;
3. 
Sounds created by fire alarms; and
4. 
Sounds created by emergency equipment and emergency work necessary in the interest of law enforcement or of the health, safety or welfare of the community, including but not limited to snow removal and other equipment involved in clearing streets, parking lots and driveways.
[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of drunkenness or drinking in a prohibited place if he or she enters any schoolhouse, government building or church or other place of religious worship in which there is an assemblage of people, met for a lawful purpose, in an intoxicated and disorderly condition, and disrupts such assembly.
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Note: See Section 574.075, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A person commits the offense of obstructing government operations if he or she purposely obstructs, impairs, hinders or perverts the performance of a governmental function by the use or threat of violence, force, or other physical interference or obstacle.
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Note: See Section 576.030, RSMo.