City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross References — As to alcohol-related offenses involving minors, sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and minors working in alcoholic beverage establishments, § 600.030; leaving children in locked vehicle, § 355.090.

Section 210.580 Article Definitions.

[Ord. No. 5357 § 8, 3-24-2014; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
For the purposes of this Article, the following words and phrases are defined as follows:
GUARDIAN
Guardian appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction.
MINOR
Any person under the age of seventeen (17) years.
PARENT
The natural or adoptive father or mother, legal guardian or any other person having the care or custody of a minor child.
PARENTAL NEGLECT
Any act or omission by which a parent fails to exercise customary and effective control over a minor so as to contribute to, cause or tend to cause a minor to commit any offense.

Section 210.590 Curfew.

[R.O. 2008 § 18-70; Ord. No. 513 § 26, 12-23-1968; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
It is unlawful for any minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or to drive or ride in an automobile or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. of the following day, except on Fridays and Saturdays when the hours shall be 12:00 Midnight to 6:00 A.M. of the following day.

Section 210.592 Unlawful For Parents, Guardians, Etc., To Permit Violations.

[R.O. 2008 § 18-71; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
No person who is the parent, guardian or other adult having the care and custody of a minor under the age of seventeen (17) years shall knowingly, or with reason to know, permit such minor to violate the provisions of Section 210.590 of this Article.

Section 210.595 Procedure Upon Violation.

[R.O. 2008 § 18-72; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
Any Police Officer finding a minor violating the provisions of Section 210.590 shall warn the minor to cease and desist immediately from such violation. The Police Officer may take the minor into custody and release him/her to his/her parents or guardian or release the minor at the scene with a written notice of referral to the Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Court shall serve upon the parent or guardian or person in charge of such minor the written notice setting forth the manner in which the minor violated Section 210.590.

Section 210.597 Exemptions.

[R.O. 2008 § 18-73; Ord. No. 513 § 26, 12-23-1968; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
The provisions of this Article shall not apply when the minor is accompanied by his/her parent, guardian or another adult person having the care and custody of that minor or when such minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business as directed by such adult.

Section 210.600 Penalties.

[R.O. 2008 § 18-74; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
Any parent, guardian or other person who violates Section 210.592 of this Article after having received notice of the first violation, as described in Section 210.595 of this Article, shall upon conviction be subject to punishment as provided in Section 100.090 of this Code.
B. 
Any person under the age of seventeen (17) years who violates Section 210.590 of this Article after having received notice of the first violation, as described in Section 210.595 of this Article, shall be dealt with in accordance with the juvenile laws of the State.