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Chapter 30 - Offenses

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Article I - In General



ARTICLE I IN GENERAL

Sec. 30-1. Affrays in public.

If two or more persons shall, in any public place, voluntarily or by agreement engage in any fight, or use any blows or violence toward each other, in any angry or quarrelsome manner, or do each other any willful mischief, or if any person shall assault another and strike him, in any public place, to the terror or disturbance of others, the person or persons so offending shall be deemed guilty of an affray, and on conviction shall be punished as follows: by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by confinement in jail for a period of not less than ten (10) days or more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and confinement. (Ord. 1992, §1)

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Sec. 30-2. Assault and battery.

(a) No person shall assault, or assault and beat, or strike another person within the city limits.

(b) Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this Section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed three months or by both such find and confinement. (Ord. 51, §1; Ord. 2623, §1)

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Sec. 30-3. City officials - Misusing public funds prohibited.

No officer of the city, who may have the care of any funds or evidence of debt belonging to the city, shall use the same for his own purposes, or shall speculate therein in any manner. (Ord. 54, §1)

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Sec. 30-4. Curfew of minors under the age of seventeen years; liability of parent for violation by minor.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of seventeen years to be in or upon any public street, highway, alley, road, park, playground, public grounds, public place or public building, place of amusement or entertainment, vacant lot or other unsupervised place in the City of Rolla, Missouri between the following hours of the day, on the following days of the week and months of the year:

unless such minor is attending to urgent business and can give a satisfactory reason for being in or upon the place hereinbefore mentioned, or as accompanied by a parent, guardian, adult relative or adult friend approved by a parent or guardian.

(b) When upon such lawful errand, it shall be deemed to be in violation of this Section for any such minor to loiter, linger or ride aimlessly upon the streets, highways, roads or on public places in the city and such minor must transact such business as speedily as possible.

(c) Any minor who shall violate the provisions of this Section, shall, for the first violation, be warned of the violation, and provided with a copy of this Section by the Chief of Police or any police officer or person authorized by the Chief of Police to serve such notice and directed to go home. On the second offense, proceedings may be taken in accordance with and pursuant to the juvenile laws of the state of Missouri.

(d) It shall be unlawful for the parent or guardian of a minor under the age of seventeen years to permit such minor to be in or upon any public streets, highways, alley, roads, park, playgrounds, public places or building, place of amusement and entertainment, vacant lot or any other unsupervised place in the City of Rolla at such time as would constitute a violation of the restrictions imposed in this Section, except where such violation is a first offense.

(e) Any parent or guardian of a minor child who is convicted of violating the provisions of this Section shall be subject to a minimum fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) plus court costs.

(f) For the purposes of this Section the term "adult" shall mean persons of the age of eighteen years and older. (Ord. 1991, §1.)

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Sec. 30-5. Disturbing the peace; disorderly conduct.

A person commits the offense of peace disturbance if:

(a) He unreasonably and knowingly disturbs or alarms another person or persons by:

(b) he 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:

(c) Any person violating any provision of this section shall be punished in accordance with Section 1-7 of the General Ordinances of the Code of the City of Rolla, Missouri. (Ord. 2216, §§2 to 7; Ord. 3149, §§2 & 3)

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Sec. 30-6. Same - Religious services, etc.

(a) No person shall willfully, maliciously, or contemptuously disquiet or disturb any congregation or assembly of people met for religious worship by making noise or by rude or indecent behavior, or by profane discourse within their place of worship, or so near to the same as to disturb the order of solemnity of the meeting, or menace, threaten or assault any person being there.

(b) Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this Section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed three months or by both such fine and confinement. (Ord. 51, §5; Ord. 2623, §2.)

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Sec. 30-7. Fraud - Obtaining lodging, food, money, property, or other accommodations through fraudulent means prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to obtain lodging, food, money, property or other accommodations at any hotel, motel, rooming, boarding or eating house within the city with the intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof. Proof that lodging, food, money, property, or other accommodations were obtained by false pretenses or false representations, or by false or fictitious show or pretense of any baggage or other property, or by failing or refusing to pay such lodging, food, money, property or other accommodations on demand, or that he gave in payment for such lodging, food, money, property or other accommodations a check or negotiable paper on which payment was refused, or that he left the hotel, motel, or boarding house without paying or offering to pay for such lodging, food, money, property or other accommodations, or that he surreptitiously removed or attempted to remove his baggage, or that he registered under a fictitious name, shall be prima facie proof of the intent to defraud mentioned in this Section; but this Section shall not apply where there has been an agreement in writing for delay in payment. (Ord. 2009, §1.)

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Sec. 30-8. Same - Obtaining money or something of value by deception prohibited.

(a) No person shall attempt to cheat, swindle, or defraud anyone out of any money or thing of value, by means of any trick, scheme, device or deception, or by false pretenses, statements or representations, or by means or instrument or device commonly called the "confidence game", or have in his possession any device, instrument, trick or tool used or designed to be used in any game or scheme of any character intended or designed to cheat, swindle or defraud any person of any money or thing of value.

(b) Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this Section shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be confined in the city jail for a period of not less than five (5) days nor more than three (3) months, or by both such fine and confinement. In addition to the aforesaid penalties, the court may order the person so convicted to make restitution of the money or property so obtained. (Ord. 2010, §§1, 2.)

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Sec. 30-9. Handbills - Distribution on vehicles prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon any vehicle; provided, however, that it shall not be unlawful in any public place for a person to hand out or distribute without charge to the receiver thereof, a handbill to any occupant of a vehicle willing to accept it. (Ord. 2466, §1.)

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Sec. 30-10. Iceboxes, refrigerators, etc. - Abandonment.

It shall be unlawful for any person to leave or permit to remain outside of any dwelling, building or other structure, or within any unoccupied or abandoned building, dwelling or other structure under his control, in a place accessible to children, any abandoned, unattended or discarded icebox, refrigerator or other container which has an airtight door or lid, snaplock or other locking device which may not be released from the inside, without first removing such door or lid, snaplock or other locking device from such icebox, refrigerator or container. (Ord. 943, §1.)

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Sec. 30-11. Insufficient funds, checks or drafts - Utterance and use, prohibited.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to procure any article or thing of value or for the payment of any past due debt or other obligation of whatsoever form or nature or for any other purpose, to make, draw or utter or deliver, with the intent to defraud, any check, draft or order, for the payment of money, in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) or less, upon any bank or other depository, knowing at the time of such making, drawing, uttering or delivering, that the maker or drawer has not sufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository for the payment of such check, draft or order, in full, upon its presentation.

(b) A person convicted of violating the provisions of this Ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars or more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars or by confinement in jail for a period not to exceed three (3) months, or by both such fine and confinement.

(c) For the purposes of this Ordinance, it shall be prima facie evidence of the maker or drawer's intent to defraud and of knowledge of insufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository, if such maker or drawer shall not have paid the drawee thereof the amount due thereon, together with all costs and protest fees, within ten (10) days after receiving notice that such check, draft or order has not been paid by the drawee. (Ord. 2026, §§ 1, 2, 3.)

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Sec. 30-12. Intoxication in public; disturbance of the peace.

No person shall be in a state of intoxication in any street, alley or other public ground or place, or in any public building or business house, or shall be in a state of intoxication in any private house or private premises to the annoyance or disturbance of the peace of any person. (Ord. 2011, §1.)

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Sec. 30-13. Landmarks, etc., - Removal, detaching, etc., prohibited.

No person shall intentionally remove, deface, injure or destroy any stake, monument or landmark in the city, established by legal survey. (Ord. 52, §9.)

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Sec. 30-13.1. Littering prohibited.

(a) A person commits the crime of littering if he throws or places, or causes to be thrown or placed, 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 on the banks of any stream, or on any land or water owned, operated or leased by the City of Rolla, any board, department, agency or commission thereof or on any private real property owned by another without his consent.

(b) The penalty for violation of this Ordinance is a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2717, §§1, 2.)

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Sec. 30-14. Loitering on school grounds and buildings - Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter on the grounds of or within the buildings of any public or private kindergarten, grade or high school when such school is in session, and it shall be unlawful for any person so loitering to refuse to leave immediately such buildings or grounds upon request of the principal or other person in charge thereof. (Ord. 2016, § 1.)

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Sec. 30-15. Loitering, prowling, peeking, etc., in and about private dwellings - Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter or prowl in and about any dwelling occupied by a family or an individual in the city in the nighttime, or while so loitering and prowling around such dwelling look, peek or observe such dwelling, or the inside thereof of the occupant of such dwelling.

Dwelling, as used in this Section, means any house, room or apartment used for human habitation. (Ord. 631, §§ 1, 2.)

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Sec. 30-16. Marijuana - Possession.

(a) It is unlawful for any person to have in his possession or under his control marijuana in a quantity of less than thirty-five grams.

(b) For the purposes of this Section, "marijuana" means all parts of the plant genus Cannabis in any species or form thereof, including, but not limited to Cannabis Sativa L., Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Americana, Cannabis, Ruderalis and Cannabis Gigantea, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. It does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil or cake or the pound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil or cake or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.

(c) For the purposes of this Section, "drug paraphernalia" means all equipment, products, substances and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use, in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance.

(d) Any person who violates the provisions of this Section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished as follows:

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Sec. 30-17. Marijuana - Suspension of sentence in cases of marijuana possession.

Whenever any person shall have been found guilty in the municipal court of violating any ordinance involving the possession of marijuana, the municipal court Judge may suspend sentencing pending the successful completion by the convicted person of a program of drug abuse rehabilitation and counseling, or may order such person to attend such program in lieu of or in addition to the penalty otherwise provided for the offense. (Ord. 1999, §1.)

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Sec. 30-18. Minors - Contributing to the delinquency of minors; penalty provisions.

(a) It is unlawful for any person to encourage, aid or cause a child under the age of seventeen years to commit any act or engage in any conduct which would be injurious to the child's morals or health, and it is unlawful for any person to commit any act or omit the performance of any duty which contributes to, causes or tends to cause a child under the age of seventeen years to come within the provisions of subdivisions (1) or (2) of Section 211.031 Revised Statutes of Missouri.

(b) Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by confinement in the city jail for a period of not less than ten (10) days nor more than three (3) months, or by both such fine and confinement.

(c) The court may impose conditions upon a person found guilty of violating the provisions of this Section and so long as such person complies to the satisfaction of the court, the sentence imposed may be suspended. (Ord. 2012, §§1 to 3.)

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Sec. 30-19. Noise - Creating unreasonably loud, disturbing, etc., noise prohibited; exceptions; penalty for violation.

The creating of any unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise within the city is hereby prohibited. Noise of such character, intensity or duration as to be detrimental to the life or health of any individual or in disturbance of the public peace and welfare is prohibited.

There shall be excepted from the terms of this Section and Section 30-20 and the prohibitions therein contained shall not apply to or be enforced against:

(a) Any ambulance, any officer of the law while engaged in necessary public business or any vehicle of the city while engaged in necessary public business.

(b) Excavations or repairs of bridges, streets or highways by or on behalf of the city, the county or the state, during the nighttime when the public welfare and convenience renders it impracticable to perform such work during the day.

(c) The reasonable use of amplifiers in the course of public address which are noncommercial in character and when such use is outside the business district of this city. The term business district shall mean "business district" as defined in Section 30-20.

Any person violating the provisions of this Section and Section 30-20 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished according to Section 1-7 of this Code. (Ord. 1204, §§1, 3, 4; Ord. 2463, §1.)

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Sec. 30-20. Same - Prohibited acts enumerated; enumeration not exclusive.

The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises and constitute violations of the preceding section, but this enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive:

(a) The sounding of any horn or signal device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle for a prolonged, unnecessary and unreasonable period of time.

(b) It shall be unlawful to play or permit to be played any radio, phonograph, tape player, compact disc player, musical instrument or any similar device for producing or amplifying sound in a manner that disturbs the peace, quiet or comfort of the neighboring inhabitants

(c) All items in section (b) of this Section shall not apply to any officially recognized group or organization operating from or in a structure or any outdoor area where an applicable permit has been obtained to do so from the Office of the Chief of Police.

(d) Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing on the public streets at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in the vicinity, both in residential and business districts is prohibited.

(e) Keeping of any animal, bird or fowl which by causing frequent or long continued noise that shall disturb the comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity is prohibited.

(f) The use of the automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle so out of repair, so loaded or in such manner as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noises shall be prohibited.

(g) The unreasonable and unnecessary and prolonged blowing of any steam whistle shall be prohibited.

(h) To discharge into the open air the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine, motor vehicle or motor boat engine, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom, shall be prohibited.

(i) The erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair of any building in any residential district or section and the excavation of streets and highways in any residential district or section, other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety, and then only with a permit from the city engineer, which permit shall be granted for a period not to exceed thirty days while the emergency continues. If the city engineer should determine that the public health and safety will not be impaired by the erection, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or the excavation of streets and highways within the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. upon application being made at the time the permit for the work is awarded or during the progress of the work.

(j) The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, church, or court while the same are in session, which unreasonably interferes with the workings or sessions thereof or the creation or any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any hospital shall be prohibited.

(k) The creation of loud and excessive noise in connection with loading or unloading any vehicle or the opening and destruction of bales, boxes, crates and containers.

(l) The use of any musical instrument, loudspeaker, or other noise-making device for the purpose of attracting attention to any performance, show or sale or display of merchandise or for any other purpose, in the business district or in the residential district between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. except for parades authorized by a permit from the chief of police, or, in the case of any other event held under permit granted by the chief of police. All conveyances carrying and operating such devices in a residential district in accordance herewith shall keep moving at a speed of at least eight miles per hour.

(m) The use of mechanical loudspeakers or amplifiers on either moving or standing vehicles advertising, singing, or public speaking or other purposes in the business district of the city shall be prohibited except by permit.

The term "residential district" as used in this Section, shall mean any area not described as being with the business district. The business district, for the purpose of this Section and Section 30-19 shall be defined as follows: Bounded by Eleventh Street on the north, Main Street on the west, Olive Street on the east and Fifth Street on the South. (Ord. 1204, §2; Ord. 2639, §1; Ord. 3126, , §1; Ord. 3463, §1)

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Sec. 30-21. Officers - Impersonation prohibited.

No person not authorized by the laws of the city shall assume or exercise any of the power conferred by this Code or other ordinance upon the city police, or shall by any means or in any manner represent himself as being or possessing the powers of a policeman. (Ord. 54, §2.)

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Sec. 30-22. Same - Obstructing, resisting, assaulting, etc., prohibited.

No person shall knowingly and willfully obstruct, resist or oppose the police chief or any of his deputies, or any other city officer, in the service or execution, or in the attempt to serve or execute any writ, warrant or process of any kind, or in the discharge of any official duty.

(1) A person violates this Section if, knowing that a law enforcement officer is making an arrest, or attempting to lawfully detain or stop an individual or vehicle, or the person reasonably should know that a law enforcement officer is making an arrest or attempting to lawfully detain or lawfully stop an individual or vehicle, for the purpose of preventing the officer from effecting the arrest, stop or detention, the person:

(2) This Section applies to arrests, stops or detentions with or without warrants and to arrests, stops or detentions for any crime, infraction or ordinance violation.

(3) A person is presumed to be fleeing a vehicle stop if that person continues to operate a motor vehicle after that person has seen or should have seen clearly visible emergency lights or has heard or should have heard an audible signal emanating from the law enforcement vehicle pursuing that person.

(4) It is no defense to a prosecution pursuant to subsection (1) of this Section that the law enforcement officer was acting unlawfully in making the arrest.

No person shall knowingly and willfully assault, beat or wound any officer while engaged in the service or execution or in the attempt to serve or execute any writ, warrant or process, or while in the discharge of any other official duty. (Ord. 55, §§1, 2; Ord. 3583, §1)

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Sec. 30-23. Peddling on posted private residential property - Prohibited.

The practice of being in and upon posted private residential property in the City of Rolla, Missouri, by solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of merchandise, not having been requested or invited so to do by the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of said private residences, for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, or for the purpose of disposing of or peddling or hawking the same, is hereby declared to be a nuisance, is declared unlawful, and is hereby prohibited.

(a) "Posted" is hereby defined as the placement in a conspicuous place of a notice stating "No Soliciting", or similar language upon the premises of a private residence, which shall be prima facie evidence that the solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of merchandise have not been requested or invited to be in or upon private residential property.

(b) This Section shall not apply to the solicitation of orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise for charitable purposes.

(c) In the event that any phrase, clause or portion of this Section should be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remainder of the section shall not be affected thereby, but shall remain in full force and effect.

(d) Any person convicted of perpetrating a nuisance, as defined in this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or imprisoned in the city jail for not less than ten (10) days nor more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 1993, §§1 to 5.)

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Sec. 30-24. Posting - Handbills and placards on public buildings, etc. - Prohibited.

No person shall stick, paste or post any bills or placards upon any public building or fence, or upon any private building, fence or other property, without the consent of the owner. (Ord. 52, §8.)

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Sec. 30-25. Posting - Signs on public right of way, utility poles and street sign poles-prohibited; penalty provisions.

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or have placed upon any public right of way in the City of Rolla any sign, marker, other structure or edifice or unattended vehicle where the primary purpose is for advertisement upon any public right of way in the City of Rolla, Missouri; nor shall any person post any signs, bills or other plaque or advertisement upon any utility pole or public sign in the City of Rolla, Missouri. (Ord. 4109 §1)

  2. Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five and no/100 ($25.00) dollars nor more than two hundred and fifty dollars and no/100 ($250.00) dollars. (Ord. 2419 §§1, 2) (Ord. 4109 §1)

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Sec. 30-26. Prostitution - Keeping disorderly, etc. house prohibited.

No person shall keep or maintain in the city, a house of ill fame or prostitution, or a house in which disorderly, licentious, obscene or indecent conduct or language is permitted or allowed. The fact of such language occurring in such house shall be prima facie evidence that the same is permitted or allowed. That fact of such language occurring in such house and any house above mentioned may be adjudged and declared a nuisance by the mayor. (Ord. 49, §7.)

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Sec. 30-27. Same - Being a resident of or frequenting disorderly houses.

No person shall be an inmate or resident of a house of ill fame or prostitution in the city, or shall visit or frequent any such house for lewd, licentious, obscene or indecent purposes. The fact of any person being found in any such house in the nighttime between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 5:00 A.M. shall be prima facie evidence of his visiting or frequenting the same for such purposes. (Ord. 49, §9.)

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Sec. 30-28. Same - Leasing premises for a brothel, etc.

No person shall knowingly lease or let any house, hall, tenement or other place in the city, to any person to be used or kept as a brothel or house of ill fame or prostitution. (Ord. 49, §10.)

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Sec. 30-29. Public address system - Term of permit.

Permits authorized by Section 30-20 shall not be issued for a period longer than three weeks. (Ord. 960, §3.)

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Sec. 30-30. Same - Rules and regulations.

Every person to whom a permit, under Section 30-29 is issued, shall observe the following rules and regulations:

(a) The permittee shall not use or permit to be used a public address system between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. without the special permission of the city council

(b) No public address system shall be operated within the distance of one block of any school during school hours and while such school is in session.

(c) Permittee shall not operate public address system at any one place, but must keep such device moving along the street and he shall not pass over or along any one street more than once an hour.

(d) Public address systems may be used in other manners than provided by this Section only when the city council shall have granted such right. (Ord. 906, §2.)

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Sec. 30-31. Public grounds - Digging, removing, etc., sand, earth, etc., prohibited.

No person shall dig, remove or carry away any earth, sand, gravel or sod, from any public grounds within the city. (Ord. 52, §6.)

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Sec. 30-32. Public or private property-Injuring, destroying, prohibited; reward by the city.

(a) Prohibited. No person shall willfully injure, damage, mark, deface or destroy any real or personal property belonging to the city or other governmental unit or agency, or to any private person, corporation or public utility.

(b) Reward. The City of Rolla will pay a reward of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to any person who furnishes information to city officials or proper law enforcement officers which directly leads to and results in the arrest and conviction of any person for a violation of any of the provisions of this Section. (Ord. 2025, §1.)

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Sec. 30-32.1. Smoking in public buildings owned and operated by the city - Prohibited.

(a) No person shall smoke or carry a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or match, or use any spark, flame or fire-producing device in any building owned or operated by the City of Rolla, Missouri. Smoking will not be allowed in enclosed areas used by the general public or serving as a place of work, including open office areas. Smoking shall be specifically prohibited in the following areas:

(b) Placards or signs reading "Smoking Prohibited by Law" shall be posted in all city owned or operated buildings.

(c) The prohibition of smoking shall not apply to those areas that are so designated as smoking areas by placard or sign.

(d) Violation of this Ordinance shall be deemed as a misdemeanor offense. (Ord. 2669, §§1-4.)

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Sec. 30-33. Stealing money or personal property.

A person commits the offense of stealing if he appropriates property or services of another with the purpose to deprive him thereof, either without his consent or by means of deceit or coercion. (Ord. 2208, §1.)

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Sec. 30-34. Street signs - Destruction, removal or possession.

(a) Possession. No person may possess any sign, guide board, mile post, signal marker of the type erected by the city for the warning, instruction, or information of the public unless he can demonstrate that he obtained same in a legal manner. Possession of such a sign, guide board, mile post, signal or marker creates a rebuttable presumption of illegal possession. In this Section, "possession" means the presence of such a sign, guide board, miles post, signal or marker on premises owned or controlled by the person, including but not limited to a rented apartment, rented room, or dormitory room.

(b) Destruction or removal. No person shall injure, deface, or remove any sign, guide board, mile post, signal or marker of the type erected by the city.

(c) Penalties. A violation of this Ordinance shall be punished as per the general penalty provisions of Section 1-7 of the Code of the City of Rolla, Missouri. In addition, the court may order that any violator of this Ordinance shall restore or replace any such damaged sign, guide board, mile post, signal or marker, or that he pay the cost thereof. (Ord. 2262, §§1 to 3.)

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Sec. 30-35. Telephones - Automatic dialing alarm devices connected to emergency lines - Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to connect an automatic dialing alarm device to a 911 emergency telephone line after the effective date of this Ordinance. The term "automatic dialing alarm device" refers to an alarm system which automatically sends over regular telephone lines by direct connection or otherwise, a prerecorded voice message or coded signal indicating the existence of the emergency situation that the alarm system is designed to detect. (Ord. 2372, § 1; Ord. 2520, §1.)

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Sec. 30-36. Trespass on real estate.

No person shall, within the city limits of Rolla, willfully and without right enter upon the premises of another. (Ord. 2002, §1.)

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Sec. 30-37. Vagrancy.

(Ord. 70, §1) (Repealed by Ord. 3877, §1)

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Sec. 30-38. Vehicles - Using to endanger, etc., others prohibited.

No person shall run upon any street, alley, or common of the city, in common use, any vehicle, so as to interrupt or endanger persons in such street, alley or common. (Ord. 51, §2.)

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Sec. 30-39. Soliciting on public streets prohibited.

There shall be no solicitation on any public street or highway in the City of Rolla. (Ord. 2885, §1)

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Sec. 30-40. Massage establishments, defined; operating requirements.

(Ord. 3030, §1) (Repealed by Ord. 3658, §1)

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Sec. 30-41. License to be issued, when.

(Ord. 3030, §1) (Repealed by Ord. 3658, §1)

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Sec. 30-42. Acts prohibited.

(Ord. 3030, §1) (Repealed by Ord. 3658, §1)

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Sec. 30-43. Applicability to existing massagists.

(Ord. 3030, §1) (Repealed by Ord. 3658, §1)

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Sec. 30-44. Massage establishment business license, requirements.

(Ord. 3030, §1) (Repealed by Ord. 3658, §1)

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Sec. 30-45. Issuance of permit for a massage establishment.

(Ord. 3030, §1) (Repealed by Ord. 3658, §1)

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Sec. 30-46. Sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors prohibited.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person in the City of Rolla to sell or furnish cigarettes, cigarette wrappers, chewing tobacco, cigars, tobacco or other tobacco products to a minor. For purposes of this ordinance. a minor shall be deemed to be a person under eighteen (18) years of age.

(b) Except as otherwise provided under this section, it shall be unlawful for any person to sell cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco or tobacco products that are suitable for dipping or chewing, through a vending machine. "Vending machine. as used in this section, means any mechanical, electric or electronic self?service device which, upon the insertion of money, tokens or other form of payment, dispenses tobacco products; except that vending machines located in facilities where no person younger than eighteen (18) years of age is present, or permitted to enter, at any time, are permitted. Each day a vending machine is in place contrary to this ordinance shall constitute a separate violation.

(c) Any person found guilty of violating this ordinance shall be penalized in accordance with Section 1?7 of the Rolla City Code. (Ord. 3250, §§1-3)

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Sec. 30-47. Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids.

(a) Definitions.

(b) Possession or Control of Synthetic Cannabinoids Unlawful. It is unlawful for any person to have in his/her/its possession or under his/her/its control a synthetic cannabinoid in any form. For purposes of this Section, any offense involving the possession or control of more than thirty-five (35) grams of a synthetic cannabinoid as defined and described in Sections 195.202.017 and 195.202, RSMo, shall not be cognizable in the Rolla Municipal Court, but rather shall be referred to the County Prosecutor for review as a violation of Section 195.202.2, RSMo.

(c) Penalty, Any person who violating the provisions of this Section shall be punished:

(Ord. 3987)

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Secs. 30-48 to 30-50. Reserved.

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