City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 1225 §215.300, 5-21-1991]
No person shall violate his written promise to appear, nor shall any person fail to appear in response to any summons of the Municipal Court, nor shall any person fail to satisfy any judgment of the Municipal Court.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.310, 5-21-1991]
No person who has been duly served with a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum, issued by the Municipal Court or Mayor, shall fail or refuse to obey the terms and the conditions of the subpoena or subpoena duces tecum.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.320, 5-21-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any person confined in the Municipal Jail or in the custody of any officer of the City to break or attempt to break from such custody.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.330, 5-21-1991]
No person shall knowingly give to any Police Officer any false, misleading or unfounded statement or report.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.335, 5-21-1991]
A. 
A person commits the offense of making a false report if he knowingly:
1. 
Gives false information to a Law Enforcement Officer for the purpose of implicating another person in a crime;
2. 
Makes a false report to a Law Enforcement Officer that a crime has occurred or is about to occur;
3. 
Makes a false report or causes a false report to be made to a Law Enforcement Officer, Security Officer, Fire Department or other organization, official or volunteer, which deals with emergencies involving danger to life or property that a fire or other incident calling for an emergency response has occurred.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.340, 5-21-1991; Ord. No. 1280 §1, 3-3-1992]
A. 
A person commits the crime of resisting or interfering with arrest if, knowing that a Law Enforcement Officer is making an arrest, for the purpose of preventing the Officer from effecting the arrest, he:
1. 
Resists the arrest of himself by using or threatening the use of violence or physical force or by fleeing from such officer; or;
2. 
Interferes with the arrest of another person by using or threatening the use of violence, physical force or physical interference.
B. 
This Section applies to arrests with or without warrants and to arrests for any crime or ordinance violation.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.345, 5-21-1991]
A. 
A person commits the offense of obstructing justice if for the purpose of preventing the investigation, prosecution, or defense of any prosecution or any conduct constituting an offense he knowingly:
1. 
Harbors or conceals any person suspected to have committed or witnessed any such offense; or
2. 
Warns any person suspected of having committed or witnessed any such offense of impending discovery or apprehension, except this does not apply to a warning given in connection with an effort to bring another into compliance with the law; or
3. 
Provides any such person suspected of having committed or witnessed any such offense with money, transportation, weapon, disguise or other means to aid him in avoiding discovery or apprehension; or
4. 
Prevents or obstructs, by means of force, deception or intimidation, anyone from performing an act that might aid in the discovery or apprehension of any person suspected of having committed or witnessed any such offense; or
5. 
Alters, destroys, suppresses or conceals any record, document or thing with purpose to impair its verity, legibility or availability in any official proceeding or investigation; or
6. 
Makes, presents or uses any record, document or thing knowing it to be false with the purpose of mislead a public servant who is or may be engaged in any official proceeding or investigation.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.346, 5-21-1991]
A. 
A person commits the crime of "tampering with a witness" if, with purpose to induce a witness or a prospective witness in an official proceeding to disobey a subpoena or other legal process, or to absent himself or avoid subpoena or other legal process, or to withhold evidence, information or documents, or to testify falsely, he:
1. 
Threatens or causes harm to any person or property; or
2. 
Uses force, threats or deception; or
3. 
Offers, confers or agrees to confer any benefit, direct or indirect, upon such witness; or
4. 
Conveys any of the foregoing to another in furtherance of a conspiracy.
B. 
A person commits the crime of "victim tampering" if, with the purpose to do so, he prevents or dissuades or attempts to prevent or dissuade any person who has been a victim of any crime or a person who is acting on behalf of any such victim from:
1. 
Making any report of such victimization to any Peace Officer, or State, Local or Federal Law Enforcement Officer or prosecuting agency or to any judge;
2. 
Causing a complaint, indictment or information to be brought and prosecuted or assisting in the prosecution thereof:
3. 
Arresting or causing or seeking the arrest of any person in connection with such victimization.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.350, 5-21-1991]
A. 
A person commits the crime of interference with legal process if, knowing any person is authorized by law to serve process, for the purpose of preventing such person from effecting the service of any process, he interferes with or obstructs such person.
B. 
"Process" includes any writ, summons, subpoena, warrant other than an arrest warrant, or other process or order of a court.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.335, 5-21-1991]
Any employer, or any agent who is in charge of a business establishment, commits the crime of refusing to make an employee available for service if he knowingly refuses to assist any officer authorized by law to serve process who calls at such business establishment during the working hours of an employee for the purpose of serving process on such employee, by failing or refusing to make such employee available for service of process.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.360, 5-21-1991]
A. 
A person commits the crime of false impersonation if he:
1. 
Falsely represents himself to be a public servant with purpose to induce another to submit to his pretended official authority or to rely upon his pretended official acts, and
a. 
Performs an act in that pretended capacity; or
b. 
Causes another to act in reliance upon his pretended official authority; or
2. 
Falsely represents himself to be a person licensed to practice or engage in any profession for which a license is required by the laws of this State with purpose to induce another to rely upon such representation, and
a. 
Performs an act in that pretended capacity; or
b. 
Causes another to act in reliance upon such representation.
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State Law Reference — For similar provisions, see RSMo., §575.120.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.370, 5-21-1991]
A person commits the crime of unlawful assembly if he knowingly assembles with six (6) or more other persons and agrees with such persons to violate any of the criminal laws of this City, State, or of the United States with force or violence.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.380, 5-21-1991]
A person commits the crime of rioting if he knowingly assembles with six (6) or more other persons and agrees with such persons to violate any of the criminal laws of this City, State or of the United States with force or violence, and thereafter, while still so assembled, does violate any of said laws in force or violence.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.400, 5-21-1991]
No person shall fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or directive of a Police Officer.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.410, 5-21-1991]
No person shall have in the City any explosive or incendiary bomb or lethal device, or any object which purports to be or is an imitation of, or resembles any such explosive or incendiary bomb, or other lethal device, calculated to or of a character reasonably expected to create public apprehension of danger or to cause the public authorities to expend time or money investigating the character of such device for the purpose of protecting the public, or any person.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.415, 5-21-1991; Ord. No. 1330 §1, 10-6-1992; Ord. No. 1905 §§1-2, 9-19-2000; Ord. No. 2479 §§1 — 2, 4-21-2009; Ord. No. 2573 §1, 3-1-2011; Ord. No. 2833 §§3 — 4, 1-5-2016]
A. 
No person shall within the City sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, use, possess, discharge or explode any fireworks except those described as follows:
Ground devices as described in Section 320.106(2) RSMo., containing no more than fifty (50) mg of explosive composition, and classified as Class C explosives by the United States Department of Transportation. Class C aerial devices may be sold, offered for sale, exposed for sale or possessed, but may not be used, discharged or exploded within the City limits of Parkville.
B. 
No person shall within the City sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, use, possess, discharge or explode any fireworks of any class except on the following dates and times. July 1, July 2, July 3 and July 5 between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. On July 4 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. (Midnight). In addition, authorized fireworks may be discharged or exploded from 9:00 p.m. on December 31 until 1:00 a.m. on January 1.
C. 
Subsections (A) and (B) above, shall not apply to the sale or use of fireworks for pyrotechnic displays presented by any civic group which has first obtained a permit for such display from the Board of Aldermen. This permit shall be granted subject to the granting of a permit from the State Fire Marshal.
D. 
No person shall possess, discharge or explode any kind of fireworks on all City-owned and managed property, unless specific permission has been granted by the Board of Aldermen or its designee.
E. 
No person shall within the City sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any fireworks without first obtaining a business license as governed by Chapter 605 of this Code.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.420, 5-21-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw stones, sticks or rubbish, on to any private enclosure or at any motor vehicle or railroad car.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.430, 5-21-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct any blasting operations, or use or store any explosives without first obtaining and having in force a valid permit issued by the Board of Aldermen authorizing such blasting, use, or storage of such explosives.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.440, 5-21-1991]
A. 
A person commits a crime if he knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs or sells, as defined by State law:
1. 
An explosive weapon;
2. 
A machine gun;
3. 
A gas gun;
4. 
A short-barreled rifle or shotgun;
5. 
A firearm silencer;
6. 
A switchblade knife;
7. 
A bullet or projectile which explodes or detonates upon impact because of an independent explosive charge after having been shot from a firearm; or
8. 
Knuckles.
B. 
A person does not commit a crime under this Section if his conduct:
1. 
Was incident to the performance of official duty by the Armed Forces, National Guard, a governmental Law Enforcement agency, or a penal institution; or
2. 
Was incident to engaging in a lawful commercial or business transaction with an organization enumerated in Subparagraph (1) of this Subsection; or
3. 
Was incident to using an explosive weapon in a manner reasonably related to a lawful industrial or commercial enterprise; or
4. 
Was incident to displaying the weapon in a public museum or exhibition; or
5. 
Was incident to dealing with the weapon solely as a curio, ornament, or keepsake, or to using it in a manner reasonably related to a lawful dramatic performance; but if the weapon is the type described in Subparagraphs (1), (3) or (5) of Subsection (A) of this Section it must be in such a non-functioning condition that it cannot readily be made operable. No short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or machine gun may be possessed, manufactured, transported, repaired or sold as a curio, ornament, or keepsake, except by an importer, manufacturer, dealer or collector licensed by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the Gun Control Act of 1968, U.S.C. Title 18, or unless such firearm is an "antique firearm" as defined in RSMo., Section 571.080, Subsection (3), or unless such firearm has been designated a "collector's item" by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to U.S.C., Title 26, Section 5845 (a).
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.450, 5-21-1991; Ord. No. 1243 §§1-3, 9-17-1991; Ord. No. 1704 §1, 2-17-1998; Ord. No. 1893 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
A person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he knowingly:
1. 
Carries concealed upon or about his person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use; or
2. 
Sets a spring gun; or
3. 
Discharges or shoots a firearm, arrow, quarrel or bolt; or
4. 
Exhibits, in the presence of one (1) or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use, in any angry or threatening manner; or
5. 
Possesses or discharges a firearm or projectile weapon while intoxicated; or
6. 
Carries a firearm or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any church or place where people have assembled for worship, or into any school, or into any election precinct on any election day, or into any building owned or occupied by any agency of the Federal Government, State Government, or political subdivision thereof, or into any public assemblage of persons met for any lawful purpose.
B. 
Subparagraphs (1), (3), (4) and (6) of Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to or affect any of the following:
1. 
All State, County and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers possessing the duty and power of arrest for violation of the general criminal laws of the State or for violation of ordinances of Counties or Municipalities of the State, or any person summoned by such Officers to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while actually engaged in assisting such Officer;
2. 
Wardens, Superintendents and keepers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the detention of persons accused or convicted of crime;
3. 
Members of the Armed Forces or National Guard while performing their official duty;
4. 
Those persons vested by Article V, Section 1 of the Constitution of Missouri with the judicial power of the State;
5. 
Any person whose bona fide duty is to execute process, civil or criminal;
C. 
Subparagraphs (1) and (5) of Subsection (A) of this Section do not apply when the actor is transporting such weapons in a non-functioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition is not readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible. Subparagraph (1) of Subsection (A) of this Section does not apply when the actor is also in possession of an exposed firearm or projectile weapon for the lawful pursuit of game, or in his dwelling unit or upon business premises over which the actor has possession, authority or control, or is traveling in a continuous journey peaceably through this State.
D. 
Subparagraph (3) of Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to or affect a hunter or a person doing target shooting who is in compliance with the rules of Chapter 212: Hunting and Target Shooting Regulations.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.460, 5-21-1991]
A. 
No person shall fire or discharge a BB gun, air rifle, air pistol or pellet gun:
1. 
Across or onto the public street or public way.
2. 
Across or onto the property of another, other than the property of a parent or guardian.
3. 
In any public park.
4. 
In any other situation as to endanger the person or property of another.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.470, 5-21-1991]
A. 
No person shall put any offal, trash, rubbish, garbage, junk, chemical, petroleum product, refuse or other pollutants into any stream, pond or lake.
B. 
No person shall willfully divert, dam up, or hold back from its natural course and flow any creek, spring, brook or other water supply.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.480, 5-21-1991; Ord. No. 1398 §1, 11-16-1993; Ord. No. 1499 §1, 3-21-1995]
A. 
No person shall create, permit or continue a nuisance of any kind, nature or description in or about any private property in the City which does or could endanger life or limb; damage or depreciate the value of property, real or personal; or annoy or disturb the owners of property in or about the area where such nuisance exists. No person shall butcher any animal or fowl in any part of the City except in a building completely enclosed as defined in the Zoning Code of the City of Parkville. This Section shall not be construed to authorize butchering of animals or fowl for commercial purposes in a building located in an area not zoned for this use. No person shall hang or otherwise display the carcass of any animal in any part of the City except in a building completely enclosed as defined in the Zoning Code of the City of Parkville.
B. 
No person shall, except in the case of an emergency, repair a vehicle except in an enclosed area or in a licensed auto establishment.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.490, 5-21-1991]
No person shall dispose of trash, refuse, or leaves by open burning, or cause, allow or permit open burning of trash, refuse or leaves, unless the same is authorized by Federal or State permit.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.510, 5-21-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any owner or lessee of any real property in the City of Parkville, to maintain a gas meter in or adjacent to a commercial parking area, unless the meter is provided with adequate protection from vehicular traffic.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.520, 5-21-1991]
No person, firm or corporation shall keep, maintain or have upon his premises or under his control any abandoned, unattended or discarded ice boxes, refrigerators, or other containers; provided however, this Section shall not apply if the locks or doors have first been removed.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.530, 5-21-1991]
No person, firm or corporation shall keep, maintain or have upon his premises any open wells or cisterns.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.540, 5-21-1991]
A. 
No person shall dump trash, cans, dead or live animals, paper, bottles, garbage, rubbish, concrete, tree trimmings, or other objectionable refuse detrimental to the public health, safety or appearance on a thoroughfare, street, alley, park, public property or private property.
B. 
No company or person shall deposit or permit to be deposited in any manner upon the surface of any street, alley, highway, footway, sidewalk, parkway, or other public space within the corporate limits, either by placing, spilling, dropping or tracking from the wheels, body or chassis of vehicles, or otherwise, any earth, clay, mud, sand, gravel or other material. If any such deposit occurs, every company or person whose duty it is under this Section to prevent such deposit shall promptly remove the same.
C. 
No person shall dump or deposit trash, dead or live animals, garbage, rubbish, concrete, tree trimmings or other material not specifically designated for recycling collection into recycling collection bins set up by the City of Parkville. Materials which are specifically designated for recycling collection include glass bottles or jars, aluminum cans, newspapers, tin cans, plastic jugs, and other items which may be designated by the Board of Aldermen from time to time.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.550, 5-21-1991]
No person shall willfully or falsely before an officer authorized to administer oaths, under oath or affirmation, voluntarily make any false certificate, affidavit or statement. No person shall willfully or falsely before the Board of Aldermen, City Clerk or Assistant City Clerk, subscribe his name, a company name, a firm name, a partnership name or corporate name to any writing or any document containing false information.
[Ord. No. 1225 §215.560, 5-21-1991]
No person shall make any willful, fraudulent or false representation or use any other deceptive means to obtain, procure or aid in procuring the issuance of any license or permit authorized by the City or to reduce or eliminate the cost of same; including, but not limited to applications for occupational licenses, dog licenses, City vehicle licenses, building permits or applications made before the Planning Commission of the City of Parkville.