St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.64 Division V Burglar Tools
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DIVISION V. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY
569.180 Possession of burglar's tools
Ordinarily, when act is made criminal by statute (V.A.M.S. 560.115) existence of criminal intent is essential, even when not in terms required. State v. Heflin, 89 S.W. 2d 938, 338 Mo. 236, 103 A.L.R. 1301 (1935).
Statute (V.A.M.S. 560.115) prohibiting possession of burglar's tools is not unconstitutionally vague. State v. Lovell, 506 S.W. 2d 441 (1974).
Any person who makes, mends, designs, or sets up, or who has in his custody or concealed about his person any tool, false key, lock pick, bit, nippers, fuse, force screw, punch, drill, jimmy or any material implement, instrument or other mechanical device, whatsoever, adapted, designed or commonly used for breaking into any vault, safe, railroad car, boat, vessel, warehouse, store, shop, office, dwelling house or door, shutter or window of a building of any kind, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 46 § 7: 1960 C. § 778.010.)
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