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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.79 Division V Intentional Defacement of Buildings

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DIVISION V. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

Chapter 15.79
Intentional Defacement of Buildings

Sections:

15.79.010 Prohibited.
15.79.020 Definitions.
15.79.030 Parental responsibility.
15.79.040 Written warning sent to parent.
15.79.050 Penalty for violation.

15.79.010 Prohibited.

No person shall, without the consent of the owner, write or scribble on the walls or other parts of public or privately owned buildings or structures, or mark the same with pictures or deface the same in any manner including but not limited to the application of paint, marker, or like substance.
(Ord. 63776 1, 1996.)

15.79.020 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply:

A. "Knowingly" shall be defined as knowledge which a parent or guardian should reasonably be expected to have concerning the activities of a juvenile in that person's legal custody.

B. "Parent" is any natural or adopted parent, any person having legal custody of a juvenile, or an adult who has assumed responsible custody and control of said juvenile.
(Ord. 63776 2, 1996.)

15.79.030 Parental responsibility.

It shall be unlawful for a parent to knowingly permit or allow a juvenile to write or scribble on the walls or other parts of public or private buildings, or mark the same with pictures or deface the same in any manner including but not limited to the application of paint, marker, or like substance. Any parent who has received a written warning under the provisions of Section 15.79.040 of this chapter shall be deemed to have reasonable knowledge concerning the activities of a juvenile for purposes of this section.
(Ord. 63776 3, 1996.)

15.79.040 Written warning sent to parent.

On the first violation of Section 15.79.010 of this chapter by a person under the age of eighteen (18) years, said person's parent shall receive a written warning from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department advising said parent that any subsequent violation of Section 15.79.010 by said minor shall constitute a violation of Section 15.79.030 of this chapter by the parent.
(Ord. 63776 4, 1996.)

15.79.050 Penalty for violation.

Upon conviction of a violation of this chapter, punishment shall be imposed by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided further, the sentencing court may suspend imposition of judgment or sentence upon parole for the successful performance of supervised community public service of not less than forty (40) hours.
(Ord. 63776 5, 1996.)

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