CHAPTER XI. PUBLIC OFFENSESCHAPTER XI. PUBLIC OFFENSES\ARTICLE 1. UNIFORM OFFENSE CODE

ARTICLE 1. UNIFORM OFFENSE CODE

There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating public offenses within the corporate limits of the City of Russell, Kansas, that certain code known as the “Uniform Public Offense Code”, Edition of 2017, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified or changed. One official copy of the Uniform Public Offense Code shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 1897”, with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change, and to which shall be attached a copy of this section or said ordinance, and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The Police Department, Municipal Judge and all administrative departments of the City charged with enforcement of this code shall be supplied, at the cost of the City, such number of official copies of the code similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient.

(Ord. 1897; Code 2018)

Criminal use of noxious matter is the possession, manufacture or transportation of any noxious matter with intent to use such matter for an unlawful purpose, or the use or attempt to use noxious matter to the injury of persons and property, or the placing or depositing of such matter upon or about the premises of another person without the consent of such person. “Noxious matter” as used in this section means any bomb, compound or substance which may give off dangerous or disagreeable odors or cause distress to persons exposed thereto.

Criminal use of noxious matter is a Class C violation.

(K.S.A. 21-3733; Ord. 1449, Sec. 1; Code 2018)

11-103.      Wasting utilities.

Wasting water, gas, etc., is willfully causing the waste of any water, gas, steam or hot air conveyed by or through any pipe without the consent of the person owning or having control of such pipe.

Wasting water, gas, steam or hot air is a Class C violation.

(K.S.A. 21-3733; Ord. 1449, Sec. 1; Code 2018)

It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass upon the property owned or occupied by another in this city for the purpose of looking or peeping into any window, door, skylight or other opening in a house, room or building, or to loiter in a public street, alley, parking lot or other public place for the purpose of wrongfully observing the actions of occupants of any such house, room or building.

Violation of this section is a Class C violation.

(Ord. 1449, Sec. 1; Code 2018)

Unlawful possession, use and transportation of “Molotov Cocktails” is the transportation, use or possession or control of a container of incendiary or explosive material, liquid, solvent or mixture, equipped with a fuse, wick or other detonating device or a kind commonly known as “Molotov Cocktails.”

Unlawful possession, use and transportation of “Molotov Cocktails” is a Class A violation.

(Ord. 1449; Sec. 1; Code 2018)

11-106.      Classes of violations and confinement.

For the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter the classes of violations and confinement shall be as provided in the Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities as incorporated by Section 11-101, and amendments thereto.

(Ord. 1449; Sec. 1; Code 2018)