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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 507 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 452


November 27, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




2022 TOWN AND COUNTRY SALARIES:
See how much the employees will be paid. Pages 1-3







DEER MANAGEMENT APPEARS TO BE ON FOR JANUARY, BUT ONLY FOR A WEEK:
See how much $ and how many deer they hope to permanently remove. Pages 3 & 4






DEAD DEER REMOVAL ON CITY STREETS INCREASING AS RUT SEASON BEGINS: See the numbers. Page 4








NOVEMBER AND YTD TOWN SQUARE COSTS:
Page 5







NOVEMBER 22 TOWN & COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING:
A public hearing without the public, an upcoming secret meeting with State Auditors, plus the death of the Economic and Development Commission. Pages 5-8





READ THE CITIZEN COMMENTS ABOUT SWITCHING THE MCNAMARA SERVICE/GAS STATION TO A HIGH-END CONVENIENCE STORE: Pages 9-16







POLICE MISS BURGLARS AT PHILLIPS 66 GAS STATION:
Page 16








TOPPING ROAD CONSTRUCTION DELAY:
Read why the start of the street/sidewalk project was delayed almost 2 weeks. Pages 16 & 17






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what crimes were happening where and who was getting arrested. Pages 17-29







GOOD WAY TO GET HER ATTENTION AND POLICE ATTENTION, BAD WAY TO WIN HER BAC
K: Read the court documents and see the ex-boyfriend who tried to burn his former girlfriend’s apartment down. Pages 29-32





OCTOBER CHESTERFIELD POLICE CRIME AND ACTIVITY REPORTS: How many crimes and where they happened, plus who was arrested were made. Pages 32-39






TWO SIGNS TELL THE DIFFERENCE OF PLACES IN CHESTERFIELD DEALING WITH COVID-19: Page 39









CARTOONS:
Pages 40-46










Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part Ten

November 23
, 2021 -
It's time for the tenth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice for some in the Snoburbs. In this edition:



DRIVER THREE TIMES LEGAL LIMIT WHO PISSED IN HIS PANTS WHILE TAKING A FIELD BREATH TEST LEAVES THE TOWN AND COUNTRY COURT ROOM WITH NO POINTS AT ALL AND NO FINE FOR DWI: Pages 1-5





DRIVER FOLLOWED CAR THAT HIT HIM ON I-64 BEFORE TIMBERLAKE PARKWAY TO CHESTERFIELD VALLEY. OFFICER FINDS HIT & RUN DRIVER ON HIS KNEES WITH HIS HANDS UNDER THE FRONT SEAT: Pages 5-7





CHESTERFIELD HABITUAL TEENAGE CAR THIEF IS CHARGED AND CHARGED AND CHARGED SOME MORE: Pages 8-13







DRUNK DRIVER FROM CRYSTAL LAKE PARK DRIVES INTO THE PHELIM O’TOOLE BUILDING AS HE IS IN MIDLIFE CRISIS IN HIS NEW DODGE CHARGER:
Pages 13-18






SAME BUILDING HIT FOUR MONTHS LATER BY THE DRIVER OF A SPEEDING PORSCHE WHO DIED: Pages 18 & 19







ASST. MANAGER OF PHILLIPS 66 GAS STATION/CAR WASH AND STORE STOLE OVER $20,000 WHILE THE OWNER WAS ON VACATION: Pages 19 & 20






UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF STORE SECURITY THIEF SCANS $100 WORTH OF ITEMS BUT LEAVES WAL MART WITHOUT SCANNING 97 OTHER ITEMS WORTH $846.58: Pages 20-22




THE STANDARD DWI CASE, DRIVER WEAVING, FAILED SOBRIETY TESTS, TAKES BREATH TEST THAT SHOWS HE IS INTOXICATED, GOES TO COURT AND GETS A NO-FINE, NO-POINTS PROBATION: Pages 22 & 23





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 506 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 451


November 20, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ARRESTS FOR OCTOBER: Take a look at some of the criminal records of a number of the people arrested by Town and Country officers in October. Pages 1-14







THE PEOPLE TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE ARE VICTIMS: Page 14







THE TOWN AND COUNTRY FOOD MART PASSED AT PLANNING AND ZONING WHILE FRED MEYLAND-SMITH PLAYS A FAMILIAR ROLE:
Pages 15-19






THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
The police were busy last week and had a few arrests to show for it. Pages 20-32








CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Pages 32-34









CITY HALL ART:
Pages 35-38









VERY GOOD CHRISTMAS CONCERTS:
Pages 38-42








CARTOONS:
Pages 43-50








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 505 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 450


November 13, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:


THE OCTOBER DEER REPORT FOR TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: See the numbers. Chesterfield is four times bigger than Town and Country but had less reported deer incidents. Deer apparently like having more affluent addresses. Ladue look out. Pages 1-4




TOWN AND COUNTRY BUDGET MEETING:
Despite getting $1.1 million from the federal government, Town and Country still has a deficit budget. Read what they are going to do about it or ignore it while budget reserve dwindles. The mayor said the two evil words, “property tax.” No Branch chipping for second year. Pages 4-13



REGULAR ALDERMANIC MEETING: It was a short meeting. Janitorial services are going up 79% in 2022. The announced start of the Topping Road and sidewalk construction has been delayed at least a week for a familiar reason. Pages 13 & 14






WATER LEAKS ON MASON ROAD FIXED FOR TWO DAYS:
Pages 14 & 15







FROM THE CITY’S LIST OF PENDING BILLS: One made me laugh and the other made me wonder if now was the right time. Page 15







CHESTERFIELD IGNORING COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MASK MANDATE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SUING TO GET RID OF IT: Pages 16 & 17






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: A crime wave of car break-ins and auto thefts hit Chesterfield over a three day period. Pages 18-2







I’M SO OLD NOBODY KNOWS WHO I’M TALKING ABOUT: There is almost nobody left who has heard of the Pevely Playhouse Party or its host. Pages 29-32





BOOKS: Here are a couple of recommendations for crime mystery novels that are unusual. The lead characters are women. One is by a female Missouri lawyer and the other by John Grissom. Pages 32 & 33







FALL COLORS:
Pages 34-36









CARTOONS:
Pages 36-46











Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part Nine

November 9
, 2021 -
It's time for the ninth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice for some in the Snoburbs. In this edition:

STEALING BOOZE WITH YOUR BACKPACK: Thief tells police he walked into Sam’s Club with $95 worth of liquor in his backpack despite store security watching him steal it with video rolling. Thanks to Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and then Judge Rick Brunk it was okay to lie to the police. The suspect pled guilty to a non-criminal offense he did not do. Pages 1 & 2



CHESTERFIELD POLICE MAKE A RETURN VISIT FOR A SECOND ARREST FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT: The victim has since been indicted and arrested on 18 counts of federal fraud offenses. Pages 2-5






HIGH ON DRUGS 28-YEAR-OLD FROM BRIDGETON TOOK OUT 35 FEET OF GUARD RAIL ON I-270. INSTEAD OF BEING CHILL SHE WAS A HANDFULL, PLUS SHE WASN’T WEARING ANY PANTS:
Pages 5-8





58-YEAR-OLD BALLWIN WOMAN SHOPLIFTING LOTS OF BOOZE OVER TWO MONTHS, MAYBE FOR A GARDEN PARTY
: Pages 8-15






DRUNK WOMAN DRIVING A 2016 PORSCHE THAT WITNESSES REPORT WAS DOING 100 MPH CAUSED FOUR CAR CRASH ON I-64 NEAR MASON ROAD: Pages 16-20






CONCERNED CITIZEN HELPS NAIL A DRUNK DRIVER: The person arrested was very drunk and on probation for DWI. Pages 20-23








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 504 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 449


November 6, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment.



MORE WATER ON A RAINY DAY:
See what a major water main break on Clayton Road does to a subdivision. Pages 1-3





TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENTS ON VACATION, BURGLARS CUT PHONE LINE, ALARM COMPANY DOESN’T CALL THE POLICE AND BURGLARS GET AWAY WITH $392,000 WORTH OF PROPERTY. HOMEOWNER SUING ALARM COMPANY: Pages 3 & 4 Download and read the lawsuit HERE.




SEE THE 2022 PROPOSED BUDGE
T. DESPITE CONTINUED DEFICIT MAYOR WANTS TO PUT NEW PROJECT IN MONEY DRAIN, THE TOWN SQUARE: Pages 4-6






OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW: BP gas pumps and tanks are being removed from the Waterway Car Wash. Pages 6 & 7







WINE DRINKERS FILLING THE TOWN SQUARE PARKING LOT, BUT WE SAW ONLY TWO PEOPLE TOWN SQUARE PARK AREA: Pages 7-9





PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT ELEMENTARY TEACHING ASSISTANT AT HENRY SCHOOL INDICTED ON MULTIPLE CHILD PORN CHARGES: Read about the porn he possessed. Download and read the entire indictment HERE. Pages 9 & 10





THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police were dealing with and check out the long records of a couple of ex-convicts drawn to Chesterfield to steal. Pages 11-21







LAST WEEK’S PARKS COMMITTEE MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:
Page 21







CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
No more masks required at City Hall, liquor license for breakfast joint, ward boundary changes move ahead. Pages 21-24







WHERE DO YOU TAKE FIDO WHEN THE DOG PARK IS CLOSED FOR A WEEK?
Page 25







HALLOWEEN BLAST FROM THE PAST: Page 26









CARTOONS:
Pages 27-31








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 503 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 448


October 30, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD CRIME AND POLICE STATS FOR SEPTEMBER: Read what the criminals were up to and what the police were doing about it. Pages 1-4







THE DALTON MONEY PIT, THE TOWN SQUARE OCTOBER BILLS:
Pages 4 & 5







TOWN AND COUNTRY SEPTEMBER LEGAL BILL
S: See how the city is ringing their law firms’ cash register. Pages 6-9





THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING: Debate over grounds care/landscaping and janitorial contracts. See the bids. The City Attorney still has a large photo of cocaine smuggling bikers on the wall during Zoom meetings. So much for “law and order.” The City announced no border collies under contract to keep geese out of the Town Square in 2022. Pages 9-13



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: It was another interesting week for the Chesterfield Police having to deal with criminals and anti-maskers. Read about the mother arrested at a high school band concert for refusing to wear a mask. Pages 14- 27






CHESTERFIELD SEPTEMBER POLICE REPORT: From the Chief’s office; what was happening in September. Pages 27-32







IS CHESTERFIELD SOON TO BE NEW DELHI WEST?
Pages 32-33







CLARKSON AND BAXTER STARBUCKS TO REOPEN HOPEFULLY BY NOVEMBER 14:
Pages 33 & 34








CARTOONS:
Pages 34-39








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 502 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 447


October 23, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE SEPTEMBER ARRESTS: Finally a catalytic converter thief is caught on video. See who. The drunk driver arrests have returned. Out of 21 arrests, 11 were for DWI with six marijuana or drug possession charges. Pages 1-8




T&C PLANNING AND ZONING: The gas station repair shop at Clayton and Ballas since 1951 got a short reprieve as the agenda items to change the zoning and construction for a large convenience store was again continued as the developers work on revised plans. Driveway gates was the only other issue of note on the agenda. Pages 8 & 9





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the crimes were and who was getting arrested. Pages 10-19





CHESTERFIELD WARD CHANGES COMING: Ward 2 Councilman Aaron Wahl, who claims people in Ward 2 don’t want to wear masks in a pandemic, will be losing a thousand residents. See the changes. Pages 19-21






CITY COUNCIL MEETING:



IS BOOZE IN THE BARBER CHAIR A GOOD IDEA? Pages 21 & 22





COUNCIL VOTES NOT TO ALLOW POLICE OFFICERS TO MAKE OVERTIME DOING TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ON I-64:
Pages 22 & 23





THE PEOPLE IN WARD TWO ACCORDING TO THEIR COUNCILMAN DON’T CARE ABOUT STAYING SAFE DURING A PANDEMIC:
Councilmen Aaron Wahl and Tom DeCampi don’t think the city should follow legal county mandates and require masks in City Hall. The rest of the council disagrees. Pages 23-25





A CHANGE AT WALLY WORLD:
Pages 25 & 26








DIERBERGS: Something different for trick or treaters. Page 26









CARTOONS:
Pages 27-33





 


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 501 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 446


October 16, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:


TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD SEPTEMBER DEER REPORT: Read where the deer vs vehicle events occurred and the cull numbers were after the first 15 days of the Chesterfield bow deer hunt season. Pages 1-3






TOWN AND COUNTRY AUGUST LEGAL BILLS: See what the lawyers are charging. Pages 3-7







BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING: The Aldermanic meeting featured two citizen comments against the conversion of the McNamara Service Station to a large convenience store with gas pumps. See who was speaking live. Pages 7-10





ARE BARAT ACADEMY’S DAYS NUMBERED?
Developer wants to get rezoning and then build 35 high dollar houses on the campus of the Catholic school. Pages 10 & 11






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what officers and citizens had to deal with last week. Pages 12-22







POLICE NEED HELP IDENTIFYING MORE SUSPECT
S: See the suspects in action. Pages 22 & 23







PROTECTING THE PUBLIC! THE CHESTERFIELD CITY ATTORNEY IS DOING THE OPPOSITE: Pages 23 & 24





CHESTERFIELD BUDGET MEETING: We have most of Finance Director Jeannette Kelly’s power point presentation. WARNING, WARNING! Lots of numbers. Don’t fall asleep and hit your head. You might want to skip to Page 33 for a pay synopsis by the City Administrator that is easy to understand. (Also the Police Department is eight officers down. Page 34) Pages 24-35




LAID BACK FUNGUS…ER…I MEAN MELLOW MUSHROOM APPARENTLY MOVING INTO EMPTY CHARLIE GITTO’S BUILDING: Pages 35 & 36







IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR DIWALI:
Pages 36-38









CARTOONS:
Pages 39-47





 





Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part Eight

October 12
, 2021 -
It's time for the eighth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice for some in the Snoburbs. In this edition:



DRUNK DRIVER REFUSED BREATH TEST. WHEN ARRESTED HE WAS A RESIDENT OF ST. PETERS. WHEN HE PLED GUILTY HE WAS TRYING TO GET ON THE BALLOT TO RUN FOR MAYOR IN THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS: Pages 1-3



FEMALE DRUNK DRIVER FROM O’FALLON, MISSOURI PUT ON SUCH A SHOW WHILE BEING ARRESTED IT RESULTED IN A SIX-PAGE SINGLE SPACE REPORT NARRATIVE: It was the case of another drunk driver who pled guilty, but left the courtroom with no points on her record thanks to prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and Judge Rick Brunk, then the two most dangerous men in Chesterfield. Pages 3-6



DRIVING WITHOUT YOUR HEADLIGHTS ON AT 1:30 IN THE MORNING MIGHT JUST GET THE ATTENTION OF THE POLICE: Pages 6-8







AT 11:20 IN THE MORNING REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT IN THE INTERSECTION OF KEHRS MILL ROAD AND CLARKSON ROAD:
Pages 8-11






22-YEAR-OLD DRINKING GIN AT BAR FOR
FOUR HOURS LEAVES IN HIS DODGE CHARGER ONLY TO HAVE HIS TRIP HOME END IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 11 & 12






WOMAN ON A MISSION WITH A 20 YEAR RECORD OF STEALING, SHOPS FOR BOOZE AT TARGET WITH NO INTENTION OF PAYING: Pages 14-16





DRUNK DRIVER TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT, WEAVING AND ALMOST HITTING A VEHICLE ON I-64 LEAVES TOWN AND COUNTRY COURT CONVICTED OF PARKING VIOLATIONS WITH NO POINTS. JUSTICE FOR NO ONE, ESPECIALLY THE PUBLIC: Pages 16-19





IN A WARM-UP TO THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND STEALING SEASON POLO SHOP SECURITY CATCHES WOMAN REMOVING SECURITY SENSORS AND STEALING CLOTHES:
Pages 19 & 20





STOLEN CLOTHES IN THE CAR AND MORE STOLEN CLOTHES DOWN HER PANTS WHEN ARRESTED: Pages 20-23







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 500 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 445


October 9, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY PUBLIC WORKS & ZONING MEETING: The big issue was the conversion of the gas station/garage into a very large convenience store. It was continued. Pages 1-5





ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD: One new house approved off Barrett Station Road. Pages 5 & 6







SEE SOME OF THE COST FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY:
But you can’t see all of them because the department head did not figure in personnel and equipment costs. Pages 6 & 7



USING RESCUE PLAN MONEY FOR FORMAL POLICE COATS IS IMPROPER AND SHOULD NOT BE DONE ACCORDING TO EXPERTS: A retired police chief who writes for online police management websites on how to use the funds says money for formal coats is not a legitimate expense unless Town and Country police are associated with the Vatican Swiss Guards or the Queen’s Guards. Pages 7-10



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Due to police staff scheduling we did not receive all seven days of crime and arrest information. We hope to include it in our next edition. Pages 11-18







ANOTHER ORIGINAL CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER RETIRES: Pages 18 & 19








CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Long and loud. Pages 19-24






COUNCILMAN APPEARS TO BE AN ANTI-VAXER, WANTS CITY TO IGNORE MASK MANDATE:
Will Mayor Nation issue another apology to the residents for another councilman refusing to wear a mask inside a building requiring one? Pages 19-21





THE MAYOR WON’T SHUT UP, INTERNET SALES TAX ON BALLOT, A VOTE FOR ART: Pages 21-24







2022 PAPER CALENDAR BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE FREE FROM THE CHESTERFIELD HISTORIC AND LANDMARK PRESERVATION FOLKS:
Pages 24 & 25







KMOV REPORTER RENAMES A DOWNTOWN STREET:
Page 25







THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING: I saw something at the supermarket that made me feel bad for 2021 families. Page 26







ALL 158!
The Dick Van Dyke Show celebrated its 60th anniversary. 60 years later it is still entertaining thanks to four people who were in every episode. Page 27







CARTOONS: Pages 28-37








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 499 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 444


October 2, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



CAR THIEVES AND CAR CLOUTERS HIT TOWN & COUNTRY IN A BIG WAY LAST WEEKEND: See where they hit. Page 27







BRINKMAN GETS FINAL MONEY FOR TOWN SQUARE PUSHING THE PROJECT OVER THE $10,000,000 MARK: See are breakdown of the expenses. Pages 1-5






TOWN SQUARE COSTS FOR AUGUS
T: WINE BAR OPENS, RESTAURANT NOWHERE CLOSE TO OPENING: Pages 6 & 7







TOWN AND COUNTRY ARRESTS FOR AUGUST 2021:
Read who the police were able to take into custody. The list includes a couple of bad folks. Pages 7-19





BUDGET MEETING: The finance director laid out changes to the 2021 budget due to some increase in revenue and the federal aid due to the pandemic. See what she asked for the board to tell her to include in the 2022 budget or cut. Pages 19-25





REGULAR MEETING: It was short. The biggest discussion was to continue the vote to establish an Economic Development Commission. Pages 25 & 26







NEW POLICE OFFICER FOR T
OWN AND COUNTRY: Page 26






MORE AUTO CRASHES ON SOUTH MASON ROAD: Both involved Town and Country residents who were at fault. One was driving too fast in the rain and the other was drunk when at 5 p.m. he drove across the center line and hit a car being driven by a woman north on Mason. See who was involved and the details. Pages 27-30




CHESTERFIELD WISED UP AND FACED FACTS: There is a health emergency. Meetings going back to zoom. Page 31







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where the crimes were happening, who was being arrested during a busy week and meet the newest police officer. Pages 31-46







CARTOONS:
Pages 47-53









Town and Country Residents on Vacation, Burglars Cut Phone Lines, Steal $392,000 Worth of Property, Homeowners Sue Security Company

November 3, 2021 -- Town and County residents Eric and Louisa Chen sued Hackett Security, Inc. after their house was burglarized.  (Story in the November 6, 2021 edition of the newsletter.)

Download the lawsuit.



Parkway School District Elementary Teaching Assistant at Henry School Indicted on Multiple Child Porn Charges


November 1, 2021 -- Connor Brueggemann was indicted in October with the Federal Grand Jury indictment filed on October 27, 2021 for possession and obtaining some really gross child pornography. He was 24 at the time of his arrest on state charges of Promoting Child Pornography 1st Degree in July of 2020. At the time of the July 2020 arrest he had a Ballwin address. He was fired immediately by Parkway after the 2020 arrest.
 
Brueggemann had worked during the 2019-20 school year as a teaching assistant at the Parkway School District Henry Elementary School on Henry Road. The school serves children living in parts of Town and Country, Chesterfield, Manchester and Ballwin.

Download the indictment.



Catholic Supply Store Murder and Sexual Assault Case

October 22, 2021 -- Thomas Bruce charges, pleading and sentences. (October 22, 2021)
 
November 26, 2018 -- Read the 17 felony charges against Thomas Bruce in the November 19 murder and sexual assault at the Catholic Supply Store on Manchester Rd.



City of Frontenac vs. Jim Edmonds


July 9, 2021 -- Read the lawsuit where the City of Frontenac sued St. Louis Cardinal legend Jim Edmonds over failure to erect a code-compliant fence around his swimming pool.

Click HERE to download the lawsuit.


Listed by date, newest first
THE COVID-19 100 MPH CLUB

During the pandemic, highway traffic has often been sparse. During this time, Town and Country Police have cited many drivers doing 100 MPH or more in daylight hours. Read about those who chose to join the "100 MPH Club."

100 MPH Club Part 3, January 1, 2021

100 MPH Club Part 2, July 31, 2020

100 MPH Club Part 1, June 5, 2020

CHESTERFIELD

Chesterfield businesses closed in 2020 as of October 14, 2020.

Although the pandemic spelled doom for some businesses, others opened. Click here for a list of new businesses in Chesterfield in 2020 as of October 14, 2020.

Chesterfield businesses closed in 2020 as of August 19, 2020.

Chesterfield estimated sales tax losses due to the pandemic for 2020 as of May 14, 2020.

Chesterfield City Council votes to keep aquatic center closed and cancel fireworks for 2020, May 5, 2020.

Chesterfield COVID-19 Memo from City Administrator to Mayor and City Council with finanical projections and recommendations, April 20, 2020.
TOWN AND COUNTRY

Town and Country businesses closed in 2020 as of September 30, 2020.

Town and Country businesses closed in 2020 as of August 18, 2020.

Town and Country cancels Fire and Ice fireworks, May 6, 2020.

Town and Country COVID-19 Financial Update from City Administrator to Mayor and Board of Aldermen, April 21, 2020.

Town and Country COVID-19 Resolution, April 13, 2020



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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 10,
NOVEMBER 23, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 9,
NOVEMBER 9, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 8,
OCTOBER 12, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 7,
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 6,
AUGUST 10, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 5,
JULY 6, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 4,
JUNE 2, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 3,
MAY 5, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 2,
MARCH 23, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 1,
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 9,
DECEMBER 31, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 8,
DECEMBER 26, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 7,
DECEMBER 2, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 6,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 5,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 4,
JULY 4, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 3,
MAY 30, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 2,
APRIL 11, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 1,
FEBRUARY 25, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 9,
DECEMBER 31, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 8,
DECEMBER 27, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 7,
NOVEMBER 30, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 6,
JULY 12, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 5,
JULY 5, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 4,
JUNE 29, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 3,
MARCH 17, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 2,
MARCH 10, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 1,
MARCH 3, 2019

DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 9, DECEMBER 31, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 8, DECEMBER 26, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 7, NOVEMBER 21, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 6, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 5, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 4, AUGUST 15, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 3, JUNE 3, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 2, MAY 27, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 1, MAY 6, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 9, DECEMBER 30, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 8, DECEMBER 17, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 7, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 6, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 5, OCTOBER 9, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 4, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 3, JULY 31, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 2, JUNE 24, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 1, APRIL 3, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: NEW YEARS 2017 EDITION, JANUARY 4, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: CHRISTMAS 2016 EDITION, DECEMBER 27, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING EDITION, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 3, MAY 23, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 2, MAY 18, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 1, MAY 10, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 3, DECEMBER 31, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 2, DECEMBER 24, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING 2015, DECEMBER 2, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART THREE, JULY 1, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART TWO, JUNE 25, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART ONE, JUNE 18, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 2, DECEMBER 29, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 1, DECEMBER 22, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 2, JUNE 16, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 1, JUNE 9, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 2, DECEMBER 31, 2013
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 1, DECEMBER 24, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES: SPRING 2013, MAY 7, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES, WINTER 2012, DECEMBER 3, 2012
 


$35,000,000 Divorce:
David and Angela Porter

The Porter divorce was granted on April 14, 2020 under a consent agreement with no trial. The lawsuit in Federal Court was dropped. One week after the divorce, the Judge closed the file from public view. Click here to download the motion to hide the divorce settlement from public view, filed on April 14, 2020.

Angela Porter Motion for Restraining Order, September 10, 2019

Attorney Lien, September 3, 2019

Original County Petition, August 14, 2019

Porter Contempt Motion, June 5, 2019

David Porter Motion for Exclusive Use of Residence, February 15, 2019

Divorce Counter Petition, September 11, 2018

Angela Porter Change of Counsel, November 8, 2018

Porter Divorce Petition, July 27, 2018



Vivek Agnihotri, MD and
Zinia Thomas, MD Domestic Violence and Divorce Cases

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Assault Case and Disposition: John's Synopsis and Analysis, November 16, 2018

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Divorce Petition, July 28, 2016

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, July 4, 2016


Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Domestic Disturbance Police Report, July 4, 2016



Patrick Ahlering's Charges


April 6, 2021 -- Patrick Ahlering is the 35-year-old son of an OBGYN who lives with his mom and dad, claims to have a gambling addiction, and has stolen close to a million dollars from his parents. Download and read probable cause statements and charging documents HERE.



The Big Sports Properties Deal

Big Sports Baseball Dome Contract Expired and Terminated, June 6, 2017

Jane Cunningham and Dan Buck emails from June 5, 2017

Update: May 24, 2017

The Development Agreement (Contract) Between Big Sports and the City of Chesterfield, March 10, 2017

  Update: January 21, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Update: December 2, 2016


Update: November 5, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

Overview: The Big Sports Properties Deal, October
17, 2016

Executive Session Minutes Draft, October 5, 2016

Real Estate Purchase Contract, September 29, 2016

Letter of Intent, September 21, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, September 7, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, August 1,2016

Executive Session Minutes July 18, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, June 6, 2016



David Cerna Case


FORMER CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER DAVID CERNA, COP, SEX PERVERT, VIDEO PRODUCER AND WEBSITE OWNER! NOW READ THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

October 14, 2017 – KTVI newsman Chris Hayes got a tip and broke the case that someone was video recording people urinating in the men’s bathroom on the Mobil on the Run in Chesterfield on Clarkson Road. He turned his evidence over to the Chesterfield Police.

A thorough investigation determined that Chesterfield Officer David Cerna while on duty had been hiding a camera in the bathroom recording men’s penises at the urinal. The Mobil station was a favorite place for police officers to take a bathroom break and at least seven officers were also recorded.

A search warrant of Cerna’s house in Wentzville resulted in computers being seized. There the bathroom images, along with recordings of Cerna using a glory hole at his house and performing anonymous oral sex on people responding to messages on websites were found. All these images were placed on a website run by Cerna.

More troubling were secret recordings of officers changing clothes in the Chesterfield Police locker room, people, including juvenile males wearing sweat pants or shorts being frisked by Cerna and having their pants pulled out at the waist and their genitals secretly recorded by Cerna using a small recording device.

Cerna pled guilty to:

2 counts of Felony Invasion of Privacy in St. Charles CO Sentenced to 60 days jail.

Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County Sentenced to 4 Years prison but placed on 5-years probation.

Misdemeanor Invasion of Privacy St. Louis County. Sentenced to 1-year jail no probation.
 
Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Minor St. Louis County. Sentenced to 10-years prison but placed on 5 year probation term.
 
Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County. Sentenced to 4-years prison but placed on 5-years probation.
 
Cerna appealed the sentence for Sexual Exploitation of Minor to the Missouri Court of Appeals of the Eastern District. His appeal was denied and the judgment and sentence was affirmed on July 25, 2017.

The final notation on the case was entered by the courts in September of 2017.
 
I filed a Sunshine Request to obtain the investigative report in September and received a copy of the report on October 13, 2017.

Click here to read the entire report.

David Cerna and City of Chesterfield Lawsuit

Ryan Wille Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, July 22, 2016


Chesterfield Looses Sales Tax Lawsuit


Click here to download the Supreme Court ruling on the appeal. December 24, 2019.

Click here to download the full story. November 29, 2017.

Click here to download the court judgement from November 29, 2017


Bob Costas: John's 1980 Interview

Former Town and Country resident Bob Costas is a 2018 inductee in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Download and read John's interview with Bob from 1980 from St. Louis Magazine.


Jon Dalton Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission / Jon Dalton Consent Order December 19, 2019

Missouri Ethics Commission / Jon Dalton Consent Order February 21, 2014


Meghan Danahey's
Lawsuit Against KMOV


February 1, 2021 -- Weathercaster Meghan Danahey was fired by KMOV last September. She has sued the owners of the station and the news director. For what she is claiming she has good reason and maybe I’ll start getting my weather only from KTVI. Click here for the story and a copy of the full lawsuit.


Councilman Tom DeCampi
Mask Incident at Best Buy

Citizen emails received by the City of Chesterfield regarding the Tom DeCampi incident at Best Buy. Click HERE to download and read the pdf file.

Click HERE to watch the body cam video on YouTube.

Click HERE to download Mayor Nation's letter from the City of Chesterfield website.


Deer Reports


Town and Country Deer Reports, May 5, 2019

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, February 14, 2019

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, February 11, 2018

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, February 11. 2018

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, January 26, 2017

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, January 27, 2017


Doora
ck Scandal: Special Report

Lawsuit: Doorack vs. Chesterfield, August 9, 2019

Update: May 22, 2017


Update: January 21, 2017

Update:January 14, 2017

Update: January 4, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Boondoggle Turns Into Scandal As City Officials Break the Law and Hide Public Records, December 7, 2016


Downtown Chesterfield Master Plan

Check out the proposed plan for a new :"downtown Chesterfield." Click HERE to download now. Added December 12, 2020.


Tim Engelmeyer's Attack
and Our Response


Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer launches a lie-filled offensive and we fire back. (May, 2017)

The Engelmeyer Years

Read how Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer has been making sure DWI defendants represented by lawyers leave the  courtroom with no fines or points. Also read how Engelmeyer reduces moving violations to Illegal Parking and how he reduces crimes to “Littering” violations.


Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Ted Federer, also known as "T-Fed" lived a fast and notorious life that came to a tragic end on June 9, 2019 at the age of only 27.His encounters with the law have been chronicled numerous times in our newsletter. Here is a recap of his exploits and untimely death.

The Death of T-Fed, June 9, 2019

RELATED: Scroll down to the "Our Favorite Police Reports" section to read some of the police reports from T-Fed's numerous arrests.



Forest Lake Tennis Club Lawsuit


Personal injury lawsuit alleging sexual assault on a employee/student by another member of the staff, August 2019.


Connie Fults Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission Versus Connie Fults Consent Order, April 26, 2016

Connie Fults Refuses to Obey Missouri Ethics Laws, March 2, 2016

Connie Fults Ethics Complaint, March 1, 2016


State Representative
Don Gosen Sex Scandal


Don Gosen Sex Scandal, February 18, 2016


Lamb vs. Town and Country

Town and Country Refuses to
Enforce Building Codes,
Neighbor's House Damaged


June 3, 2021 -- Read the lawsuit and responses on how Town and Country refused to enforce building codes on a new house under construction which caused damage to the next door neighbor's house, designed by a famous architect known for his mid-century modern designs.

David and Erin Lamb's Amended Petition, May 29, 2020

Town and Country Motion to Dismiss, January 14, 2021

David and Erin Lamb's Plantiff's Response to Town and Country's Motion to Dismiss, March 31, 2021


Mason Road Crashes


A compilation of crashes through September, 2021 on Mason Road with photos


Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails


Comments and emails from October 2019 regarding the Mason Road sidewalk project from residents of Buckland Hall Subdivision:

Read a selection of earlier emails and attachments between city staff regarding the Mason sidewalk stop work order from October 2018, obtained and added November 2019.

Susan Crandall

Jana and Kevin Hunt

Mike and Cheryl Schmid

Read emails about the Mason Rd. sidewalk project from the first quarter of 2017 to and from Town and Country city staff, elected officials, Parks Commission members and residents.


Mayor Bob Nation: Temper, Temper!

January 6, 2021 -- A chronicle of Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, his infamous temper and frequent use of profanity.

Mayor Bob Nation:
Chesterfield Censure


Chesterfield/Mayor Bob Nation, Order To Show Cause,
October 19, 2015

Chesterfield Resolution of Censure of Mayor Bob Nation, October, 2015

Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015



Moving Violations To Illegal Parking
(Listed by date, newest first.)

2019 Municipal Court Parking Convictions. March 21, 2020

2018 Municipal Court Parking Convictions. Updated May 5, 2019

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED July 29, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED April 15, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, March 27, 2017


President Trump VS The US Postal Service


A collection of cartoons on President Trump's duel with the US Postal Service, August 27, 2020.


Principia Lawsuit


Principia Lawsuit, October 16, 2015:
Part One
Part Two



Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission
Action Against Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County,
February 8, 2016


Ronald Lee Roberts


Ronald Lee Roberts Sentencing Recommendation, Fraud Case, Filed January 15, 2015


Sicuro - Himpler Indictment

Grand Jury indicts Chesterfield psychiatrist Franco Sicurio and business partner Carlos Himpler in health care fraud and money laundering scheme.

Download the indictment filed 9-17-20



The Fall of Steve Stenger

Read the 44-page federal indictment against former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, April 25, 2019

Steve Stenger Search Warrant. March 20, 2019




Town Square


Town Square Costs, February 24, 2020

Town Square Costs, July 22
 2019

Town Square, John's Take On
The Issue, November 25, 2016

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016



Trash Can Emails


Connie Fults' Comments with fact checking, June 19, 2017

Trash Can Emails, June 13, 2017


Westminster Lawsuit


Westminster vs. Town and Country Judgment, August 15, 2016

Westminster Lawsuit, Respondent's Answer, December 14, 2015

Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
 
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015


Wolfe vs. Town and Country

February 23, 2018 – Town and Country police officer Jeffrey Wolfe has filed a lawsuit due to the department demoting him from Sergreant to Corporal over a relationship with officer Lauren Becker.

Download the lawsuit and polygraph results.

Download and read an analysis and opinion of the Wolfe lawsuit from a former Chief of Police.


Shannon Woolsey Lawsuit


Shannon Woolsey Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated October 6, 2019.
 

Listed alphabetically by last name
Brett Cervantes

DWI, 3-29-13

Domestic Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Assault on Police Officer, 1-25-12

DWI, 2-12-11

Jon Dalton, Jr.

DWI, 6-23-12

DWI, 1-1-12

Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Bar Fight, Threatening Police Officers and their Families, Felony Possession of Drugs, 3-30-14

DWI, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, Open Alcohol in Car, 5-18-13

This download has the following three police reports in one download:

  • Stealing Under $500, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, 1-11-12
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Providing False Information, 2-13-12
  • Destruction of Property, Stealing Under $500, 3-29-12
Katie Huggard

DWI, 7-1-11 ("I have a bulldog lawyer!" Threatened to urinate in Police car.)

Rice "Sandy" Jacobs

Volunteer Treasurer stole at least $135,868 from various band and choir accounts at Parkway central High School.

David Karney

Alderman David Karney sends threatening emails to Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith under the fictitious name Jeff Storehouse, 2010

Ryan Leeman and Christian Duvall

Chesterfield Parents Go On Vacation and 35-year old Son Invites Prostitute and Heroin Supplier to Move In

The Story

The Police Report

Dan McLaughlin

DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11

DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Alfred "Skip" Nichols

DWI, 3-17-00

DWI, 6-1-07

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

Andy Stecko

Incident at the Hangar Bar and Grill, 3-4-16

While this police report has a number of names redacted, through independent means we were able to identify four of the six people mentioned. They are:

The Suspect: Then Monarch Fire Protection District Captain Andy Stecko.

The Victim: Monarch Fire Prevention District firefighter/paramedic Donna Kessler.

Witness 1: "C" is Bob Chitwood, the owner of the hangar Grill and Pub on Long Road.

Witness 2: "F" is bartender Sarah Ferguson.

Robert Walter

Another Night at Harpo's, 6-11-16

 
Restaurant Reviews
Listed by date, newest first
July 29, 2021 -- Due to the pandemic, the newest restaurant review on the site was 18 months old, therefore we have pulled the restaurant reviews.

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