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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 369 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 314

February 17, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

CHESTERFIELD MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MULTIPLE COUNTS OF CHILD MOLESTATION: Pages 17-19

RUMORS ARE SWIRLING IN WARD 2 RACE WITH ONE CANDIDATE APPARENTLY SPEADING THEM: Pages 1 & 2



TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: THE DISMANTLING OF OAK SPRINGS LANE CONTINUES: New houses now far outnumber original homes on Oak Springs Lane. Another one is about to bite the dust. Pages 3-5



PART OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BORDER WAL
L – NO WAIT A MINUTE IT IS PLANS FOR THE E-SPORTS BUILDING AT MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY: Page 5 & 6



TOWN SQUARE PHOTO UPDATE: It is 14 months since ground was broken for the Mayor/Cigarette Lobbyist Jon Dalton Memorial Town Square. Pages 6-8



DEER CULLING FOR 2019 IS OVER: Read where the 150 deer were killed. Page 8

 


SHORT TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERMANIC MEETING TURNS NASTY: Two alderpersons turn on Ward 2 Alderwomen for holding informational speaker series with a person from Ameren UE. This is something the city routinely did 25 years ago. Pages 9-12

CITIZEN FORUMS ARE NOTHING NEW: What Meyland-Smith and Wright want to stamp out were routinely held at the Town and Country City Hall 25 years ago. Pages 12 & 13

THE BETTER TOGETHER NON-DEBATE: While other cities are passing resolutions and threatening legal action against the attempt to merge St. Louis City and St. Louis County while taking away much control from local cities, Town and Country has done nothing. Read the short discussion on the subject from last Monday. Page 13 & 14

RESIDENT DEMANDS CITY RELEASE SERVICES DIRECTOR CRAIG WILDE’S RESIGNATION LETTER: He is unaware that
personnel law won’t allow it. Pages 14 & 15

CUB SCOUTS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF AN ALDERMAN: Pages 15 & 16

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 19-24



DWI DAY IN CHESTERFIELD:
Read about all the DWI arrests in Chesterfield on February 6, plus a few more. Pages 24-29

STATEWIDE ICE STORM DID NOT STOP DRUNK DRIVERS: Read the number of DWI arrests made by troopers when an ice storm covered highways across the state. Page 29

21-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT CHARGED WITH AIDING AN UNDER AGED PERSON TO ENTER A GAMBLING CASINO: Page 29



MORE APARTMENTS PLANNED FOR “DOWNTOWN CHESTERFIELD” ALONG I-64 TO THE EAST OF THE TRAILER PARK: Page 30

RIGHT THIS WAY MR. FIRST NIGHTER TO THE MEZZANINE: Monarch Fire Protection District will be awarding an engineering contract for a mezzanine level at one of its fire stations. Read which one and what will be showing. Pages 30 & 31

 CHESTERFIELD POLICE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATION OF DRUG OVERDOSE GET DRUG DEALER CHARGED IN FEDERAL COURT: Pages 32 & 33

BETTER TOGETHER IGNORING WEST COUNTY: Pages 33 & 34

BREXIT BRITAIN LEAVING THE UE AND NOW CHEXIT WITH CHESTERFIELD TRYING TO LEAVE ST. LOUIS COUNTY: Pages 34 & 35

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Photos that take us back to another time. Pages 35 & 36

THE MISSING NEWS OBIT FROM THE POST-DISPATCH: The Post-Dispatch ran a paid obit and failed to publish a news obit about a police
commander who was in the news a lot in the 1960s and 1970s. Pages 36 & 37
 
 RESTAURANT REVIEW: We review Lemmons Fine Food on Gravois. Pages 37-41

CARTOONS: Pages 42-44



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 368 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 313

February 10, 2019 -- Normally we divide up the newsletter doing Town and Country news first followed by Chesterfield news. This week we are making a slight change by starting out with two topics. We are leading off with deer followed by Better Together features before going to only Town and Country news followed by Chesterfield stories.



DEER VS. VEHICLE REPORTS AND MORE: Read where the deer vs. vehicle encounters were in January in both Town and Country and Chesterfield. Pages 1-3

THE TOWN & COUNTRY DEER SHARPSHOOTING PROGRAM IS ALMOST OVER: Read what section of the city is again yielding the highest numbers in the deer harvest. Page 3

MORE CITIZEN AND GOVERNMENT FEEDBACK ON BETTER TOGETHER: Pages 4-14



LOCAL PRIEST AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED: Read the charging documents about Father John window peeping in Richmond Heights. Pages 14-16



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the Chesterfield Police had to deal with last week, plus shoplifters assaulting officers and a suspect stating he wants to plant a bomb at a Chesterfield business. Pages 17-23



VAPE STORE ACROSS FROM HIGH SCHOOL CONTINUES TO OPERATE WITH NO OCCUPANCY PERMIT OR BUSINESS LICENSE: How is this fair to businesses that obey the law? Pages 23 & 24

BAD GOVERNMENT CONTINUES ON A 5-3 VOTE: Pages 24 & 2

CRICKET IS BACK BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL: Pages 25 & 26

ART: Check out the art work being offered on loan to cities. Then check the link on an international painti
ng movement based someone’s first painting. Pages 26-32
 
YOU KNOW YOU ARE GETTING OLD WHEN NO ONE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT: Pages 32-35

CARTOONS: There is a theme this week. Pages 35-42


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 367 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 312

February 3, 2019 -- Zero degrees one day, 50 degrees three days later. Erratic, even by St. Louis standards. What's not erratic is John Hoffmann's dedication to keeping you informed of the latest news from Snoburbia.

FIRST WE ARE GOING TO TRAFFIC COURT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DO 116 MPH, 99 MPH and 92 MPH WITH PAST RECORDS: Pages 1-4

THREE DWIS, CRASHING CAR THEN DRIVING WITHOUT A FRONT TIRE, DRUNK DRIVER HAS COUNTY JUDGE REDUCE CHARGE FROM A FELONY TO A MISDEMEANOR EVEN AFTER SHE GOT KICKED OUT OF A SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR DRUNK DRIVERS! Pages 5 & 6

BETTER TOGETHER NOT: Some quick reasons why being together isn’t necessarily better. Leave the suburb’s police departments alone! Pages 7-8

CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ON BETTER TOGETHER AND POSSIBILITY OF FORMING A NEW COUNTY: Pages 9-12

NEW COUNTY COUNCILMAN IS GETTING INTO THE DEER PROBLEM MADE WORSE BY THE COUNTY PARKS REFUSAL TO REDUCE THE EVER GROWING HERD IN QUEENY PARK: Read the letter Tim Fitch sent to two mayors about deer. Pages 12-14

TOWN & COUNTRY CONTINUES TO HIDE REASONS FOR LEGAL FEES FROM THE PUBLIC: Read last month’s legal fees and what they were for. Pages 14-19

WHAT DO THESE TWO PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON? Take a simple test that has only two answers. Page 19

CHESTERFIELD ASST. POLICE CHIEF DIES AFTER YEAR LONG FIGHT WITH CANCER: Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Check out what the police have been doing. Pages 21 & 22

COURT REFORM: Follow the discussion of Councilpersons at the F&A Committee meeting about problems with Municipal Court. Pages 23 & 24

BAD GOVERNMENT: Apparently the Chesterfield Finance Director thinks it is a bad idea to have a fresh set of eyes do the city audit every few years. However, most people in government think it is a good idea. In Chesterfield the BAD IDEA will continue for 12 years. Pages 24 & 25

ART AT CITY HALL: Chesterfield normally always has a better art show than the ones at the Longview Farmhouse in Town and Country. This time was no exception. Pages 25-27

DOG BISCUITS: For some strange reason a recent medical problem made me think back to dog biscuits and the people who carry them. One of the last columns I wrote for AOL dealt with this subject and I have reposted it here. Pages 27-31

FAN MAIL: This piece of fan mail is titled “Pathetic.” While the writer says he is a regular reader he insults me (which is perfectly ok) my
neighbors and has my wife and I wondering where the cash full trust fund is he was referring to. Pages 31-35

MUSIC: Another appearance by Kermit the Frog and Anita blows out some hearing aids in the room. Pages 35 & 36

CARTOONS: Pages 36-45


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 366 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 311

January 27, 2019 -- What's the latest news from Snoburbia? It's in John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter. In this week's edition:

WAS IT ALDERMANIC PRAISE OR AN ALDERMANIC LIABILITY WARNING? Page 1

ANDERSON TECHNOLOGIES’ REPORT ON CITY’S IT SYSTEM IS DEEMED SECRET: After a Sunshine Open Records to see the $2,700 no-bid report on the city’s IT system, I did not get a redacted copy. I got NO Copy! Pages 1-3

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH? The Town and Country Planning Director is going to an April Conference of Planners in San Francisco. He is not asking for any airfare or food allowance. Page 4



TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE TO SAY GOODBYE TO AUTOMOBILES AND WILL GO ALL SUV: Pages 4-6

SON OF RETIRED TOWN AND COUNTRY DETECTIVE LT. AND NEPHEW OF RETIRED POLICE CHIEF IS BOTH A COUNTY COP AND A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Pages 6 & 7

BANK SIGN TO CHANGE COLORS AT NIGHT: Page 7



CHICKEN JOINT SIGN VARIANCE APPROVED: See how to find the Fried Chicken Joint. Pages 7 & 8

REAL ESTATE: NEW TOWN AND COUNTRY HOMES SOON TO BE BUILT: Pages 8-17

REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER, DRIVING WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, WEAVING AND REFUSES TO TAKE BREATH TEST, THAT IS APPARENTLY A PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR A SECOND PROBATION TERM PER TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE: Pages 17-19

97 MPH IN A 60 ZONE RESULTS IN NO-POINTS AND NO-FINE: Pages 19 & 20

MCARTHUR’S BAKERY IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY TO CLOSE BY THE END OF THE MONTH: Page 20

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the men and women in blue dealt with last week. Pages 21-25

DRUNK DRIVER CAUSED HEAD-ON CRASH ON KEHRS MILL ROAD: Pages 25 & 26

ANOTHER NIGHT AT HARPO’S: Another person served until he was so drunk the police had to be called. Pages 26 & 27

CHESTERFIELD POLICE WON’T SHUT DOWN NEW VAPE STORE ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIGH SCHOOL FOR NO BUSINESS LICENSE; ONE CITATION WAS ISSUED, PLUS ONE FOR SELLING TO A MINOR: Pages 28 & 29

CITY COUNCIL CONTINUES ATTACK ON BETTER TOGETHER WHILE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE VOTES TO HAVE A BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS: Pages 29-32

LARGE APARTMENT COMPLEX AT WILD HORSE CREEK ROAD PASSES ON A 5-3 VOTEl Pages 32 & 33

WE TRAVELED AROUND THE UNITED STATES THANKS TO BARB MCGUINNESS RUNNING THE MEETING: Pages 33-35





WE CHECKED AND FOUND THAT ALL LOCAL MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE MEMBERS VOTED TO EXCLUDE THEMSELVES FROM THE MISSOURI OPEN RECORDS SUNSHINE LAW: Pages 35 & 36



MORE HIGHWAY PATROL INJURY CRASHES INVOLVING DEER: Page 36



WHAT DID TV STATIONS DO FOR REVENUE AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS? Page 37

WHEN AT&T COMES A KNOCKING OR CALLS DO THIS: Page 38



THE SNOWDOG: Page 38



A CHEAPER BUT POSSIBLY MORE EFFECTIVE BORDER WALL: Page 39

CARTOONS: Pages 39-46


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 365 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 310

January 20, 2019 -- It's a typical St. Louis winter. Mild and sunny one day and winter storm warning the next. But one thing's consistent; the news from Snoburbia keeps coming down like a blizzard.



MEYLAND-SM ITH AND WRIGHT WITHDRAW FROM APRIL BALLOT AT THE LAST MINUTE: Longtime Daltonites, Fred “Tax Cheat” Meyland-Smith and Lynn “Grouch” Wright both withdrew from April City Ballot hours before the deadline. Read the details. Pages 1-3

AN EARLY BIRD ARRIVED IN MY MAILBOX ON MONDAY: Pages 3 & 4

TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME REPORT:

DECEMBER ARRESTS: Read who was arrested from December 8 to January 2. Pages 4 & 5

2018 POLICE STATS: These are the stats for police activity in 2018. Page 5

2018 TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME REPORT: This is the Uniform Crime Report filed with the FBI. Read what crimes were committed and how many were solved. Pages 5-9



MORE CHARGES FOR GATED SUBDIVISION CRIMINAL: Kalaun Gray who lives in the gated subdivision of Cedar Springs has been arrested twice more and has two probation violations pending. Read the latest. Pages 9-13



MORE TOWN SQUARE COSTS:
Pages 13-16

FRED ATTACKS PEOPLE THAT THINK THE TOWN SQUARE PROJECT IS A WASTE OF MONEY: Pages 16 & 17

NEXT, FRED MEYLAND-SMITH IS AGAINST PEOPLE WHO CAN’T COME TO ALDERMANIC MINUTES VIEWING THE MEETINGS ONLINE: Page 17

DIRECTOR OF SERVICE RESIGNS: Craig Wilde has resigned. Was he forced out or just had enough BS? Pages 18

TOWN & COUNTRY OUTSTANDING BILLS SHOW DEER CULLING ABOUT TO START: Page18

OUT OF THE CAR WASH AND INTO THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT: The mainstream media got the facts wrong on the hole in the wall at Rich & Charlie’s. Read the facts and see some photos. Pages 19-21

NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL STOPS HER MOTHER FROM
KILLING HER TWO BROTHERS: Read the facts in the case and the court charging documents on how mom’s attempt to murder her three kids was stopped by her nine-year-old daughter. Pages 21-24

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening. Due to a computer format change the names of arrested persons for five days were omitted. That has been corrected and they will be included in next week’s report. Pages 25-28

CHESTERFIELD POLICE AND CRIME STATS FOR 2018: Read how much crime happened in 2018 and how most crime rates were down. Traffic crashes were also down, while citations were up. Pages 28 & 29

IN CHESTERFIELD LIKE TOWN AND COUNTRY CANDIDATES TAKE THEIR NAMES OFF THE BALLOT: See who bailed and what one race remains contested. Pages 29 & 30

MAYOR DEMANDS TO KNOW WHY CHAIR OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE VOTED NO: This was at a Planning and Public Works meeting and was over a vote concerning a proposed apartment complex. Read the details, the reasons for two “no” votes and the Mayor demanding answers. Pages 30-33

MOSQUITO V HONEYBEE: The issue of residents saying to heck with stopping West Nile Virus, Encephalitis and other illnesses, save our backyard honey! Pages 33 & 34


OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL SO GIVE ME ANOTHER DRINK BEFORE I DRIVE HOME: During last week’s blizzard across Missouri 70% of the arrests by the Missouri Highway Patrol were for DWI. Read the details. Pages 34 & 35



MEDIA: IT IS TIME FOR A NEW PHOTO!
Read the rest of the story behind a 12-year-old photograph the Post-Dispatch keeps using about train service. Pages 35-37

MEDIA: SOMEONE BESIDES ME HAS NO LOVE FOR KSDK: Read the response from someone who took photos of the Delmar Loop Trolley crash when media outlets asked for permission to use them. Pages 37-40

2-YEARS IN A ROW THE VEILED PROPHET TEENAGE QUEEN OF LOVE AND BEAUTY (sometimes maybe more love than beauty) WAS NOT FROM LADUE: See this year and last year’s queen and see the breakdown of what high schools the maids of honor attended. Pages 40-42

CARTOONS: Pages 42-48


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 364 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 309

January 13, 2019 -- It's a snowy weekend in Snoburbia, but that doesn't stop John Hoffmann's take on the latest news including:

SUNSHINE REQUESTS FILED WITH THE CITY: Most of the requests are routine ones filed by me that the staff handle without delay. But out of 10 requests filed in November (eight by me and two by the Ward Two alderwomen), the city attorney billed the city nine times for reviewing them. See what the requests were and what the city attorney’s bill was. Pages 1-3

TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD DEER-VEHICLE CRASH INFORMATION FOR 2018: Read where all the deer crashes were for December and 2018 (Chesterfield’s list doesn’t start until May 11.) Pages 3-6

OTHER DEER-VEHICLE CRASHES IN MISSOURI WITH INJURIES: Pages 6-9



TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT/LAWYER CARJACKED AFTER LEAVING AREA BAR: Read the details. Pages 9-12

A CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FROM WARD 1 RACE: Read the details. Pages 12 & 13



MUD PARK…EH…I MEAN DOG PARK UPDATE: A project manager for the County Parks called me after our last article on the flooded section of the Queeny Park Dog Park and possibly because of County Councilman Tim Fitch’s interest in the issue. Read what we were told. Pages 13-15

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Catch up on what the Chesterfield Police had to deal with last week. Pages 15-19

CHESTERFIELD MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN PHELPS COUNTY: Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD OFFICER CHASES FELONY THIEF ONTO I-64 AND THE SAVES HER FROM BEING RUN OVER AFTER SHE FALLS: We first reported this November theft incident in Chesterfield Valley on November 25. We now have more details thanks to court documents that showed how one officer chased a suspect on foot and then saved her. Pages 20-24

BETTER TOGETHER NOT ON THE AGENDA BUT THE TOPIC OF PROPOSED COUNTY-CITY MERGER DOMINATED DISCUSSION AT LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Page 24-27

FROM GRIZZLY ADAMS TO THE HARDY BOYS: Page 27

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT AND UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SENIOR COULD MAKE A GOOD POLITICIAN. HIS FACTS WERE JUST A LITTLE OFF: Pages 28-29

CANDIDATE FILES AGAINST BARB MCGUINNESS IN WARD 1: Pages 29-31


JUST PRIOR TO CLOSE OF FILING THERE IS NO RACE IN THE MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT: Pages 31 & 32

WESLEY BELL SHOWS HE HAS NO EXPERIENCE FOR THE JOB: Pages 32 & 33


RESTAURANT REVIEW: We checked out Chesterfield’s favorite Mexican restaurant and then went to a cheap national chain for one of our favorites. Pages 33-37

CARTOONS: Pages 37-42


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 363 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 308

January 6, 2019 -- It's a new year and time for the next weekly dose of News from Snoburbia:



FIRST HOUSE FOR NEW SUBDIVISION: See the plans for the first of six house to be built off Barrett Station Road in Town and Country. Pages 1 & 2



WELCOME TO THE DOG SWAMP: Some call it the Queeny Park Dog Park but for regulars it is a place for unintentional mud baths and the County Park Department is refusing to fix it. Pages 2-4

WE GET A BREAKDOWN OF CITY ATTORNEY’S BILL: Last week we reviewed the bill presented by the city’s contract law firm and saw over 1/3 of the work was not itemized or documented. We filed a Sunshine Request for the itemized bill. After review we still had questions. Read the bill and our questions. Pages 4-7

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING HER MOTHER AT MOM’S TOWN & COUNTRY HOME: Read the details and see photos of the arrest. Pages 7-9

LADUE DOCTOR ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO KILL HIS WIFE: Read the details from the court files. See photos of the crime scene, the doctor’s mug shot and photos of the previously happy couple. Pages 9-13

MONARCH FIRE DIDN’T UPDATE ITS WEBSITE GIVING THE IMPRESSION THAT SANTA WAS COMING BACK TO TOWN: We could only guess that he was returning on December 28 to either take complaints about 2018 presents or get early requests for 2019. Pages 13 & 14



FOR SEVERAL DAYS THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD WEBSITE WAS REQUIRING THE PUBLIC TO USE PASSWORDS: Pages 14 & 15

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what kind of calls the cops were dealing with over the holidays. Pages 15-20

NO DWIs ON NEW YEAR’S EVE! THE TIMES THEY ARE CHANGING! Page 20

SHOPLIFTER JUST OUT OF PRISON FOR BURGLARY PUNCHES MACY’S
STORE DETECTIVE: Page 21

FRANKLIN COUNTY THIEF WITH NUMEROUS PENDING CHARGES GETS CAUGHT IN CHESTERFIELD SHOPLIFTING AT WALMART: Pages 21 & 22

DWI DRIVER CRASHES INTO JEEP ON I-64 AND SENDS TWO TEENAGERS TO HOSPITAL: Pages 22 & 23

DRUGS, DRUGGED DRIVING AND ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER: Concerned about an employee, staff at PF Chang’s called the police about a suspicious car on the parking lot. Read what happened next. Pages 24 & 25

DEER CRASHES SENDING PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL AROUND THE STATE: The Missouri Highway Patrol only lists injury and fatal crashes worked by troopers. Here are some deer-vehicle related crashes from the last week that sent people to the hospital. Next week we hope to have the year end deer
crash reports for Town and country and Chesterfield. Pages 25-27

CASABLANCA, THE 77-YEAR-OLD MOVIE COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU: It is a classic and too many people under 40 have not seen it, just quoted from it. This week it is being shown three times at two theaters in St. Louis County. Pages 27-30


KPLR NEWSCAST WHERE I WAS LIED TO BY THE ANCHOR AND THE WEATHER LADY: Read my email to the station. (BTW, I never got a response.) Pages 30 & 31

CARTOONS: Pages 31- 38




Listed by date, newest first
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
 
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
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

Catholic Supply Store Murder and Sexual Assault Case

Read the 17 felony charges against Thomas Bruce in the November 19 murder and sexual assault at the Catholic Supply Store on Manchester Rd. (November 26, 2018)
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 full story.

Click here to download the entire judgment.
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.
Deer Reports

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
Doorack Scandal:
Special Report


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
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.
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

Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails

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;
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 fist.)

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
Monarch Fire Chief
Chuck Marsonette
Felony Charges


Charges Against Chuck Marsonette, June 30, 2017

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette, June, 2017

Probable Cause Statement
Against Monarch Fire Chief
Wayne "Chuck" Marsonette for Felony Theft from a Previous Employer, August 2, 2016.

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette.
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
Town Square

Town Square Costs, August 17, 2018

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 September 19, 2018.
 

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


Lemmon's Restaurant, 2-9-19


Espino's, 12-27-18


LoRusso's Cucina, 12-13-18


Pat Connolly Tavern, 11-20-18


Big Sky Cafe, 11-2-18


The Corner Pub & Grill, 9-11-18


The Frisco, 8-21-18


Satchmo's 3-1-18


The Tavern, 1-21-18


Wan Fu Chinese Restaurant, 1-20-18


Russell's Cafe & Bakery Chesterfield, 12-1-17


Rosalita's Cantina, 11-17-17


Classic Red Hots Catering at the Chesterfield Valley Home Depot, 9-20-17


Texas Roadhouse Ballwin, 9-4-17


The Slider House, 8-27-17


Return to BrickTops, 8-27-17


3 Bay BBQ, 7-27-17


Sugarfire BBQ Olivette, 6-30-17


Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill, 6-22-17


King Edwards, 5-25-17


Twisted Tree, 5-18-17


Schneithorst's, 5-10-17


Syberg's Chesterfield Valley, 3-3-17


O'Connell's Pub, 12-22-16


Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


The Battle of Maplewood Fried Chicken, 9-28-16


In
Search of the Good and Cheap Greasy Cheeseburger, 8-8-16


Stackhouse 7-22-16


Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


Katie's Pizza and Pasta, 5-16-15


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


McCormick and Schmick's, 3-16-15


Massa's Town and Country, 2-28-15


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


BrickTop's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
12-9-14


Scarecrow, 11-25-14


Tuckers, 11-12-14


Country Club, 11-2-14


Mike Duffy's, 10-30-14


Smitty's, 10-29-14


Panda Express, 10-22-14


Kim Cheese, 10-15-14


Harpo's, 9-26-14



Mongolian BBQ, 9-11-14


Talayna's, 8-29-14


Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14


Mia Sorella, 8-17-14


Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14


Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13