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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 359 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 304

December 9, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY’S LAW FIRM SEND BILLS WITOUT A BREAK DOWN OF WORK DONE: Strange as it may seem Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe keep sending monthly legal bills to the City of Town and Country without itemizing what they did. Last month they submitted a bill where $4,900 in billing was not explained. The aldermen all voted to approve the bill. We filed Sunshine requests and got the information. Pages 1-3 

CHESTERFIELD LEGAL BILLS ITEMIZED: A retired money man suggested we obtain a legal bill submitted by the Chesterfield City Attorney and see how it compared to Town and Country bills. We picked the shortest recent bill. Every hour was itemized, unlike Town and Country’s. Please don’t fall asleep reading these bills. Pages 3-7

FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY: Town and Country Police Lt. Michael Defoe will be gone for 10 weeks starting in January. We look back at the main reason why J. Edgar Hoover started the National Academy and we also obtained a list of what countries will be sending officers to this latest class. Pages 7 & 8

LAWYER FOUND GUILTY OF DRAG RACING AND KILLING 73-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER ON LINDBERGH BLVD HAS 4 YEAR SENTENCE REDUCED TO 60 DAYS ON WEEKENDS: Pages 9-11

37 MPH OVER THE LIMIT IS NO BIG DEAL FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR
AND NEW COUNTY JUDGE: Pages 11 & 12

102 MPH SAME JUDGE DIFFERENT OUTCOME: Page 13

CHESTERFIELD
POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the Chesterfield Police were dealing with last week. It was a surprisingly light blotter considering the Christmas shoplifting season should be in full swing. Pages 14-16

MORE TROUBLE AT HARPO’S: Page 16

OVERDOSE DEATH AT CHESTERFIELD HOME: Pages 16 & 17



THREE YEARS AFTER SPITTING ON A NURSE AT ST. LUKES AND THREATENING TO KICK HER ASS, SUSPECT WITH A LONG RECORD IS SENTENCED TO PROBATION BY CHESTERFILED MUNICIPAL COURT: Read all the other pending cases against Jameisha Simmons. It appeared as if she had no money the municipal judge could squeeze out of her. Pages 17-19

 I NO LONGER BELIEVE THE DEER-VEHICLE CRASH STATS PUT OUT BY THE TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE. I HAVE A GOOD REASON NOT TO: Read why and see the alleged deer-car crash stats for November and 2018 to date. Pages 19-25

CHESTERFIELD DEER REPORTS: Read where deer in Chesterfield were hit by vehicles and died on fences. Pages 25-28

HIGHWAY PATROL DEER-RELATED CRASHES: The rut season is slowing down and there are only
two deer-related vehicle crashes involving injuries handled by the highway patrol. Pages 29 & 30

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Pat Connolly’s Tavern. Pages 30-33

THE INVASIONS OF OLD SANTAS: Pages 34 & 35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-42


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 358 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 303

December 2, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



CATHOLIC SUPPLY MURDER CASE:
Read the court documents and read how the suspect, Thomas Bruce, was arrested in 39 hours of the murder of customer, Jamie Schmidt and then read how he was identified. Pages 1-8



ANOTHER YEAR AND ANOTHER DEFICIT BUDGET TO HIDE FOR TOWN & COUNTRY MAYOR JON DALTON: Pages 8-10

ALDERMAN FRED “TAX CHEATER” MEYLAND-SMITH VERBALLY ATTACKS COMMENTS OF A RESIDENT AT A PUBLIC HEARING: That “resident” was me. Read what Fred said. So much for “public hearings being open to the public.” Pages 10 & 11

THE COMMENTS MADE BY THE CITY ATTORNEY DURING MY REMARKS TURNED OUT TO BE LIES: Maybe he just thought he was “pushing the envelope a little.” Page 11

BRINKMAN CONSTRUCTION WANTS MORE MONEY FOR TOWN SQUARE: Read how much more, why and when the city was first asked for it. Pages 12-14.

FRED “TAX CHEATER” MEYLAND-SMITH GOES AFTER ALDERMAN TIFFANY “I PAY MY TAXES” FRAUTSCHI OVER GATES FOR HORSE OWNERS: Read how stupid Fred is being this time. Pages 14-16

FORMER ALDERMAN TIM WELBY AT MEETING FUELING SPECULATION HE WILL RUN AGAINST TIFFANY FRAUTSCHI: Rumors are split with some saying he will file and other saying he won’t. Pages 16-18

PRINCIPIA ISN’T THE ONLY SCHOOL WHERE FOOTBALL PLAYERS RAPED
YOUNGER PLAYERS WITH BROOMS AND STICKS: Pages 18 & 19

FIFTH PRINCIPIA PLAYER PLEADS GUILTY TO FELONY ASSAULT AND AVOIDS LABEL OF A SEX OFFENDER: Pages 19-21




MASON ROAD SIDEWALK FIASCO UPDATE: Instead of posting an update by the City Administrator to the alderpersons on the city’s website, we had to file a Sunshine Request. Read the update. Pages 21-23

SALARIES REMAIN THE SAME UNDER NEW POLICE CONTRACT: Pages 23 & 24

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the Chesterfield officers had to deal with last week. Pages 25-29

SHOPLIFTER HAS BUSY DAY; RUNS FROM STORE SECURITY AT MACYS THEN GETS CAUGHT TWO HOURS LATER STEALING AT WALMART: See who what where and when. Pages 29 & 30

FIRST REPORT AND PUBLIC FORUM ON $60,000 SURVEY OF STUDY OF CHESTERFIELD PARKS AND PARK USERS: Pages 31 & 32


DEER: See the damage to my car after a deer committed suicide on Mason Road. Also read Highway Patrol Reports of injury crashes involving deer across the state. Pages 33-36





SECURITY AGENT VISITS CHESTERFIELD HOME: Page 36

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Photos from five different newspapers take us back in time. Page 37

HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS: See some of this year’s cards. They are all different. Pages 38-40

THE HALLMARK CHANNEL VS THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: Read my very general review of both, plus again why I’m prejudice about the card company. Pages 41 & 42

CARTOONS: Pages 42-50


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 357 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 302

November 25, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

MAYOR JON DALTON HAS BEEN VIOLATING MISSOURI ETHIC RULES OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME: Read the documents filed by Dalton and then the Missouri state law concerning lobbyists and active campaign funds. Pages 1-3

SLAP AND PUNCH YOUR WIFE OVER TWO DOZENS TIMES, PULL PATCHES OF HER HAIR OUT, GET ON TOP OF HER AND PUNCH HER, GO INTO A BEDROOM AND START BEATING HER WITH A GOLF CLUB. WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES? It turns out the penalties for one area psychiatrist is less than playing a round of golf at a well known golf course. Pages 3-6

HERE is a link to the police report.




HOUSES:
Two original Town and Country ranch houses to leave the face of the earth. A very unique house is about to be expanded. Pages 6-9

FAT MASKED MAN ON VIDEO IN TOWN AND COUNTRY HOUSE BREAK-IN: Page 9

UPDATE ON CATHOLIC SUPPLY MURDER AND SEX CASE: We hope to post the full court filings against Thomas Bruce in this savage crime. The documents are unavailable this week. We also have an update on one of the victims that was not murdered. Everyone in the area is familiar with the case, but we do have some out-of-state and overseas readers so there is a brief review of the creepiest case in years. Page 10

DRUNK DRIVER EPIDEMIC IN CHESTERFIELD: Read about two more outrageous DWI cases involving three drunken crashes. Pages 11-13

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening last week involving the police in Chesterfield. Pages 14-18



REPEAT SHOPLIFTERS STEAL $1,200 OF STUFF FROM DICK’S SPORTING GOODS. ONE SUSPECT ON PROBATION FOR ROBBERY RUNS ONTO I-64 AND FIGHTS PURSUING POLICE OFFICER: Suspect Jasmine Bolden likes stealing in Chesterfield so much she keeps coming back. Pages 18-20



7 SHOPLIFTERS STEAL $8,000 WORTH OF PERFUME AT VICTORIA’S SECRET AND THEN KNOCK DOWN CHILD ON ESCALATOR MAKING THEIR ESCAPE: Pages 20-22

WILDWOOD RESIDENT ALREADY WITH CHARGES PENDING IS ARRESTED BY THE HIGHWAY PATROL: Pages 22 & 23

MORE DEER STRIKES AND MORE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL: Two deer hit at once in Chesterfield. We then checked the Highway Patrol crash database for deer- caused crashes. The Highway Patrol only lists crashes resulting in injury or death on their public database. Keep in mind far more deer-crashes are handled by city and county police plus sheriff’s offices. Pages 23-28

CITY COUNCIL GIVES DEVELOPER EXTENSION FOR FILING PLANS ON PROPERTY ON CHESTERFIELD AIRPORT ROAD: Page 29



EMERALD ASH TREE REMOVAL BUDGET REDUCTION: Page 29



IN A YEAR HOMEWOOD SUITES GUESTS WILL BE ABLE TO GO ANY DIRECTION LEAVING THE HOTEL: Plans were approved for a driveway from the hotel to Hilltop Center Drive in connection with new development. Page 30

COUNCIL APPROVES POLICE CONTRACT: Page 30



NOT CLOSED FOR THE WINTER; CUSTARD STAND IS SIMPLY CLOSED: Page 31

 A REALLY LOW BID: We look at a remarkably low bid recently at the Monarch Fire Protection District. Pages 31 & 32

BOOKS: I added a comment to a bad review in the Washington Post on a new book by former St. Louis native Jonathan Franzen. It had nothing to do with the book, but about the author. Page 32


Left photo courtesy St. Louis Ambush/Jerry McGrath

A NEW DUET PARTNER FOR DEAN CHRISTOPHER:
Last weekend was busy for Dean Christopher. He sang the National Anthem at a professional sporting event and the next day introduced a new singing partner for a duet. Page 33



CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND MORE: There is still time to get free tickets to the Air Force Band’s Christmas Concert, plus a reminder of Dean Christopher’s
always popular Christmas concert and the December schedule for our favorite diva, Anita Rosamond. Pages 33 & 34

 BUSINESS: New location for Office Depot Page 35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-47




Drunks and Thieves 2018: Part 7

November 21, 2018 -- It's time for the seventh edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2018. In this edition:

CHESTERFIELD TEENAGER CREATES SEVERANCE PACKAGE WHEN FIRED AT TOWN AND COUNTRY TARGET STORE: She stole $1000 worth of gift cards. Read how Target enabled her crime. Pages 1 & 2

TENNESSEE MOTHER WITH A SLEEPING 3-YEAR-OLD AND 6-YEAR-OLD IN CAR HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER: Pages 2-4

DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT BEHIND THE WHEEL ON SOMEONE’S FRONT LAWN: This wasn’t his first DWI arrest. Pages 4-6
 
FELONY LEAVING THE SCENE OF ACCIDENT ARREST: The suspect appeared to be drunk or drugged, but he was arrested after the event and was not seen driving by a Town and Country officer so there was no DWI case filed. Pages 6-10
 
WOMAN DRIVING 15 YEARS ON A REVOKED LICENSE GETS AMENDED CHARGE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Apparently you have to be driving for 20 years or longer with a revoked drivers’ license before the Town and Country prosecutor and judge won’t consider a reduced charge. Pages 10-12

CHESTERFIELD CITY PROSECUTOR REFUSED TO CONVICT REPEAT THIEF: Stealing becomes a felony offense if you have been convicted three times in the past. Twice with the same thief Chesterfield prosecutor, Tim Engelmeyer, has refused to do his job and simply reduced theft charges against a repeat thief and heroin addict to littering. Meanwhile, the same suspect returns and returns to Chesterfield to loot stores. Pages 12-14

LOGAN STUDENT STEALS WALLET LEFT AT BAR AND STARTS USING CREDIT CARDS: This story first appeared in July in our regular newsletter. Pages 15-17


THIRD TIME DWI DRIVER GETS SPECIAL SCHOOL INSTEAD OF CONVICTION: Portia Lane of St. Charles didn’t learn you shouldn’t drive drunk after her first DWI arrest. She was arrested a second time and convicted. When Chesterfield Police arrested her for the third time instead of a fine or 10 days in jail, she was sent to DWI School. Geez she already knows how to drive drunk. Pages 17-19



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 356 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 301

November 18, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY 18-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY: See who is charged, where he lives in Town and Country, where the robbery occurred and read the Court Charging Document. Pages 1-3



THE MASON ROAD DISASTER: The County Highway Department ordered work on a new extra wide sidewalk stopped on October 8, because the contractor never got a permit from the county to do the construction and Town and Country never checked to see if the contractor had the required permits. Pages 10 & 11



MASON ROAD SINGLE CAR CRASH ON A SIDEWALK AND INTO A FENCE: Read the update on the wreck we reported on last week. Pages 11 & 12

MAYOR DALTON REFUSES TO LET STAFF RESPOND TO QUESTION FROM ALDERWOMAN ABOUT THE MASON ROAD WORK STOPPAGE: Pages 12-14

TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD POLICE STATS AND CHESTERFIELD CRIME STATS: Read what the men and women in blue did in October. Pages 4 & 5

WHY DOES TOWN AND COUNTRY FORCE RESIDENTS TO GO TO CITY HALL INSTEAD OF VIEWING PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS ONLINE? Read what they do now and the reason from a department head why contractors are held in a higher regard than residents. Pages 6 & 7



TOWN SQUARE UPDATE:
In case you missed the traffic delays we have two photos posted. Page 7



HONEYSUCKLE UPDATE:
We have some photos showing areas where the city has done a nice job in removing honeysuckle and a couple areas that could still use some work. Pages 7-10



MAYOR IS AGAINST A RFP TO AUDIT PUBLIC WORKS AND PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS:
He doesn’t want a wide open audit of the Town Square project. A debate results in a bill being continued. Pages 14 & 15



MAYOR VIOLATES CITY POLICY. ONLY A FEW ALDERPERSONS SEEM TO CARE. DEER MANAGEMENT AND SUBDIVISION GRANTS MOVED OUT OF GENERAL FUND SO DALTON CAN LIE ABOUT HAVING A BALANCED BUDGET!
Read the stats, READ THE CITY POLICY that the mayor is having the finance director violate and see a few of the people, dead and alive, that Dalton has joined. Pages 15-17

TWO MORE HIGHWAY PATROL CRASH INVESTIGATIONS CAUSED BY DEER THAT SENT PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL: Pages 17 & 18

ALDERWOMEN STATE CITY ADMINISTRATOR WANTS TO HEAR COMPLAINTS DIRECTLY AND NOT THROUGH THEM: Page 18

THESE ARE CHESTERFIELD’S PRIORITY STREETS DURING BAD WEATHER: Read which Chesterfield streets that are pretreated or serviced first during bad weather. Pages 19 & 20

THE CHESTERFIELD SALES TAX POOL CASE IS A LOSE-LOSE OVER THE SHORT TERM: Read how winning the court case to get rid of the “sales tax pool” could hurt Chesterfield’s budget in 2019. Page 20

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the latest from dispatch and police report records for the last week. Pages 21-24

ANOTHER CHESTERFIELD DAYTIME DRUNK DRIVER LEAVES ROAD AND CRASHES: See who it was and look at his lengthy record. It seems like the daytime DWI arrests are increasing as are the daytime DWI crashes in Chesterfield as the municipal court refuses to get tough on drunk drivers and the city council refuses to do anything about it. Pages 24 & 25

CHRONIC DOMESTIC ASSAULT SUSPECT: Timothy Minard, with a record of domestic assaults and other crimes, was arrested by Chesterfield police officers after motorists called in that he was beating up a woman in his car. See who he is and what his record is. Pages 25-27

WOMAN DRUG ADDICT AND REPEAT SHOPLIFTER HAS A NEW ARREST WARRANT ISSUED AGAINST HER: See who she is and her history of coming to Chesterfield to steal, plus her 38 aliases. Pages 27 & 28

MORE ATTORNEY CONFLICTS; THEY ARE PAID TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AS MUNICIPAL PROSECUTORS AND CITY ATTORNEYS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME TRY WORK AS DEFENSE ATTORNEYS AND KEEP DANGEROUS CRIMINALS OUT OF JAIL: Pages 28-30

FOLLOW THE MONEY: Read how local state reps accept most of their contributions from out of their districts and read how some raised my eyebrows. Pages 30-33

TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH AND FIRE CLOSED I-64 FOR HALF OF A DAY: Pages 33 & 34

UP TO DATE EMAIL FROM A HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY: Pages 34 & 35

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Big Sky Café was not for me. Pages 35-39

A RETURN TO AN OUT OF THE WAY FAVORITE: Page 39

MUSIC: A Veterans Day Trip back in the Way Back Machine. Pages 40 & 41

CARTOONS: There were a couple of themes this week among cartoonists. Pages 41-50


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 355 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 300

November 11, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



DRUNK DRIVER ALMOST DESTROYS ICONIC TOWN AND COUNTRY BUILDING ON CLAYTON ROAD: Man who was drunk, on the phone and in a mid-life crisis having to have a muscle car as he closes in on his 65th birthday, almost destroyed a building near the east city limits. Pages 14-18

DEER: TOWN AND COUNTRY HAS LESS MONEY FOR LETHAL DEER CULLING IN 2019. DALTON CONTINUES TO JUGGLE FUNDS TO APPEAR THAT HE HAS A BALANCED GENERAL FUND BUDGET. HE DOESN’T! Deer Management is back in the Road Fund. New roads for Bambi? Pages 1 & 2



TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER VS. VEHICLES IN OCTOBER AS THE RUT SEASON BEGINS: Pages 2-4



CHESTERFIELD DEER-VEHICLE CRASH COUNT IS UP IN OCTOBER:
Read where and when. Pages 4-7



ATTEMPT TO SELL PRESERVATION PARK PUT ON HOLD: The City has a contract with CBC High School leasing them the tennis court property through 2042. However the city could have gotten out of the contract earlier in 2018 and maybe within a year. But currently the plans to sell Preservation Park are off. Pages 7-9



2019 TOWN SQUARE COSTS ARE HIDDEN IN THE PARKS BUDGET, EVEN THOUGH IT ISN’T A PARK:
Pages 9 & 10



PARKS COMMISSION MEMBERS WANT TO TORMENT DOGS TWICE A YEAR INSTEAD OF JUST ONCE: Page 10

THE PRINCIPIA PRESENTATION: Much ado about nothing. Pages 10-12



WE LOOK AT MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ONE-CAR INTO A UTILITY POLE CRASH THAT CLOSED PART OF CLAYTON ROAD:
Pages 12-14

MASON ROAD EXTRA WIDE SIDEWALK PROJECT SHUT DOWN FOR A MONTH NOW LEAVING DANGEROUS OPEN TRENCHES: Pages 18 & 19

WARD 2 ALDERWOMEN KEPT OUT OF MEETING ABOUT PROJECT IN THEIR WARD: Read what it was about and who didn’t want them to attend. Pages 19-21

ANOTHER MASON ROAD ACCIDENT IN A FAMILIAR SPOT: Page 21

11:45 IN MORNING DRUNK DRIVER DRIVES OFF ROAD AND INTO OFFICE BUILDING: Drunk driving is getting worse and worse thanks to prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and Judge Rick Brunk whom the City Council refuses to replace. Pages 22 & 23



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what, who, where and when made the blotter this week. We included an extra on four people in a stolen car from Columbia, MO who came to the Premium Outlet Mall in Chesterfield to steal. Pages 24-29

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN WITH PRIOR DWIs IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD IS ARRESTED BY COUNTY POLICE FOR FELONY DWI: See who and read where she lives. Pages 29 & 30

EX-CON DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY BEHIND WHEEL AT TRADER JOE’S: Pages 31 & 32

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ARREST SON FOR STEALING FROM MOM’S BANK ACCOUNT: Read who was stealing from his Mom and his arrest record. Pages 32 & 33

RECENT ARRESTS OF SUSPECTS FROM SNOBURBIA: Pages 34-38

CREVE COEUR MAN STEALS OVER $25,000 FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER THEN INJURES HER TO SHOW HER WHO IS BOSS: Pages 34 & 35

19-YEAR-OLD LADUE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND THEFT OF A GUN FROM A CAR IN WILDWOOD: Pages 35-37

WITH AN ADDRESS IN LADUE AND ONE IN ST. LOUIS, CHRISTOPHER FLAGG JANSON IS CHARGED WITH FELONY STEALING: Pages 37 & 38

CHESTERFIELD MAN LIVING ACROSS THE STREET FROM PARKWAY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CHARGED WITH DEVIANT SEX ACTS ON A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL: See who it is and where he lives. Pages 38-40

WASTE OF A LIFE: Read how a 10-year-old boy in out-state Missouri died recently. Page 40

THE ELECTIONS:

HOW THE CLAIRE MCCASKILL LOSS WILL AFFECT MY TOUR FOR OUT OF TOWNERS: Page 40 & 41

ANN WAGNER: Some candidates hold election watch parties in hotel ballrooms. Ann has her parties at local bars that feature cold beer and good, but cheap food. Pages 42

GAS TAX AND THE MAYOR: Technical ethics violations don’t bother Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation. He shares them. Page 43



CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL FINALLY RIGHTS A WRONG: Read what they did to help a business fairly compete. Pages 44 & 45

ART: TOWN AND COUNTRY VS. CHESTERFIELD: Pages 47-50

COMMENT ON A COMMENT: A local reader made a comment on the comment made by a reader from Dublin concerning the local municipal courts. Page 51

HALLOWEEN 2018: Page 51

CARTOONS: Pages 52- 57



John's 1980 Interview With Bob Costas

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.


Listed by date, newest first
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 Sexaul 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
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
Chesterfield Looses Sales Tax Lawsuit

Click here to download the full story.

Click here to download the entire judgment.
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
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


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


Phils_BBQ, 6-8-17


Das Bevo (The Bevo Mill), 6-2-17


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


Cheshire Inn Thanksgiving Buffet, 11-27-14


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