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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 485 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 430

June 26, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment.



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 484 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 429

June 19, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN VOTE THE FIRST STEP TO CLOSING MCNAMARA’S GAS/REPAIR STATION IN FAVOR OF GIANT CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS PUMPS: Pages 1-4






THE FREE ART LOAN STILL COSTS:
Page 5







WITH A
$3.1-MILLION DEFICIT BUDGET THE CITY BUYS VOLUNTEER GROUP TEE SHIRTS: Pages 5 & 6


CITY DEFICIT INCREASED $600,000 TO $3.1-MILLION: Pages 6 & 7




DR. MATT BRUCKEL IS OUT AS CEO OF TOTAL ACCESS URGENT CARE. WILL THEY COME BACK FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL TO BUILD AT CLAYTON AND BALLAS? Page 7





TUESDAY JUNE 22 STATE AUDITOR’S PUBLIC MEETING ON TOWN AND COUNTRY AUDIT: Page 8







TOWN AND COUNTRY WAYS AND MEANS COMMISSION VOTES AGAINST CLOSING FIRE STATION AND BUILDING TWO NEW ONES: Pages 7 & 8




THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the police had to deal with as the weather turns hotter. There were the usual thefts, drug cases and repeat DWI cases, but maybe the creepiest case involved a 36-year-old Chesterfield mother almost dead drunk at 6:20 in the evening with two kids in the car at the drive thru at McDonalds. It was her second DWI in six months. Pages 10- 25 (Drunk mom on pages 19 & 20.)



CHANNEL 2 NEWS LIED ABOUT CHESTERFIELD PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN JUNE: Pages 25-29







RECORDING STUDIOS, OFFICES AND HOTEL ALL PLANNED FOR CHESTERFIELD VALLEY: This project passed at the Planning Commission last Monday. Pages 29 & 30






FORMER CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT AND KMOX ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER DIED IN JAIL AWAITING STATE TRIALS AFTER FEDERAL CONVICTION: Page 31






ICE CREAM COMING SOON FOR EVERYONE AND ICE CREAM AND BOOZE FOR A FEW: Pages 31 & 32








CARTOONS: Pages 32-40








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 483 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 428

June 12, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



MAY DEER REPORT FOR TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Read where deer were having deadly encounters with fences and motor vehicles. Pages 1-4





TOWN AND COUNTRY WAYS AND MEANS MEETING: The important issue was the Fire District trying to expand operations with no basis for the extreme cost to residents or justification. They spent only about 15 minutes on this issue. Pages 4 & 5




STATE AUDIT MEETING FOR CITIZEN’S COMMENTS: Former Alderman Lindsey Butler sent out an email about a public meeting with State Auditors on June 22 at the Longview Park Farmhouse to hear comments from residents. Pages 6-8




ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE HOME BUILDER ROB REHNQUIST IS PLANTING PEAR TREES IN VIOLATION OF CITY RECOMMENDATIONS WAS AN EXAMPLE WHY THE CITY DOESN’T WANT THEM PLANTED: Page 8 & 9





FROM THE TOWN AND COUNTRY WEBSITE, A HIT & RUN. OUR INQUIRY SHOWS IT WAS FOLLOWED BY AN ARREST: Pages 9 & 10







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the crimes were, where they were happening and who was being arrested. Pages 11-20







WOMAN WHO RAN OVER LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND AND BUSINESS PARTNER TWICE ON CHESTERFIELD PARKING LOT SENTENCED: Pages 20 & 21






REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER WITH TATTOOS ON HIS LEG ARRESTED A MONTH LATER FOR STEALING AT LOWES: Pages 21 & 22







CITY ACCEPTS SCULPTURE TO LEASE FOR TWO YEARS WITH PLANS TO SPREAD THE JOY: Pages 22 & 23








CITY SWITCHES BEER BRANDS FOR SPONSORSHIP AT PARK EVENTS: Pages 23-25







TAXPAYERS GIVE ONE OF THE MOST UNFAIR JUDGES TWO GIFTS, AS THE JUDGE WHISPERER CRIES: Pages 25-27







SENIOR DISCOUNT FOR TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICE MOVES FROM 10% TO 15% ON JULY 1: Page 27







SHOW-ME INSTITUTE REP GETS LECTURED: He was concerned about misinformation given earlier about TIFs and TDDs by a developer. Pages 27-29






ART SHOW COMING TO AN END: Just two more weeks to see the show or buy some art. Pages 29 & 30







IT MAY HAVE BEEN NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY, BUT THIS IS KIND OF SAD: I was a cop for 30 years and rarely ate a doughnut. Chesterfield Police help keep image alive. They also made me laugh. Page 31





THEY ARE BACK! The best tasting watermelons you can buy in the St. Louis area are back. Pages 31 & 32







15 MONTHS OR LONGER: We are venturing out, making some mistakes and finding some changes. Pages 32 & 33








CARTOONS: Pages 34-38







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 482 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 427

June 5, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


LONG TIME GREENWICH GREEN RESIDENTS SUE BUILDER, CONSTRACTORS AND TOWN AND COUNTRY FOR NEW MONSTER HOME THAT WAS ALLOWED TO BE BUILT AND OCCUPIED DESPITE CITY CODE VIOLATIONS: Pages 1-7




FIRE & EMS TASK FORCE VOTED TO SCREW RESIDENTS, CHARGE WITH HIGH DOLLAR TAXES FOR FIRE/EMS SERVICE AND INCREASE RESPONSE TIMES FOR MANY TO LOWER TIMES FOR A FEW: Pages 7-15





THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
This week’s crimes include a thief hitting a Chesterfield officer with the get away car (sending the officer to the hospital), a car chase, a car crash in Town and Country, a foot chase through subdivisions at 2:30 on a Wednesday afternoon before the capture. Pages 15-31




THE GREATEST FEMALE VOCALIST GOES COUNTRY: See if you can sing along. Page 31








LOOK WHERE I WENT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 MONTHS: Pages 31 & 32








CARTOONS: Pages 32-39











Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part Four

June 2
, 2021 -
It's time for the fourth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice in the Snoburbs.



54-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH WELL KNOWN LOCAL NAME CAUGHT STEALING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OF ITEMS FROM TARGET STORES BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T WANT TO ASK HER HUSBAND FOR MONEY:
Pages 1 & 2







DRUNK 16-YEAR-OLD RUNS STOP SIGN AT 12:57 AM
. REFUSES BREATH TEST: Pages 2-4







LANE WEAVER CLAIMS JUST TWO DRINKS, BUT HER BLOOD ALOCHOL RATE KEPT GOING UP AFTER ARREST: Pages 4-7







DRUNK DRIVER’S EXCUSE FOR WEAVING, “I WAS READING A TEXT.” WHAT’S WORSE DRUNK DRIVING OR READING TEXTS WHILE DRIVING? Pages 7-9






THREE
KATIE’S PIZZA EMPLOYEES GO FOR DRINKS AFTER WORK WHEN ONE ASSAULTS A CUSTOMER AT THE COUNTRY CLUB: Suspect is a federal ex-con having done time on a child porn charge. Pages 9-12





MID-LIFE CRISIS! 47-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER WITH A HEART CONDITION DRIVING A MUSTANG PASSES A POLICE CAR AT 82 MPH ON I-6
4: He even puked at the police station. Pages 12-14




3 PM AND PASSED OUT BEHIND THE WHEEL AT ONE OF THE BUSIEST PLACES IN CHESTERFIELD; THE PARKING LOT NEXT TO MCDONALDS: 66-year-old Chesterfield man likes to go to the McDonalds’ parking and drink vodka while watching the customers. Pages 14-17






A HABITUAL SPEEDER MAKES A COMPOUND MISTAK
E: HE IS 14 MPH OVER THE LIMIT WHEN HE IS DRUNK: Pages 17-19






BEFORE 10 PM ON A SATURDAY NIGHT CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT IS ALREADY MORE THAN TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT:
“I only had a beer” changed to “a pint of vodka” after failing two breath tests. Pages 19-22





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 481 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 426

May 29, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:




NEW HOUSE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY:
For a change; something different. Pages 1 & 2








WILL A SOLAR ARRAY REQUEST CREATE OPPOSITION FROM NEIGHBORS?
Pages 3 & 4







NEW STORE TO REPLACE STEIN MART:
Check out the newest place in Town and Country to use your credit card. Page 4






INATTENTIVE DRIVER FROM ST. CHARLES ON I-270 TOTALS A CHESTERFIELD DRIVER’S BMW AND SENDS TWO FROM TOWN & COUNTRY TO THE HOSPITAL: Read the details Page 5







APRIL HOURLY LEGAL BILL: Pages 6 & 7









RECEPTION FOR HELLO NEW MAYOR AND GOOD BYE DALTON:
Pages 8-14







TOWN & COUNTRY APRIL CRIME AND POLICE STATS:
Pages 14-16








VERY SHORT TENURED CHESTERFIELD FINANCE DIRECTOR QUITS AT WEBSTER GROVES CITY HALL FOR A SECOND TIME. GUESS WHERE SHE IS NOW? Pages 17 & 18





LAST ZOOM VIDEO MEETING WILL BE IN JUNE AND A RETURN TO THE CITY HALL IN JULY:
Page 18

ANNUAL RETREAT MEETING MOVING TO A WEEKDAY IN JUNE AND MAYBE IN THE AFTERNOON: Page 18




ALDERMAN SUE ALLEN WANTS A TASK FORCE TO HONOR VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS: Apparently the federal, state, county and City of St. Louis museums, parks and monuments are not enough for Sue. Pages 18-22



 


CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See who was arrested and their record and see which subdivisions all the car cloutings were happening with no arrests. Pages 22-32




CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 32-39

THE PUBLIC BE DAMNED. DESPITE HAVING AN IT DEPARTMENT, DESPITE THE MICROPHONES IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER ALREADY WIRED, CHESTERFIELD RETURNED TO MEETINGS AT CITY HALL OFFERING NO ONLINE VIDEO:
Page 32




REFORMED COURT WITH A NEW JUDGE? AFTER SWEARING IN, I’M NOT SO SURE: Pages 32-34







THE CITY AND LOGAN UNIVERSITY JOINED TO CREATE A 12 ACRE PARK INSTEAD OF MORE DEVELOPMENT. SOME RESIDENTS ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT: Pages 34-37







FIVE FRAMED PROCLAMATIONS:
Pages 37-39








A TONY MESSENGER COLUMN ON RACISM DIRECTED AT DOG WALKER IN CHESTERFIELD: Pages 39-41








THE RECOUNT COMES OUT THE SAME: Page 41







CHESTERFIELD ITALIAN RESTAURANT SAYS ARRIVEDERCI! Pages 41 & 42









OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY: Page 42








CARTOONS:
Pages 43-48








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 480 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 425

May 22, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ARRESTS APRIL 7 – MAY 6: Read who was getting to wear city owned handcuffs in Town and Country last month. The pandemic was not keeping the drunk drivers and thieves at home as arrests were up. Pages 1-10




ROBBERY AT HARBOR FREIGHT IN MANCHESTER MEADOWS: See video image of the male and female suspects and the male holding a gun. Pages 10 & 11





TOWN & COUNTRY RUSSIAN DOCTOR SHOT AND KILLED AT OUTSIDE OF DRURY INN/BONEFISH GRILL RESTAURANT IN BRENTWOOD: The victim was arrested for drunk driving in Creve Coeur a week before being murdered in Brentwood. Two suspects have been named. Pages 11-14




FIRE/EMS TASK FORCE REPORTS COSTS TO TAXPAYERS WILL GO UP ON PLANNED BUT UNNEEDED FIRE EXPANSION. THEY REFUSE TO DISCUSS KEEPING IT AS IS: The fire district wants residents to cough up a lot of money to fix a problem that does not exist. Pages 14-17





TWO CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS, VICTIMS, IN CRASH ON I-64 AT BALLAS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY CAUSED BY DRIVER FROM ST. LOUIS REAR ENDING A CAR: Pages 17 &18






THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the calls were, who was arrested and what their criminal records are. Pages 18-29






REVENGE OF THE FROG: The police might not drive three hours to arrest you on a misdemeanor stealing charge. But when the theft occurred in the police station lobby, they will come and get you. Pages 29-32







APRIL CHESTERFIELD POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT:
Pages 33-37







DEAN CHRISTOPHER LEAVING ST. LOUIS:
One of our favorite entertainers is leaving town. Dean Christopher and his recently retired Parkway Drama teacher wife are leaving town. Pages 38 & 39





OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS RETURN: Page 40









CARTOONS:
Pages 41-48








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 479 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 424

May 15, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



BROKEN WINDOWS, GRAFFITI, DAMAGE TO BUILDING EXTERIORS SURE BUT ROCKS IN THE LOCKS?
Page 1





WHAT IS BETTER ON THE EYEBALLS? Mayor Jon Dalton at his last ever P&Z Meeting was rude enough and got the short tempered Dr. Matt Bruckle to pull his plans for a new building to house an Urgent Care clinic at Clayton Road and Ballas Road. Did the mayor have a clear conflict of interest? You bet he did. See what took its place a couple weeks later. Pages 2 & 3


WHAT A DIFFERENCE! While Ballas and Clayton still looks depressing there was a change for the better. The City’s newsletter is free of five-to-seven pages of Mayor Jon “Stole a Widow’s Business and Property for a nightclub district that never got built and then had a federal Judge order him to cough up $1,000,000” Dalton used to tell residents what a great mayor he was. Pages 3-6





THE SPOT WHERE MOTHERS GATHERED ON MOTHER’S DAY
: Page 7







ALDERMEN OKS $2,041 TO SEND POLICE CHIEF TO NEW ORLEANS AT THE HEIGHT OF HURRICANE SEASON: Pages 7 & 8







CITY AUDIT APPROVED DESPITE MISSOURI STATE AUDIT ON THE HORIZON: Page 9








LACROSSE PRACTICE AREA COMING TO CBC: Pages 9 & 10








ONLY ONE COMMENT THIS WEEK ON THE FIRE/EMS FIRE DISTRICT MONEY GRAB:
Pages 10-14







APRIL TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD DEER REPORTS: See how many deer committed suicide by motor vehicle in April and where. Pages 15 & 16





THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the people with badges had to deal with last week and see some of the people they were meeting. Domestic assault was the crime of the week. Pages 17-27





PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS MEETING: Two nominees for the Architectural Review Board were sent to the Board of Aldermen for approval. One doesn’t really want to be on the ARB and the other lives in Arnold in Jefferson County. Pages 27-29







OUR FAVORITE MOTHERS DAY PHOTO FROM THE PAST:
Pages 29 & 30








CARTOONS:
Pages 30-38








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 478 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 423

May 8, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


NO DISCUSSION ON FIRE DISTRICT WANTING MORE FIRE STATIONS AND $4.5m ON MORE UNION FIREFIGHTERS BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMISSION: Alderman Sue Allen made sure there was no time to hear negative comments. Pages 1 & 2





A REVIEW OF THE FIRST WRITTEN COMMENTS RECEIVED ON THIS ISSUE SHOW SOME LACK OF UNDERSTANDING: Pages 2-6






 

OTHER MONEY NEWS:
Pages 6 & 7








THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the who, what, where and when in Copland for the last week. There was one day with as many arrests as you might see in a St. Louis police district. Pages 7-21





CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL:
Mayor Nation announces one appointment possibly making things much better and a reappointment keeping things BAD. Mayor reappoints Prosecutor and City Council goes along. Pages 22-25






POLICE UNION LABOR CONTRACT APPROVED:
Pages 25-26







CITY ADMINISTRATOR LESS THAN TRUTHFUL ABOUT MAKING COUNCIL MEETINGS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC DURING PANDEMIC: Pages 26 & 27






FORMER COUNCILMAN AND CURRENT STATE REP DEREK GRIER DOESN’T CARE ABOUT KEEPING PEOPLE HEALTHLY. CHRISTIAN SCIEN
CE CHURCH BELIEF IN NO MEDICINE COMES FIRST: Pages 27 & 28





TALES OF THE JOURNEY OF OUR GUARANTEED OVERNIGHT DELIVERY: Pages 29 & 30








CINCO de MAYO or SINKO DEMAYO?
Page 30








CARTOONS: A return of a character loved by many in West County. Pages 31-44










Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part Three

May 5
, 2021 -
It's time for the third edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice in the Snoburbs.




ST. LOUIS COUNTY AIRPORT WORKER THROWS DOWN GUN AND SHOVES OFFICER AFTER ORDERED OUT OF CAR: Nobody is drunk and nothing was just stolen. But this is a good story to show what cops have to put up with even in nice areas like Chesterfield. Pages 1 & 2




SLEEPING IN YOUR RUNNING CAR AT THE MASON AND CLAYTON ROADS STOP LIGHT IS A GOOD WAY TO MEET POLICE OFFICERS: It is the driver’s second DWI arrest and he was more than two times over the limit, but the Town & Country judge thought he was a good one for a no-fine, no-points probation term. Pages 2-5




SISTERS FROM ST. LOUIS COME TO CHESTERFIELD WALMART TO STEAL. THEY HAD NO PRIOR ARRESTS SO THIS WAS THEIR FIRST: Pages 5-7






WOMAN SHOPLIFTER FROM WILDWOOD USED A CHILD SEAT AND EMPTY PURSE INSTEAD OF A SHOPPING CART: Pages 7 & 8







VERY DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES INTO CURB, BLOWS OUT TIRE AND DAMAGES WHEEL ONLY TO CONTINUE DRIVING ON CLAYTON ROAD: Pages 8-11





21-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVING FEMALE TOTALS HER 2009 HONDA ACCORD BY DRIVING INTO GUARD RAIL AND
HIGHWAY EXIT SIGN TWO WEEKS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO DUI IN BALLWIN AND THEN CAN’T BELIEVE THE POLICE OFFICER TOOK HER WEED: Pages 11-14




WRONG WAY DRIVER ON I-64 GETS OFF INTERSTATE JUST IN TIME TO RUN RED LIGHT IN FRONT OF OFFICER YORK: Pages 14-16






AN HONEST DRUNK DRIVER TELLS OFFICER SHE DOESN’T NEED TO TAKE TESTS, SHE KNOWS SHE HAS HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK: Pages 16-18






HEROIN ADDICT SHOPLIFTING AT BEST BUY ASSAULTS THREE EMPLOYEES TRYING TO STOP HIM: Pages 18-20








Art by Diana at Chesterfield City Hall

April 7, 2021 -- The current art show at Chesterfield City Hall went on display April 5. Diana is the sole artist for this quarter's Chesterfield art show. Click HERE to download photos and prices of what is on display. We suggest stopping by City Hall in the next couple of months, as photos don't accurately depict size and color shading. All the work is for sale.



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



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.



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.


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



Listed by date, newest first
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
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 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


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
Doorack 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

Mason Road Crashes

A compilation of crashes 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


Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 12-25-19


Twisted Tree Steakhouse, 11-21-19


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