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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 450 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 395

October 24, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


20-YEAR-OLD TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT, HUFFING WHILE DRIVING, KILLS EMPLOYEE LEAVING URGENT CARE CENTER: Read all the court documents and discover how outrageous this was. Pages 10-16






TOWN AND COUNTRY ARRESTS FOR SEPTEMBER: Not a lot of arrests but some were serious repeat criminals. See who and see several very long arrest records. Pages 1-10







US BANKS PULLING OUT OF SCHNUCKS:
Pages 16 & 17








MORE THEFTS FROM VEHICLES AT DOG PARK:
Page 17








TOWN AND COUNTRY HAU
NTED DEAD END STREET: Pages 17 & 18








THEN AND NOW AT 1414 TOPPING ROAD:
It is finished and it is not a farmhouse anymore. Page 19





FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD TO THE CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND OTHER PAYMENTS MADE BY THE CITY TO THE CHAMBER: Plus other Finance and Admin Committee news. Pages 20-24





THE PLAQUE HONORING MICHAEL HERRING THAT NOBODY KNEW WHERE IT CAME FROM IS GONE AND NOW THERE ARE QUESTIONS: Pages 24-27







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Pages 28-38







REPEAT UNTIL ELECTION DAY: DON’T FORGET THERE IS SOMEONE TO VOTE OFF THE BENCH:
Pages 39-41







CHESTERFIELD OUT OF BUSINESS REPORT UPDATE: See all the Chesterfield businesses that went out of business in 2020 with the most recent highlighted. Pages 42-44






NEW CHESTERFIELD BUSINESSES:
Check out the July-October new business licenses issued. Pages 44 & 45







WILSON AVENUE DANGEROUS AND NEEDS IMPROVEMENTS:
Follow Public Works Director Jim Eckrich’s PowerPoint presentation on the problems along Wilson Avenue and the need to get a grant to fix it. Pages 45-51






EVERYTHING IS UP TO DATE IN CHESTERFIELD CITY:
Pages 51 & 52







DON’T PLAN THAT FALL IRISH VACATION. NEWS FROM A COUNTRY THAT HAS SENSE ABOUT STOPPING COVID-19: A report from our newsletter correspondent in Dublin. Pages 52 & 53







FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP:
Pages 53-55








PHISHING:
Pages 56 & 57









GOING OUT FOR MUSIC:
Pages 58 & 59









ON THE ROAD AGAIN:
Page 60










CARTOONS:
Pages 60-68






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 449 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 394

October 17, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



THE MONTHLY DEER REPORT:
Check out the number of deer dying, not from COVID-19, but by cars and in Chesterfield also by arrows. Pages 1-4






A RESPONSE TO THE POLICE LOAD BEARING VESTS: A retired police chief in California and Colorado responded to our claim how load bearing vests look too aggressive in low-crime communities. He said it is just a change in times. Pages 4 & 5




SUSPECT IN SCHNUCK'S PARKING LOT ROBBERY ARRESTED. TWO OTHERS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD CAR BREAK-INS AND CAR THEFTS: See the suspects, read the arrest records and see some of the court documents. Pages 5-13




TWO NEW HOMES FOR TOWN & COUNTRY: See the plans for the houses and where they are going. Pages 14-16







OCTOBER 12 BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING:
City Clerk no longer has to worry about her job every two years. Page 17






WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE? Where has all the money gone, long time passing. Where has all the money reserve gone, long, long time ago. The Town Square took it all, Jon Dalton spent $9.8-million everyone. Take an early look at the 2021 budget. Pages 18-24





TOWN AND COUNTRY CONTINUES TO HOLD SECRET MEETING THAT THE MAYOR AND ELECTED OFFICIALS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT: Pages 24 & 25





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Highlight is a 15-year-old who stole five vehicles including a bicycle, several ATVs and two cars in one evening several times with the police in pursuit. Read all the who, what, where and when for the week. Pages 25-35



FINANCE & BUDGET MEETING: This was held on October 6. It was the Finance and Administration Committee Meeting with the entire City Council attending. It was also semi-secret. It was at the City Hall and no video was provided of the meeting, but an audio recording was available. Several items were kicked out of the budget. Things got a little loud at the end of the 2-hour meeting over making donations to the Chamber of Commerce. Pages 35-45




WORK ON LOGAN PARK IS A YEAR AWAY FROM STARTING:
Page 45







WHO IS THE HIGHEST PAID EMPLOYEE AT THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD: See who is making the most money and they don't even have a desk. Page 46






ANOTHER HIGH PRICED (OR IS IT OVERPRICED)
RESTAURANT COMING TO WEST CHESTERFIELD: Pages 46 & 47







MORE FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD AND HALLOWEEN SHOP: Pages 47-50










CARTOONS:
Pages 51-62






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 448 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 393

October 10, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


POLICE, FIRE & EMS MEETING: The Police Chief is going to a tactical, aggressive-looking vest for patrol officers. Fire and EMS calls are down during the pandemic (apparently no White House staff have been in T&C lately). See the drop in numbers. Town and Country hired an officer from a neighboring department. Pages 1 & 2




AUGUST 2020 TOWN AND COUNTRY LEGAL BILL: Check and see what the lawyers are charging on the “hourly bill.” Pages 3-5








MORE BUSINESSES EITHER MOVED OUT OF TOWN OR BIT THE DUST:
Pages 5 & 6







WE GOT THE ANSWERS ON THE SALE OF CITY PROPERTY TO A BUSINESS REPRESENTED BY MAYOR DALTON:
Pages 6-8







WHAT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK MAKES:
From no customers to parking spaces full. Page 9







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: More cases of dummies leaving their cars unlocked or with keys in the ignition. Also most arrests were for drugs. Pages 10-22




FEDERAL CHARGES AND A GUILTY PLEA OF A CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT STEALING A LOT OF MONEY: Thieves come to Chesterfield and shoplift $200 of stuff or steal a car with the keys in the ignition or cut off catalytic converters on trucks parked over the weekend. But Chesterfield residents who are thieves know how to steal. Recently we featured a resident who stole $15,000,000. Now here is a Chesterfield woman who pled guilty in Federal Court of stealing over $750,000. Pages 22-29





FATAL CRASH REPORT FINALLY:
Pages 29-31





COUNCILWOMAN WANTS PLAQUE REMOVED:
Former City Administrator Mike Herring apparently decided to put a plaque honoring his 25-years of employment on the City Hall at the entrance. Councilwoman McGuiness who enters the City Hall from the special entrance in the basement for elected officials or a side door, just saw it and wants it removed. Pages 32 & 33





MUNICIPAL LEAGUE OF METRO ST. LOUIS DUES:
Pages 33 & 34





RENEWING THE JEFFERSON CITY LOBBYIST AT $40,000: Page 34

RETURN TO REGULAR MEETING OR KEEP VIRTUAL MEETINGS ON ZOOM? Pages 34 & 35

THE CITY DOES IT AGAIN. THEY GIVE THE FINGER TO CITIZENS WORRIED ABOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Page 35




A LETTER FROM A READER ABOUT RECENT MEETING:
Page 36







I VOTED TO KICK HIM OFF THE BENCH. YOU SHOULD TOO: (We will be running this until election day) Read why you should vote not to retain Judge Robert Heggie. This week we have more documents. Pages 36-39





CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP: See three more handmade Christmas cards made by our in-house artist. Pages 40-42






ANNOUNCEMENTS: Page 43


CARTOONS:
A few more Trump than Biden cartoons this week. Pages 44-57





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 447 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 392

October 3, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


FROM THE COMPUTER OF A FORMER ALDERPERSON: THE MAYOR TAKES OVER A PROJECT FROM ST. LOUIS COUNTY HIGHWAY, THEN RE
CUSES HIMSELF IN PUBLIC CLAIMING AN INTEREST, THEN HE TAKES CHARGE IN CLOSED SESSION: Pages 1 & 2




TOWN SQUARE UPDATE:
We took a look at a not so busy retail addition to the Town Square. Page 2







CITY IS KILLING TREES IN TOWN SQUARE:
They are like prisoners that the guards refuse to give water. Pages 3-4








WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE?
Pages 4-5









TOWN AND COUNTRY AUGUST POLICE STATS:
Pages 5-7







DEALING WITH THE FIRE DISTRICT:
This is a Letter to the Editor (me) from someone who knows something about Fire Districts. Pages 7-10








CAN YOU SOCIAL DISTANCE ON A HAYRIDE?
Pages 10 & 11







CITY’S LONGVIEW FARM HOUSE DOG ART SHOW DISCRIMINATED AGAINST NON-FRENCH BARKING DOGS: Pages 11-15






THE DRAFT OF A RESOLUTION AGAINST COUNTY EXECUTIVE SAM PAGE’S HEALTH ORDERS: Alderpersons were split on if this was a good or bad thing. Read the resolution and some of the comments. Pages 15-20






WHILE NEW ALDERMAN SEEMS LIKE A TRUMPER. HE IS ANYTHING BUT ON SIGNS: Page 21








ALD
ERMAN JON BENIGAS WANTS MEETINGS BACK AT CITY HALL DURING PANDEMIC: Page 22





SHOOTING SUSPECT AT THE SKYZONE TRAMPOLINE CENTER IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY TURNS HIMSELF INTO CHESTERFIELD POLICE. SHOOTING VICTIM JUST GOT OUT OF PRISON FOR SHOOTING AT PEOPLE FROM A CAR: Pages 23-26





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read what crimes were happening and where the were happening. Pages 26-35






CHESTERFIELD PYSCHIATRIST FACING 19 FEDERAL CHARGES FOR FRAUDULENT BILLING OF OVER $15,000,000: See the high dollar crooks, where they live and read from parts of the charging document. Pages 35-42





I VOTED TO KICK HIM OFF THE BENCH. YOU SHOULD TOO: He actively broke the law to keep the public from knowing about a stupid waste of $800,000 by the Chesterfield City Council. He is now a judge and up for retention. Page 43 & 44







HELLO AND GOODBYE:
Page 44








WHAT’S WITH THE MEREDITH CORPORATION? MONEY IS FLOWING INTO TV STATIONS:
Pages 44 & 45








FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP:
Pages 45-48








CARTOONS:
Pages 48-58







Special Report
Chesterfield Finance & Admin Meeting Held
At City Hall With No Video For The Public

September 26, 2020 -Unless you live in Chesterfield, you might not be interested in this. However, if you enjoy reading how a mayor insulted a councilman or see charts with sales tax revenues on a downward march this would be for you. Also read the debate if $40,000 should be spent on lobbyists while the city officials are threatening to decease services or get the residents to pass a property tax at the polls. Meeting was held September 22 at City Hall. There was no live webcast or video recording made available.

Click HERE to download and read John's written report of the meeting.

Click HERE to download and listen to the audio recording of the meeting.

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 446 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 391

September 26, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


CRIME TIME:
We have some local politics and general news, but this newsletter is jam packed with crime news. What really got my attention was the number of career criminals getting arrested in both Town and Country and Chesterfield.

Open garage doors, unlocked cars and vehicles left with the keys in the ignition continue to prove that well educated residents of West County are not as smart as they think they are.

This is also one of our largest newsletters in over a year. But, with so many people staying at home during the pandemic you should have time to read it.






CITIZENS OPPOSED TO ANY CITY PROPERTY TAX EMAIL CITY HALL:
See what they had to say. Pages 1-5





FROM THE COMPUTER OF A FORMER ALDERWOMAN: CITY HIDING INFORMATION: In this one former Alderwoman Butler asks for the sale price of a piece of land located next to the Stonecrest Senior living center to a new owner. The request went to the city attorney who refused to provide the information. Read the request and the responses. Pages 5-8





TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME UPDATES:
Pages 8-10












TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ARRESTS FOR AUGUST:
Check out who was arrested, what for and their prior criminal record. Pages 10-15










SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY AT TRAMPOLINE PARK. EX-BOYFRIEND SHOOTS CURRENT BOYFRIEND IN THE BACK OUTSIDE OF KID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY: Chesterfield Police know who the suspect is but did not release his name until Thursday. They have not yet obtained an at-large arrest warrant for attempted murder. Pages 15-17









CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Last Wednesday through Monday, see what crimes occurred and who was arrested. Pages 17-30













CHESTERFIELD AUGUST MONTHLY POLICE REPORT:
Pages 31-40







CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
The city signs a deal with a bank just convicted of numerous felonies and fined $3 billion. Pages 40-42







WE ALONG WITH A READER QUESTION CHESTERFIELD HIDING A RECENT MEETING FROM THE PUBLIC: Pages 42 & 43







NOW IF WE CAN JUST FIND SOME MONEY TO BUILD IT: See the new sign for the future Logan Park. Page 44








LADUE KID GETS PROBATION IN FEDERAL
COURT FOR STEALING OVER $180,000: Pages 44-47





BASEBALL: My buddy from the press box, drafted in the sixth round is now 4-0 in the big leagues. Read about Josh Fleming, the first player drafted from the Webster University baseball team and only the second ever drafted from the conference. Page 48






A LOOK AT THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP:
More looks at handmade cards by Diana. Pages 48-51




DAN THE MAILMAN: I’m using a slice of my very young childhood and a mail carrier who gave me a mailman’s hat and a small canvas bag while I followed him around on his route in my neighborhood. We finish this piece off 16 more editorial cartoons supporting the public and mail carriers. Pages 51-61

CARTOONS: Pages 61-67

WARNING, WARNING, WARNING: A number of readers have complained about all the Trump editorial cartoons we post. Please face the facts, President Trump is the number one subject for editorial cartoonists. If Trump cartoons offend PLEASE STOP READING NOW. We found a few anti-Biden cartoons. They’re at the end.

FACT: Checking the usual 25-plus national cartoonists we have been checking for a decade we have found 10-1 anti-Trump cartoons to anti-Biden cartoons. Readers have accused me of being bias and posting all the anti-Trump cartoons. That is not true. There is not enough space on this website for a week’s worth of anti-Trump cartoons. We do post the few anti-Biden cartoons we find at the end. I have been thinking of dropping the cartoon section if I have to take a lot more grief.



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 445 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 390

September 19, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY COMES SECOND TO ALDERMAN JEFF WITTMAIER’S RESOLUTION. A TRUMP LIKE, MAGA LIKE, GOV. PARSONS LIKE RESOLUTION AGAINST EMERGENCY HEALTH ORDERS BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Pages 1-5





SMALL PROPERTY TAX VOTED DOWN. BUDGET RESERVE EXPECTS TO START DWINDLING:
Pages 5-7







TOWN SQUARE 2020 COSTS: See how much has been spent from January 1 to September 11. Will the number break $100,000 by the end of the year? Pages 7-11







JULY LEGAL BILLS:
Read what two names are costing citizens a lot in legal fees. Pages 11-16







FORMER TOWN AND COUNTRY CITY ENGINEER AND PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR FINDS A NEW JOB: Pages 16 & 17








TOWN AND CRIME SUNDAY CRIME:
Strong Arm Robbery at Schnucks. Page 17







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the crimes were and see who was arrested. Pages 18-26







CHIEF WANTS TO ADD ANOTHER NEGATIVE THING FOR THIEVES TO STAY AWAY FROM CHESTERFIELD STORES: Page 26







FOLLOW THE MONEY 2020:
We check the campaign contributions to two Chesterfield State Reps and former city councilmen. Pages 27 & 28








HIGH $$$ REAL ESTATE:
We look at two houses on the market. One in Ladue and one in Chesterfield. Pages 28-31







ON THE POLICE FACEBOOK: See if you recognize two women stealing booze from a Mobil Station. (Do you remember when they just sold gas, oil and maybe a soda from a machine.) Page 32




CHESTERFIELD SHOULD GET A LOT OF THE COVID-19 MONEY SET ASIDE BY ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR MUNICIPALITIES: Page 32


COVID-19 AUGUST CASES IN WEST COUNTY NURSING HOMES: Page 33




ANOTHER EMAIL SCAM. READ HOW TO REPORT IT: Page 34









FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP:
Another sneak look. Pages 35









CARTOONS:
Pages 38-54







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 444 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 389

September 12, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



WW II BOMBER PILOT, FAMOUS ST. LOUIS MODERNISTIC ARCHITECT WITH HOUSES IN CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN AND COUNTRY DIES AT AGE 98: See the houses and read his story. Pages 1-8





AUGUST DEER REPORT:
See where the deer were causing crashes in Town and Country and Chesterfield. Pages 9-11







T
OWN AND COUNTRY ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD: One new and one old. Pages 11 & 12






FIRE & EMS TASK FORCE IGNORE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; HOLDS MEETINGS IN PUBLIC INSTEAD OF VIDEO VIRTUAL MEETINGS: City posts an audio recording after complaints. Co-Chair Alderman Mortland suggests yet another tax. Pages 12-16





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the crime was happening and who was getting caught. Pages 16-23







CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL GETS ALMOST NOTHING DONE AT WEDNESDAY’S MEETING:
Pages 23 & 24







THE GRIZZLY ADAMS AWARD CHANGES HANDS:
Tom DeCampi kicks Derek Grier’s butt. Pages 24 & 25








BACKGROUND SCENES:
Page 25









THIRD TIME IS A CHARM:
Page 26








A REPUBLICAN ASKING FOR MONEY ON LABOR DAY? Pages 26-28








CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE IF YOU SHOP AT COSTCO, ALSO IF YOU ARE UNDER PANDEMIC HOUSE ARREST: Pages 28-32







AN OLD ALBUM COVER FOR CURRENT TIMES:
Page 33









CARTOONS:
Pages 33-45. Please read the warning on page 35.







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 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: 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
Des Peres Mayor Mark Becker's Letter to Secretary of State Over Better Together

Big Letter from Des Peres Mayor Mark Becker to Secretary of State John Ashcroft regarding complaint from a Better Together shill. April 16, 2019.
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

Board of Freeholders Applications

Read the applications to the St. Louis County Board of Freeholders
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
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
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;
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


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


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


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


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